John Goodman
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John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is an American film, television, and stage actor. He is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997) for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993, and for providing the voice of Sully in Monsters, Inc. Other prominent roles he has portrayed include his leading voice role in Frosty Returns, his recent supporting roles in Argo and The Artist, and a cameo in C.H.U.D.
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The Ever-Sophisticated 'Grimm' Star Bitsie Tulloch Looks Toward A Bright Future
Huffington Post - 6 days
"I love doing period pieces!" Gushed the classically stunning actress of both The Artist and Parkland, San Diego native Bitsie Tulloch, finishing the thought by saying; "When you get to be in wardrobe from another time it's so much easier to envision being there." And luckily for the enchanting starlet, her timeless beauty and poised talent can translate to any moment in history from the renaissance to the present. Elegant and statuesque in a Mad Men like way, Tulloch could very easily party with Don Draper and Holly Golightly one second, then immediately transform into an upper-class mademoiselle ready to walk down the stairs of the Titanic the next, while always managing to be able to play someone completely contemporary that the every girl can relate to in modern day. And perhaps that is why the fan-favorite actress has become so vehemently adored with such a loyal fan-base. On the cult phenomenon Grimm, Tulloch has really managed to tap into the sweet spot of all of her mos ...
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The cast of 'Roseanne' reunites on TV (2005)
CNN - 8 days
Roseanne, John Goodman, Sarah Gilbert, Michael Fishman and Alicia Goranson reunite to look back on their hit sitcom "Roseanne" on a special 2005 edition of CNN's Larry King Live.
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Interview: John Goodman on Playing Paul Bunyan in "Bunyan & Babe"
Huffington Post - 17 days
John Goodman is one of Hollywood's most versatile performers, with an astonishing range of iconic performances. He is a Coen brothers favorite, appearing (and often yelling) in "The Big Lebowski," "Barton Fink," and "Raising Arizona." He played Denzel Washington's drug dealer in "Flight," Ben Affleck's Hollywood inside man in "Argo," Roseanne's devoted blue collar husband in "Roseanne," and Linda Tripp as one of the most popular hosts on "Saturday Night Live." His voice performances in animated films include Billy Crystal's best pal in "Monsters Inc." and "Monsters University," Santa in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Pacha in Disney's "The Emperor's New Groove," and Mr. Prendergast in LAIKA's "ParaNorman." His latest voice performance is in "Bunyan & Babe," as American folklore hero Paul Bunyan, now in limited theatrical release and available for streaming on Google Play (free until February 16, 2017). In an interview, Goodman that his animated performances begin when ...
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The First 100 Days
Huffington Post - 18 days
As extraordinary as it sounds, Donald J. Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. Which is mind-boggling. Like making John Goodman the cover model for this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Kim Kardashian -- appointed chief scientist at the Atomic Energy Lab. Colin Kaepernick in charge of WikiLeaks. The liberals' last best hopes were dashed on Inauguration Day when the Mango Mussolini put his hand on the Bible and didn't burst into flames. The preacher said the rain that started to fall as DJT took the oath was a good omen in the Bible. Yeah, tell that to Noah. The speech was darker than the Cleveland Browns' offseason. Kind of a cross between Nixon and Voldermort. "It's Mourning in America." Trump will be a president for all Americans except the Muslims, Mexicans, losers, whiners, idiots and nasty women, especially the fat disgusting ones. But now our attention turns not to the real estate developer's vitriolic tweets but his diabolic feats. What is the ...
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Lawmakers propose middle ground in battle over ObamaCare
Fox News - 27 days
John Goodman explains
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'SNL's' Shirtless Version Of Vladimir Putin Pays Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump A Christmas Visit
Huffington Post - 2 months
President-elect Donald Trump really isn’t going to like this week’s “Saturday Night Live.” In its cold-open sketch, the show tore into Trump’s reportedly friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his misspelled tweets and his controversial Cabinet picks. The skit began with Alec Baldwin (playing Trump) explaining to Kate McKinnon (playing his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway) why he went on his “thank you” tour and chose former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as energy secretary. “Wasn’t that a great choice? I saw him on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” the Trump character said.  “This guy has so much energy. Unpresidented,” he added, referring to a misspelled tweet Trump posted Saturday. “SNL” also poked fun at Trump for reportedly having a tough time finding musicians to perform at his inauguration. Beck Bennett ― playing a shirtless Putin ― then came out of the fireplace to give Trump a special Christmas “Elf on the Shelf” gift, ...
