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How rich is James Woods?

James Woods net worth:
$20 Million

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James Woods information

Birth date: 18 April 1947
Birth place: Vernal, Utah, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.803 m)
Profession:Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Sarah Owen (m. 1989–1990), Kathryn Morrison (m. 1980–1983)
Siblings:Michael Jeffrey Woods

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James Howard Woods was born on 18 April 1947,  in Vernal, Utah USA of part Irish ancestry. James Woods is an actor who has starred in around 130 films, TV shows, theater plays, as well contributing his voice to animated TV series and video games, in a career spanning over 45 years in the entertainment industry.

So just how rich is James Woods? Sources indicate that James’ net worth is now estimated to reach $45 million; his wealth should not surprise us is if we consider his long and successful career as an actor.

James Woods Net Worth $45 Million

James was raised in Warwick, Rhode Island, his father being a US intelligence officer and his mother running a preschool. That’s where he went to school before entering MIT to study political science, but James dropped out to pursue an acting career, apparently at the urging of Tim Affleck, father of Ben, who was manager at the Theater Company of Boston. His Hollywood career did not start right away. It was preceded by a number of stage parts in theater, including on Broadway. There is an amusing story about how he managed to get a part in his first Broadway show: James Woods is said to have pretended to be British in order to fit in the part in “Borstal Boy”! That really proves his acting skills, doesn’t it?

He appeared on film for the first time in 1971 (it was a movie called “All The Way Home) but his Hollywoood breakthrough didn’t come until 1979 with the film “The Onion Field”, which helped him gain the reputation of a promising new actor, especially as he was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as a killer in this film. Hi did not receive the award, but began to establish himself as an actor who is exceptionally good at playing killers and other villainous characters, as demonstrated in many later films.

Woods’ talent was acknowledged with three prestigious Emmy awards for his roles in the movies “Promise”, “My name is Bill W.”, and “Hercules”. The famous actor has other awards such as Golden Globe, Theatre World award and others in his pocket. His most well known films include “Videodrome”, “Once Upon a Time in America”, “Ghosts of Mississippi”, “Salvador”, and “Nixon”. His role in the TV production called “Shark” was one more success for Woods. Of course, all these appearances contributed significantly to James’ consistently rising net worth.

Among his more recent achievements are voice acting for world famous animated films and TV series such as “The Family Guy”, “The Simpsons” and “Stuart Little 2”. Considering the popularity of these productions, it is no surprise that James Woods wealth has reached such an impressive amount. Further, as if all the foregoing were not enough, Woods has also taken a role of a film producer of several films, including “Cop” in 1988, and “Another Day in Paradise” in 1998.

There is something to say about James Woods as a person. It is also known that he possesses an extraordinary intellect. His example makes it obvious that a highly intelligent artist is likely to become a very wealthy man, doesn’t it? However, it has to be mentioned that his professional success as well as his wealth did not prevent him from finding himself single at the age of 65. The actor has married twice, but both marriages ended in divorce; Kathryn Morrison(1980-83), and Sarah Owen(1989-90). It is curious that neither of his wives were actors, but despite that Woods is known for his relationships with other famous actresses, Seon Young among them. Perhaps his interest in golf and poker has left him in this situation!


