John Lithgow

John Lithgow

John Arthur Lithgow (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor. Prolific in films, television and on stage, Lithgow is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Tony Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lithgow studied at Harvard University winning a Fulbright scholarship and getting a chance to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. From there he focused his training on the New York stage beginning a distinguished career on Broadway. In 1973, Lithgow received his first Tony Award for his performance in The Changing Room. In 1976 Lithgow acted alongside Meryl Streep in three plays 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, A Memory of Two Mondays and Secret Service. In the 1980s he continued to receive Tony Awards nominations for his performances in Requiem for a Heavyweight (1985) and M. Butterfly (1988). In 2002, Lithgow received his second Tony Award, this time for a musical, The Sweet Smell of Success and another nomination for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005). In 2007, he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut as Malvolio in Neil Bartlett's production of Twelfth Night. He has also appeared on Broadway in the acclaimed plays The Columnist (2012) and A Delicate Balance (2014). He portrayed Bill Clinton in Hillary and Clinton (2019) alongside Laurie Metcalf as Hillary Clinton. Lithgow is also known for his television roles such as Dick Solomon in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001) winning three Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance. He also played Arthur Mitchell in the drama Dexter (2009) and he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama. In 2004, Lithgow played Blake Edwards in the HBO television movie, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. He has also appeared on 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, Louie and Drunk History. Lithgow won great acclaim for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Peter Morgan's historical drama The Crown (2016–2019) on Netflix. For acting in The Crown he won a Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2020, he had a recurring role on the HBO period series Perry Mason. He is also well known for his film roles. His early screen roles included Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979) and Brian De Palma's Blow Out (1981). He received his first Academy Award nomination for his breakout performance in The World According to Garp (1982) and received a second Academy Award nomination for Terms of Endearment (1983). He then starred in the films Footloose (1984), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), The Pelican Brief and Cliffhanger (1993), A Civil Action (1998), Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), Shrek (2001), Kinsey (2004), Dreamgirls (2006), Love Is Strange (2014), Miss Sloane (2016) and Beatriz at Dinner (2017). In 2019 he appeared in Mindy Kaling's comedy Late Night and portrayed Roger Ailes in Bombshell.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Rochester, New York, USA
    Birthday
    10/19/1945
Shrek
Shrek
7.7
Footloose
Footloose
6.7
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
6.6
2010
2010
6.7
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Confessions of a Shopaholic
6.5
Obsession
Obsession
6.6
Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment
7.1
The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project
6.3
Kinsey
Kinsey
6.6
The World According to Garp
The World According to Garp
6.7
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
6
Blow Out
Blow Out
7.4
The Day After
The Day After
6.7
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
7.1
Leap Year
Leap Year
6.9
Harry and the Hendersons
Harry and the Hendersons
6.1
The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
6
Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger
6.5
A Civil Action
A Civil Action
6.4
Ricochet
Ricochet
6.1
The Pelican Brief
The Pelican Brief
6.6
Santa Claus: The Movie
Santa Claus: The Movie
6.3
A Good Man in Africa
A Good Man in Africa
5
Raising Cain
Raising Cain
6.1
The Wrong Man
The Wrong Man
4.6
The Big Fix
The Big Fix
5.7
Princess Caraboo
Princess Caraboo
5.4
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
6.6
All That Jazz
All That Jazz
7.5
Silent Fall
Silent Fall
5.2
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
6.3
Resting Place
Resting Place
6.2
Mesmerized
Mesmerized
5
Love, Cheat & Steal
Love, Cheat & Steal
4.7
Rich Kids
Rich Kids
5
Hollow Point
