John Goodman

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John Stephen Goodman (June 20, 1952) is an American actor. He played Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1993 and reprised the role in its sequel series The Conners. He is a regular collaborator with filmmaking duo Joel & Ethan Coen (aka The Coen Brothers) on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), with Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, and William Forsythe; Barton Fink (1991), with John Turturro; The Big Lebowski (1998), with Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Peter Stormare, and Philip Seymour Hoffman; O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), with George Clooney, Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson; and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), with Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Justin Timberlake, and Adam Driver.

His voice roles include Pacha in Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove franchise (2000), James P. Sullivan in Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. franchise (2001-2020), with Billy Crystal; Baloo in The Jungle Book 2 (2003), Layton T. Montgomery in Bee Movie (2007) Eli “Big Daddy” LaBouff in The Princess and the Frog (2009), and Hound in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).

His other film performances include leads in Steven Spielberg‘s Always (1989), with Richard Dreyfus, Hunter, and Audrey Hepburn; King Ralph (1991), with Peter O’Toole and John Hurt; The Babe (1992), Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993), The Flintstones (1994), with Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O’Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry, and Elizabeth Taylor; John Landis‘s Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), with Dan Aykroyd; and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), and supporting roles in True Stories (1986), Punchline (1988), with Tom Hanks and Sally Field; Coyote Ugly (2000), The Wachowskis‘ Speed Racer (2008), with Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Roger Allam, Benno Fürmann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rain and Richard Roundtree; In the Electric Mist (2009), with Tommy Lee Jones, Peter Sarsgaard, Kelly Macdonald, Mary Steenburgen, Levon Helm, Ned Beatty, and Buddy Guy; Kevin Smith‘s Red State (2011), Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist (2011), with Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Joel Murray, and Ken Davitian; Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), Argo (2012), with Ben a Affleck (who also directed), Bryan Cranston, and Alan Arkin; Robert Zemeckis‘s Flight (2012), with Denzel Washington; The Hangover Part III (2013), The Monuments Men (2014), with Clooney (who also directed), Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett; Love the Coopers (2015), with Alan Arkin, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei, and Olivia Wilde; Patriots Day (2016), with Mark Wahlberg and J.K. Simmons; and Kong: Skull Island (2017), with Samuel L. Jackson.

