Tropedia

  • Before making a single edit, Tropedia EXPECTS our site policy and manual of style to be followed. Failure to do so may result in deletion of contributions and blocks of users who refuse to learn to do so. Our policies can be reviewed here.
  • All images MUST now have proper attribution, those who neglect to assign at least the "fair use" licensing to an image may have it deleted. All new pages should use the preloadable templates feature on the edit page to add the appropriate basic page markup. Pages that don't do this will be subject to deletion, with or without explanation.
  • All new trope pages will be made with the "Trope Workshop" found on the "Troper Tools" menu and worked on until they have at least three examples. The Trope workshop specific templates can then be removed and it will be regarded as a regular trope page after being moved to the Main namespace. THIS SHOULD BE WORKING NOW, REPORT ANY ISSUES TO Janna2000, SelfCloak or RRabbit42. DON'T MAKE PAGES MANUALLY UNLESS A TEMPLATE IS BROKEN, AND REPORT IT THAT IS THE CASE. PAGES WILL BE DELETED OTHERWISE IF THEY ARE MISSING BASIC MARKUP.

READ MORE

Tropedia
Advertisement
  • Farm-Fresh balance.pngYMMV
  • WikEd fancyquotes.pngQuotes
  • (Emoticon happy.pngFunny
  • Heart.pngHeartwarming
  • Silk award star gold 3.pngAwesome)
  • Script edit.pngFanfic Recs
  • Magnifier.pngAnalysis
  • Help.pngTrivia
  • WMG
  • Photo link.pngImage Links
  • Haiku-wide-icon.pngHaiku
  • Laconic
File:091025john-lithgow-dexter1 8932.jpg

John Lithgow checks out this article.


Cquote1.svg
Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective.
John Lithgow
Cquote2.svg


John Lithgow is a highly prolific and accomplished Academy Award-nominated American actor, musician and author. A dormroom housemate of Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones, Lithgow's career has taken many odd turns with a variety of roles. Following his career on stage, Lithgow successfully moved into film with a number of versatile roles, the best-known of which are likely Roberta Muldoon in The World According To Garp, Rev. Shaw Moore in Footloose, Sam Burns in Terms of Endearment, and George Henderson in family classic Harry and the Hendersons. He had a tendancy to play villains, such as Cain in Raising Cain, Earl Talbot Blake in the Denzel Washington movie Ricochet, and Eric Qualen in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Cliffhanger. One of his more recent films is Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

In 1996, Lithgow moved onto the small screen, playing lead character Dick Solomon in the oddball sci-fi sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. The show ran until 2001, and earned him three Primetime Emmys. He's also lent his voice to audiobooks, dramatic readings and animated movies such as the ridiculously popular Shrek franchise, in which he played villain Lord Farquaad.

Lithgow joined Dexter for its fourth season, playing Arthur Mitchell AKA The Trinity Killer. His complex, layered and downright terrifying portrayal was met with widespread critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for the Best Supporting Actor and another Emmy.

He also happens to be one of the nicest people anyone could hope to meet, with fellow actors and colleagues saying how much of a pleasure it is to work with him. He's also a talented children's entertainer, having authored many children's books and music CD's for children.


Tropes

Advertisement