John Lithgow


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John Lithgow
John Arthur Lithgow ( ; born , 1945) is an American character actor, musician, and author. Lithgow has been involved with a wide range of media projects, including stage, television, film, and radio. He also has written and published several books of poetry and children's literature. He appeared in the films The World According to Garp (1982) and Terms of Endearment (1983), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for each.

Lithgow is well known for his roles as the Reverend Shaw Moore in Footloose, Dick Solomon on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek, and Arthur Mitchell on Showtime's Dexter, for which he won Golden Globe and Emmy awards. On the stage, he appeared in the musical adaptation of Sweet Smell of Success, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He again appeared in a musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, again receiving a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He has also recorded music, such as the 1999 album of children's music, Singin' in the Bathtub, and has written poetry and short stories for children, such as Marsupial Sue.

John Lithgow News

• The Almanac for Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2016
• 'The Crown' featuring Claire Foy and Matt Smith as real-life royals releases first trailer
• 'The Accountant' movie trailer: Ben Affleck stars as math genius on wrong side of the law
• Netflix announces 'Marseille,' 'The Crown,' 'Marco Polo' premieres

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