Woody Harrelson's Father Was a Hitman which Affected His Career
It was a punishment he’d bear his whole life.
Woody Harrelson differed from his contemporaries. Despite all the obstacles, he decided to continue on the chosen path. The actor courageously endured the embarrassment and shame from his father’s actions.
"Let There Be Carnage" star had not only a complicated family life but also a troubled childhood. Woody's father, Charles Harrelson, had one heck of a story that would later redefine the actor's life.
Unlike most people in the entertainment business, Woody didn’t have a parent model to look up to. According to Grunge.com his father was an actual hitman for the mob. He got convicted several times for murders and other crimes. Woody, being a celebrity, had to carry the shame through most of his adulthood. During all his interviews, Harrelson answered inconvenient questions about his father’s disgracing past, something which caused great embarrassment to him.