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VIDEO: John Lithgow Recalls Moment He Knew He Wanted to Be an Actor

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On today's LIVE WITH KELLY, John Lithgow talks about the Broadway scene in the 1970s and 80s and shares the moment he knew he wanted to become an actor. Watch clips from the appearance below!

John Lithgow is the recipient of two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards and has also been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards.

Lithgow is well known for his television roles as Dick Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun and Arthur Mitchell in Dexter as well as for his roles in films Blow Out, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Footloose, Harry and the Hendersons, Raising Cain, Shrek, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Interstellar.

On the stage, he has appeared in many Broadway productions including the musical adaptation of Sweet Smell of Success and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. In 2007, he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut as Malvolio in Neil Bartlett's production of Twelfth Night. He has also recorded music, such as the 1999 album of children's music, Singin' in the Bathtub, and has written poetry and short stories, such as Marsupial Sue, for children. His work for children has earned him Grammy Award nominations and two Parents' Choice Silver Honor Awards.



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