Hollow Point
5.2
The Campaign
The Campaign
5.8
This Is 40
This Is 40
5.9
Interstellar
Interstellar
8.4
Car of the Future
Car of the Future
6
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
4
Redwood Curtain
Redwood Curtain
6
95 Worlds and Counting
95 Worlds and Counting
0
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
6.1
Distant Thunder
Distant Thunder
5.5
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
9
Love Is Strange
Love Is Strange
6.4
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen
0
National Theatre Live: The Magistrate
National Theatre Live: The Magistrate
6
Orange County
Orange County
6
My Brother's Keeper
1
Out Cold
Out Cold
5.8
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
7.3
Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle
6.7
Ivory Hunters
Ivory Hunters
4
The Homesman
The Homesman
6.5
Johnny Skidmarks
Johnny Skidmarks
5.8
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest
5.7
Best of Enemies
Best of Enemies
7.1
The Oldest Living Graduate
The Oldest Living Graduate
0
Timms Valley
6.2
The Glitter Dome
The Glitter Dome
4.5
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
6
The Accountant
The Accountant
7.1
Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
0
Baby Girl Scott
6
9 Kisses
9 Kisses
6.2
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
7.5
Homegrown
Homegrown
5.7
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
5
Miss Sloane
Miss Sloane
7.4
Einstein's Big Idea
Einstein's Big Idea
7.2
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified
8.4
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
7.2
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
6.4
Daddy's Home 2
Daddy's Home 2
6.3
Beatriz at Dinner
Beatriz at Dinner
5.8
The Pulitzer At 100
The Pulitzer At 100
6
Pitch Perfect 3
Pitch Perfect 3
6.5
Secret Service
Secret Service
0
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like
7.9
Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary
5.7
Late Night
Late Night
6.4
Traveling Man
Traveling Man
3.3
The Great Robot Race: The DARPA Grand Challenge
0
Bombshell
Bombshell
6.8
Hickory Dickory Doc
Hickory Dickory Doc
0
The Amazing Bone
The Amazing Bone
0
Not in Front of the Children
6
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
10
The Tomorrow Man
The Tomorrow Man
5.7
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays
0
Santa Claus: The Making of the Movie
Santa Claus: The Making of the Movie
5
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts
7.6
Big Blonde
Big Blonde
5
The Boys
The Boys
0
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve
5.9
John Lithgow's Kid-Sized Concert
John Lithgow's Kid-Sized Concert
5
Shrek: Once Upon a Time
Shrek: Once Upon a Time
7.3
The Macabre World of Lavender Williams
The Macabre World of Lavender Williams
10
Mom, the Wolfman and Me
Mom, the Wolfman and Me
0
Tales from the Crypt: The Robert Zemeckis Collection
Tales from the Crypt: The Robert Zemeckis Collection
8.7
The Country Mouse & the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale
The Country Mouse & the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale
0
American Cinema
American Cinema
0
Myths and Hymns
Myths and Hymns
0
The Country Girl
The Country Girl
0
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos
0
Pet Sematary: The Tale of Timmy Baterman
Pet Sematary: The Tale of Timmy Baterman
7
Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon
7.5
On Broadway
On Broadway
8.7
Sharper
Sharper
7
Bark, George
Bark, George
0
Inside 'Interstellar'
Inside 'Interstellar'
6.9
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes
7.3
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Officer Buckle and Gloria
0
Casting By
Casting By
7.1
The Bubble
The Bubble
4.7
Conclave
Conclave
0
Cabrini
Cabrini
7.4
Spellbound
Spellbound
0
Disclosure
Disclosure
7.9
Sangre
0
Night of 100 Stars III
Night of 100 Stars III
4
Miracle in a Box: A Piano Reborn
Miracle in a Box: A Piano Reborn
0
Lord John
0
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
6.7
Shrek Stories
Shrek Stories
8.2
Give My Regards to Broadway
Give My Regards to Broadway
0
Dogs and More Dogs
5.2
They All Saw a Cat
They All Saw a Cat
0
Projections of America
Projections of America
5
Chez Bob
Chez Bob
0
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie
6.5
Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of Magic
Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of Magic
9.5
Art Happens Here with John Lithgow
Art Happens Here with John Lithgow
0
Broadway: The Next Generation
0
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