Happy Birthday: John Lithgow

johnlithgow.jpgJohn Lithgow

Born: October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York, USA

Married to:
Mary Yeager (12 December 1981 – present) (2 children)
Jean Taynton (10 September 1966 – 1980) (divorced) (1 child)

I’ve had parallel careers in the theatre and in movies. In the theatre, I often play characters with a strong sense of innocence who aren’t as intelligent as I am. The reason: my size. I seem sort of big and good-natured on stage. It would be too much for a big man to play a forbidding character on stage. So I play big people who are fairly gentle. It’s a wonderful thing to build a career on. What I offer to movie-makers is that I can put a tremendous amount of theatrical background and technical equipment at their disposal. I can make believable the over-the-top characters.

MOVIESHREK
2001
dir. Andrew Adamson
Vicky Jenson
Starring:
Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
ALL THAT JAZZAll that Jazz
1979
dir. Fosse
starring
Roy Schneider
Jessica Lange
Confessions of a Shopaholic
2009
dir. PJ Hogan
Starring
Isla Fisher
movie posterTERMS OF ENDEARMENT
2004
dir. James L. Brooks
Starring:
Shirley McClaine
Debra Winger
BLOW OUTBlow Out
1981
dir. Brian De Palma
Cast
Travolta
Nancy Allen
movie posterORANGE COUNTY
2002
dir. Jake Kasdan
Starring
Colin Hanks
Jack Black
MOVIE POSTERNEW YEAR’S EVE
dir. Garry Marshall
Stars:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Jessica Biel
MOVIE POSTERTHE CAMPAIGN
dir. Jay Roach
Stars:
Will Ferrell
Zach Galifianakis
LOVE IS STRANGE
2014
dir. Ira Sachs
Stars:
Marisa Tomei
John Lithgow
MOVIE POSTERTHIS IS 40
dir. Judd Apatow
Stars:
Paul Rudd
Leslie Mann
LEAP YEAR Movie PosterLeap Year
dir. Anand Tucker
Stars
Adams
Matthew Goodel
MOVIE POSTERRISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
dir. Rupert Wyatt
Stars:
James Franco
Andy Serkis
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