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With the 87th annual Academy Awards upon us, we’ve assembled a list of 15 brilliant, currently working actors who amazingly have never been up for Hollywood’s highest honor. Who are the names? Read on to find out!
With the fall comes a slew of movies that are gearing for Oscar gold. Then as we move into the winter, a slate of big, flashy blockbusters pile up, demanding our attention. So how do you cut through all this clamor when you're a mid-level thriller about a professor with a gambling addiction? You unleash a trailer like The Gambler's, full of camp appeal and f-bombs, lazily chucked by the always awesome John Goodman.
John Goodman is no stranger to a busy work schedule, and the fact that he's looking to sign onto another project is no surprise. What might be surprising is the fact that while he's re-teaming with a co-star from a previous picture, they never really got to act together until now.
The suspense thriller follows a young girl (not Goodman) who finds herself in an underground cellar after a car accident, told by a mysterious caretaker (Goodman!) that a nuclear attack has ravaged the ground above. It's unclear what happens next, though it's very obviously a two-person struggle in a tight spot, the sort of set-up that doesn't require a whole lot of budgetary maneuvering.
The announcement comes directly from Michael Bay's official website, and actually identifies the roles that Goodman and Watanabe will be playing in the movie (something that has become a bit of a rarity in modern blockbusters). Goodman will be voicing Hound, whom Transformers fans may remember is able to turn into a Jeep or humvee.
In the film, the trio star as Walter Garfield, Richard Campbell and Preston Savitz, respectively, three members of the seven-man outfit known as The Monuments Men.
Adding John Goodman to any movie is a way to better pique our interest. So a tip of the hat to Paramount, which has added the consummate character actor who recently stole scenes in the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis to their growing ensemble for the remake of The Gambler.
The trailer above gives us some insight into Inside Llewyn Davis, and some justification for our intense anticipation. Along with a bittersweet tone of a musician struggling to make sense of himself, his work, and life in general, we get a peak of Isaac, Mulligan, Timberlake and Goodman in action.
The Hangover Part III promises to be a very different kind of movie than the previous two - most notably by not rehashing the bachelor party/forgotten night plotline - but there are some elements that will be carried over. One such element is the shadowy, intimidating figure portrayed by an A-list dramatic actor.
What better way to spend the celebratory day of Easter than to listen to a bunch of big dudes hollering? They’re like loud Easter eggs, really, with language just as colorful as the pastel hues of whatever vinegar-and-food coloring combination is being used. As a rather hefty kid, I used to do my own yelling about never getting any PAAS kits...
Todd Phillips was able to wrangle Paul Giamatti for a solid part in The Hangover Part II, and now it looks like the director might be able to get yet another highly respected actor into the franchise. John Goodman is now in talks to play a villainous role in The Hangover Part III. The film is currently in pre-production and will be aiming to hit its release date on May 24th.
Goodman will play the “ultimate boss” to Vaughn and Wilson, who are unemployed salesmen vying for a coveted internship position at a cutting-edge tech company. Needless to say, both men are behind on the tech learning curve, and face stiff competition from other, younger interns.
The film tells the story of an aging baseball scout, played by Clint Eastwood, who is getting ready to retire due to his failing eyesight. As one final job, he decides to go on a road trip to Atlanta to check out a hot new prospect, bringing his daughter (Amy Adams) along for the ride. Goodman will play a character named Pete Klein, who is another baseball scout and a believer that Eastwood's character isn't ready to retire just yet.
John Goodman has a lot of amazing movies and performances on his resume, but without question his best work comes when he's working with Joel and Ethan Coen. From his turn as serial killer Karl “Madman" Mundt in Barton Fink to the Vietnam-obsessed Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski, every time the actor works with the Coen brothers it's pure gold.
This will be their feature film debut, and they’ve landed some big names for vocal casting. In addition to Smit-McPhee, ParaNorman boasts the voices of John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Jeff Garlin, Leslie Mann and Broadway legend Elaine Stritch. It won’t be in theaters until August 2012, so this truly is a teaser. But it gives us an idea of what’s in store, and so far, I’m intrigued.
Can’t get enough Goodman? Boy, are you in luck. The actor currently can be seen in Kevin Smith’s Red State. He also has two films heading to theaters before the end of the year in Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist and Stephen Daldry’s anticipated Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close opposite Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. He’s currently shooting Ben Affleck’s Argo, and will be heard in multiple animated features
Affleck has earned my trust with Gone Baby Gone and The Town. I’m actually excited to see what he can do outside of Bah-ston, though his knack for compelling storytelling should follow him no matter where his narrative leads. Argo has begun filming in Los Angeles and it's expected to move to Washington, D.C. and Istanbul.
Screenwriter Chris Terrio is adapting Argo from a 2007 Wired magazine article by Joshuah Bearman that explained how, in 1979, the CIA posed as Hollywood executives filming a sci-fi alien picture in order to rescue captured U.S. diplomats in Tehran
Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and T. Bone Burnett are scheduled to attend the event, which takes place Tuesday, Aug. 16 and also serves as the launch party for Bridges’ self-titled album, which Burnett produced. (What, Tara Reid was too busy?)
If there was ever a movie made about you, what actor do you think casting agents would hire if they were going on looks alone? Because 9/10ths of us are superficial assholes, chances are that most people would say George Clooney or Scarlett Johannson instead of Steve Buscemi or Chewbacca. We can't all look like Brad Pitt. Some of us look like John Goodman, and there's nothing wrong with that. Let's hope former make-up artist John Chambers' surviving family doesn't take offense.