As I've been watching a lot of Animal Precinct lately, it surprised me less than it may surprise some that Rocky, the grizzly bear who most recently wrestled with Will Ferrell in February's Semi-Pro attacked and killed its trainer earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times reports. The trainer was employed at Predator's In Action, which specializes in training wild animals for work in movies and television--the company has supplied animals to Gladiator and The Last Samurai among other films--and up until the incident had boasted a perfect safety record.
Actor and activist Woody Harrelson has been preaching the "Save the Planet" message for a long time now. As a twelve-year-old, he wrote fifty pages about threatened wildlife. He's campaigned to save the California redwoods, touted the myriad benefits of hemp, and toured the West Coast in a biodiesel-fueled bus for a documentary. Now, as he tells MTV Movies Blog, he gets to take his message to the big screen, by way of Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic 2012. He's set to play a doomsayer who's been "talking that there's gonna be hell to pay for what's been going on ecologically," but no one pays him any mind. Why? Well, he's Woody Harrelson! If you saw him coming at you with a "The End is Nigh!" sign, would you believe him or would you look for his stash? Let's take a brief look back at just a few of the disreputable characters he's played over the years: