John Goodman Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ

John Goodman breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'The Big Lebowski,' 'Roseanne,' 'Monsters, Inc.,' 'True Stories,' 'Raising Arizona,' 'Arachnophobia,' 'The Babe,' 'The Flintstones,' 'Barton Fink,' 'King Ralph,' '10 Cloverfield Lane,' 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?,' 'Flight,' 'Treme,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Argo,' and 'The Righteous Gemstones.'
John Goodman stars in "The Righteous Gemstones," premiering August 18 on HBO.
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  • Scott Davidson
    Scott Davidson

    My name is Harling Mays....Im on the list!!!

    19 ore fa
  • Daniel Cleveland-Perez
    Daniel Cleveland-Perez

    But did anyone remember the Flintstones No am i too old now 😢

    Giorno fa
  • Brian Hill
    Brian Hill

    John goodman as Marvels kingpin

    Giorno fa
  • Skege

    1:49 John Goodman looks like mix of Frank Caliendo and Andy Richter

    Giorno fa
  • An1212 A
    An1212 A

    Loveeee him

    2 giorni fa
  • Steven Bentsen
    Steven Bentsen

    My favorite role of his was Dilbert in Arachnophobia XDXD

    3 giorni fa
  • Scar

    I'm probably the only guy who didn't know he voiced sully 😂

    4 giorni fa
  • Marc Touss
    Marc Touss

    wow ive seen the majority of thse movies and loved them but never gave john the credit for being such a great actor...

    4 giorni fa
  • k j
    k j

    treme was such a good show! his character in it was fantastic!!

    5 giorni fa
  • Marietta McCoy
    Marietta McCoy

    No KONG: SKULL ISLAND? How could you leave that out?

    5 giorni fa
  • Marietta McCoy
    Marietta McCoy

    Be honest with me... WHO KNEW HE COULD SING???

    5 giorni fa
  • Marietta McCoy
    Marietta McCoy

    @BJMallory Really...? Now I regret not watching the show.

    5 giorni fa
  • BJMallory

    Marietta McCoy He sang a few times on Roseanne.

    5 giorni fa
  • Jake Griffiths
    Jake Griffiths

    I can’t believe they forgot the borrowers😥

    5 giorni fa
  • Bobby 1987
    Bobby 1987

    John Goodman is the best out there and I hope I get to meet him and just talk about random things

    5 giorni fa
  • John Carlo
    John Carlo

    Why hangover part 3 not in the list ?

    5 giorni fa
  • Throbelisk

    John Goodman as Babe Ruth was NOT iconic. Babe Ruth was iconic, but Goodman's performance was terrible. And you could tell he was uncomfortable talking about it.

    6 giorni fa
  • Jeffrey Meeks
    Jeffrey Meeks

    Awesome actor and one of my favorites!

    6 giorni fa
  • Fred Zeppelin
    Fred Zeppelin

    I've always liked him the most in the Coen movies, just a perfect person for their movies and they always manage to get him the perfect roles!

    6 giorni fa
  • Titaniam_w0lfie123 AJ gaming
    Titaniam_w0lfie123 AJ gaming

    John Goodman is one of the greatest under appreciated actors of all time

    7 giorni fa
  • goni whithewindy
    goni whithewindy

    This list is insane...what a successful career

    7 giorni fa
  • The Truth
    The Truth

    It's a bit of a shame that Roseanne stereotyped him for decades as he was/is much better than that crappy show though no doubt he did well financially out of it. He is a great actor and it's great to see him looking slim and healthy.

    7 giorni fa
  • Vipers Venom
    Vipers Venom

    They left out Fallen...imo one of his best!

    8 giorni fa
  • Lo-cal Mann
    Lo-cal Mann

    I like the way Goodman gives such positive views of his directors and fellow actors. He seems like a really good man. One role I always remember him for was The Big Easy.

    8 giorni fa
  • Roger Johnson
    Roger Johnson

    Very disappointed that he mentioned (Always) and never went into details about it. That's a great movie........

    8 giorni fa
  • substitute91

    i just LOVE the way he describes and explains how much he admires Peter O Toole. He like, almost broke down or something expressing his joy and respect towards the man. I just love John Goodman, humble and sincere, great actor, yet underrated. Love him as Eli Gemstone.

    8 giorni fa
  • clauditorium

    Good thing Barton Fink was in there. I wish he'd had more to say about the greatest performance of his careeer.

