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A jovial jokester, John Goodman was born June 20, 1952, in Affton, Mo. After graduation from Southwest Missouri State University, he moved to New York City and worked as a bouncer while auditioning. He first landed on television in commercials and made an inauspicious movie debut in Jailbait Babysitter (1977).

But star-making roles were on the way, beginning with the lead in 1986's True Stories. With Raising Arizona (1987), Goodman made the first of several appearances in the films of the Coen brothers (Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski). His later big-screen work includes The Babe (1992) and Monsters, Inc. (2001).

Goodman's fans know him best for his Emmy-nominated role on the hit sitcom "Roseanne" and frequent hosting gigs on "Saturday Night Live." He won his first Emmy in 2007 for his guest spot on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and earned another nod in 2010 for his supporting work in the HBO biopic You Don't Know Jack.

John Goodman in 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane

2016 PG-13

After being knocked out in an auto accident, a young woman awakens in a cellar with a stranger, who tells her that he's saved her from a chemical attack that has devastated the outside world. Unsure what to believe, she decides that she must escape.

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  • John Goodman in Ratchet & Clank Ratchet & Clank
  • John Goodman in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • John Goodman in Love the Coopers Love the Coopers
  • John Goodman in Inside Llewyn Davis Inside Llewyn Davis
  • John Goodman in Monsters University Monsters University
  • John Goodman in The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski
  • John Goodman in The Monuments Men The Monuments Men
  • John Goodman in The Jungle Book 2 The Jungle Book 2
  • John Goodman in Argo Argo
  • John Goodman in Marilyn Hotchkiss's Ballroom Dancing... Marilyn Hotchkiss's Ballroom Dancing...
  • John Goodman in Flight Flight
  • John Goodman in Raising Arizona Raising Arizona
  • John Goodman in Trouble with the Curve Trouble with the Curve
  • John Goodman in The Princess and the Frog The Princess and the Frog
  • John Goodman in Monsters, Inc. Monsters, Inc.
  • John Goodman in Barton Fink Barton Fink
  • John Goodman in Fallen Fallen
  • John Goodman in ParaNorman ParaNorman
  • John Goodman in The Artist The Artist
  • John Goodman in Red State Red State
  • John Goodman in O Brother, Where Art Thou? O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • John Goodman in The Emperor's New Groove The Emperor's New Groove
  • John Goodman in Speed Racer Speed Racer
  • John Goodman in You Don't Know Jack You Don't Know Jack
  • John Goodman in Beyond the Sea Beyond the Sea
  • John Goodman in The Gambler The Gambler
  • John Goodman in The Babe The Babe
  • John Goodman in Coyote Ugly Coyote Ugly
  • John Goodman in Bee Movie Bee Movie
  • John Goodman in Dancing on the Edge Dancing on the Edge
  • John Goodman in True Stories True Stories
  • John Goodman in Sea of Love Sea of Love
  • John Goodman in In the Electric Mist In the Electric Mist
  • John Goodman in The Big Easy The Big Easy
  • John Goodman in Revenge of the Nerds Revenge of the Nerds
  • John Goodman in Evan Almighty Evan Almighty
  • John Goodman in Arachnophobia Arachnophobia
  • John Goodman in The Borrowers The Borrowers
  • John Goodman in Dirty Work Dirty Work
  • John Goodman in Matinee Matinee
  • John Goodman in The Flintstones The Flintstones
  • John Goodman in Always Always
  • John Goodman in Bringing Out the Dead Bringing Out the Dead
  • John Goodman in Storytelling Storytelling
  • John Goodman in Tales of the Rat Fink Tales of the Rat Fink
  • John Goodman in Treme Treme
  • John Goodman in The Jack Bull The Jack Bull
  • John Goodman in Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams
  • John Goodman in Burglar Burglar
  • John Goodman in Clifford's Really Big Movie Clifford's Really Big Movie
  • John Goodman in Alabama Moon Alabama Moon
  • John Goodman in Confessions of a Shopaholic Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • John Goodman in Roseanne Roseanne
  • John Goodman in Everybody's All-American Everybody's All-American
  • John Goodman in King Ralph King Ralph
  • John Goodman in The Runner The Runner
  • John Goodman in One Night at McCool's One Night at McCool's
  • John Goodman in Masked & Anonymous Masked & Anonymous
  • John Goodman in Kronk's New Groove Kronk's New Groove
  • John Goodman in Gigantic Gigantic
  • John Goodman in For Love of Liberty For Love of Liberty
  • John Goodman in Alpha House: Season 1 Alpha House: Season 1
  • John Goodman in Blues Brothers 2000 Blues Brothers 2000
  • John Goodman in Overnight Overnight
  • John Goodman in Father of the Pride Father of the Pride
  • John Goodman in Freshman Orientation Freshman Orientation
  • John Goodman in Drunkboat Drunkboat