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James Woods is a Actor and Producer American born on 18 april 1947 at Vernal (USA)

James Woods

James Woods
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Birth name James Howard Woods
Nationality USA
Birth 18 april 1947 (71 years) at Vernal (USA)
Awards Daytime Emmy Award

James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor and producer. He is often known for villainous roles, and appeared in a variety of films, including The Onion Field (1979), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Salvador (1986), Casino (1995), Nixon (1995), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Hercules (1997) and White House Down (2013). On television, he is known for acting in Shark (2006–2008).

He has been nominated twice for an Academy Award and has won one Golden Globe Award. Additionally, he has won three Emmy Awards – for television movies Promise and My Name Is Bill W., and for the animated series Hercules.

His voice work has been heard in The Simpsons, Family Guy, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and in films such as Stuart Little 2 (as Falcon) and Disney's Hercules (as Hades).

Biography

During a press interview for Kingdom Hearts II, Woods noted that he is an avid video game player. He is a dealer of antiques in Rhode Island.


Poker

Woods is an avid poker player, playing in cash games and many tournaments. He played in the WPT's Hollywood Home Game series in 2004 for the American Stroke Association charity. As of 2015, he has to his credit over 35 major event finishes, including a seventh place at the 2015 World Series of Poker in the $3000 No Limit Shootout event.


Lawsuits
In 1988, Woods sued Sean Young for $2 million, accusing her of stalking him after they appeared together in the movie The Boost. Young later countered that Woods had overreacted after she had spurned his advances on set. The suit was settled out of court in August 1989.

On July 26, 2006, Woods' younger brother, Michael Jeffrey Woods, died from cardiac arrest at the age of 49. Woods sued Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island, alleging negligence. The suit was settled in 2009.

On July 30, 2015, he sued a Twitter user for $10 million over an allegedly libelous tweet.


Politics
Woods's name was in an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times (August 17, 2006) that condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and supported Israel in the 2006 Lebanon War. He has become well known for supporting Republican political views on Twitter. For the 2016 presidential election, Woods endorsed Carly Fiorina for the Republican nomination.

Best films

Hercules (1997)
(Actor)
White House Down (2013)
(Actor)
Contact (1997)
(Actor)
The Specialist (1994)
(Actor)
Surf's Up (2007)
(Actor)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
(Actor)

Usually with

Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(5 films)
Larry Clark
Larry Clark
(1 films)
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Woods (94 films)