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'SNL's' Shirtless Version Of Vladimir Putin Pays Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump A Christmas Visit
Huffington Post - 2 months
President-elect Donald Trump really isn’t going to like this week’s “Saturday Night Live.” In its cold-open sketch, the show tore into Trump’s reportedly friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his misspelled tweets and his controversial Cabinet picks. The skit began with Alec Baldwin (playing Trump) explaining to Kate McKinnon (playing his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway) why he went on his “thank you” tour and chose former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as energy secretary. “Wasn’t that a great choice? I saw him on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” the Trump character said.  “This guy has so much energy. Unpresidented,” he added, referring to a misspelled tweet Trump posted Saturday. “SNL” also poked fun at Trump for reportedly having a tough time finding musicians to perform at his inauguration. Beck Bennett ― playing a shirtless Putin ― then came out of the fireplace to give Trump a special Christmas “Elf on the Shelf” gift, ...
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'SNL's' Shirtless Version Of Vladimir Putin Pays Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump A Christmas Visit
Huffington Post - 2 months
President-elect Donald Trump really isn’t going to like this week’s “Saturday Night Live.” In its cold-open sketch, the show tore into Trump’s reportedly friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his misspelled tweets and his controversial Cabinet picks. The skit began with Alec Baldwin (playing Trump) explaining to Kate McKinnon (playing his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway) why he went on his “thank you” tour and chose former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as energy secretary. “Wasn’t that a great choice? I saw him on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” the Trump character said.  “This guy has so much energy. Unpresidented,” he added, referring to a misspelled tweet Trump posted Saturday. “SNL” also poked fun at Trump for reportedly having a tough time finding musicians to perform at his inauguration. Beck Bennett ― playing a shirtless Putin ― then came out of the fireplace to give Trump a special Christmas “Elf on the Shelf” gift, ...
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Don’t Bother Asking John Goodman’s Santa Character For Any Holiday Cheer
Huffington Post - 2 months
Stephen Colbert dialed up Kris Kringle on Monday to ask him to spread some holiday cheer. The “Late Show” host thought his (spoof) live video call with Santa Claus, played by actor John Goodman, would help comfort all those people affected by what he described as the “bummer” of a “grueling” and “punishing” 2016. Maybe the gift-giver-in-chief would have some calming words of wisdom to impart? But the comedian’s plan backfired. “Suuuuure, Santa has an important message for those of you feeling down this year,” said Goodman as Santa. “Suck it up and grow a pair!” And he didn’t stop there. “Ooooh, you’re upset. Try being an immortal elf whose job was bringing Christmas cheer during the bubonic plague. The hot toy that year was a quick, painless death.” Happy holidays to you too, Santa! Check out the full clip above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=584ae95fe4b0171331050fe3,58333b1ae4b030997bc09db5, ...
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 3 months
If you thought last week’s trailers were awesome, then grab some popcorn. We have a few exciting clips for you, including the first full trailers for Beauty and the Beast and Ghost in the Shell, two highly anticipated titles. DON’T MISS: New MacBook Pro ad places Apple’s laptop among some of history’s greatest inventions A Kind of Murder Walter is a regular guy, living a normal life in the 1960's New York. The architect has a secret passion, however, and that’s figuring out an unsolved murder. A Kind of Murder launches on December 16th, starring Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, and Haley Bennett. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zoi09mRoE Beauty and the Beast It’s finally here, the first trailer for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast remake was released a few days ago. March 17th can’t come soon enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvW_L8sTu5E Before I Fall Come March 3rd, we’re going to see a different kind of Groundhog Day movie. Sam relives the same day over and over, the day of her deat ...
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Surviving Doomsday: Of Wolves And Penguins
Huffington Post - 3 months
Note: plot spoilers contained herein. As I try to redirect or just manage to do something else with my angst over what may happen on Election Day other than to obsessively check the red, blue, and yellow prediction maps, it occurs to me that it is worth revisiting two films released last year in the U.S. that could not speak more appropriately to the current state of affairs: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016). These are two dystopian science-fiction films that either emerge from or predict the current political climate. Indeed, one wishes that the lamentable state of affairs in this election might have just been a science-fiction plot, or just a bad, postmodern melodrama, replete with villains with no virtuous character to rescue. But, instead, its sordid reality has a vast majority of Americans, myself included, agonizing over an all-too-real possibility that dystopia will no longer be the stuff of science-fiction. Might we all ju ...
