John Goodman decided to become a professional actor after an injury ended his college football career at Missouri State University. He joined the drama programme at Missouri State University. In 1975, he moved to New York. In 1986, he got his big break in the mockumentary True Stories. He has become known for starring in Coen brothers’ movies including Razing Arizona and Barton Fink. He is a versatile performer who has also sung on soundtracks including Blues Brothers 2000 and Monsters Inc.