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Justice League Action 2016-2017 TV Series Lex Luthor Repulse
Family Guy 2005-2016 TV Series James Woods Family Guy James Woods Simpsons James Woods ...
Bling 2016 Victor (voice)
Jamesy Boy 2014 Lt. Falton
Ray Donovan 2013 TV Series Sully Sullivan
White House Down 2013 Walker
Mary and Martha 2013 TV Movie Mary's Father
Jobs 2013 Jack Dudman
Officer Down 2013/II Captain Verona
Coma 2012 TV Mini-Series Dr. Howard Stark
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 2012 Video Game Hades (voice)
Straw Dogs 2011 Tom Heddon
Too Big to Fail 2011 TV Movie Richard Fuld
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded 2010 Video Game Hades (English version, voice)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths 2010 Video Owlman (voice)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 2010 Video Game Hades (voice)
iCarly 2009 TV Series Security Guard #2
An American Carol 2008 Agent Grosslight
Shark 2006-2008 TV Series Sebastian Stark
Surf's Up 2007 Reggie Belafonte (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ 2007 Video Game Hades (English version, voice)
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game George Sheffield (voice)
Entourage 2006 TV Series James Woods
End Game 2006 Vaughn Stevens
ER 2006 TV Series Dr. Nate Lennox
Kingdom Hearts II 2005 Video Game Hades (English version, voice)
Ark 2005 Jallak (voice)
Be Cool 2005 Tommy Athens
Pretty Persuasion 2005 Hank Joyce
Odd Job Jack 2005 TV Series Manny Kowalski
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game Mike Toreno (voice)
The Easter Egg Adventure 2004 Grab Takit (voice)
This Girl's Life 2003 Pops
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story 2003 TV Movie Rudolph 'Rudy' Giuliani
Northfork 2003 Walter O'Brien
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe 2002 TV Short Prison Guard / Head Viking (US version, voice)
Little Warriors 2002 Narrator
House of Mouse 2001-2002 TV Series Hades
Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun 2002 Video Gloomius Maximus (voice)
Stuart Little 2 2002 Falcon (voice)
Kingdom Hearts 2002 Video Game Hades (voice)
John Q 2002 Dr. Raymond Turner
Mickey's House of Villains 2001 Video Hades (voice)
Race to Space 2001 Dr. Wilhelm von Huber
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 Mr. Leonard Donofrio
Scary Movie 2 2001 Father McFeely
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 2001 General Hein (voice)
Clerks 2001 TV Series Major Baklava
Recess: School's Out 2001 Dr. Philliam "Phil" Benedict (voice)
Dirty Pictures 2000 TV Movie Dennis Barrie
Hooves of Fire 1999 TV Short Narrator (US version, voice)
Play It to the Bone 1999 Ringside Fan
Any Given Sunday 1999 Dr. Harvey Mandrake
The General's Daughter 1999 Col. Robert Moore
The Virgin Suicides 1999 Ronald Lisbon
True Crime 1999 Alan Mann
Hercules 1998-1999 TV Series Hades
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1999 Video Hades: Lord of the Dead (voice)
Vampires 1998 Jack Crow
Another Day in Paradise 1998 Mel
Of Light and Darkness 1998 Video Game Gar Hob (voice)
Disney's Hades Challenge 1998 Video Game Hades (voice)
Hercules 1997 Video Game Hades (voice)
Contact 1997 Michael Kitz
Hercules 1997 Hades (voice)
Kicked in the Head 1997 Uncle Sam
Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules 1997 Video Game Hades (voice)
Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 Byron De La Beckwith
The Summer of Ben Tyler 1996 TV Movie Temple Rayburn
Nixon 1995 H.R. Haldeman
Casino 1995 Lester Diamond
Killer: A Journal of Murder 1995 Carl Panzram
Indictment: The McMartin Trial 1995 TV Movie Danny Davis
For Better or Worse 1995 Reggie Makeshift
The Specialist 1994 Ned Trent
Curse of the Starving Class 1994 Weston Tate
Next Door 1994 TV Movie Matt Coler
The Getaway 1994 Jack Benyon
The Simpsons 1994 TV Series James Woods
Jane's House 1994 TV Movie Paul Clark
Fallen Angels 1993 TV Series Mickey Cohen
Dream On 1993 TV Series Dennis Youngblood
Chaplin 1992 Joseph Scott
Citizen Cohn 1992 TV Movie Roy Marcus Cohn
Diggstown 1992 Gabriel Caine
Straight Talk 1992 Jack
The Boys 1991 TV Movie Walter Farmer
The Hard Way 1991 John Moss
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction 1990 TV Movie Robert
Immediate Family 1989 Michael Spector
My Name Is Bill W. 1989 TV Movie Bill Wilson
True Believer 1989 Eddie Dodd
The Boost 1988 Lenny Brown
Cop 1988 Lloyd Hopkins
Best Seller 1987 Cleve
In Love and War 1987 TV Movie James B. Stockdale
Promise 1986 TV Movie D.J.
Salvador 1986 Richard Boyle
Badge of the Assassin 1985 TV Movie Robert K. Tanenbaum, Assistant District Attorney
Joshua Then and Now 1985 Joshua Shapiro
Cat's Eye 1985 Dick Morrison
Once Upon a Time in America 1984 Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz
Against All Odds 1984 Jake Wise
Videodrome 1983 Max Renn
Split Image 1982 Charles Pratt
Fast-Walking 1982 Fast-Walking
Eyewitness 1981 Aldo Mercer
The Black Marble 1980 The Fiddler
Young Maverick 1979-1980 TV Series Lem Fraker
The Onion Field 1979 Gregory Ulas Powell
...And Your Name Is Jonah 1979 TV Movie Danny Corelli
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel 1979 TV Movie Sin Eater
The Gift of Love 1978 TV Movie Alfred Browning
The Billion Dollar Bubble 1978 Art Lewis
Holocaust 1978 TV Mini-Series Karl Weiss
The Choirboys 1977 Harold Bloomguard
Family 1977 TV Series Dr. Robert Styles
Raid on Entebbe 1976 TV Movie Capt. Sammy Berg
Police Story 1976 TV Series Lewis Packer
The Disappearance of Aimee 1976 TV Movie Asst. Disty. Atty. Joseph Ryan
Barnaby Jones 1976 TV Series Danny Reeves
Alex & the Gypsy 1976 Crainpool
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar 1976 TV Series
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood 1975 TV Movie Leonard 'Lenny' Schoenfeld
Foster and Laurie 1975 TV Movie Walter the Addict
The Rookies 1975 TV Series Ted Ayres
The Streets of San Francisco 1975 TV Series Doug
Welcome Back, Kotter 1975 TV Series Alex Welles
Distance 1975 Larry
Night Moves 1975 Quentin
The Gambler 1974 Bank Officer
The Rockford Files 1974 TV Series Larry Kirkoff
Kojak 1974 TV Series Caz
The Way We Were 1973 Frankie McVeigh
A Great American Tragedy 1972 TV Movie Rick
Footsteps 1972 TV Movie Reporter
Hickey & Boggs 1972 Lt. Wyatt
The Visitors 1972 Bill Schmidt
All the Way Home 1971 TV Movie Andrew Lynch

