The Dramatic Evolution of The Super Talented John Goodman

March 15, 2017

If you're like me, you can't wait to see the new movie, Kong: Skull Island. Sure, many people are going to be psyched about the special effects but not me. I'm just excited to see one of the best actors of our generation: John Goodman! Since the early 80's, John has been gracious enough to share his wonderful acting with us. The number of iconic roles Mr. Goodman has portrayed in his illustrious career are too many to count. The man is simply a genius! Let's take a closer look at how John Goodman got to where he is today...

One of his first memorable roles was as Coach Harris in the 1984 classic, Revenge of the Nerds.

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It was only a handful of years later in 1988, that he landed the role of Dan on the soon-to-be classic sitcom, Roseanne.

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A year after that, in 1989, John married his long-time sweetheart, Annabeth Hartzog. 

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In 1992, John was able to portray one of his all-time heroes, Babe Ruth, in the popular baseball movie, The Babe. Seems like everything this man touches is a home run! 


In 1994, John took his skills to the stone age and brought Bedrock back to life when he played Fred Flintstone. 

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Nobody was smoother than John Goodman as Mighty Mack McTeer in Blues Brothers 2000 (1998).

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That very same year, John starred in the cult classic, The Big Lebowski. He was absolutely phenomenal in this movie!

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John's character, Big Dan Teague, in the 2000 film, O Brother, Where Art Thou was a fan favorite. I can't wait to see where his evolution takes him from here! 


John, as the voice of Sulley in Monster's Inc., captured the hearts and imaginations of children everywhere when it first hit theaters back in 2001.


After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, John donated a lot of his time and money to help those affected by the tragedy. 

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That's not the end of philanthropy for Mr. Goodman. Back in 2010, the Treme actor starred in an ad campaign to help bring awareness about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that happened off the Gulf of Mexico.

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It seems like he just gets better with age! Here he is promoting his movie Trumbo at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. I can only imagine the amazing places his career will go from here...

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