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John Goodman
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Goodman in Paris at the French premiere of The Monuments Men, February 12, 2014.
BornJohn Stephen Goodman
(1952-06-20) June 20, 1952 (age 62)[1]
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Annabeth Hartzog (1989–present)
Children1
 
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John Goodman
John Goodman 2014 2.jpg
Goodman in Paris at the French premiere of The Monuments Men, February 12, 2014.
BornJohn Stephen Goodman
(1952-06-20) June 20, 1952 (age 62)[1]
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Annabeth Hartzog (1989–present)
Children1

John Stephen Goodman[2] (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993. He is also a regular collaborator with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

Goodman's voice roles include Pacha in The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and Sulley in Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013).

His other film performances include the lead role in The Flintstones (1994) and supporting roles in The Artist (2011), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), Argo (2012), Flight (2012), and The Hangover Part III (2013). On television, he has had regular roles on Amazon Studios' Alpha House and on the first season of HBO's Treme, and has been one of the most frequent hosts of Saturday Night Live. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair calls him "among our very finest actors."[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Goodman was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 20, 1952. His father, Leslie Francis Goodman, was a postal worker who died of a heart attack when Goodman was two years old; his mother, Virginia Roos (née Loosmore), was a retail store associate and waitress at Jack and Phil's Bar-B-Que,[1][2][4] and took in laundry to support the family.[3] He has a sister, Elisabeth Horvath, and a brother, Leslie.[5] He is of Irish, English, Welsh, and German ancestry.[4]

Goodman went to Affton High School, where he played football and dabbled in theater. He earned a football scholarship to Missouri State University (then-called Southwest Missouri State University, or, "SMS") in Springfield, Missouri.[6] He pledged to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity but did not join until several years later. He discovered the drama program, and studied there with future Hollywood stars Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper.[7] He remains close to his school friends.[3]

Early career[edit]

After an injury ended his college football career, Goodman decided to become a professional actor and left Missouri for New York City in 1975.[6] With a small bankroll from his brother, Goodman found an apartment on Ninth Avenue and 51st Street near Manhattan's Theater District and unsuccessfully tried to make money as a bartender and waiter. However, he eventually found modest success in voice-overs, commercials, and plays. He was the person who slapped himself (uttering the famous tagline, "Thanks... I needed that!") in an iconic TV ad for Skin Bracer by Mennen.[7] Goodman also performed off-Broadway and in dinner theatres, before landing character roles in films during the early 1980s.[6]

Career[edit]

In 1985, Goodman originated the role of Pap Finn in Big River. For his role, he received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical; he is also featured on the Original Broadway Cast Recording. He had a long history of appearances on late night comedy shows, and was the first guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, which won him the series' "First Guest Medal" (Goodman joked he would pawn the medal for a bottle of cheap Scotch).[citation needed] Goodman has hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live 13 times, while also making seven cameo appearances as Linda Tripp during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and cameoing on the season 28 finale hosted by former SNL cast member Dan Aykroyd.[6] With little to no prior experience in TV comedy, Goodman auditioned to be a cast member for Jean Doumanian's tumultuous 1980–1981 SNL season, and was rejected, along with up-and-coming comedians Jim Carrey, Paul Reubens, and Robert Townsend.[8]

Goodman on the red carpet at the Emmys on September 11, 1994

In 1982, Goodman started landing movie roles, beginning with a small role in Eddie Macon's Run. During this period he continued to work on the stage, starring in Big River from 1985 to 1987. Before landing his big break into movies in 1986, with a significant comedic role in True Stories,[9] he had a brief cameo as Otis in Sweet Dreams. In the former film, his character Louis Fyne memorably utters the line: "I'm 6' 3" and maintain a consistent panda bear shape", establishing his trademark size as an important part of many characters he would later play on film and stage - and in the latter film, he plays the `guy who sold Patsy's husband the car' he would destroy in the Demolition Derby.

He is also known for his role as the head football coach for Adams College in the movie Revenge of the Nerds. In 1997, John Goodman was added to the St. Louis Walk of Fame.[10]

Goodman first worked with the Coen Brothers on Raising Arizona (1987). He would go on to appear in their films Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). In 2011, it was announced he would return to working with them on Inside Llewyn Davis—his fifth film with them and his first for a decade.[11] Only Steve Buscemi has appeared in more Coen works (six films), though Frances McDormand and Jon Polito have also appeared in five of their films.

