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Movie Fact #148 - February 4th, 2021


In the 2015 film Trumbo, actor John Goodman plays the role of Frank King, co-owner of King Brothers Productions (Who employed Trumbo as a writer after he was blacklisted). Though For Goodman, this wasn't an unfamiliar part to play. This was actually the third film in four years that saw Goodman play the owner or an important employee of a movie company. This follows his work in the 2011 film The Artist and the 2012 film Argo (Both of which went on to win Best Picture in their respective years at the Academy Awards). In addition, Goodman had previously played a 1960s-era producer of cheap horror movies in the 1993 film Matinee.

On a side note, before any of these other mentioned films, Goodman had appeared in the 1989 film Always. While that film's script was written by Jerry Belson, that film's script was actually an updated adaptation of the original screenplay for the 1943 film A Guy Named Joe, a film written by none other than Dalton Trumbo, himself. Stay tuned!

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