Woody Harrelson wanted to become a religious minister.

The 'Rampart' actor once enrolled in a Presbyterian college in Indiana when he was younger, but as he grew older he began to question the logic of the bible and eventually turned his bag on the career path.

He said: "I was thinking about becoming a minister right up through college. I gave sermons when I was in high school and had Bible study in my house.

"Well I think what happened was that one of my theology teachers taught us how the Bible was constructed and that the Bible was not this man-mad thing. He was a great theology teacher, a real staple of the college, but it started to unravel my perception of the Bible.

"I was like, 'Hey, there were a lot of changes made!' "

Now a successful Hollywood star in films including 'White Men Can't Jump' and 'Kingpin', he admits he has few regrets other than the fact he would like to have starred in more children's films.

He added to Culture magazine: "I would have loved to have been in kids' films. I wish I had been offered a part in 'The Lion King' or any of those great movies. But I wasn't. I would certainly have done so had I been asked."