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John Lithgow

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John Lithgow

American actor, musician, and author add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1945.

Countries: United States (76%), United Kingdom (14%), (3%)

Main connections: The Good Dinosaur, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris

Linked to: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Adams House, Campbell Soup Company, Harvard University

 

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John Lithgow was born in 1945 add something


1967

Lithgow attended Harvard College, and graduated with an A.B. "magna cum laude" in 1967, in history and literature add something


 

In 1973, Lithgow debuted on Broadway in David Storey's "The Changing Room", for which he received both the Tony and Drama Desk award as Best Featured Actor in a Play add something


1976

The following year he starred opposite Lynn Redgrave in "My Fat Friend", and in 1976 he starred opposite Meryl Streep in Arthur Miller's "A Memory of Two Mondays" add something


1977

William Gillette - Both were successful with both the public and the critics, and "Secret Service" remains the only one of his plays available today on commercial VHS and DVD from a 1977 Broadway Theater Archive production starring John Lithgow and Meryl Streep


1979

In 1979, Lithgow portrayed Lucas Sergeant in Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical movie "All That Jazz" add something


1980

Steve Tesich - His play "Division Street" opened on Broadway in 1980 starring John Lithgow and Keene Curtis and was revived in 1987


 

In 1983 and 1984, Lithgow was nominated for the Academy award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances as Roberta Muldoon in "The World According to Garp" and as Sam Burns in "Terms of Endearment" add something

 

Terms of Endearment - "'Terms of Endearment"' is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, and John Lithgow


1984

In 1984, Lithgow played a pastor who condemns dancing in "Footloose" add something

 

Lithgow originated the character of Dr. Emilio Lizardo/Lord John Whorfin, an Italian physicist inhabited by an evil alien, which he played in the 1984 cult film "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" add something


 

In 1986, Lithgow received a Primetime Emmy award in the category Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for his appearance in the episode "The Doll" of the "Amazing Stories" anthology series add something


1987

In 1987, Lithgow starred in the Bigfoot-themed family comedy "Harry and the Hendersons" add something


1990

Trevor Peacock - He was the Gravedigger in Franco Zeffirelli's 1990 film version of "Hamlet", and the Innkeeper in the 2000 made-for-television film version of "Don Quixote", starring John Lithgow and Bob Hoskins

 

Josh Evans (film producer) - Most notably, he acted as Tom Cruise's hippie younger brother in "Born on the Fourth of July", which won a 1990 Golden Globe *award, and John Lithgow's psycho assistant in "Ricochet"


1991

In 1991, he starred in the movie "Ricochet" opposite Denzel Washington as Earl Talbot Blake, a criminal seeking revenge against the policeman who sent him to prison add something

 

Richard Levinson - In 1991, in tribute to Levinson, Link wrote the script to the 1991 TV film "The Boys", starring James Woods and John Lithgow

 

William Link - In 1991, in tribute to Levinson, he wrote the script for the 1991 TV film "The Boys", starring James Woods and John Lithgow


1992

Raising Cain - "'Raising Cain"' is a 1992 psychological thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and starring John Lithgow, Lolita_Davidovich and Steven Bauer


1995

Lea Salonga - Back in the U.S. in 1995, Salonga played the role of Geri Riordan, an 18-year-old adopted Vietnamese American child in the Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie "Redwood Curtain", which starred John Lithgow and Jeff Daniels

 

Sherilyn Fenn - In 1995, she starred in an episode of "Tales from the Crypt" directed by Robert Zemeckis, alongside Isabella Rossellini and John Lithgow, in which she played the lover of Humphrey Bogart, who appeared in the episode via CGI special effects

 

Catherine Hicks - She played Julia Riordan, opposite John Lithgow and Lea Salonga, in the 1995 ABC Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "Redwood Curtain"


 

" He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in each of the program's six seasons and won three times, in 1996, 1997, and 1999 add something

 

David Ackroyd - Ackroyd moved to Montana in 1996 and in 2003 co-founded Alpine Theatre Project in Whitefish, a professional acting company which has featured appearances by such notable performers as Olympia Dukakis, John Lithgow and Kelli O'Hara


1999

He has recorded music, such as the 1999 album of children's music, "Singin' in the Bathtub", and has written poetry and short stories, such as "Marsupial Sue", for children add something

 

Lithgow launched into a career as a recording artist with the 1999 album of children's music, "Singin' in the Bathtub add something


 

In 2002, Lithgow won a Tony award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of J.J. Hunsecker in the Broadway adaptation of the 1957 film "Sweet Smell of Success" add something

 

In 2002, he narrated "Life's Greatest Miracle", a documentary about human embryonic development, while in 2004, he portrayed the moralistic, rigid father of Alfred Kinsey in that year's biopic "Kinsey" add something

 

" In June 2002, Lithgow released his second children's album "Farkle and Friends add something


2003

Roger Daltrey - In 2003, he starred as Alfred P. Doolittle in a production of "My Fair Lady" at the Hollywood Bowl alongside John Lithgow and Melissa Errico


2005

In 2005, Lithgow was elected into the American Theater Hall of Fame for his work on Broadway add something

 

David Yazbek - Yazbek wrote the music and lyrics to the musical adaptation of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", which opened on Broadway in 2005, featuring John Lithgow, Norbert_Leo_Butz, Sherie Rene Scott, Joanna Gleason, and Gregory Jbara


 

In 2006, Lithgow had a small role in the Academy award-winning film "Dreamgirls", as Jerry Harris, a film producer offering Deena Jones a film role add something

