Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis” has held a steady course since a Cannes bow, and going into the awards season, it looks to be as strong as ever. One person who could be recognized for his work in the film is John Goodman as the actor gets a whole vignette of sorts to himself in the film. And he makes the most of it, as he always does.
Coming off a pair of great performances in Oscar players “Flight” and “Argo” last year, with a stint in George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” still to come, the actor – highly prolific as of late – is still looking for that elusive first Academy Award nomination. It would certainly be serendipitous for that notice to come for work in a Coen film given the actor’s history with the filmmaker siblings, which goes all the way back to “Raising Arizona.”
We’ve got an exclusive glimpse of Goodman’s work in their latest for you today, courtesy of CBS Films. You get a pretty good taste of what he has to offer as a grouchy, enigmatic, smack-addled jazz musician. Take a look for yourself in the clip embedded at the top of this post.
“Inside Llewyn Davis” opens in limited release on Dec. 6. It expands wider on Dec. 20.