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John Goodman

John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American film, television, and stage actor. He is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997) for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993, and for providing the voice of Sully in Monsters, Inc. He is also known for his frequent film collaborations with the Coen Brothers, including in Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Goodman was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His mother, Virginia Roos (née Loosmore), was a store clerk and waitress who worked at Jack and Phil's Bar-B-Que, while his father, Leslie F. Goodman, was a postal worker who died of a heart attack in 1954. He has a sister, Elisabeth Horvath, and a brother, Leslie. Goodman went to Affton High School, where he played football and dabbled in theater. He won a football scholarship to Southwest Missouri State University, now Missouri State University. He pledged to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, but was not formally initiated until several years later. He discovered Southwest Missouri's drama program and studied there with actors Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper. After a college injury

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Damon, Goodman, Clooney & Murray -- The Power Dinner Summit

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The ultimate A-list power dinner went down in Berlin this weekend, when Matt Damon, John Goodman, George Clooney -- accompanied by his mustache -- and Bill Murray joined forces to break bread… READ MORE >

Jeff Bridges -- Rolling to Lebowski Fest

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Mark it AWESOME, dude -- because the main cast from "The Big Lebowski" is REUNITING in New York this month during the annual Lebowski Fest!!!!Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne… READ MORE >

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John Goodman Loses a Few ... Hairs

John Goodman Loses a Few ... Hairs

It's a start ...BTW -- Good news for all you Achievers* out there; John says he wants to hit up a Lebowskifest one of these days. Mark it awesome, dude.* = Achievers are people obsessed with "The… READ MORE >

- 2057 days ago
When Did John Goodman Gain All That ... Hair?!

When Did John Goodman Gain All That ... Hair?!

Hopefully it's just for a movie and he'll lose it fast. See Also Someone Tell John Goodman to XYZPDQ!  READ MORE >

- 2058 days ago
Spacey and Others Clients of Video Limo Co.

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TMZ has learned the names of some of the celebs who have been driven by the limo company that rolled video inside the limo.As we reported, Ready to Roll has driven Britney Spears, but the A-list… READ MORE >

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Someone Tell John Goodman to XYZPDQ!

Someone Tell John Goodman to XYZPDQ!

That's one way to distract the paps!insertBCSinglePlayer(1554394186); See Also You Can't Keep a Goodman Down  READ MORE >

- 2267 days ago
The Z List - This Week's Biggest Losers 04/07/07

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Here's an idea: why don't porn star Ron Jeremy and talk radio tub Tom Leykis sign each other's racks and call it a day? Until that Arbitron ratings book-buster, here's the lowdown on some other… READ MORE >

- 2670 days ago
Holy S**t! John Goodman Sued Over Pope Flick

Holy S**t! John Goodman Sued Over Pope Flick

John Goodman is in hot holy water with a German film company after he allegedly backed out of playing the role of Pope.According to a lawsuit filed yesterday in Los Angeles County Superior Court… READ MORE >

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