Born: June 20, 1952
John Goodman is an American actor known for his versatile performances in film, television, and theater. He was born on June 20, 1952, in Affton, Missouri, United States. Goodman’s acting career spans several decades, during which he has established himself as one of the most respected and recognizable actors in the industry.
Goodman first gained prominence for his role as Dan Conner in the popular television sitcom “Roseanne,” which aired from 1988 to 1997. His portrayal of the lovable, working-class family man earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Goodman reprised his role as Dan Conner in the 2018 revival of “Roseanne,” titled “The Conners.”
In addition to his success on television, Goodman has delivered memorable performances in a wide range of films. He has collaborated with the Coen brothers on several occasions, including notable roles in films such as “Raising Arizona” (1987), “Barton Fink” (1991), “The Big Lebowski” (1998), and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000). His performances in these films showcased his versatility as an actor and his ability to seamlessly transition between comedy and drama.
Over the years, Goodman has appeared in numerous other films, including “King Ralph” (1991), “The Flintstones” (1994), “Monsters, Inc.” (2001), “Argo” (2012), “10 Cloverfield Lane” (2016), and “Kong: Skull Island” (2017). His roles have ranged from lovable everymen to intimidating villains, and he has consistently impressed audiences and critics with his talent and screen presence.
In addition to his work in film and television, Goodman has also showcased his talent in the theater. He has performed on Broadway, earning a Tony Award nomination for his role in the 2009 revival of “Waiting for Godot.”
Throughout his career, John Goodman has received numerous accolades for his performances, including Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is admired for his ability to bring depth and humanity to his characters, regardless of the genre or medium. With his considerable talent and enduring presence in the entertainment industry, John Goodman has solidified his status as a beloved and respected actor.
John Goodman’s 5 most popular quotes
- When I was young, we couldn’t afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.
- Relax. Just relax and have fun doing what you’re doing. Don’t worry so much about being results oriented. Just commit yourself to the moment.
- Giving up a lot of yourself isn’t really that hard when you realize that you get more than you give up.
- This happens to be that the power of laughter and love would beat out the power of fear every time. You know, I hate to sound corny about it but it’s true, and I think that’s what this movie is about.
- People just do the strangest things when they believe they’re entitled. But they do even stranger things when they just plain believe.
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