Everything John Goodman does, he does well. The endearing actor has gained a very loyal and passionate fanbase over his notable career for many reasons, but most of all because he is one of those actors that it is just very hard not to like. From Dan Conner on Roseanne to his recent role in Kong: Skull Island, there is nothing that John Goodman can’t do, and no matter what role he takes on, fans love it, and despite his many years as one of Hollywood’s finest actors, he has remained rather elusive to fans. So, here are 10 things you didn’t know about John Goodman.
10. Off To War?
In the early ’70s, after turning 18, like so many young Americans, Goodman was drafted into the army for the Vietnam War, but somehow Goodman got out of it. “I want to take my physical. But they measured me two inches shorter than I am. They measured me at six foot instead of six foot two. I was eleven pounds overweight for that height. They told me to lose weight and come back, but by the time I was scheduled to come back, the draft was abolished,” he explained in a 2008 interview.Everett Collection