James Woods
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"James Howard Woods" is an United States/American actor, producer and voice artist. After his first Golden Globe nomination for a breakthrough role in The Onion Field (film)/The Onion Field (1979), Woods starred in Once Upon a Time in America, the Oliver Stone films Salvador (film)/Salvador and Nixon (film)/Nixon, Ghosts of Mississippi, and in the legal series Shark (TV series)/Shark. He has won three Emmy Awards – for television movies Promise (film)/Promise and My Name Is Bill W., and for the animated series Hercules (1998 TV series)/Hercules. He has been nominated twice for an Academy Award. His voice work has been heard in the animated series The Simpsons, Family Guy, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and in films Stuart Little 2 (as Falcon) and Disney's Hercules (1997 film)/Hercules (as Hades).

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Hold on a second, I got a hand here... you don't mind if I play while we talk? It's part of the charm of this entire event.

No matter what it is, if you get 10 people in the business talking about something, you get 10 different opinions, but you know, they're amazingly well informed.

Look, just go sit at the card table with the rest of the kids and let the adults run the country.

I would give you seven to one odds that this is going to be a slash piece, but that's OK. I'm willing to take the heat.

The lifeblood of my career has been independent film.

Golf takes me out of the crap of a sick world. Golfers are genuinely courteous in a discourteous world. Show me a guest on The Jerry Springer Show who's a golfer.

When I was in high school, we were all laboring under the illusion, or maybe it was a reality, that everyone in our school was a virgin.

My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn't walk across the street to pull one of those executives out of the snow if he was bleeding to death. Not unless I was paid for it. None of them ever did me any favors.

I'm absolutely gonna win it, because I'm ruthless. I sit at the poker table and my job is to destroy people.