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'Columnist' Star John Lithgow on (Not) Winning a Tony

On the red carpet at Sunday's Tony Awards, John Lithgow predicted he would lose in the best play category category to one of his rivals: Philip Seymour Hoffman; James Earl Jones; Frank Langella or James Corden.

(Corden, the relative newcomer from One Man, Two Guvnors, won the trophy in an upset victory over Hoffman.)

But Lithgow, who already has a Tony under his belt, was pleasantly resigned to his fate, raving about his role as a '60s-era political journalist in The Columnist and making plans to do more Shakespeare in the future.

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