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NBC Orders Hannibal Lecter Show Straight To Series; John Goodman Reunites With Roseanne Barr For Sitcom 'Downwardly Mobile'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 15, 2012 10:38 AM
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25 years after his first big-screen appearance, embodied by Brian Cox in Michael Mann's 1986 film "Manhunter," Thomas Harris' highly educated serial killer Hannibal Lecter has entered the pantheon of famous movie monsters, thanks to four further movies: the Oscar-winning "The Silence of the Lambs," Ridley Scott's "Hannibal," the "Manhunter" remake "Red Dragon" (all of which saw Anthony Hopkins as Lecter), and the instantly forgotten prequel "Hannibal Rising," in which French actor Gaspard Ulliel took up the part. That film might have killed any hope of any more movies for the moment, but we're about to see a lot more of Mr. Lecter...on the small screen.

John Goodman Has 'Trouble With The Curve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 4:12 PM
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John Goodman is no stranger to the baseball diamond. He famously put on the pinstripes to portray none other than Babe Ruth in "The Babe" nearly two decades ago. But this time, he's going to be off the field for his next baseball-themed film.

Stage Actress Jeanine Serralles Joins Coen Bros' Folk Music Movie 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' F. Murray Abraham Circling Too

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 19, 2011 6:56 PM
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Well, the cast for the Coen Brothers' forthcoming music world drama "Inside Llewyn Davis," has added another interesting name, with Variety reporting that stage actress Jeanine Serralles has joined the production. The actress previously had parts in James Gray's wildly underrated "Two Lovers" and Julie Taymor's jaw-dropping (in a bad way) "Across the Universe." She joins a cast that already includes Coen film regular John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan, in the period film about the Greenwich Village folk music scene in the 1960s.

John Goodman Reteams With The Coens Again For ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 12:35 PM
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Gale Snoats, Charlie Meadows, Walter Sobchak and Big Dan Teague -- these are memorable characters played by John Goodman in “Raising Arizona,” “Barton Fink,” “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (he also made a brief cameo in "The Hudsucker Proxy") and he's set to make his first movie with the duo in over a decade.

John Goodman Reteams With The Coens Again For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 3:28 AM
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Gale Snoats, Charlie Meadows, Walter Sobchak and Big Dan Teague -- these are memorable characters played by John Goodman in “Raising Arizona,” “Barton Fink,” “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (he also made a brief cameo in "The Hudsucker Proxy") and he's set to make his first movie with the duo in over a decade.

Beautiful Trailer, Bland Poster Debut For 3D Stop-Motion Animated ‘ParaNorman’

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 30, 2011 3:50 AM
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2011 hasn’t exactly been an exceptional year for animated films. Besides this spring’s deliciously strange “Rango” and this summer’s gorgeous, supple “Winnie the Pooh,” there hasn’t been a whole lot to fawn over, animation-wise. (When Pixar unloads a colossal letdown like “Cars 2,” you know the medium is having an “off year.”) Thankfully, 2012 is poised to be an embarrassment of riches, with new movies from proven studios like Blue Sky (“Ice Age: Continental Drift”), Illumination ("The Lorax"), Disney ("Wreck-It Ralph" and Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie") Aardman (“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”) and the beloved Studio Ghibli (“The Secret World of Arriety”), as well as a brand-new Pixar property (“Brave,” plus the heavily Pixar-associated live action hybrid “John Carter”) and the debut features from children’s illustrator William Joyce (DreamWorks’ “Rise of the Guardians”) and super-genius animator Genndy Tarkovsky (Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”). Also being released next year is “ParaNorman,” the new 3D stop-motion film from Laika, the Portland, Oregon-based animation studio that gave us the wonderful “Coraline” back in 2009, and judging by the jaw-dropping new trailer, it’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

John Goodman Takes 'Flight' With Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2011 3:38 AM
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While lately we've been giving it up for Bryan Cranston, who has filled his post-"Malcolm In The Middle" career with a staggering number of diverse projects and left his sitcom Dad persona far, far behind him, let's also give some due praise to John Goodman. The former "Roseanne" star has become one of the most respected thesps going today, and while we could sit here all day running down his resume, let's just take a look at the most recent entries. He took a part in Kevin Smith's horror flick "Red State," features in the silent movie sensation "The Artist," has a role in another Oscar contender this year "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," made a guest appearance on "Community" and recently lined up Ben Affleck's "Argo." Not too bad, right? And it looks like he's not stopping anytime soon.

The '70s Come Alive In First Set Pics from Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 10:01 AM
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For the last few weeks Ben Affleck has been hurriedly assembling an eclectic cast for his next directorial effort, the historical thriller "Argo." We've watched (and reported) as Affleck has brought together a wonderful cast of actors, including Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston (in a role that forced him out of Ruben Fleischer's "Gangster Squad" and apparently "World War Z"), Kyle Chandler, Tate Donovan, Richard Kind and Michael Parks, who all appear alongside the talented director-star.

The Small Screen: John Goodman & Michael K. Williams Join Season 3 Of 'Community'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2011 11:47 AM
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Plus Stephen Dillane, Carice Van Houten & Liam Cunningham Play 'Game of Thrones'We don't cover a lot of TV casting here at The Playlist; when we do, it's because our favorite, or at least most promising, shows, have landed great actors. As you'll know from our list of the ten best shows of the recently completed TV season, two of those shows at present are "Community" and "Game of Thrones." The former a top-flight sitcom starring Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong and a kick-ass ensemble, the latter an HBO adaptation of a popular series of fantasy novels, a show that rapidly proved itself to be the ballsiest, best-cast, best-plotted show on TV right now. And both series have just added some cast members that have made us even more excited to see their next seasons.

John Goodman Heads To Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2011 11:10 AM
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It looks like Alan Arkin has found his special effects man. This will make more sense in just a moment.

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