Harrelson's good in good roles, great in great ones, and perfectly content to play shallow and uninteresting ones, in my opinion. So yeah, he's a good actor who doesn't take his job overly seriously.
Fuck Woody Allen.
I'm going to walk away before I combust with the unrelenting rage of 15 dying stars
I don't know if he is particularly a good actor. But I would disagree about him not leaving an impression. That's what he is good at. He is entertaining. I haven't seen Rampart which I think is suppose to be sorta his big acting role if you know what I mean... where you say "Oh! He can act!"
He's really really good in A Scanner Darkly. Him and Robert Downy Jr. going off eachother is amazing.
He's a character actor. He tends to chase interesting side roles and your girlfriends impression that he's "willing to be in anything" is a result of that. When your career is that diverse, there are bound to be a few misfires, but I view his career with more envy than I do most actors. It's certainly and interesting one, and exploring your art form is surest way to mastery.
However, I can't really think of any really meaty or difficult characters he's played.
PS: Goddamn. Looking through his filmography, I need to start watching.
I was just thinking of Dennis Hopper whom I first saw in Easy Rider, then later re-make his career in Deep Velvet. Harrelson kind of needs that movie now, though it strikes me he has been more consistently prolific.
THAT's who that one guy was in No Country for Old Men!!! Knew I recognized him! Kept thinking...I should know this actor. Didn't see the credits as I should of.
Also if you have a girlfriend, why are you on OKC, and why is your girlfriend okay with this?
I'm betting threesomes!
Woody is a great actor, and anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong and is bad and should feel bad and all their pets will die and they wont go to heaven.
So we're just ignoring the part where the OP was either on OKC and got caught by his girlfriend or was on OKC with his girlfriend browsing pics of other women? AND we're going to ignore the part where his girlfriend judges an actor by their IMDB page? What is this site coming to, you guys almost make me think people around here can act like adults.
He is quite good. I loved him in True Detective. Played a good charismatic psycho in Natural Born Killers. I remember my Dad watching Cheers - and (even as a little kid) finding his "Woody" character pretty dang funny. If you can effectively play drama and comedy- you're a good actor.
I challenge you to find an IMDB profile that doesn't look like that.
That's easy, you just need to be a great actor and then die in your prime.