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BEING JOHN ROTHMAN

John Rothman and real life sister-in-law Jessica Harper  in STARDUST MEMORIES
JOHN ROTHMAN is a familiar face to movie fans. Here are three key films where the always dependable character-actor turns in small but important roles.

This post will continuously grow whenever Rothman is spotted in films, so keep checking back.
Woody Allen, John Rothman and Jessica Harper
In STARDUST MEMORIES, John Rothman's character points out to Woody Allen's comedy filmmaker how comics seem to be geared towards violence using terms such as "I killed them" when describing laughter.
Bill Murray and John Rothman
One of the funniest scenes in GHOSTBUSTERS, when Bill Murray is questioning the old librarian who was spooked by a ghost, he asked: "Are you menstruating" and Rothman's library chief responds, "What does that have to do with anything?" whereas Murray retorts coolly: "Back off, man, I'm a scientist."
John Rothman with James Woods
In one of James Woods best performances, THE BOOST, he plays a desperate salesman in New York who tries selling John Rothman's Ned what he doesn't need. But the two hit it off. Ned is a great listener.
James Woods and John Rothman in THE BOOST.
James Woods facing John Rothman
Cut to the end of THE BOOST. Woods is now an L.A. based coke addict with no future. He is speaking to the camera, but not really. Who's there listening to his sad story is...
John Rothman faces James Woods 
His old friend Ned from New York, John Rothman. Ned is most likely the author of this story, so perhaps he's playing Benjamin Stein who wrote the book THE BOOST is based on, LUDES. 
John Rothman as a jerk father in BIG
This JOHN ROTHMAN thread is a work-in-progress. More films featuring Mr. Rothman will be added sporadically...
Toy store announcer in JINGLE ALL THE WAY
In WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT as a... townsperson
With Mia Farrow as her photographer brother in Woody Allen's ZELIG
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