Goodman is most famous for his role as Dan Conner on Roseanne.[6]

Goodman had guest roles on the Aaron Sorkin television dramas The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In the former he appeared in four episodes, playing Speaker of the House and eventual acting president Glen Allen Walken. In the latter, he appeared as Pahrump, Nevada Judge Robert Bebe, earning a 2007 Emmy[12] for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series for his performance.[13] In addition, Goodman starred as Fred Flintstone in the film adaptation of The Flintstones.[14]

He voiced Robot Santa in the character's first appearance on Futurama. Beginning in 2007, Goodman has been the voiceover in Dunkin' Donuts commercials.[15] In 2000, Goodman provided the voice of Pacha in The Emperor's New Groove and, a year later, the voice of Sulley in Monsters, Inc. In 2009, Goodman voiced "Big Daddy" La Bouff The Princess and the Frog. Goodman's voice can also be heard on an automated message system at Lambert St. Louis International airport.[16]

In theater, Goodman played the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 2008 Kodak Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, starring Christopher Lloyd as Ebenezer Scrooge. He played the role of Pozzo in a Studio 54 revival of the play Waiting for Godot, opposite Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair called it "the greatest Pozzo I've ever seen."[3]

In 2011, Goodman was a guest star on the third season of Community. He also voiced a character in RAGE voicing Dan Hagar, and played movie studio chief Al Zimmer in the Academy Award–winning live action film The Artist, as well as Best Picture nominee Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close the same year. Also in 2011, Goodman starred in Kevin Smith's foray into horror in Red State playing ATF Agent Joseph Keenan. In February 2012, it was reported that Goodman would reunite with Roseanne Barr for a new NBC pilot titled Downwardly Mobile. The series would have had Goodman portray a bachelor mechanic and all-around clown as a resident in a trailer park and would have used the standard multiple-camera setup traditionally found in sitcoms;[17] however, the series' option wasn't picked up by the network. Other prominent roles include performances in Flight (2012) and The Monuments Men (2014). With his well-received supporting roles in The Artist (2012) and Argo (2013), Goodman accomplished the rare feat of appearing in back-to-back winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

On August 10, 2013, Goodman was inducted as a Disney Legend.[18]

In 2013, Goodman received rave reviews for his performance as North Carolina Senator Gil John Biggs in Amazon's Alpha House, a political comedy written by Garry Trudeau.[19] The show centers around Goodman's character, a retired UNC basketball coach, and three other Republican senators living in a house on Capitol Hill. Goodman has spent the summer of 2014 shooting Season Two.

Charity work[edit]

Goodman has long resided in New Orleans, Louisiana.[6] Since Hurricane Katrina, Goodman has appeared on several recovery commercials aired in Louisiana.

Goodman was cast in In the Electric Mist (2009) as Julie "Baby Feet" Balboni. At one time, he was slated to play the role of Ignatius Reilly, the main character of A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The story takes place almost entirely in New Orleans. However, the movie was never put into production. The Princess and the Frog where he lent his voice as Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff also takes place in New Orleans. Goodman was featured in Treme. Treme focuses on a group of interconnected people trying to rebuild their lives in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. Goodman played Creighton Bernette, a Tulane English professor.

In 2010, Goodman appeared in a commercial to raise awareness for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Also starring in the commercial were Sandra Bullock, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Jack Del Rio, Drew Brees, Emeril Lagasse, James Carville, and Blake Lively.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Goodman and his wife, Anna Beth, live in New Orleans. As of October 2013, their daughter, Molly, is 23 and in film school.[20]

In a 2009 interview, Goodman was open about his alcoholism, saying, "I don't know how much the old Jackie Daniel's franchise ruined my memory, which is going anyway, because of my advancing decrepitude. I had a 30-year run, and at the end I didn't care about anything. I was just fed up with myself. I didn't even want to be an actor anymore."[21] In October 2012, he said, "If I'd picture in my mind a drink—usually straight out of the ­bottle—I couldn't not do it." Acting in plays, "I'd have the shakes so bad I'd have to have a drink to get through the show. I'm lucky I never got fired." Eventually, however, "I bottomed out." He has been sober since 2007, doesn't miss "that life,"[3] and tries to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every morning.[20] By August 2010, Goodman had lost 100 pounds. He has stated that exercising and keeping a journal of food he consumed are what helped him keep the weight off.[22]

