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John Lithgow is a Actor American born on 19 october 1945 at Rochester (USA)

John Lithgow

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Birth name John Arthur Lithgow
Nationality USA
Birth 19 october 1945 (73 years) at Rochester (USA)

John Arthur Lithgow (/ˈlɪθɡoʊ/ LITH-goh; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, singer, and author. Lithgow has received acclaim and many accolades in his career including two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards and was also nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. Lithgow received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into American Theater Hall of Fame.

Lithgow is well known for his television roles as Dick Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun and Arthur Mitchell in Dexter as well as for his roles in films Obsession, Blow Out, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Footloose, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Harry and the Hendersons, Raising Cain, Cliffhanger, The Pelican Brief, Shrek, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Kinsey, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Homesman, Love Is Strange and Interstellar.

On the stage, he appeared in many Broadway productions including the musical adaptation of Sweet Smell of Success and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. In 2007, he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut as Malvolio in Neil Bartlett's production of Twelfth Night. 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, such as Marsupial Sue, for children. His work for children earned him Grammy Award nominations and two Parents' Choice Silver Honor Awards.

Biography

On le remarque d'abord dans des thrillers de Brian De Palma, Obsession, puis Blow Out. Dans les années 1980, il s'impose dans une série de seconds rôles de composition, comme le transsexuel dans Le Monde selon Garp. Il apparaît également dans des films de pur divertissement comme Footloose, Les Aventures de Buckaroo Banzaï à travers la 8e dimension ou Bigfoot et les Henderson, où il alterne personnages sympathiques et rôles de méchants. C'est dans ce dernier emploi qu'il interprète, au début des années 1990, une série de rôles de tueurs en série ou de criminels dans Ricochet, L'Esprit de Caïn ou Cliffhanger : Traque au sommet. À partir de 1996, il tient le rôle du Docteur Dick Solomon dans la série télévisée Troisième planète après le Soleil. Il est également l'interprète du personnage d'Arthur Mitchell, le redoutable « Trinité » (« Trinity Killer ») de la quatrième saison de Dexter. Il apparaît aussi dans How I Met Your Mother dans le rôle du père de Barney Stinson. En 2016, il est récompensé par un Emmy Award pour son interprétation de Winston Churchill dans la série The Crown de Netflix.

Il était le premier choix pour interpréter Emmett Brown dans le film de 1985 Retour vers le futur, mais fut indisponible, et le rôle échut finalement à Christopher Lloyd.

Best films

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
(Actor)
Shrek (2001)
(Actor)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
(Actor)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
(Actor)
Cliffhanger (1993)
(Actor)
The Accountant (2016)
(Actor)

Usually with

Aron Warner
Aron Warner
(2 films)
Cody Cameron
Cody Cameron
(3 films)
Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Lithgow (71 films)

