Woody Harrelson calls Hustler founder ‘most honest man’ he ever met

It’s not exactly wonderful life or dwarf, but believe it or not, The People vs Larry Flynt Christmas Day opened 25 years before the Sabbath.

The biographical film directed by Milos Forman chronicled the rise of the famous agitator and con man Magazine founder Larry Flint (Woody Harrelson), culminating in a 1988 Supreme Court case against conservative television evangelist Reverend Jerry Falwell.

Harrelson earned an Academy Award nomination for his fiery portrayal of Flynt, the First Amendment hero who died in February of heart failure at the age of 78.

Woody Harrelson holds Courtney Love in a scene from the movie The People vs Larry Flynt, 1996 (Photo: Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

In a 2017 Role Recall interview with Yahoo Entertainment (watch above, in The People vs Larry Flynt Starting at 4:50), Harrelson has spoken candidly about his relationship with the controversial magazine mogul. the cheers And White men can’t jump Allum, 60, liked Flint, although Harrelson didn’t necessarily agree with the publisher’s magazine content. When Flynt wasn’t invited to the Academy Awards after Harrelson earned his Best Actor nomination, the actor called the publisher as a plus.

“I came to really like him, I don’t think I would have been much in the movie if I hadn’t respected Larry,” said Harrelson, who earned the film’s first Academy Award nomination. which recounts 35 years of Flint’s life, from his poor upbringing in Kentucky to the historical affair Hustler magazine vs. Falwell.

“I don’t have much respect for the porn part of what he does, but for what he is as a person, and the rebel he is.”

Larry Flint and Woody Harrelson (Photo by Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Larry Flint and Woody Harrelson at the Academy Awards on March 25, 1997 (Photo: Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

At the time of our interview, Harrelson was particularly proud of Flint’s efforts against then-President Donald Trump. In October 2017, the publisher offered a $10 million reward “for information leading to the impeachment and removal of President Donald J. Trump from office.”

“Even what he did recently with a $10 million offer for any information leading to the impeachment of our so-called president, I thought it was pretty cool,” Harrelson said. “I’ve never met a more honest man who says exactly how he’s feeling at any given moment. We had such a good relationship, and we still do.”

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