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Stage Door: <i>The Front Page</i>
Huffington Post - 4 months
It's 1928, a dirty press room in Chicago's Criminal Courts Building. Reporters are keeping a deathwatch on the jail, where anarchist Earl Williams (John Magaro) is waiting to be hanged for accidently shooting a black police officer. Williams' hanging has become a media circus: The mayor and police chief are days away from a reelection campaign -- and they need the black vote. Cynicism, indifference, political venality - it's all part of The Front Page, the dark comedy masterwork by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, now on Broadway at The Broadhurst. It exposes the vices of tabloid journalism with relish. The newsroom is either killing time or abuzz with the possibility of a scoop, any new twist on the case. Fastidious reporter Bensinger (Jefferson Mays) even asks if the hanging can move up a few hours -- so he can make the morning edition. At the top of the food chain is Hildy Johnson (an appealing, sassy John Slattery), who claims he wants out, and his demanding, schemin ...
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Aisle View: Stop The Presses!
Huffington Post - 4 months
John Slattery and Nathan Lane in The Front Page Photo: Julieta Cervantes That's not the sound of a fleet of flivvers backfiring that you hear at the Broadhurst on West 44th Street these nights. It's laughter, cascading and echoing like bullets from tommy guns of the St. Valentine's Day variety, circa 1928 Chicago. We are in 1928 Chicago, as it happens; not in a mob-run parking garage but in the press room of the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, which breeds its own sort of violence. Yes, The Front Page--Ben Hecht &amp; Charles MacArthur's classic comedy melodrama--is back on Broadway, as riproaring as ever. This production, happily, fires on all cylinders. We can't exactly call the cast of twenty-one (plus bit player/understudies) an all-star cast; they are not, all, what we might consider stars. But they are comic all-stars, anyway. To say that Walter Burns--that iconic, hard-boiled city editor who set the mold for hard-boiled city editors on stage and screen f ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Goodman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 62
    His new figure attracted much attention when he appeared at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015 and the BFI London Film Festival in October 2015.
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    In April 2015, Goodman made his return to the stage, making his West End debut in the process while starring as Donny in American Buffalo at the Wyndham's Theatre alongside Damian Lewis and Tom Sturridge.
    More Details Hide Details Since Hurricane Katrina, Goodman has appeared on several recovery commercials aired in Louisiana. In 2010, Goodman appeared in a commercial to raise awareness for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Also starring in the commercial were Sandra Bullock, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Jack Del Rio, Drew Brees, Emeril Lagasse, James Carville, and Blake Lively. Goodman was cast in In the Electric Mist (2009) as Julie "Baby Feet" Balboni. At one time, he was slated to play the role of Ignatius Reilly, the main character of A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The story takes place almost entirely in New Orleans. However, the movie was never put into production. The Princess and the Frog where he lent his voice as Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff also takes place in New Orleans. Goodman was featured in Treme. Treme focuses on a group of interconnected people trying to rebuild their lives in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. Goodman played Creighton Bernette, a Tulane English professor.
  • 2014
    Age 61
    Goodman has spent the summer of 2014 shooting Season Two.
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  • 2013
    Age 60
    In 2013, Goodman received rave reviews for his performance as North Carolina Senator Gil John Biggs in Amazon's Alpha House, a political comedy written by Garry Trudeau.
    More Details Hide Details The show centers around Goodman's character, a retired UNC basketball coach, and three other Republican senators living in a house on Capitol Hill.
    On August 10, 2013, Goodman was inducted as a Disney Legend.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 59
    In February 2012, it was reported that Goodman would reunite with Roseanne Barr for a new NBC pilot titled Downwardly Mobile.
    More Details Hide Details The series would have had Goodman portray a bachelor mechanic and all-around clown as a resident in a trailer park and would have used the standard multiple-camera setup traditionally found in sitcoms; however, the series' option wasn't picked up by the network. Other prominent roles include performances in Flight (2012) and The Monuments Men (2014). With his well-received supporting roles in The Artist (2012) and Argo (2012), Goodman accomplished the rare feat of appearing in back-to-back winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • 2011
    Age 58
    Also in 2011, Goodman starred in Kevin Smith's foray into horror in Red State playing ATF Agent Joseph Keenan.
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    In 2011, Goodman was a guest star on the third season of Community.
    More Details Hide Details He also voiced a character in RAGE voicing Dan Hagar, and played movie studio chief Al Zimmer in the Academy Award–winning live action film The Artist, as well as Best Picture nominee Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close the same year.