On television, Goodman has had regular roles on Amazon Studios’s Alpha House and on the first season of HBO’s Treme and has been a frequent host of Saturday Night Live, as well as playing guest roles on series such as Community. He stars in the HBO comedy The Righteous Gemstones, which premiered in 2019. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair has called him “among our very finest actors”.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • The Face of Rage (1983) – directed by Donald Wrye – TV movie
  • Eddie Macon’s Run (1983) – directed by Jeff Kanew
  • The Survivors (1983) – directed by Michael Ritchie
  • Heart of Steel (1983) – directed by Donald Wrye – TV movie
  • Crackers (1984) –
  • Revenge of the Nerds (1984) – directed by Jeff Kanew
  • C.H.U.D. (1984) – Douglas Cheek
  • Maria’s Lovers (1985) – directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy
  • Sweet Dreams (1985) – directed by Karel Reisz
  • True Stories (1986) – directed by David Byrne
  • The Big Easy (1987) – directed by Jim McBride
  • Raising Arizona (1987) – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • Burglar (1987) – directed by Hugh Wilson
  • Murder Ordained (1987) – directed by Mike Robe – TV movie
  • The Wrong Guys (1988) – directed by Danny Bilson
  • Punchline (1988) – directed by David Seltzer
  • Everybody’s All-American (1988) – directed by Taylor Hackford
  • Sea of Love (1989) – directed by Harold Becker
  • Always (1989) – directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Stella (1990) – directed by John Erman
  • Arachnophobia (1990) – directed by Frank Marshall
  • King Ralph (1991) – directed by David S. Ward
  • Barton Fink (1991) – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • The Babe (1992) – directed by Arthur Hiller
  • Frosty Returns (1992) – directed by Evert Brown & Bill Melendez – TV short
  • Matinee (1993) – directed by Joe Dante
  • Born Yesterday (1993) – directed by Luis Mandoki
  • We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993) – directed by Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag, Phil Nibbelink, & Simon Wells
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen – voice – credited as Karl Mundt
  • The Flintstones (1994)* – directed by Brian Levant
  • Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995) – directed by Thomas Schlamme – TV movie
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1995) – directed by Glenn Jordan – TV movie
  • Pie in the Sky (1996) – directed by Bryan Gordon
  • Mother Night (1996) – directed by Keith Gordon
  • The Borrowers (1997)* – directed by Peter Hewitt
  • Fallen (1998) – directed by Gregory Hoblit
  • Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) – directed by John Landis
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)** – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • Dirty Work (1998) – directed by Bob Saget – uncredited
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998) – directed by William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
  • The Real Macaw (1998) – directed by Mario Andreacchio
  • The Jack Bull (1999) – directed by John Badham – TV movie
  • The Runner (1999) – directed by Ron Moler
  • Bringing Out the Dead (1999) – directed by Martin Scorsese
  • What Planet Are You From? (2000) – directed by Mike Nichols
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) – directed by Des McAnuff – cameo
  • Coyote Ugly (2000) – David McNally
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)* – directed by Mark Dindal
  • My First Mister (2001) – directed by Christine Lahti
  • One Night at McCool’s (2001) – directed by Harald Zwart
  • Storytelling (2001) – directed by Todd Solondz
  • Happy Birthday (2001) – directed by Helen Mirren
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001)* – directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman, & Lee Unkrich
  • Mike’s New Car (2002) – directed by Pete Docter & Roger Gould – short
  • Dirty Deeds (2002) – directed by David Caesar
  • Masked and Anonymous (2003) – directed by Larry Charles
  • The Jungle Book 2 (2003) – directed by Steve Trenbirth
  • Freshman Orientation (2004) – directed by Ryan Shiraki
  • Clifford’s Really Big Movie (2004) – directed by Robert C. Ramirez & Steve Trenbirth
  • Beyond the Sea (2004) – directed by Kevin Spacey
  • Kronk’s New Groove (2005) – directed by Saul Blinkoff & Elliot M. Bour – direct-to-DVD
  • Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (2006) – directed by Randall Miller
  • Cars (2006) – directed by John Lasseter & Joe Ranft – cameo
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006) – directed by Ron Underwood – TV movie
  • Evan Almighty (2007) – directed by Tom Shadyac
  • Death Sentence (2007) – directed by James Wan
  • Bee Movie (2007) – directed by Simon J. Smith & Steve Hickner
  • Speed Racer (2008)* – directed by The Wachowskis
  • Gigantic (2009) – directed by Matt Aselton
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) – directed by P.J. Hogan
  • In the Electric Mist (2009) – directed by Bertrand Tavernier
  • Beyond All Boundaries (2009) – directed by David Briggs – short
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)* – directed by Ron Clements & John Musker
  • Pope Joan (2009) – directed by Sönke Wortmann
  • Girls Gone Gangsta (2009) – directed by John & Joe Swider
  • You Don’t Know Jack (2010) – directed by Barry Levinson – TV movie
  • Alabama Moon (2011) – directed by Tim McCanlies
  • The Artist (2011) – directed by Michel Hazanavicius
  • Red State (2011) – directed by Kevin Smith
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) – directed by Stephen Daldry
  • Drunkboat (2012) – directed by Bob Meyer
  • ParaNorman (2012)* – directed by Chris Butler & Sam Fell
  • The Campaign (2012) – directed by Jay Roach – uncredited
  • Trouble with the Curve (2012) – Robert Lorenz
  • Argo (2012) – directed by Ben Affleck
  • Flight (2012) – directed by Robert Zemeckis
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)* – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • The Hangover Part III (2013) – directed by Todd Phillips
  • The Internship (2013) – directed by Shawn Levy – uncredited
  • Monsters University (2013)* – directed by Dan Scanlon
  • The Monuments Men (2014) – directed by George Clooney
  • Party Central (2014) – directed by Kelsey Mann – short
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – directed by Michael Bay
  • The Gambler (2014) – directed by Rupert Wyatt
  • Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015) – directed by Phil Weinstein – direct-to-DVD
  • Trumbo (2015) – directed by Jay Roach
  • Love the Coopers (2015) – directed by Jessie Nelson
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – directed by Dan Trachtenberg
  • Ratchet & Clank (2016) – directed by Kevin Munroe & Jericca Cleland
  • Patriots Day (2016) – directed by Peter Berg
  • Bunyan and Babe (2017) – directed by Louis Ross
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017) – directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
  • Atomic Blonde (2017) – directed by David Leitch
  • Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) – directed by Mark Cullen
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) – directed by Michael Bay
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)* – directed by Luc Besson
  • Captive State (2019) – directed by Rupert Wyatt
  • Easy Does It (2020) – directed by Will Addison