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Northfork 2003 executive producer
Another Day in Paradise 1998 producer
Cop 1988 producer
Futurescape with James Woods 2013 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Shark 2007-2008 TV Series producer - 16 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hercules 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga 2002 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga 2002 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deal 2008/I thanks
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
HBO First Look 1999 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
First Contact 2016/I Documentary Narrator (voice)
Poker Night in America 2015 TV Series Himself
Citizen Carly 2015 Documentary Narrator
Journey to Sundance 2014 Documentary Himself
Futurescape with James Woods 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Any Given Tuesday 2013 Short Himself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 1995-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Expedition Week 2011 TV Series Himself - Narrator
Pass the Sugar 2009 Documentary Narrator (unconfirmed)
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres 2008 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2008 TV Series Himself
Reinventando Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Creating 'Shark' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2003-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Headline News 2006 TV Series Himself
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship 2006 TV Series Himself
Naked 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Poker Royale: The James Woods Gang vs. The Unabombers 2005 TV Mini-Series Himself - Captain, The James Woods Gang
Buddy 2005 Documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
World Poker Tour 2004 TV Series Himself
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bareknuckle Film Making: The Making of Northfork 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Moments in Time 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Scenes of 'John Q' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Ring of Truth: The Onion Field 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Founding Brothers 2002 TV Movie documentary John Adams (voice)
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member
The Real Untouchables 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
HBO First Look 1999-2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Mr. Donofrio
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal' 2001 Video documentary Himself - N.Y. Premiere After Party
The Daily Show 2000-2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Into the Valley of Death 2001 Video documentary Himself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Performance by Male Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The World Sports Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone 2001 Video documentary Himself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored 2001 Video documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rotten TV 2000 TV Series Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cheating Las Vegas 2000 Video documentary Narrator
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite Motion Picture Actor
Founding Fathers 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary John Adams
The Directors 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute 1999 TV Movie Himself
True Crime: The Scene of the Crime 1999 Video documentary short Himself
World's Deadliest Earthquakes 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets 1999 Video documentary short Himself
The Road to Rapture 1999 TV Movie documentary Narrator
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
Howard Stern 1999 TV Series Himself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-1998 TV Series Himself
Hollywood & Vinyl 1998 TV Series Himself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: The Antiheroes 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: The Wilder Shores of Love 1998 TV Movie documentary Narrator
America's Endangered Species: Don't Say Good-bye 1998 TV Movie documentary Narrator
I Think I Cannes 1997 Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Special Award to Rob Reiner
The Making of 'Hercules' 1997 Video documentary short Himself - Voice of 'Hades'
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Honors Martin Scorsese 1996 TV Movie Himself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Nixon: Featurette 1995 Video documentary short Himself
Golf: The Greatest Game 1994 TV Movie documentary
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made For TV
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Late Night with David Letterman 1985-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1981-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host & Choir Member
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Host
Larry King TNT Extra 1990 TV Movie Himself
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Himself - Host
Wildfire 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Commitment to Life IV: Los Angeles AIDS Project Benefit 1990 TV Movie Himself
The TV Academy Annual Tribute: A Salute to Angela Lansbury 1990 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter
Saturday Night Live 1989 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries or Special
The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
Donahue 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hollywood on Horses 1989 Video documentary Himself
Crimes of Passion 1988 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Happy New Year, America 1986 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1980 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1980 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Frame 2013 TV Series Max Renn
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix 2013 Video Game Hades
The Frollo Show 2011-2012 TV Series Hades
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself
That Fellow in the Coat 2010 TV Series Hades
Hollywood contra Franco 2008 Documentary Frankie McVeigh
ER 2007 TV Series Dr. Nate Lennox
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories 2007 Video Game Hades
Casino: The Cast and Characters 2005 Video documentary short Lester Diamond
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories 2004 Video Game Hades (uncredited)
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust 2004 Documentary
The Award Show Awards Show 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - #88 Sean Young Pursues James Woods
The American Nightmare 2000 Documentary Himself
Hercules 1999 TV Series Hades
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Lester Diamond

