Thursday, June 20, 2024

Great Acting Legend John Goodman Calls Donald Trump “Corrosive Inside and Out,” Says He Doesn’t Know If He’ll Work with Roseanne Again


John Goodman, movie star from the Coen brothers films and TV star from “The Conners,” spoke to Variety this week in Europe.

Goodman never talks, so this is a big deal.

He said of Donald Trump: “I’ve become weary of him. He is so corrosive and it’s just rotten from the inside out.”

That’s a Midwest voice, folks, not Hollywood. Goodman has never ‘gone Hollywood,” trust me.

Reporter Leo Barraclough asks Goodman about working with Roseanne Barr again. He says: “I don’t know. If she’d liked to … I just don’t know. I miss her. I wish her well.”

Goodman says he’s probably too old to be invited back to “Saturday Night Live.” He does love the Coen brothers, with whom he’s made many movies including, of course, The Big Lebowski.”

“They strike a more personal note with me. It’s just their writing is superior and their sense of humor and their vision. And maybe it’s the fact that we are Midwestern transplants to New York. Perhaps it has something to do with it. But I hit it off with them as soon as I met them. We had a grand old time at my audition for ‘Raising Arizona.’ Yeah, I feel like my tickets have run out on the Coen Brothers because I haven’t seen them for so long and haven’t worked with them.”

John Goodman has one, lone Emmy Award from 2007 and not a single Oscar nomination. He’s never campaigned for anything. He deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award from someone, that’s for sure– Emmys or Oscars. He’s never been anything less than brilliant. I just saw him again in “The Artist” as the studio boss. I’d forgotten he was in it, and what a performance! Without speaking!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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