Like a number of people in the movie Flight, Harling May ( John Goodman playing a Dr. Feelgood hippie), finds his way in the world with an out-of-whack moral compass.
”That was one of the things that drew me to it,” Goodman told the Denver Post recently. “There are so many people who could do the right thing, but they’re holding onto doing things their way for many reasons.”
As for his role as an expert, jovial supplier to pilot Whip ( Denzel Washington): “I started to think of him as a very lonely guy who provides things for people, almost to buy friendship,” says Goodman. “He has a lot of people who depend on him for cocaine. He travels around with practically a 7-Eleven in his bag.”
The husky former Roseanne star long ago became a busy and welcome big-screen presence. If you need a Goodman quick fix, he’s in Ben Affleck’s political thriller about the Iran hostage crisis, Argo, playing Oscar-winning makeup artist John Chambers, who helped perpetrate the amazing ruse that rescued six American foreign service workers.
“It’s my movie-of-the-month club,” quips Goodman.