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Actor: Woody Harrelson
Who he is: Forever ingrained in the public conscieousness as bartender Woody from "Cheers," Harrelson has also had a string of popular and well-regarded films, including "No Country for Old Men," "White Men Can't Jump," "Zombieland," and "The Messenger."
'Hunger Games' persona: Haymitch Abernathy is the winner of the 50th Hunger Games, and is a mentor to the District 12 tributes. It is at the 74th games that he meets the duo of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark, and is instrumental in their participation and preparation for the games.