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  • John Lithgow

    Born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York

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Dexter (2006)

Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood splatter expert who doesn't just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he's a serial killer -- but he only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices. His policewoman sister and his cop co-workers have no idea Dexter lives a double life; however, adoptive father Harry knows his secret, and does, in fact, help Dexter hone his "skills." It's a unique brand of justice for which charming Dexter feels a psychological hunger.

Golden Globe (2010) Won Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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Julianne Moore and John Lithgow Conquer 'The Parent Dance'

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Dec 11th 2014, 8:32AM

Dec 11th 2014, 8:32AM

Best of Late Night TV: Jeff Daniels Twerks for Usher and Nick Jonas, David Tennant Plays With TARDIS (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Nov 11th 2014, 2:15AM

Nov 11th 2014, 2:15AM

Visit the Distant Planets of 'Interstellar' in This Exclusive Preview (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 3rd 2014, 8:00AM

Nov 3rd 2014, 8:00AM

Watch Live! John Lithgow and Ira Sachs on Their New Movie 'Love Is Strange'

Posted by
Corey Teich on Aug 19th 2014, 8:30AM

Aug 19th 2014, 8:30AM

This New 'Interstellar' Trailer Is an Emotional Punch in the Gut (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 30th 2014, 10:58AM

Jul 30th 2014, 10:58AM

The Full 'Interstellar' Trailer Will Blow Your Mind, Make You Cry (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 16th 2014, 9:27AM

May 16th 2014, 9:27AM

The Original 'Footloose' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Feb 14th 2014, 6:00AM

Feb 14th 2014, 6:00AM

The Original 'Footloose' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 12th 2011, 12:40PM

Oct 12th 2011, 12:40PM

Does James Franco Lose an Arm During 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Aug 4th 2011, 10:00AM

Aug 4th 2011, 10:00AM

Movie News Quick Hits: 'The Hobbit' Union Dispute Ends, 'Hellraiser' Remake Moves Forward

Posted by
Peter Hall on Oct 21st 2010, 11:20AM

Oct 21st 2010, 11:20AM

John Lithgow and Freida Pinto Join 'Rise of the Apes'

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Jun 23rd 2010, 5:03AM

Jun 23rd 2010, 5:03AM

'Hustle and Flow' Director Takes on 'Footloose' Remake

Posted by
William Goss on Apr 13th 2010, 9:32AM

Apr 13th 2010, 9:32AM

Sci-Fi Squad Movie Club Discussion: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Posted by
John Gholson on Apr 12th 2010, 9:02AM

Apr 12th 2010, 9:02AM

Sci-Fi Squad Movie Club: 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension'

Posted by
John Gholson on Apr 9th 2010, 5:20PM

Apr 9th 2010, 5:20PM

What's Hot on TV: Lautner Takes on Kanye (Kinda), Dexter's Finale Shocker and 'Parenthood,' The Series

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Dec 14th 2009, 2:02PM

Dec 14th 2009, 2:02PM

New to Me: Twilight Zone: The Movie

Posted by
William Goss on Dec 2nd 2009, 2:32PM

Dec 2nd 2009, 2:32PM

Katie Holmes Heads to Broadway?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 31st 2008, 11:02AM

Mar 31st 2008, 11:02AM

John Lithgow and More Join 'Shopaholic'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 12th 2008, 8:32AM

Mar 12th 2008, 8:32AM

RvB's After Images: Raising Cain (1992)

Posted by
Richard von Busack on Mar 7th 2008, 3:02PM

Mar 7th 2008, 3:02PM

Yes, Harry and the Hendersons Is Coming to DVD!

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Jan 17th 2007, 4:02PM

Jan 17th 2007, 4:02PM


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