 

Since 2006 he has starred in Campbell Soup Company's commercials advertising their Campbell's Select premium soup brand add something

 

In August 2006, Lithgow released "The Sunny Side of the Street," his third children's album and first with Razor & Tie add something

 

Jonathan Pryce - Also, during 2006, Pryce returned to the Broadway stage replacing John Lithgow, from January to July, as Lawrence Jameson in the musical version of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

 

Jeffrey Tambor - After the cancellation of "Arrested Development" in April 2006, Tambor signed on to a series with John Lithgow called "Twenty Good Years" about two men who ponder the last 20 years of their life


2007

In 2007, Lithgow played Malvolio in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Twelfth Night", at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom add something


2008

In 2008 through 2009, Lithgow played Joe Keller in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" add something


2009

On March 5, 2009, Lithgow made a cameo on NBC's "30 Rock," in the episode "Goodbye, My Friend," with several references to his role in "Harry and the Hendersons add something

 

In September 2009, Lithgow joined the cast of "Dexter" as Arthur Mitchell, a serial killer and Dexter Morgan's nemesis add something


2010

Lithgow starred alongside Jennifer Ehle in Douglas Carter Beane's comedy "Mr & Mrs Fitch" presented Off-Broadway by Second Stage Theatre from February 22, 2010 to April 4, 2010 add something

 

On October 1, 2010, Lithgow appeared on Doug Benson's podcast "Doug Loves Movies", along with fellow guests Paul F. Tompkins and Jimmy Pardo add something

 

Dexter (TV series) - In 2010, Hall and John Lithgow, in their respective categories, won a Golden Globe for their performances, on the same night, for their work in season four

 

Meg Ryan - In October 2010, she was cast in the ensemble drama "Lives of The Saints" alongside Kat Dennings, Kevin Zegers and John Lithgow


2011

In 2011, he performed a dramatic reading of a Newt Gingrich press release on "The Colbert Report" and made a call to Colbert's annual Atone Phone "by mistake add something

 

Sam Doumit - Doumit will star with Meg Ryan, 50 Cent, and John Lithgow in the 2011 feature film Lives of the Saints

 

United Solo Theatre Festival - In 2011, the United Solo board has nominated four performers for the uAward: Daniel Beaty in "Through the Night", John Lithgow in "Stories by Heart", Patti LuPone in "The Gypsy in My Soul", and Robin Williams in "Weapons of Self-Destruction"

 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - "'Rise of the Planet of the Apes"' is a 2011 American science fiction film directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, and Andy Serkis

 

Cheyenne Jackson - In September 2011, Jackson joined Morgan Freeman, Ellen Barkin, Matt Bomer, Christine Lahti, and John Lithgow as part of the premier Broadway Cast of Dustin Lance Black's new play "8", directed by Joe Mantello


2012

The National Theatre tempted Lithgow to appear on the London stage in the winter of 2012/13 as Police Magistrate Aeneas Posket in a revival of Arthur Wing Pinero's The Magistrate add something

 

Lithgow returned to Broadway as Joseph Alsop in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of David Auburn's new play "The Columnist", with previews starting on April 4, 2012 add something


2013

The Good Dinosaur - On August 9, 2013, it was announced at the D23 Expo that Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances_McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer and Bill Hader had joined the cast of the film


 

It was announced in February 2014 that he will return to Central Park's Delacorte Theater and Shakespeare in the Park for the first time since 1975 in the title role of Shakespeare's "King Lear" directed by Tony award Winner Daniel Sullivan add something

 

Martha Plimpton - In 2014, Plimpton returns to Broadway as Julia, the daughter of Glenn Close and John Lithgow in a revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance

 

James Roosevelt, Sr. - Roosevelt is voiced by John Lithgow in "The Roosevelts", a 2014 documentary series by Ken Burns

 

Martha Plimpton - She returns to Broadway in the fall of 2014 in a revival of A Delicate Balance co-starring Glenn Close and John Lithgow

 

Annette Bening - It was announced in May 2014 that she will join fellow Academy *award Nominee John Lithgow as Goneril in Shakespeare's "King Lear" at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park as part of the Public Theatre's Free Shakespeare in the Park

 

The Good Dinosaur - In August 2014, John Lithgow revealed in an interview that the film had been dismantled and "completely reimagined" and he was expected to re-record his role in the next month while mentioning that Frances McDormand was still part of the film


2015

On June 18, 2015, it was reported that Lithgow would portray Winston Churchill in the 2016 forthcoming television drama show "The Crown" add something

 

Bill Hader - However in June 2015, Hader, alongside John Lithgow, Lucas_Neff, Neil Patrick Harris and Judy Greer, left the project for undisclosed reasons


2016

Lithgow portrays Winston Churchill in the 2016 Netflix drama series "The Crown" add something


2017

"Detroit News", Frazier Moore, Associated Press March 9, 2017 add something

 

On October 18, 2017, Lithgow coauthored the New York Times daily Crossword Puzzle add something


2018

He appears in a solo play "John Lithgow: Stories by Heart", which opened on Broadway on January 11, 2018 at the American Airlines Theatre, written by Lithgow add something


2019

The play opens April 18, 2019 and will close July 21, 2019 add something

 

The film is set to be released June 7, 2019 add something

 

The film is set to be released December 20, 2019 add something

 

Laurie Metcalf - In 2019, Metcalf is set to play Hillary Clinton opposite John Lithgow as Bill Clinton in Lucas Hnath's "Hillary and Clinton" at the John Golden Theatre