Monday, January 7, 2008

Daily SAll-Star: John Goodman

Today's SAll-Star is thespian John Goodman, probably best known for his starring role alongside the incomparable Steven Baldwin in The Flintstones and its extraordinary companion piece The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.

In all seriousness, Goodman has been one of Hollywood's more overshadowed role players for the past thirty years, popping in and out of cult hits like Revenge of the Nerds, Arachnophobia, and Beyond the Sea. He is a staple of the Coen Brothers' spectacular work, appearing in five of their films (Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and, of course, The Big Lebowski) and is the most prolific host in the history of Saturday Night Live, having held the honor 18 times.

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