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
2003 Maverick Tribute Award Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
2002 Achievement in Acting San Diego Film Festival
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Dirty Pictures (2000)
2000 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Hercules (1998)
2000 Role Model Award Young Hollywood Awards
1999 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Vampires (1998)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance Hercules (1997)
1998 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 15 October 1998. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
1996 Best Actor Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
1993 American Television Award American Television Awards Best Actor in a Made for TV Movie Citizen Cohn (1992)
1990 Magnolia Award Shanghai International TV Festival Best Actor Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Promise (1986)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Promise (1986)
1987 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year Together with 'James Garner'.
1987 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Salvador (1986)
1979 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Onion Field (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 ACCA TV Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Supporting Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series) Coma (2012)
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Too Big to Fail (2011)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Too Big to Fail (2011)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Too Big to Fail (2011)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Shark (2006)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Supporting Actor ER (1994)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Dirty Pictures (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Dirty Pictures (2000)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Virgin Suicides (1999)
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) · Alec Baldwin
· Whoopi Goldberg
· Virginia Madsen
· Craig T. Nelson
· Lucas Black
· William H. Macy
· Susanna Thompson
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Nixon (1995) · Joan Allen
· Brian Bedford
· Powers Boothe
· Kevin Dunn
· Fyvush Finkel
· Annabeth Gish
· Tony Goldwyn
· Larry Hagman
· Ed Harris
· Edward Herrmann
· Anthony Hopkins
· Bob Hoskins
· Madeline Kahn
· E.G. Marshall
· David Paymer
· David Hyde Pierce
· Paul Sorvino
· Mary Steenburgen
· J.T. Walsh
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Casino (1995) · Robert De Niro
· Sharon Stone
· Joe Pesci
· Don Rickles
· Kevin Pollak
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Dramatic Series Fallen Angels (1993)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Citizen Cohn (1992)
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Citizen Cohn (1992)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Citizen Cohn (1992)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming Crimes of Passion (1988)
1989 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Boost (1988)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television In Love and War (1987)
1988 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Best Seller (1987)
1987 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Salvador (1986)
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Onion Field (1979)
1980 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor The Onion Field (1979)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
1997 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Onion Field (1979)

