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    Born on December 31, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri

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Argo (2012)

John Goodman as "John Chambers"

On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it's just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez's plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his "film" crew.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Best of Late Night TV: Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow's 'Celebrity Curse Off,' Tim Allen's Turkey Scooter Race (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Nov 25th 2014, 2:15AM

Nov 25th 2014, 2:15AM

'The Gambler' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Bets Big

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Nov 5th 2014, 11:30AM

Nov 5th 2014, 11:30AM

Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, and John Goodman Get Tough in 'The Gambler' Red Band Trailer

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 22nd 2014, 10:30AM

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:30AM

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Adds John Goodman and Ken Watanabe to the Mix

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 9th 2014, 12:00PM

May 9th 2014, 12:00PM

Pixar's 'Party Central' First Look: Video, Photos, and Interview With Director Kelsey Mann (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 10th 2014, 7:00AM

Feb 10th 2014, 7:00AM

See 'The Big Lebowski' as an Old-School Video Game You'll Desperately Wish Was Real (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 24th 2014, 11:00AM

Jan 24th 2014, 11:00AM

Oscar Isaac on 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Working With the Coen Brothers, and Making Music

Posted by
Jason Gorber on Dec 27th 2013, 11:00AM

Dec 27th 2013, 11:00AM

John Goodman on 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' the Pull of the Coen Brothers, and Needing a Break

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Dec 3rd 2013, 6:00AM

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:00AM

George Clooney Takes on Art-Stealing Nazis in New 'Monuments Men' Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 11th 2013, 6:15AM

Oct 11th 2013, 6:15AM

'Inside Llewyn Davis' Trailer: Oscar Isaac Gets Folksy in Coen Brothers Film (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00PM

Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00PM

'The Monuments Men' Trailer: George Clooney, Matt Damon Fight Nazis for Art (VIDEO)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Aug 8th 2013, 6:35AM

Aug 8th 2013, 6:35AM

'Inside Llewyn Davis' Trailer: Folk Music Takes Center Stage in Coen Brothers' Latest

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jul 4th 2013, 11:00AM

Jul 4th 2013, 11:00AM

Billy Crystal, 'Monsters University' Star, on Real-Life Fear and Returning to Mike Wazowski

Posted by
Chris Jancelewicz on Jun 20th 2013, 12:00PM

Jun 20th 2013, 12:00PM

'Flight' Unscripted: Ask Denzel Washington And John Goodman Anything

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 18th 2012, 4:57AM

Oct 18th 2012, 4:57AM

Morning Grind: 'The Adventures of Tintin' Comes to America Earlier Than Expected

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 1st 2011, 4:00AM

Nov 1st 2011, 4:00AM

John Goodman Joins Denzel Washington in 'Flight'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 28th 2011, 9:30AM

Sep 28th 2011, 9:30AM

'The Big Lebowski' Cast Reunion: Giant Bowling Pins, Drunken Fans and the Real-Life Dude

Posted by
Alex Suskind on Aug 17th 2011, 7:55AM

Aug 17th 2011, 7:55AM

'The Big Lebowski' Cast Reunion Photos

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Aug 16th 2011, 8:50PM

Aug 16th 2011, 8:50PM

'The Big Lebowski' Reunion: Live Stream

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Aug 16th 2011, 12:40PM

Aug 16th 2011, 12:40PM

Casting Call: Christopher Meloni Flies to 'Man of Steel,' Ray Liotta Plays a Bad Cop, More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jun 26th 2011, 6:00AM

Jun 26th 2011, 6:00AM

Pixar Reveals 'Monsters University' Plot, Release Date

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 16th 2011, 8:30AM

May 16th 2011, 8:30AM

Stars in Rewind: Vintage John Goodman Commercial 'Hits You Just Right'

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Mar 14th 2011, 8:20AM

Mar 14th 2011, 8:20AM

Movie News Quick Hits: Bigfoot to get the 'Avatar' Treatment ... in China

Posted by
Peter Hall on Jan 4th 2011, 11:20AM

Jan 4th 2011, 11:20AM

Famous Movie Locations: Hollywood Star Lanes From 'The Big Lebowski' (Hollywood, CA)

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Sep 30th 2010, 11:00AM

Sep 30th 2010, 11:00AM

Movie News Quickhits: What Do McG, Bryan Singer and Joss Whedon Have in Common?

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 22nd 2010, 8:45AM

Sep 22nd 2010, 8:45AM

Framed: The Big Lebowski

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jul 15th 2010, 5:45PM

Jul 15th 2010, 5:45PM

Vatican Angry Over New Film About Medieval Female Pope

Posted by
Tim Reeves on Jun 22nd 2010, 8:30AM

Jun 22nd 2010, 8:30AM

Review: You Don't Know Jack

Posted by
Peter Hall on Apr 26th 2010, 6:32AM

Apr 26th 2010, 6:32AM

That Guy! Jay O. Sanders

Posted by
Bob Cannon on Jan 29th 2010, 8:00AM

Jan 29th 2010, 8:00AM

Trailer: 'The Princess and the Frog'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 11th 2009, 12:22PM

Dec 11th 2009, 12:22PM

Shelf Life: Monsters, Inc.

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Nov 4th 2009, 7:02AM

Nov 4th 2009, 7:02AM

You Don't Know Jack... Kevorkian!

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 13th 2009, 6:03AM

Jul 13th 2009, 6:03AM

Exclusive: 'The Princess and the Frog' Poster Premiere!

Posted by
Erik Davis on May 11th 2009, 7:45AM

May 11th 2009, 7:45AM

Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Feb 14th 2009, 11:02AM

Feb 14th 2009, 11:02AM

Exclusive: 'Gigantic' Poster Premiere

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 30th 2009, 9:32AM

Jan 30th 2009, 9:32AM

John Goodman Heads Back to 'Pope Joan' with the Creepy Eden Fletcher

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jul 31st 2008, 4:02AM

Jul 31st 2008, 4:02AM

New 'Lebowski' DVD May Be Right Up Your Alley

Posted by
Peter Martin on Jul 19th 2008, 4:03PM

Jul 19th 2008, 4:03PM

Crap! Franka's No Longer Pope Joan

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on May 14th 2008, 3:35PM

May 14th 2008, 3:35PM

Review: Speed Racer

Posted by
James Rocchi on May 5th 2008, 5:02PM

May 5th 2008, 5:02PM

Joan Cusack & John Goodman Want to Be Shopaholics Too!

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 5th 2008, 12:02PM

Mar 5th 2008, 12:02PM

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