John Arthur Lithgow, an American actor who has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Tony Awards has starred in Progresso commercials, advertising their soup since 2006.
Lithgow has received nominations for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Grammy Awards and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He has also being inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
Lithgow’s early screen roles included Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz (1979) and Brian De Palma’s Blow Out (1981).
He received Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations for his breakout performance in The World According to Garp (1982) and his role in Terms of Endearment (1983) after which he starred in the films;
- Footloose (1984),
- Harry and the Hendersons (1987),
- The Pelican Brief and Cliffhanger (1993),
- A Civil Action (1998),
- Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000),
- Shrek (2001),
- Kinsey (2004),
- Dreamgirls (2006),
- Love Is Strange (2014),
- Miss Sloane (2016),
- Beatriz at Dinner (2017),
- Late Night, and Bombshell (both 2019), and
- Killers of the Flower Moon (2022).