Exclusive Supercut: John Goodman Loses His Shit


The great John Goodman, star of stage, film, and television, turns 61 years old today, so hats off to the man who warmed our hearts on Roseanne and explained nihilism to us in The Big Lebowski. And though Mr. Goodman is a skilled and versatile actor, equally adept at slapstick and pathos, there is one specific talent that he’s particularly notable for. Like some of our other favorite actors, Goodman is especially compelling when he’s blowing his top. After the jump, a few of his most memorable bouts of bellowing, screaming, and generally going insane from 18 films and television shows.


Edited by Jason Bailey

Music by Thomas Newman

CLIPS (in alphabetical order)

The Babe (1992, Arthur Hiller)

Barton Fink (1991, Joel Coen)

Beyond the Sea (2004, Kevin Spacey)

The Big Easy (1987, Jim McBride)

The Big Lebowski (1998, Joel Coen)

Born Yesterday (1993, Luis Mandoki)

The Borrowers (1997, Peter Hewitt)

Coyote Ugly (2000, David McNally)

Death Sentence (2007, James Wan)

Evan Almighty (2007, Tom Shadyac)

Everybody’s All-American (1988, Taylor Hackford)

The Flintstones (1994, Brian Levant)

Masked and Anonymous (2003, Larry Charles)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, Joel Coen)

Raising Arizona (1987, Joel Coen)

Roseanne (1988-1997, Various)

Treme (2010-2011, Various)

The Wrong Guys (1988, Danny Bilson)