TitleSalary
Northfork (2003) $5,000

#Fact
1 Is a conservative Democrat.
2 He and his then fiancée filed a $2 million suit for harassment against his ex-girlfriend Sean Young in 1988, alleging that, for instance, Young left a disfigured doll on his doorstep and trampled the couple's expensive flower bed. The case was settled out of court in 1989.
3 His father, who was born in Illinois, had English and German ancestry, with deep roots in the American Midwest. His mother, who was born in Rhode Island, was of Irish descent.
4 As of 2013, his two Oscar nominated performances were for his portrayals on real life characters: Richard Boyle in Salvador (1986) and Byron De La Beckwith in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).
5 Has said he has an I.Q. of 180. Albert Einstein had an I.Q. of approximately 160. Another source lists Woods' I.Q. as 184. He scored a perfect 800 on the Verbal portion of the SAT and a 779 in Math.
6 Is an avid video gamer.
7 He plays a character who works for Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995) and played one of a band of men who wore Nixon masks when they robbed a police depository in Best Seller (1987).
8 Writes with his right hand mostly but does pretty much everything else with his left.
9 Is good friends with Sharon Stone and told Cigar Aficionado in an interview that he considers her one of the smartest women in the movie business.
10 Is against capital punishment.
11 Hades from the Disney franchise is his favorite role and he states that he'll continue playing the character, whenever needed, until the day he dies because he loves the character so very much.
12 Childhood friend of Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist Walter Mossberg.
13 He was considered a brilliant student, enrolling in a UCLA linear algebra course while still attending high school. He scored a perfect 800 on the verbal SAT and a 779 on the math portion.
14 Referred to composer Howard Shore as the Bernard Herrmann of the synthesizer.
15 Got his third television role, as a thug on Kojak (1973), after Richard Dreyfuss and Martin Sheen had turned it down.
16 He was accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a full scholarship, majoring not in the physical sciences but in political science. He also pursued acting, appearing in 36 plays at MIT, Harvard, and the Theater Company of Boston and also performed in summer stock at the Provincetown Playhouse. He dropped out of MIT during his last year to move to New York and pursue acting full-time.
17 Loves photography.
18 Quit smoking cigarettes in 1993. Played as a man trying to break the habit using drastic, preventive measures in Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985).
19 Enjoys playing golf.
20 Loves cooking and is an excellent chef.
21 Visits his family in Rhode Island frequently.
22 The high school in the animated series Family Guy (1999) was named after him (James Woods High School).
23 Is the son of a United States Army intelligence officer.
24 Is ambidextrous (as seen in The Virgin Suicides (1999), writes on chalkboard with both hands).
25 Provided the voice of Carl, the straight-laced rabbit in the pet store across the street from a rental station, in a series of Blockbuster commercials.
26 2001: While on a commercial flight from Boston to Los Angeles in August, he noticed a group of men acting suspiciously on the plane and informed a flight attendant that he felt they were planning to hijack the plane. He has thus been in several interviews with FBI agents since the September 11 attacks.
27 1997: Was engaged to actress Missy Crider; they met when she played his daughter in the television movie Jane's House (1994).
28 Member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity.
29 Older brother of actor Michael Jeffrey Woods.
30 Majored in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
31 Fired his agent for not telling him of Quentin Tarantino's offer to star as Mr. Orange/Freddie in Reservoir Dogs (1992).
32 He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
33 A reserve officer in the Los Angeles Police Department.
34 Received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 15, 1998.

