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Lithgow, John 1945-

Overview
Works: 741 works in 1,959 publications in 8 languages and 91,029 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc  Popular works 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Host, Writer of accompanying material, Producer, Singer, Interviewee, Recipient, Author of dialog, Dancer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Lithgow
Shrek by William Steig( Visual )

71 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess from a tyrannical lord
Footloose by Kevin Bacon( Visual )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City-boy Ren McCormick finds he has been moved into an uptight Midwestern town where the local officials have banned dancing and rock 'n roll music. Ren revolts with his best friend Willard and the minister's daughter. A timeless struggle between innocent teenage pleasures and adults' need for rigid morality
Rise of the planet of the apes( Visual )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom
Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sue, a kangaroo, and some of her Australian animal friends put on a play called "The Runaway Pancake."
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Terms of endearment by James L Brooks( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the rocky and passionate relationship between a mother and daughter from birth to death
A civil action by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-priced personal injury attorney takes on a case that becomes an epic legal battle ... one that may cost him his career, reputation and all that he owns
The remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical prodigy Farkle McBride tries a number of instruments before discovering that conducting the orchestra makes him happy
Life's greatest miracle by John, 1945- ; Nilsson, Lennart, 1922-; Cort, Julia. ; PBS Home Video Lithgow( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of a child from conception to birth, using both microimagery and the story of a young couple preparing for their first child
Confessions of a shopaholic by Jerry Bruckheimer( Visual )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Bloomwood is a young woman struggling with her debilitating obsession with shopping and the sudden collapse of her income source. She unintentionally lands a job writing for a Manhattan financial magazine after a drunken letter-mailing mix-up. Ironically, now Rebecca is writing about the very consumer caution of which she herself has not abided. Rebecca's innovative comparisons and unconventional metaphors for economics grants her critical acclaim, public success, and the admiration of her supportive boss Luke. But as she draws closer to her ultimate goal of writing for renowned fashion magazine Alette, she questions her true ambitions and must determine if overcoming her 'shopaholic' condition will bring her real happiness
Kinsey by Liam Neeson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinsey (Liam Neeson), who in 1948 irrevocably changed American culture with his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Interviewing thousands of people about the most intimate aspects of their lives, Kinsey lifted the weight of secrecy and shame from a society in which sexual practices were mostly hidden. His work sparked one of the most intense cultural debates of the past century - a debate that rages on today
Leap year by Anand Tucker( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anna's four-year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy to Dublin to propose to him. But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of Declan, a handsome and carefree local man, to get her across the country. Along the way, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places
The pelican brief by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered. A lone law student turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government. She writes a speculative legal brief exposing the activities of a powerful oil magnate. With the help of Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, they suspect a good friend of the president is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court
The campaign by Will Ferrell( Visual )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man, naive Marty Huggins, is director of the local Tourism Center
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

12 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story about the famous plane of World War II, the Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle is about the crew of one of the B-17s flying their last mission before they can go home to a hero's welcome
Micawber by John Lithgow( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Micawber, a squirrel fascinated by art, leaves a museum with an art student and secretly uses her supplies to make his own paintings
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. Based on a true story
Harry and the Hendersons( Visual )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an average American family meets a legendary creature the fur is sure to fly
This is 40( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual content, crude humor, pervavsive language and some drug material
 
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