Don Ignacio pays tribute to:
(June 20, 1952- )
John Goodman is a talented comedian who actually started as a college
whose career was cut short due to an injury. Thus, he
pursued a college degree in drama
at Southwestern Missouri State
University. His acting debut was in an off-Broadway
"A Midsummer Night's Dream." Afterward, he starred in several Broadway
productions including "Loose Ends," "Big River," and "Huckleberry Finn."
Goodman played insignificant roles in such films as Eddie Macon's Run
The Revenge of the Nerds (1984),
and Maria's Lovers (1985), but then progressed to starring roles
such as in the offbeat
comedies True Stories (1986) and the Coen Brother's
Raising Arizona (1987).
Goodman proves he does well in non-comedies as well such as Sea of Love (1989),
Always (1989), and portraying Babe Ruth in The Babe (1992). Some of
significant roles include Charlie Meadows in Barton Fink (1991),
Fred Flintstone in
The Flintstones (1994) and Mitch Mitchell in
the remake of A Streetcar Named Desire (1995).
Goodman is probably most fondly
remembered starring opposite Rosanne Barr in the long
Films Starring John Goodman on Don Ignacio's Movie Reviews:
Revenge of the Nerds, the (1984)
Raising Arizona (1987)
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) (voc)
O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000)
Monsters Inc. (2001)
Biography by Michael Lawrence
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