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Actor

Beatriz at Dinner, 1h19
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Nina Arianda
Roles Doug Strutt
Rating60% 3.0484153.0484153.0484153.0484153.048415
Une thérapeute en médecine douce se retrouve bloquée chez un riche patient à cause de sa voiture en panne. Celui-ci a organisé un dîner afin de célèbrer un contrat avec des clients, il l'invite à rester.
Daddy's Home 2, 1h40
Directed by Sean Anders
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Cena, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, John Lithgow
Roles Don Whitaker
Rating60% 3.0000553.0000553.0000553.0000553.000055
Brad Whitaker et Dusty Mayron, réconciliés depuis le premier film, voient débarquer dans leur vie le père de la belle-fille de Dusty, remarié à une autre femme, ainsi que son propre père.
Pitch Perfect 3, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee
Roles Fergus
Rating59% 2.9598652.9598652.9598652.9598652.959865
Après avoir remporté les championnats du monde, les Bellas se retrouvent séparées et réalisent qu’il n’existe pas de perspective de travail qui permette de faire de la musique avec sa bouche. Mais lorsqu’on leur offre la chance de se retrouver une nouvelle fois sur scène pour une tournée à l’étranger, ce groupe de nerds se réunit pour une dernière nouvelle aventure musicale, pour le USO tour. Stacie enceinte d'une fille de 8 mois.Pendant le USO le père de Amy la baleine kidnappe les bellas; Amy et Beca sont épargnées, et parviennent à délivrer les autres en provoquant un incendie sur le yacht où les Bellas sont retenues. Ce n'est pas le groupe entier des Bellas, mais seulement Beca qui est sélectionnée pour chanter avec DJ Khaled; elle réalise un premier solo, puis convie le groupe de filles sur scène pour chanter "Freedom 90".
Miss Sloane, 2h12
Directed by John Madden
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Waterston
Roles Senator Ronald Sperling
Rating74% 3.7489353.7489353.7489353.7489353.748935
Madeline Elizabeth Sloane est l'une des lobbyistes les plus réputées de Washington, D.C..
The Accountant, 2h8
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Anna Kendrick, Ben Affleck, J. K. Simmons, Jeffrey Tambor, Jon Bernthal, John Lithgow
Roles Lamar Black
Rating72% 3.6471953.6471953.6471953.6471953.647195
Christian Wolff est un génie mathématique et spécialiste de juricomptabilité qui travaille pour une firme comptable en Illinois. Il accepte des contrats de groupes criminels, contrats transmis par téléphone portable (cellulaire) par une femme inconnue, « La Voix ». Dans son enfance, lors d'une visite au Harbor Neuroscience Institute, centre pour enfants atteints de troubles de santé mentale, les parents de Christian reçoivent l'offre de laisser leur enfant sous la responsabilité du directeur, qui propose de trouver les conditions de vie où Christian s'épanouira. Entretemps, Christian établit un lien avec Justine, troublée et muette. Le père de Christian, un officier militaire américain, rejette la proposition, jugeant que son fils doit surmonter son handicap. Plus tard, la mère quitte la famille parce qu'elle est incapable de supporter plus longuement les comportements excentriques, parfois violents, de Christian ; elle abandonne aussi son deuxième garçon, Braxton. Dans le but de les aider à relever les défis de leur vie adulte, le père engage des spécialistes pour former ses deux fils aux combats.
The Good Dinosaur, 1h34
Directed by Peter Sohn, Bob Peterson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about families, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Lucas Neff, John Ratzenberger, John Lithgow, Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand
Roles Poppa, father of the Apatosaurus family
Rating66% 3.349953.349953.349953.349953.34995
In an alternate timeline in which Earth was never hit by an asteroid and dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a tragic accident. One day, Arlo falls into a river and gets knocked out by a rock, finding himself far away from his home. While trying to find a way back to the Clawed-Tooth Mountains, he befriends a human caveboy that he names Spot.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2h11
Directed by Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Gary Oldman, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
Roles Charles Rodman
Rating75% 3.797443.797443.797443.797443.79744
Ten years after the worldwide pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus (known as the Simian Flu), human civilization is completely destroyed following martial law, civil unrest and the economic collapse of every country in the world. Over 90% of the human population has died in the pandemic, while apes with genetically enhanced intelligence have started to build a civilization of their own.
Interstellar, 2h49
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace
Roles Donald
Rating82% 4.112364.112364.112364.112364.11236
Crop blight has made growing food on Earth nearly impossible, threatening the existence of humanity. Joe Cooper, a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law Donald, son Tom, and daughter Murphy. Murphy believes her bedroom is haunted by a poltergeist. When the "ghost" creates a pattern of dust on the floor, Cooper realizes an unknown intelligence is using gravity to communicate, and interprets the pattern as geographic coordinates, which Cooper and Murphy follow to a secret NASA installation.
The Homesman, 2h2
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner, Meryl Streep, James Spader
Roles Reverend Dowd
Rating65% 3.2992153.2992153.2992153.2992153.299215
Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a 31-year-old spinster from New York, a former teacher who journeyed to the Midwest for more opportunity. She is an active member of the small farming community Loup City, Nebraska Territory, and has significant financial prospects and sizable land ownership. She seems strong and independent, but suffers from depression and isolation after being rejected by several potential husbands for being unattractive and overbearing. She makes dinner for and sings to her neighbor Bob Giffen (Evan Jones), but when she proposes, he turns her down and leaves to find a wife back east.
Love Is Strange, 1h34
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Cheyenne Jackson
Roles Ben
Rating66% 3.3478553.3478553.3478553.3478553.347855
Ben and George, a same-sex couple from Manhattan, get married after 39 years together. George is a Catholic school music teacher, and when word of the marriage reaches the archdiocese, he is fired. Without his salary, the couple can no longer afford their New York apartment and are forced to ask their friends and family for shelter, resulting in their separation. Ben stays in Brooklyn with his nephew Elliot, Elliot's novelist wife Kate, and their teenage son Joey, while George bunks with their (now former) neighbors, a younger same-sex couple of two party-loving cops, Roberto and Ted.
This Is 40
This Is 40 (2012)
, 2h14
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Jason Segel, Judd Apatow, Megan Fox
Roles Oliver
Rating61% 3.097483.097483.097483.097483.09748
The film begins with couple Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd), first seen in Knocked Up; they are having sex on Debbie's 40th birthday. Pete reveals that he took a Viagra given to him by his friend Barry (Rob Smigel); this enrages Debbie and they stop. Debbie is angered that she is turning 40.
The Campaign, 1h25
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Baker, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott
Roles Glen Motch
Rating60% 3.048573.048573.048573.048573.04857
Democratic Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) of North Carolina's fictional 14th District is running for his fifth term unopposed. However his campaign is damaged by the revelation of his affair with one of his supporters, when Cam accidentally leaves a sexually explicit voice message on a local family's answering machine.
New Year's Eve, 1h57
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Nouvel an
Actors Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro
Roles Jonathan Cox
Rating57% 2.850852.850852.850852.850852.85085
On New Year's Eve, Vice-President of the Times Square Alliance Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is making the final arrangements for the ball drop with the help of her friend Police Officer Brendan (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges). Meanwhile, after being nearly run over by a car and denied a vacation, Ahern Records secretary Ingrid Withers (Michelle Pfeiffer) quits her job and offers the deliveryman Paul Doyle (Zac Efron) tickets for the Ahern Records Masquerade Ball if Paul helps her complete a series of New Year's resolutions before midnight, which he accepts.