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Born: October 19, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rochester, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


"The things is that stage acting feeds you immediately. It stays fresh because you have the feeling every night that the audience is seeing the play for the first time. They're starting fresh and so are you. It's different every night." --John Lithgow to the Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1988.

"I've always had a sort of innate fear of becoming too well known in any one role. I'm a character actor, and the fun of that is being different every time." --Lithgow to Entertainment Weekly, February 2, 1996.

"It's perfectly logical that I should end up having one of my biggest successes playing an alien--I don't fit many molds. But I enjoy the position of outsider, and I love the comedy that can come from being an outsider." --Lithgow to US, May 1996.

"My plate is full all the time, but I never have the opportunity to choose from ten parts. I do turn down junk. I've played important parts in movies, but rarely the person the story is about. The joy is the work. You can get too hung up on where you are. I'm not preoccupied with the desire to be top banana, but I do want to play bigger parts." --Lithgow to Biography, September 1997.

On the success of his NBC sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun": "It's amazing they can keep a show this fresh for five seasons ... You must credit the writers. After all, the aliens now know how the Kleenex box works." --Lithgow to Parade Magazine, March 12, 2000.

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