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John Lithgow

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

John Lithgow shares a backstage view of his own struggle and discovery, telling about his road to becoming a star. His memoir, Drama: An Actor’s Education, is a tribute to his most important influence: his father, an actor, director, producer, and great lover of Shakespeare, who brought theater to John’s life. He also looks at his collaborations with performers and directors, including Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, Liv Ullmann, and Meryl Streep.

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John Lithgow

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Comments [4]

Tonero Williams

Yes, your performance in "The Twilight Zone" is one of the best acting I've can remember ever seeing on the big screen. It's vividly etched in my mind. I remember saying to my friends and family,
"did you see that guy in that Twilight movie!, wow he was great..."

Oct. 11 2011 02:06 PM
Bob from Brooklyn

Speaking of Shakespeare... Any recollections of making "Buckaroo Banzai" with Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Ito... or "Garp?"

Oct. 11 2011 01:37 PM
Tom from PA

Buckaroo Banzai!!

Oct. 11 2011 01:25 PM
John A.

A quick thanks for what John has already given to the WNYC audience. Roald Dahl's "Taste" and W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw", performed on "Selected Shorts". Forever to be remembered!

Oct. 11 2011 10:51 AM

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