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Lithgow, John 1945-

Works: 662 works in 1,811 publications in 5 languages and 86,327 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Animated films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Host, Producer, Vocalist, Recipient, Author of dialog, Interviewee, Speaker, Dancer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Lithgow
Shrek by Andrew Adamson ( Visual )
67 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical lord
Footloose by Kevin Bacon ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,277 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 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,066 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
A civil action by Steven Zaillian ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,875 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
Terms of endearment by James L Brooks ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the rocky and passionate relationship between a mother and daughter from birth to death
Life's greatest miracle ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,668 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
The remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The musical prodigy Farkle McBride tries a number of instruments before discovering that conducting the orchestra makes him happy
Confessions of a shopaholic by P. J Hogan ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,536 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,518 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 1,494 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
Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marsupial Sue, a young kangaroo, finds happiness in doing what kangaroos do
Einstein's big idea ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,340 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
The campaign by Jay Roach ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: nav̐e Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy
The pelican brief by Alan J Pakula ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,324 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
Prohibition by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,320 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
Micawber by John Lithgow ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,280 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
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,275 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
The Tuskegee airmen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,198 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 )
20 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chance car accident introduces the Henderson family to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster. He quickly becomes a true friend of the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry' to his natural environment before the authorities capture him
Rugrats in Paris the movie by Norton Virgien ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widescreen. When Stu Pickles is summoned to work at EuroReptarland, Paris' newest amusement park, the Rugrats kids tag along. Love is in the air for Chuckie's dad, Chas. Could Chuckie be getting a new mom? The Rugrats kids learn valuable lessons in courage, loyalty and true love in this music-filled journey featuring the hit song, "Who let the dogs out?"
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