  • 2009
    Age 56
    In 2009, he reprised the role of Pozzo at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
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  • 2008
    Age 55
    In theater, Goodman played the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 2008 Kodak Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, starring Christopher Lloyd as Ebenezer Scrooge.
    More Details Hide Details He played the role of Pozzo in a Studio 54 revival of Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot, opposite Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair called it "the greatest Pozzo I've ever seen."
  • 2007
    Age 54
    He voiced Robot Santa in the character's first appearance on Futurama. Beginning in 2007, Goodman has been the voiceover in Dunkin' Donuts commercials.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, Goodman provided the voice of Pacha in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove and, a year later, the voice of Sulley in Pixar's Monsters, Inc.. In 2009, Goodman voiced "Big Daddy" La Bouff The Princess and the Frog. Goodman's voice can also be heard on an automated message system at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
    In the latter, he appeared as Pahrump, Nevada Judge Robert Bebe, earning a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series for his performance.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, Goodman starred as Fred Flintstone in the film adaptation of The Flintstones.
  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 44
    He is also known for his role as the head football coach for Adams College in the movie Revenge of the Nerds. In 1997, Goodman was added to the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Goodman is most famous for his role as Dan Conner on ABC's sitcom Roseanne. Goodman first worked with the Coen Brothers on Raising Arizona (1987). He would go on to appear in their films Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). Only Steve Buscemi has appeared in more Coen works (six films), though Frances McDormand and Jon Polito have also appeared in five of their films. Goodman had guest roles on the Aaron Sorkin television dramas The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In the former he appeared in four episodes, playing Speaker of the House and eventual acting president Glen Allen Walken.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 36
    Goodman married Annabeth Hartzog in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details They are longtime residents of New Orleans, Louisiana. Their daughter, Molly Evangeline Goodman, works as a production assistant in the film industry. In a 2009 interview, Goodman opened up about his alcoholism, saying, "I don't know how much the old Jackie Daniel's franchise ruined my memory, which is going anyway, because of my advancing decrepitude. I had a 30-year run, and at the end I didn't care about anything. I was just fed up with myself. I didn't even want to be an actor anymore." In October 2012, he said, "If I'd picture in my mind a drink – usually straight out of the bottle – I couldn't not do it." He said that, while acting in plays, "I'd have the shakes so bad I'd have to have a drink to get through the show. I'm lucky I never got fired." Eventually, he "bottomed out" and has been sober since 2007. He tries to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every morning.
  • 1986
    Age 33
    Before landing his big break into movies in 1986, with a significant comedic role in True Stories, he had a brief cameo as Otis in Sweet Dreams.
    More Details Hide Details In the former film, his character Louis Fyne memorably utters the line: "I'm 6' 3" and maintain a consistent panda bear shape", establishing his trademark size as an important part of many characters he would later play on film and stage - and in the latter film, he plays the 'guy who sold Patsy's husband the car' he would destroy in the Demolition Derby.
  • 1985
    Age 32
    During this period he continued to work on the stage, starring in Big River from 1985 to 1987.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 29
    In 1982, Goodman started landing movie roles, beginning with a small role in Eddie Macon's Run.
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  • 1980
    Age 27
    With little to no prior experience in TV comedy, Goodman auditioned to be a cast member for Jean Doumanian's tumultuous 1980–1981 SNL season, and was rejected, along with up-and-coming comedians Jim Carrey, Paul Reubens, and Robert Townsend.
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  • 1975
    Age 22
    After an injury ended his college football career, Goodman decided to become a professional actor and left Missouri for New York City in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details With a small bankroll from his brother, Goodman found an apartment near the Theater District and unsuccessfully tried to make money as a bartender and waiter. However, he eventually found modest success in voice-overs, commercials, and plays. He was the person who slapped himself (uttering the famous tagline, "Thanks... I needed that!") in an iconic television ad for Skin Bracer by Mennen. Goodman also performed off-Broadway and in dinner theatres, before landing character roles in film during the early 1980s. In 1985, Goodman originated the role of Pap Finn in Big River. For his role, he received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical; he is also featured on the Original Broadway Cast Recording. He had a long history of appearances on late night comedy shows, and was the first guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, which won him the series' "First Guest Medal" (Goodman joked he would pawn the medal for a bottle of cheap Scotch). Goodman has hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live 13 times, while also making seven cameo appearances as Linda Tripp during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and cameoing on the season 28 finale hosted by former SNL cast member Dan Aykroyd.
    He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on June 20, 1952.
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