WorldCat Identities

Lithgow, John 1945-

Works: 733 works in 2,006 publications in 7 languages and 94,814 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Host, Writer of accompanying material, Producer, Singer, Recipient, Interviewee, Author of dialog, Dancer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Lithgow
Shrek by Andrew Adamson( Visual )

74 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,379 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 needs for rigid morality
Rise of the planet of the apes( Visual )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,299 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 3 languages and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marsupial Sue, a young kangaroo, finds happiness in doing what kangaroos do
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,962 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 )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy-drama about the evolving 30+ year relationship between a mother and daughter
A civil action by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,876 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
Life's greatest miracle by John, 1945- ; Nilsson, Lennart, 1922-; Cort, Julia. ; PBS Home Video Lithgow( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,755 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 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical prodigy Farkle McBride tries a number of instruments before discovering that he is happiest conducting an orchestra
Confessions of a shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella( Visual )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,581 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
Leap year by Anand Tucker( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,551 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
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
Interstellar by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars
The pelican brief by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,446 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 1,404 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. Includes bonus features
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,377 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. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives and to prove to America that courage knows no color
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,369 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 Roosevelts : an intimate history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

12 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 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 )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,260 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
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Confessions of a shopaholic
Alternative Names
John Lithgow acteur amricain

John Lithgow aktor amerykański

John Lithgow Amerikaans filmacteur

John Lithgow amerikai sznsz

John Lithgow attore cinematografico, attore teatrale e scrittore statunitense

John Lithgow US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Джон Литгоу

Джон Літгоу

Литгоу, Джон

ג'ון לית'גו

جان لیسگو صداپیشه، موسیقی‌دان، بازیگر، و شاعر آمریکایی

جون ليثغو

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FootlooseMarsupial SueThe remarkable Farkle McBrideConfessions of a shopaholicThe pelican briefEinstein's big ideaMemphis BelleMicawber