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Although it was his Academy Award-nominated portrayals of Roberta Muldoon in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP and Sam Burns in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT that first brought JOHN LITHGOW to national attention, he has been appearing in films, television and theater for over 30 years.

Lithgow's recent film performances include playing the voice of Lord Farquaadt in SHREK, Jake Kasdan's teen comedy ORANGE COUNTY and the acclaimed drama A CIVIL ACTION with John Travolta. He has given memorable performances as panic-stricken airliner in TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, in the mountaineering action hit CLIFFHANGER with Sylvester Stallone, in Brian De Palma's mystery BLOW OUT and in John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF, starring with Denzel Washington. His prolific film credits also include RICOCHET, A GOOD MAN IN AFRICA, PRINCESS CARABOO, MEMPHIS BELLE, FOOTLOOSE, BUCKAROO BANZAI, Brian De Palma's RAISING CAIN and OBSESSION, Bob Fosse's ALL THAT JAZZ, RICH KIDS, 2010, SANTA CLAUS, THE MANHATTAN PROJECT, HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS, DISTANT THUNDER and AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD.

On television, Lithgow has won three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, an American Comedy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for his starring role in "3rd Rock From the Sun.” Lithgow received an Emmy nomination for "The Day After,” and won the Emmy in 1987 for an episode of "Amazing Stories.” He was also nominated for another Emmy that year for his performance in Hallmark's "The Resting Place” and received an ACE Award nomination for his work in the 1989 movie "Traveling Man.” More recent television work includes "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers;” "Don Quixote,” which he executive produced, and which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination; "Johnny Skidmarks” and "Redwood Curtain.”

Lithgow won his first Tony Award with his Broadway debut in "The Changing Room” and went on to star in dozens of Broadway productions, including the Tony-winning audience favorite "M. Butterfly.” He received another Tony nomination and a Drama Desk Award for his performance in "Requiem for a Heavyweight.” Last year he received his second Tony Award for the Broadway musical "Sweet Smell of Success.” He has also directed for various theater companies, including The Long Wharf, the Phoenix, the McCarter and the Baltimore Center Stage.

Most recently, he starred in the Broadway production of William Nicholson's play "The Retreat from Moscow,” and Lithgow also garnered critical acclaim for his recent performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as ‘Professor Henry Higgins' in "My Fair Lady.”


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