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NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Although he didn't appear in "Godfather the Game," Al Pacino will voice his starring character Tony Montana for Vivendi Universal's "Scarface the Game."

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Tiger Woods marries in Barbados

ST. JAMES, Barbados, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Golf star Tiger Woods has married Swedish girlfriend Elin Nordegren in a $1.78 million ceremony in Barbados, CNN reported Wednesday.

Kravitz casts blind eye for film role

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Rock star Lenny Kravitz will play a blind man in his first starring movie role, to be filmed later this year.

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Nominees for 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

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Cathy's World: James Woods as 'Rudy'

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Video of the Week: Denzel in 'John Q'

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James Woods
Actor James Woods holds up the Golden Globe award 1/31/1987 that he won for best performance by an actor in a mini-series or movie made for TV. Woods won for his role in the production "Promises." (UPI Photo/David Vondrak)

James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American film, stage and television actor. Woods is known for starring in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Ghosts of Mississippi, Casino, Hercules, and in legal drama Shark. He has won two Emmy Awards, and has gained two Academy Award nominations.

Woods was born in Vernal, Utah. His father, Gail Peyton Woods, was an army intelligence officer who died in 1960 following routine surgery. His mother, Martha A. (née Smith), operated a pre-school after her husband's death and re-married to Thomas E. Dixon. Woods grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he attended Pilgrim High School.

Woods chose to pursue his undergraduate studies at MIT, where he majored in political science (though he originally planned on a career as a surgeon). While at MIT, Woods pledged to Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. He was also an active member of the student theatre group "Dramashop" where he both acted in and directed a number of plays. He dropped out of MIT in 1969 just before his graduation in order to pursue a career in acting. Woods has said that he became an actor because of the father of Ben Affleck, Tim Affleck, who was a stage manager at the Theatre Company of Boston while Woods was at MIT.

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