    9 giorni fa
  • ipmala

    WOW....Goodman has lost a TON of weight. Anyone know what DIET he was on ??

    9 giorni fa
  • EsotericOccultist

    Thank you for years of entertainment John!

    9 giorni fa
  • jdhaberek1

    What about Blues Brothers 2000?

    9 giorni fa
  • Edward McKiernan
    Edward McKiernan

    His role in flight was priceless

    9 giorni fa
  • CLOSE1 Rocket League
    CLOSE1 Rocket League

    Greaaaaat man

    9 giorni fa
  • Simon Everett
    Simon Everett

    John Goodman is a legend, I just don't like the fact that he is getting older :(

    9 giorni fa
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew V.

    No blues brothers ? :(

    9 giorni fa
  • Chess of Confusion
    Chess of Confusion

    Is lost so much weight looking good. 😊

    9 giorni fa
  • Mathias Jensen
    Mathias Jensen

    He should had mentioned the movie "Red State" that he was in. Very underrated movie imo.

    9 giorni fa
  • Matt Arthur
    Matt Arthur

    Cant forget Matinee !!!!

    10 giorni fa
  • Julian Baxter
    Julian Baxter

    No Red State? Bs

    10 giorni fa
  • Ralph Porcelli
    Ralph Porcelli

    How can you not ask him about “Fallen” or “Sea of love” I don’t get it

    10 giorni fa
  • Wet Duck
    Wet Duck

    aw no borrowers

    10 giorni fa
  • Kimi Smith
    Kimi Smith

    Love him so much.

    10 giorni fa
  • Lisa Rakic
    Lisa Rakic

    He was great in "Always" with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss.

    10 giorni fa
  • CincoDoce

    Found bill billacheck for the role

    10 giorni fa
  • Beautiful Beavis
    Beautiful Beavis

    Fallen, with Denzel Washington... when he gets possessed. Very memorable.

    10 giorni fa
  • MoohSyn

    James p. Sullivan

    11 giorni fa
  • J Lim
    J Lim

    It’s funny how family guy always portrayed him as just a super fat guy with a deep voice, but he’s aged so well and lost so much weight, not to mention I’ve always considered him to be a phenomenal actor. So joke’s on them!

    11 giorni fa
  • enzochiapet

    Fantastic interview, except for the constant editing of the video every second with different frames, ruined this as so distracting. Real shame to have done this for a great actor. Go BIG DAN Teague!

    11 giorni fa
  • Josh Seagraves
    Josh Seagraves

    Just started the vid. Sure hope always is in this!

    11 giorni fa
  • Elizabeth Carire
    Elizabeth Carire

    The Borrowers, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, The Emperor's New Groove.

    11 giorni fa
  • jeffrey crain
    jeffrey crain

    Frank Marshall directed alive! Movie

    12 giorni fa
  • Skylander

    Jesus Christ, being an ACTOR seems like such a hard job! I am 100% certain it's harder than 50% of the jobs out there.

    12 giorni fa
  • Justin Bayless
    Justin Bayless

    Man I tell you, Goodman does not look like he wants to be there.

    12 giorni fa
  • Leo

    No borrowers or hangover?

    12 giorni fa
  • alejandro pineiro
    alejandro pineiro

    In true stories he looks like seth rogan's dad or like peter

    12 giorni fa
  • Candi Soda
    Candi Soda

    Wierd... i thought this dude died Lol oh wait, that was just in the show Roseane

    12 giorni fa
  • Remy Mon
    Remy Mon

    Mandem lost SO much weight. 🔥✊👏👏👏💪 good job fam.

    12 giorni fa
  • Remy Mon
    Remy Mon

    Roesanne is still his best performances. 🔥🔥

    12 giorni fa
  • Timothy Marland
    Timothy Marland

    His voice will always be one to recognize without even seeing his face

    12 giorni fa
  • SinisterMinister

    I really want to like this guy still but after what went down with the new Roseanne show and how nobody backed Roseanne. F this guy.

    12 giorni fa
  • 123haninhk

    Did GQ missed Community?

    12 giorni fa
  • Yalonda Marie
    Yalonda Marie

    So we aren’t going to talk about the movie “The Borrowers” ? It is my favorite of his.

    13 giorni fa

    U seem like a very humble guy and ur own character says it all ur a great man not sure why ur not cocky with all this fame u got man I really appreciate u being more than just a character and yes baberuth is great

    13 giorni fa