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Actor

Jamesy Boy
Jamesy Boy (2014)
, 1h49
Directed by Trevor White
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Crime, Romance
Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, Taissa Farmiga, James Woods, Rosa Bianca Salazar, Spencer Lofranco
Roles Lt. Falton
Rating62% 3.149883.149883.149883.149883.14988
James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) is in prison for selling guns, drug possession and illegal possession of a firearm. Some years earlier, his mother Tracy (Mary-Louise Parker) attempts to enroll him in school, but is turned away. One night, James meets Crystal (Rosa Salazar) and Drew (Keon Clayton) after they steal from a convenience store he's in and befriends them. Crystal tells James about Roc (Michael Trotter), a guy they do odd jobs for and offers him a chance to get in on it. James' mother finds out what he's doing and reminds him that they are close to his legal appeal, but he defies his incarceration by cutting off his ankle bracelet.
Jobs
Jobs (2013)
, 2h2
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, Joshua Michael Stern
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing
Actors Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Ahna O'Reilly, Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Modine, J. K. Simmons
Roles Jack Dudman
Rating59% 2.951722.951722.951722.951722.95172
The film opens in 2001 with a middle-aged Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) introducing the iPod at an Apple Town Hall meeting.
White House Down, 2h11
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Politique, Films about terrorism, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods
Roles Walker
Rating63% 3.199993.199993.199993.199993.19999
President of the United States James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) is generating controversy over a proposed peace treaty between the allied nations to remove military forces from the Middle East. John Cale (Channing Tatum) is a US Capitol Police officer assigned to Speaker of the House Eli Raphelson (Richard Jenkins) after he saved his nephew's life during a tour in Afghanistan. He is divorced and struggling to develop a better relationship with his daughter Emily (Joey King), who has a strong enthusiasm for politics. He hopes to impress her by getting a job with the Secret Service protecting the President, but his hopes are dashed when the interview is conducted by Carol Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a former college acquaintance of his who believes him to be unqualified due to a lack of follow-through and respect for authority. To avoid admitting the truth to Emily, Cale takes her on a tour of the White House.
Mary and Martha, 1h30
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn, Frank Grillo, Perla Haney-Jardine, Sam Claflin, James Woods
Roles Mary's Father
Rating68% 3.4467753.4467753.4467753.4467753.446775
The film tells the story of two very different women, Mary (Hilary Swank) and Martha (Brenda Blethyn), who both lose their sons to malaria.
Officer Down, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Stephen Dorff, Dominic Purcell, David Boreanaz, Richard L. Brooks, AnnaLynne McCord, April Lee Hernández
Roles Captain Verona
Rating55% 2.7522.7522.7522.7522.752
The story revolves around a corrupt police officer (Dorff) and his road to redemption.
Straw Dogs
Straw Dogs (2011)
, 1h49
Directed by Rod Lurie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, Dominic Purcell, Laz Alonso, Willa Holland
Roles Tom Heddon
Rating57% 2.899792.899792.899792.899792.89979
Scriptwriter David Sumner (James Marsden) and his wife, actress Amy Sumner (Kate Bosworth), move to where Amy grew up, in rural Mississippi, to rebuild the house of Amy's recently deceased father and so David can finish a script. David meets Amy's ex-boyfriend Charlie Venner (Alexander Skarsgård) and his friends Norman (Rhys Coiro), Chris (Billy Lush), and Bic (Drew Powell), whom he hires to fix a roof. David also meets former football coach Tom Heddon (James Woods), whose 15-year-old daughter Janice (Willa Holland) is attracted to a local man with an intellectual disability, Jeremy Niles (Dominic Purcell). Heddon often bullies Jeremy and believes Jeremy is stalking his daughter.
Too Big to Fail, 1h38
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors William Hurt, Edward Asnere, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace, Matthew Modine
Roles Dick Fuld
Rating72% 3.6486553.6486553.6486553.6486553.648655
Too Big to Fail chronicles the 2008 financial meltdown, focusing on the actions of U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (William Hurt) to contain the problems during the period of August 2008 to October 13, 2008. Dick Fuld (James Woods), CEO of Lehman Brothers, is seeking external investment, but investors are wary as Lehman is seriously exposed to toxic housing assets and the Treasury is ideologically opposed to offering any sort of bailout as it did for Bear Stearns.
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, 1h15
Directed by Lauren Montgomery
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth, Gina Torres, James Woods, Erica Durance
Roles Owlman (voice)
Rating72% 3.64843.64843.64843.64843.6484
In an alternate universe where evil usually triumphs over good and where the roles of the heroes and villains are reversed from their counterparts in the mainstream DC Universe, heroic analogues of Lex Luthor and the Joker (called the Jester) are attempting to steal a device, the "Quantum Trigger", from the headquarters of the Crime Syndicate. The pair trip an alarm but manage to secure the device. The Jester sacrifices himself to allow Luthor to escape and kills J'edd J'arkus and Angelique (alternate versions of Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl respectively) with a radioactive bomb. Luthor is confronted by the remaining Syndicate members (Ultraman, Superwoman, Power Ring, Johnny Quick and Owlman) but escapes to the Earth of the heroic Justice League by activating a dimensional travel device.
Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy, 2h39
Directed by Dominic Polcino
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Space opera
Actors Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Lori Alan
Roles Himself / General Veers
Rating79% 3.952763.952763.952763.952763.95276
During power outages, Peter Griffin tells his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy films, with characters from Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad! playing the Star Wars roles. A running joke at the end of the episode deals with Chris Griffin (voiced by Seth Green) criticizing Peter's take on Star Wars as a ripoff of Robot Chicken: Star Wars, to which Peter argues back about his disappointment with Seth Green films.
An American Carol, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Politique, Time travel films, Ghost films, Political films
Actors Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen
Roles Todd Grosslight
Rating43% 2.1512.1512.1512.1512.151
Left-wing activist and filmmaker Michael Malone (Kevin Farley), a parody of Michael Moore, campaigns to end the celebration of the Fourth of July holiday. Malone holds pronounced anti-American views and truculently argues that America's past and present are both offensive, and therefore should not be celebrated.
The Last Day of Summer, 1h18
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Time travel films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jansen Panettiere, Daniel Samonas, James Woods, Denyse Tontz, Alexandra Krosney, Creagen Dow
Roles Marly
Rating54% 2.7084852.7084852.7084852.7084852.708485
Luke Malloy (Jansen Panettiere) is a kid who wishes every day could be the last day of summer vacation. Soon after, he gets hit in the head and then wakes up during the same day again and again. To make it to tomorrow, he must dodge and overcome every obstacle that comes his way.
Mia and the Migoo, 1h27
Directed by Jacques-Rémy Girerd
Origin France
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Dany Boon, John DiMaggio, Matthew Modine, Miou-Miou, Wallace Shawn, Yolande Moreau
Roles Jojo-la-Frite
Rating66% 3.3361353.3361353.3361353.3361353.336135
At a remote construction site in Latin America, an American developer named Jekhide attempts to build a resort, however the site is attacked by a mysterious force, causing several workers to get trapped underground. One of the worker's daughters Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father. She goes to a witch who shows her the way and along the way she meets and befriends a tribe of giant called the Migoos.
TMNT
TMNT (2007)
, 1h27
Directed by Kevin Munroe
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Comedy science fiction films, Martial arts films, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Demons in film, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Reptile
Actors Nolan North, James Arnold Taylor, Quinton Flynn, Mikey Kelley, Mitchell Whitfield, Chris Evans
Roles Carter Cartwright
Rating62% 3.1483453.1483453.1483453.1483453.148345
Three thousand years ago, an Aztec warlord named Yaotl and his four generals discover a portal opening into a parallel universe which is said to have great power. Yaotl becomes immortal but at a high price, as his four generals were turned to stone. The portal releases thirteen immortal monsters that destroy his army as well as his enemies. In the present, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have grown apart. After defeating the Shredder, Master Splinter has sent Leonardo to Central America for training. Donatello works as an IT specialist, Michelangelo works as a birthday party entertainer called Cowabunga Carl and Raphael works at night as a vigilante nicknamed Nightwatcher. April O'Neil operates a company that locates and acquires relics for collectors with the help of her boyfriend, Casey Jones.
Surf's Up
Surf's Up (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone
Roles Reggie Belafonte (voice)
Rating66% 3.3449653.3449653.3449653.3449653.344965
A documentary crew follows the events of Cody Maverick, a 17-year-old rockhopper penguin who lives in Shiverpool, Antartica with his mother Edna and his older brother Glen. Cody has wanted to be a professional surfer ever since a visit from legendary surfer Ezekiel "Big Z" Topanga several years ago. When a talent scout shorebird named Mikey (Mario Cantone) arrives to find entrants for the "Big Z Memorial" surfing contest, Cody jumps at the chance despite the lackluster support from his family. En route to the contest, Cody befriends another entrant, Chicken Joe.
End Game
End Game (2006)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., James Woods, Angie Harmon, Anne Archer, Burt Reynolds, Patrick Fabian
Roles Vaughn Stevens
Rating51% 2.5532652.5532652.5532652.5532652.553265
The president is on his way to give a speech. While he is traveling there a man shows up with a camera. A reporter tries to ask a member of the secret service a question. When the president enters he is shot by the man with the camera. The president's main bodyguard, Alex Thomas (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), is grazed by the bullet that hits the president. The shooter is gunned down by Alex and other secret service agents. The president dies at the hospital.