John Lithgow

Biography: John Lithgow was born October 19 1945 as the son of Arthur Lithgow and Sarah Jane Price. Arthur Lithgow was directing and producing theater and John followed his footsteps as he got into acting during his time at Harvard University.

After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard, John attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has a brilliant Broadway career with 2 Tony awards and 5 nominations.

For TV-viewers John is mostly known as Dr. Dick Solomon, the main character of 3rd Rock from the Sun. 3rd Rock from the Sun was aired for six seasons and John was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for every one, he won 3 of the times (-96, -97 and -99).

More recently we have seen John in movies as Kinsey and the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek.

John Lithgow's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 91 Love Is Strange
Lowest Metascore: 33 Leap Year
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
84 Shrek May 18, 2001 Lord Farquaad 8.5
79 Kinsey Nov 12, 2004 Alfred Seguine Kinsey 8.4
79 Terms of Endearment Nov 23, 1983 Sam Burns 8.3
68 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Aug 5, 2011 Cast 7.7
62 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie - Rugrats II Nov 17, 2000 Jean-Claude 7.1
48 Orange County Jan 11, 2002 Bud Brumder 7.1
68 A Civil Action Dec 25, 1998 Judge Walter J. Skinner 7.1
60 Cliffhanger May 28, 1993 Eric Qualen / Qualen 6.5
50 The Pelican Brief Dec 17, 1993 Smith Keen 6.1
50 The Campaign Aug 10, 2012 Glen Motch / Glenn Motch 6.0
59 This Is 40 Dec 21, 2012 Oliver 5.9
33 Leap Year Jan 8, 2010 Jack Brady 5.4
38 Confessions of a Shopaholic Feb 6, 2009 Edgar West 4.8
tbd The Good Dinosaur Nov 25, 2015 Poppa tbd
tbd Interstellar Nov 7, 2014 Cast / Donald tbd
tbd The Homesman Oct 3, 2014 Reverend Dowd tbd
91 Love Is Strange TBA Ben tbd