In 2009, Goodman retired from theatre after performing the role of Pozzo in Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot at the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1983Face of Rage, TheThe Face of RageFredTelevision film
1983Eddie Macon's RunHerbert
1983Survivors, TheThe SurvivorsCommando
1983Heart of SteelRaymond BohupinskyTelevision film
1984Revenge of the NerdsCoach Harris
1984C.H.U.D.Cop in Diner
1984Maria's LoversFrank
1984Frosty ReturnsFrosty
1985Sweet DreamsOtis
1986True StoriesLouis Fyne
1987Big Easy, TheThe Big EasyDet. Andre DeSoto
1987Murder OrdainedHugh RayburnTelevision film
1987Raising ArizonaGale Snoats
1987BurglarDet. Nyswander
1988Wrong Guys, TheThe Wrong GuysDuke Earle
1988PunchlineJohn Krytsick
1988Everybody's All-AmericanLawrence
1989Sea of LoveDet. Sherman TouheyNominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
1989AlwaysAl Yackey
1990StellaEd Munn
1990ArachnophobiaDelbert McClintockNominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
1991King RalphRalph Hampton Gainesworth Jones
1991Barton FinkCharlie MeadowsNominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
1992Babe, TheThe BabeGeorge Herman 'Babe' Ruth
1993MatineeLawrence Woolsey
1993Born YesterdayHarry Brock
1993We're Back! A Dinosaur's StoryRex the Dinosaur (voice)
1994Hudsucker Proxy, TheThe Hudsucker ProxyNewsreel Announcer (voice)Credited as Karl Mundt[23]
1994Flintstones, TheThe FlintstonesFred Flintstone
1995KingfishHuey P. LongTelevision film
Nominated—CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1995Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named DesireHarold 'Mitch' MitchellTelevision film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1996Pie in the SkyAlan Davenport
1996Mother NightMajor Frank Wirtanen
1997Borrowers, TheThe BorrowersOcious P. Potter
1998FallenJonesy
1998Blues Brothers 2000Mighty Mack McTeer
1998Big Lebowski, TheThe Big LebowskiWalter SobchakNominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1998Dirty WorkMayor Adrian RigginsUncredited[24]
1998Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MovieSanta Claus (voice)
1999Runner, TheThe RunnerDeepthroat
1999Bringing Out the DeadLarry
1999Jack Bull, TheThe Jack BullJudge Joe B. Tolliver
2000What Planet Are You From?Roland Jones
2000O Brother, Where Art Thou?Daniel 'Big Dan' Teague
2000Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, TheThe Adventures of Rocky and BullwinkleOklahoma CopCameo
2000Coyote UglyWilliam James Sanford
2000Emperor's New Groove, TheThe Emperor's New GroovePacha (voice)
2001My First MisterBenjamin
2001One Night at McCool'sDet. Dehling
2001When Dinosaurs Roamed AmericaNarratorTelevision film
2001StorytellingMarty LivingstonSegment: "Non-Fiction"
2001Happy BirthdayDean, TheThe Dean
2001Monsters, Inc.James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)
2002Mike's New CarJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)Short film
2002Dirty DeedsTony
2003Masked and AnonymousUncle Sweetheart
2003Jungle Book 2, TheThe Jungle Book 2Baloo (voice)Nominated—Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
2004Home of PhobiaRodney
2004Clifford's Really Big MovieGeorge Wolfsbottom (voice)
2004Beyond the SeaSteve 'Boom Boom' Blauner
2005Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm SchoolSteve Mills
2005Kronk's New GroovePacha (voice)Direct-to-video
2006CarsJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan Truck (voice)Cameo
2006Year Without a Santa Claus, TheThe Year Without a Santa ClausSanta Claus
2006Tales of the Rat FinkEd "Big Daddy" Roth (voice)Documentary
2007Death SentenceBones Darley
2007Evan AlmightyCongressman Long
2007Bee MovieLayton T. Montgomery (voice)
2008Speed RacerPops Racer
2009GiganticAl Lolly
2009Confessions of a ShopaholicGraham Bloomwood
2009In the Electric MistJulie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
2009Alabama MoonMr. Wellington
2009Beyond All BoundariesCapt. Edwin Simmons (voice)Short film
2009Princess and the Frog, TheThe Princess and the FrogEli "Big Daddy" La Bouff (voice)
2009Sewer Runs Through It, AA Sewer Runs Through ItNarrator
2009Pope JoanPope Sergius II
2009DrunkboatMr. Fletcher
2010You Don't Know JackNeal NicolTelevision film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2011Artist, TheThe ArtistAl ZimmerNominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2011Red StateJoseph Kennan
2011Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseStan the Doorman
2012ParaNormanMr. Prendergast (voice)
2012Campaign, TheThe CampaignScott TalleyCameo
2012Trouble with the CurvePete Klein
2012ArgoJohn ChambersHollywood Film Festival Award for Best Cast
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2012FlightHarling MaysNominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2013Hangover Part III, TheThe Hangover Part IIIMarshall
2013Internship, TheThe InternshipSammy BoscoeUncredited
2013Monsters UniversityJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)
2013Inside Llewyn DavisRoland Turner
2014The Monuments MenCapt. Walter Garfield
2014Party CentralJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)Short film
2014Transformers: Age of ExtinctionHound (voice)[25]
2014The GamblerFrankPost-production
2015Spring Break '83Dick BenderPost-production
2015TrumboFrank KingPost-production
2015Bunyan and BabePaul Bunyan (voice)Post-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1980Mystery of the Morro Castle, TheThe Mystery of the Morro CastleGeorge RogersUnknown episodes[26]
1983ChiefsNewt 'Tub' MurrayEpisode: "Part 3"
1987Equalizer, TheThe EqualizerHarold WinterEpisode: "Re-Entry"
1987MoonlightingDonald ChaseEpisode: "Come Back Little Shiksa"
1988–1997RoseanneDan Conner209 episodes
