- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 26, 2007
The New York stage might seem an unlikely place for a M.I.T. dropout, one course shy of graduation. For James Woods it was the launchpad for his near forty year career. Things were difficult at first. At age twelve, he become the man of the house. An accident derailed his dreams of joining the Air Force. Find out how Woods overcame difficulty and disappointment to eventually go to the Ivy Leagues and Broadway. Revisit some of his most memorable performances on the big and small screen.
- Find out where he draws his inspiration from for the troubled characters he portrays.
- How did James Woods go from M.I.T. to the Hollywood big screen?
- Learn about his early Air Force dreams.
Though he had an IQ of 184 and a dream of becoming an Air Force pilot, James Woods had to contend with the unexpected loss of his father and the challenge of being "man of the house" at age twelve. Despite the burden of being the family's breadwinner, he excelled in school and was granted admission to M.I.T.. With one course left to graduate, Woods dropped out and began acting.
His career includes many memorable performances due to his penchant for creating violent, corrupt, and deranged characters. His versatility has enabled him to work with a plethora of directors and has earned him two Academy Award® nominations and two Emmy Awards®. Since his breakout role in The Onion Field, Woods has been delighting audiences with his refusal to be typecast. In addition to appearing on-screen, he has lent his voice to multiple animations, including the popular series Family Guy.
Ups and downs punctuate the forty year career of James Woods. Hear about his life off the screen, including his reputation for romance among Hollywood starlets. Learn about the freak accident that changed the course of his dreams. Films clips and still photographs from throughout the years are included. Go inside his personal and professional life, for a closer look at James Woods.