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1 The '80s period was some of the greatest filmmaking ever, and a lot of those films are lost forever.
2 Oliver Stone was pretty much going to offer me Wall Street (1987), but I was committed to doing Cop (1988). He said, "Don't be silly, go and do Wall Street", and I told him I was going to do Cop. You know, could have been a mistake! But I have no regrets.
3 So much of what Hollywood does now, I'm sorry to say... they're busy with the political agenda, socially political agenda, and that's fine. But the older white heterosexual European male is only the villain in movies. Very rarely are we anything but the villain now.
4 [2005] I can honestly say that I'm in a business where I would happily have worked for free every day of my life.
5 [on working on independent films] Starting with The Onion Field (1979) and Salvador (1986) and movies like that, I've been doing this for 20 years. And the lifeblood of my career has been independent film. I mean, I got one Oscar nomination for a studio film, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), but, you know, its heart was in the right place. It was dealing with a socially important issue.
6 After I read the script for Shark (2006), I thought, Wow I haven't read a part like this in 10 years. Men in their 50s are typecast as the corporate villain. Shark (2006) gave me the opportunity to be a tainted hero - the best kind of hero to portray. It's a golden opportunity for an old samurai like myself.
7 I'm cautious of people who are too charming. Charming people can be dangerous - my alarm goes off immediately.
8 Shark (2006) came at a time when I didn't really need the work at all. I didn't take it for the money. I live a very modest life. I don't want a private jet. I'm just a non-material guy.
9 I just like to pick things that are just different, challenging and that maybe people wouldn't expect me to do or that I wouldn't have done before.
10 [on Oliver Stone] An artist whose vision transcends politics. And his passion isn't bogus - he doesn't play "Imagine" at the end of Platoon (1986) to break people's hearts.
11 But, you know, feminists have just destroyed the world as we, know it. I haven't met a woman lately, and I'm talking about women who work and have a high position, who doesn't agree with that. It has just destroyed relationships between men and women. Men and women are very wary of each other now. I listen to these feminists rave about, "How dare they attack Bill Clinton for having a little consensual sex act", but went nuts because Clarence Thomas allegedly made a joke about a Coke can. And the other guy is humiliating his wife and getting oral sex while he's talking about Bosnia to a congressman. Hello? Barbara Boxer is, you know, the most worthless, hypocritical "feminist" loser on the face of the earth .... I just loathe with every fiber of my being, liars. My second ex-wife was a liar. And Nixon was a liar. And this Clinton is a liar. I have no respect for him no matter what in the world he ever does.
12 "Scratch a liberal and you'll find a fascist ... I'm not joking. You look at what's happening in this country now. Catharine MacKinnon thinks that we should now limit free speech, anything that offends a woman should now no longer be allowed - no reasonable man or woman in this country would subscribe to that, it's just insanity." (1994)
13 "I love George W. Bush right now - and I always have! I'm the only guy in L.A. who voted for him" (January 2002).
14 Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against the Hollywood liberal establishment? It's not going to do me any good.
15 Achieving success as an actor has not been easy for me. My biggest, probably most irrational complaint has been that I've had to work harder for what I've gotten. I've seen other people with nepotism or wealth or cheesy good looks on their side who've had it easy, whereas I felt that I had to 'overprove' myself. No one ever went out of their way and said, 'Let's make Jimmy Woods a star.' With many frustrations and disappointments early in my career, I went into a deep depression. One time, I just sat in a chair for eighteen days. I worked my way out of that depressed state, but it took three years of therapy.
16 I've never formally studied with anybody but I've always loved great photography. I like to shoot people. I always like to get into faces when there is something happening. It comes from the same motive as acting -- which is wanting to understand how people think and what they do. It feels exactly the same. You are observing human nature. I'm doing one by recreating it on film and another by capturing it on film. I just love studying human behavior.
17 My nightmare in life, my absolute fundamental, overwhelming, egregious nightmare, is Bill Gates' vision of the future, where there will be a video camera on every corner and every conversation will be recorded. Man, I'd rather put a pitchfork in my eyes than live in a world like that.
