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James Woods (1947 - )

Lifespan: 1947 -

Related: actor - American cinema

Films: Videodrome (1983)

Videodrome (1983) - David Cronenberg [Amazon.com]


James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor. Born in Vernal, Utah, he grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island where he attended Pilgrim High School. He attended MIT, but dropped out in 1969, just before his graduation, in order to pursue a career in acting.

His career has been noted for the intense characters he has chosen. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice: the first in 1987 for Best Actor in Salvador and again in 1997 for Best Supporting Actor for Ghosts of Mississippi. He has also garnered critical praise for his voice work for Hades in Disney's Hercules. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Woods [May 2005]

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