WorldCat Identities

Goodman, John 1952-

Works: 297 works in 1,369 publications in 6 languages and 82,418 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Caricatures and cartoons  Animated films  Comedy films  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Goodman
Monsters, Inc by Walt Disney Enterprises( Visual )

66 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-producing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 3,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three escaped convicts from the 1920s are led on an odyssey through the Old South in search of loot stashed at one of their homes. The house is scheduled to be flooded out by a new dam, so time is of the essence
Argo by Ben Affleck( Visual )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still felt today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a mid-level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

123 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife
Bee movie by Jerry Seinfeld( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry, a bee who is anxious to see the world outside the hive, is befriended by Vanessa, a human woman, and learns the shocking truth--that people are stealing and selling honey
The artist by Michel Hazanavicius( Visual )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor famous for his roles in silent films forms a relationship with a dancer/actress who is headed for fame in the new era of sound films
The princess and the frog by Ron Clements( Visual )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams
Flight by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on the plane
Monsters University by Billy Crystal( Visual )

27 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski ... was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer--and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" ... , a natural-born Scarer."--Container
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely World War II platoon risks their lives to protect and rescue mankind's greatest artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
The Emperor's new groove( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrogant Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his devious advisor, Yzma, and her hunky henchman, Kronk, who want to rid the kingdom of this beast of burden. Now the ruler who once had it all must form an unlikely alliance with a pleasant peasant named Pacha. Together, Kuzco and Pacha must overcome their differences, as they embark on a hilarious adventure
The jungle book 2 by Steve Trenbirth( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mowgli returns to the jungle for some fun with Baloo, and finds that Shere Khan is still on the hunt for him. When Shanti comes looking for him he must try to protect his friend, and decide if he wants to remain in the jungle or return to the village
ParaNorman by Kodi Smit-McPhee( Visual )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grownups to save his town from a centuries-old curse
The Borrowers by Peter Hewitt( Visual )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miniature Clock family has lived with the human Lenders for years, unbeknownst to the Lenders. The Clocks are in the habit of borrowing household items from the Lenders for their own home within the walls. When an evil, scheming lawyer tries to evict the Lenders, the Clocks try to stop him with ingenious devices
Raising Arizona by Joel Coen( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-con and a police officer decide to get married and start a family. To their dismay, they discover that they can neither have nor adopt children. Desperate, they resort to kidnapping one of the newborn quintuplets of the wealthy Arizona family. However, their attempt at living a normal life is complicated by neurotic co-workers, two fugitives, and a mysterious bounty hunter
Evan almighty by Steve Carell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly elected to Congress, Evan Baxter has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn't serving in the illustrious ranks of America's politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself, who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan's newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country. But, Evan might actually be serving all of humanity instead
Speed Racer by Andy Wachowski( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel of his thunderous Mach 5. With the support of Pops and Mom Racer, girlfriend Trixie, younger brother Spritle and the mysterious Racer X, Speed takes on fierce competitors to save his family's business and protect the sport he loves. When Speed steps on the track, it's not just a race
Trouble with the curve( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gus Lobel ... has been a top baseball scout for decades, but age has caught up with him ... Enter Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey ... an ambitious attorney on the partner track who joins him on a scouting trip, jeopardizing her own career to save his"--Container
Clifford's really big movie by Norman Bridwell( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifford the Big Red Dog is a lovable canine who joins a traveling carnival when he mistakenly believes that he has become a burden to his human family. As he seeks his fortune in food, Clifford helps his new animal buddies overcome their fears, saves the carnival from going bust, and eventually finds his way back home again to his real family
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Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.07 for The prince ... to 0.20 for Argo ...)

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Alternative Names
Goodman, John.

Goodman, John Stephen 1952-

Mundt, Karl 1952-

Speed RacerClifford's really big movie