18 I am one of those guys who could do the most emotional scene and crack a joke instantly. I'm lucky. I'm just like an idiot savant. I have one enormously enjoyable, pleasurable--for me--talent, which is being able to act. I do it without any confusion or restriction or ambivalence or hesitation, and it just flows, almost as naturally as anything in my life. So I don't have a big burden about it. I'm not one of those 'method' guys. I'm tired of the Actors' Studio bullshit that has ruined movies for 40 years. All these guys running around pretending they are turnips or whatever the hell they do. You just play the character as he really is. As a loudmouth, blowhard, coward, shithead. You know, it's OK to be just who the guy is. One of the reasons that I'm not very good about talking about the process of acting is that so much of it requires you to be unconscious [of it] when you do it. When you're aware of what you're doing, it's never very good. If you just let go and you're in the scene, all of a sudden, it's good. I can't act; I swear to you, I feel like I can't. I dread it every time I do it. I feel like the more I do it, the less I know. Which is a good thing.
19 Robert Redford understands film acting better than anybody on the face on the earth. You know how some carnivores get every bit of meat off of a carcass they can? Well, there's nobody who gets as much blood out of a moment as Redford. Within the range of his talent, he knows how to get every single note available, and he is a genius not only at getting those notes but in making them fully accessible to his audience. He is one of the few actors that can play three or four emotions at the same time, and he is amazing; he truly understands the subtlety of film acting.
20 If you star in movies, which I predominantly do, most agents would assume that you don't want to do a two-day part in a movie. But when you read a script like Casino and you know it is being directed by a genius like Martin Scorcese, you say, hey, I'll be an extra in this movie. I'll do anything. I called up Marty and said, 'Any part, anytime, anyplace, anywhere.' Because I want to work in good scripts with good directors, and this was a great script with a phenomenal director, it makes the choice really easy. We ended up making a two-scene part into a 10- scene part. Which proves my point. When you're working with great people and great material, you're going to milk it. I have learned that you can't be a champion unless you are in the championship zone. You can't win unless you're in the zone, whatever winning might mean. Right now, maybe they are not going to star me in a $100 million movie all by myself the way they would some other actor, but if I'm in that championship zone, I have got a shot.
21 A cardinal rule of being a movie star, according to the agents and all the people who have wisdom, is that you should be aloof, do very little press and you shouldn't ever get on television. I don't think there is a piece of political film making in the United States that is a good as, let alone better than, Citizen Cohn. Let's assume that I am not even in the picture. I mean, just the writer of the piece, David Franzoni. I look at Promise, written by Richard Friendenberg and directed by Glenn Jordan, a wonderful director. Forgetting that I am in it, just looking at the material itself, My Name Is Bill W. would not have had the same impact if it were a feature film; it would have come and gone. But on television, 25 million people get to watch it all at the same time. So television has a power all its own and it has an allure all its own, and I think that television often deals with more meaningful subjects than many feature films do.
22 I always have a rule that acting is acting and truth is truth and you just go out there and you do it. But what happens in each medium is that you have other responsibilities. The acting remains the same, but each medium dictates assuming other halves to make the acting work. When I'm working on a film, I just play the absolute purity of the moments. I don't worry about the pacing, because the pacing is going to be dictated by the director and the editor. On the stage I have to give pacing to the play. As an actor, you, in fact, become the editor of the piece, in terms of the timing. You are required to engineer the pace yourself. In television, everything is in so close, that you realize that most of what you do has to register in your thought process.
23 "It was a very wrenching and painful decision for me--in my senior year at MIT, on high dean's list and full scholarships--to decide that maybe I wanted to be an artist. I think it is actually something that my father would understand. Whether I'm making 30 grand a day or union scale, I have found something that I truly love, and that is something he would have admired." - On leaving school to go to NYC and become an actor.
24 I was really bright as a kid and tested well, and it was clear that I was going to get scholarships to any schools I wanted. My dad always said I could be an engineer; at that time it was the elite of society: steady job, working in science, which was then the answer to every problem we had. It was kind of a mandate. Kind of a dream he had for me.
25 My parents loved each other. I was raised in a house of total love and respect. My dad worked very hard and my mother was incredibly devoted to him. I can unequivocally, without any peradventure of doubt, tell you that I was raised with the kind of love that we only dream of. My mother and my father loved me and my brother like we love the air we breathe--out of necessity. It was a necessity for them to love us in some deep inner genetic calling in their hearts and minds and souls. I have that as a standard.

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1 Experienced at delivering wisecracks
2 Pockmarked face with intense eyes
3 Characters who have short tempers or are quickly angered
4 Often plays weaselly but intergrating characters
5 Often plays eccentric, fast-talking characters

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