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Jurors for retrial of South Florida polo mogul to come from Tampa or Jacksonville

Jurors for retrial of South Florida polo mogul to come from Tampa or Jacksonville

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) --Judge in polo mogul's manslaughter retrial decides jurors will come from either Tampa or Jacksonville
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John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to star in new 'Transformers'

John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to star in new 'Transformers'

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) --John Goodman to voice Autobot Hound character, while Ken Watanabe will play Drift.
Danielle Haynes
'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The cast and crew of "The Monuments Men" are to attend a screening of the World War II picture at the White House, Variety reported.
George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- George Clooney, in Italy to promote his new movie, "The Monuments Men," called on France to return the "Mona Lisa" to the country where it was created.

Lawyers for polo magnate ask judge to dismiss vehicular homicide case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Florida prosecutors say businessman John Goodman may be behind the disappearance of evidence in a homicide case -- the car he was driving in a fatal crash.
Matt Damon says George Clooney pranked him on 'Monuments' set

Matt Damon says George Clooney pranked him on 'Monuments' set

Hollywood actor Matt Damon says George Clooney, his co-star and director on "Monuments Men," fooled him into thinking he was gaining weight.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
George Clooney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'senseless'

George Clooney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'senseless'

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- George Clooney paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away this weekend, at the premiere of "The Monuments Men" in New York Tuesday night.
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Juror who voted to convict polo magnate gets jail himself

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A juror who voted to convict South Florida polo magnate John Goodman of causing a deadly drunken crash was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days in jail for contempt.
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
'The Rock' is top-grossing star of 2013 with films earning $1.3B

'The Rock' is top-grossing star of 2013 with films earning $1.3B

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the top-grossing actor of 2013, with movies that have earned a total of $1.3 billion, Forbes magazine reported.
Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone ride camels on 'SNL' [VIDEO]

Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone ride camels on 'SNL' [VIDEO]

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone joined host John Goodman for a holiday-themed skit about the "The Three Wise Guys."
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Trial set for March in Florida polo magnate's DUI death case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Florida judge set a March date Tuesday for the second trial of John Goodman, the Palm Beach polo king charged with killing a man in a drunk-driving crash.
Roseanne Barr attacks Hollywood in Twitter rant, admits to 'mental health issues'

Roseanne Barr attacks Hollywood in Twitter rant, admits to 'mental health issues'

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr railed against show business in an epic Twitter tirade over the weekend.
Kate Stanton
'Alpha House,' 'Betas' to premiere on Amazon this month

'Alpha House,' 'Betas' to premiere on Amazon this month

SEATTLE, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Amazon says the first three episodes of its new U.S. shows "Alpha House" and "Betas" will be free when they premiere on the website this month.
'Roseanne's' Becky and DJ mark show's 25th anniversary

'Roseanne's' Becky and DJ mark show's 25th anniversary

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman say they still frequently run into people from all walks of life eager to tell them how much they love the classic Illinois-set sitcom "Roseanne."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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SLP2000070503-05 JULY 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Actor John Goodman is surrounded by autograph seekers, while trying to take in a St. Louis Cardinals-Cincinnati Reds baseball game, July 5. Goodman eventually had to leave his field box seats. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American film, television, and stage actor. He is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997) for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe award in 1993, and for appearances in the films of the Coen brothers, with prominent roles in Raising Arizona as an escaped convict, in Barton Fink as a congenial murderer, in The Big Lebowski as a volatile bowler and in O Brother Where Art Thou? as a cultured thief. Additionally, Goodman's voice work has appeared in numerous Disney films, including the voice for "Sulley" in Monsters, Inc.. Having contributed to more than 50 films, Goodman has also won two American Comedy Awards and hosted Saturday Night Live fourteen times.

Goodman was born in Affton, Missouri. His mother, Virginia (née Loosmore), was a store clerk and waitress who worked at Jack and Phil's Bar-B-Que, and his father, Leslie Goodman, was a postal worker who died of a heart attack in 1954. He has a sister, Elisabeth, and a brother, Leslie, with his extended family living in St. Louis, Missouri.

Goodman went to Affton High School, where he played football and dabbled in theater. He then won a football scholarship to Southwest Missouri State University, now called Missouri State University. He pledged the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, but was not formally initiated until several decades later. He has stated that he "wasted a year in the keg," before discovering Southwest Missouri's drama program. He studied there with actors Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper. After a college injury ended his football career, he decided to become a professional actor, leaving Missouri for New York in 1975.

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