John Goodman has held it down with excellent performances in more than one Coen Brothers movie. My favorite, of course, as Walter from The Big Lebowski. The Goodman-Coen Brothers synergistic wunder isn’t ending yet, either.
Reading the comments on the piece that ran this weekend, I guess a lot of people aren’t happy with the fact that Justin Timberlake is likely to be cast in Joel and Ethan Coen‘s new film, Inside Llewyn Davis. I don’t really get that – the Coens have shown almost purely impeccable taste in casting throughout their career, and I’m not going to start questioning them now.
Regardless, this current news should be a lot easier for long-time Coen fans to appreciate. John Goodman is strongly rumored for a role in the film, which would make this his fifth collaboration with the Coens after Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. (Or sixth, if you count his small role as a newsreel announcer in The Hudsucker Proxy.)