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John was born under the official name Lithgow, John Arthur on October 19th, 1945. Known to his close friends as Jiggles, he has been a credited actor since the 1976 film Obsession.
John Lithgow is a dependable leading actor. He has starred in five films including the 1992 crime film Raising Cain as the character Cain, the 1992 crime movie Raising Cain playing Dr. Nix and the 1992 crime release Raising Cain cast as Josh.
John has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty-three films including: the 2014 adventure film Interstellar as the character Donald, the 2014 drama movie The Homesman playing Reverend Alfred Dowd and the 2011 action release Rise of the Planet of the Apes cast as Charles Rodman.
John Lithgow has earned salaries up to $200,000/episode for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2001 adventure film Shrek, which brought in $268,000,000 at the box office.
John is a fan favorite, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines, captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over eight publications and featured in five magazine articles.
As an actor John Lithgow has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Roberta Muldoon in the 1982 film The World According to Garp. John Lithgow was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Sam Burns in the 1983 movie Terms of Endearment .