JOHN LITHGOW (Bud Brumder) first came to national attention with his 1982 Academy Award®-nominated portrayal of Roberta Muldoon in "The World According to Garp." He has since appeared in an impressive list of films, co-starring in the critically acclaimed "A Civil Action" with John Travolta, "Cliffhanger" with Sylvester Stallone, and "The Pelican Brief' opposite Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts.
Lithgow received his second Academy Award® nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Debra Winger's lover in the Oscar® winning "Terms of Endearment," a 1983 Paramount release. He also starred in "Memphis Belle," "Footloose," "The Adventures of Buckeroo Bonzai" "Raising Cain," "All That Jazz," "Obsession," "Rich Kids," "2010," "Homegrown," "Santa Claus," "The Manhattan Project," "Harry and the Hendersons," "Distant Thunder" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord." Lithgow was recently heard as the voice of Lord Farquaad in the Dreamworks comedy, "Shrek."
Lithgow has won enormous critical acclaim, as well as four Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, an American Comedy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for his starring role in NBC's hit comedy series "3rd Rock from the Sun." He was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work in the TNT special,
Lithgow earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the 1983 television movie "The Day After," and won the Emmy in 1987 for his work in "Amazing
A Harvard graduate, Lithgow studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before pursuing a New York stage career. He appeared in numerous Broadway plays, winning both Tony and Drama Desk Awards. He is scheduled to star in the musical "Sweet Smell of Success" on Broadway in March 2002.
Lithgow has published two New York Times bestselling children's books: "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" and "Marsupial Sue." Lithgow resides in Los Angeles.
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