American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (1989–90)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Nominated—American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (1991–95)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1989–91)
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Television Performer (1990–95)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1989–95)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1989, 1993–95)
1989–2014Saturday Night LiveHimself14 episodes
1999Now and AgainMichael WisemanEpisode: "Origins"
1999Simpsons, TheThe SimpsonsMeathook (voice)Episode: "Take My Wife, Sleaze"
1999FuturamaRobot Santa (voice)Episode: "Xmas Story"
2000Normal, OhioWilliam "Butch" Gamble7 episodes
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series
2003–2004West Wing, TheThe West WingGlen Allen Walken4 episodes
2004Father of the PrideLarry (voice)15 episodes
2004–2005Center of the UniverseJohn Barnett12 episodes
2006Studio 60 on the Sunset StripJudge Bobby Bebe2 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
2007King of the HillTommy (voice)Episode: "SerPUNt"
2010–2011TremeCreighton Bernette13 episodes
2011DamagesHoward T. Erickson10 episodes
2011–2012CommunityVice Dean Robert Laybourne[27]6 episodes
2012SpongeBob SquarePantsSanta Claus (voice)Episode: "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
2013Dancing on the EdgeMasterson5 episodes
2013–presentAlpha HouseGil John Biggs21 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRole
1996PystKing Mattruss (voice)
2002Monsters Inc. Scream ArenaJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)
2007Cars Mater-National ChampionshipJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan Truck (voice)
2009Cars Race-O-RamaJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan Truck (voice)
2011RageDan Hagar (voice)[28]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
YearAwardCategoryTitleResult
1989Chicago Film Critics Association Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Sea of LoveNominated
1989People's Choice Awards"Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program"RoseanneNominated
1989American Comedy Awards"Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication"RoseanneWon
1989Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1989Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical"RoseanneNominated
1990American Comedy Awards"Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication"RoseanneWon
1990Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1990Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical"RoseanneNominated
1991Saturn Awards"Best Supporting Actor"ArachnophobiaNominated
1991Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1991Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical"RoseanneNominated
1991Chicago Film Critics Association Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Barton FinkNominated
1991New York Film Critics Circle Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Barton Fink3rd
1992Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1992Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture"Barton FinkNominated
1992Viewers For Quality Television Awards"Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series"RoseanneWon
1993Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1993Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical"RoseanneWon
1994Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1995Screen Actors Guild Awards"Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1995Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1995Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special"Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. LongNominated
1996Emmy Awards"Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special"Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named DesireNominated
1999Satellite Awards"Best Supporting Actor - Musical or Comedy"Big Lebowski, TheThe Big LebowskiNominated
2001People's Choice Awards"Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series"Normal, OhioNominated
2002World Soundtrack Awards"Best Original Song Written for a Film"Monsters, Inc.Won
2004Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards"Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie"Jungle Book 2, TheThe Jungle Book 2Nominated
2007Emmy Awards"Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series"Studio 60 on the Sunset StripWon
2007TV Land Awards"Favorite Elvis Impersonation"RoseanneNominated
2008TV Land Awards"Innovator"RoseanneWon
2010Black Reel Awards"Best Ensemble"Princess and the Frog, TheThe Princess and the FrogNominated
2010Emmy Awards"Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie"You Don't Know JackNominated
2011Screen Actors Guild Awards"Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries"You Don't Know JackNominated
2011Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards"Best Cast"Artist, TheThe ArtistNominated
2011St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Artist, TheThe ArtistNominated
2012Screen Actors Guild Awards"Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture"Artist, TheThe ArtistNominated
201220/20 Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Barton FinkWon
2012St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards"Best Supporting Actor"ArgoNominated
2012Satellite Awards"Supporting Actor – Motion Picture"FlightNominated
2013Screen Actors Guild Awards"Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture"ArgoWon
2014Satellite Awards"Best Actor – Television Series, Musical or Comedy"Alpha HouseWon

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