Elaine May
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Coen Brothers
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The Big Lebowski
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Fading Gigolo
Robert De Niro
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Ronald Pickup
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Michael Cimino
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John Turturro

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John Turturro

American actor, writer and director known for his roles in the films Do the Right Thing , Millers Crossing , Barton Fink , Quiz Show , The Big Lebowski , O Brother, Where Art Thou- and the Transformers film series add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1957.

Countries: United States (67%), Italy (9%), United Kingdom (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Elaine May, Coen Brothers, The Big Lebowski

Linked to: Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, State University of New York at New Paltz, Yale School of Drama




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John Turturro was born in 1957 add something


Turturro created the title role of John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" at the Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in 1983 add something


John C. McGinley - He was noticed by a casting scout while working as John Turturro's understudy in John Patrick Shanley's 1984 production of "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea", which led to a successful audition for the role of Sergeant Red O'Neill in the Oscar-winning "Platoon"


Gaspare Pisciotta - The book was made into a film in 1987, directed by Michael Cimino, starring Christopher Lambert as Giuliano, and John Turturro as Pisciotta


Coen Brothers - Miller's Crossing, released in 1990, starred Albert Finney, Gabriel Byrne, and John Turturro.


Turturro hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 1994, where he spoofed his recent film "Quiz Show", being told he was ineligible to host unless he answered questions in a booth and if he failed, the honor of hosting would go to Joey Buttafuoco, who was actually backstage to witness Turturro's test add something


Box of Moonlight - "'Box of Moonlight"' is a 1996 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom DiCillo and starring John Turturro, Sam_Rockwell, Lisa Blount and Catherine Keener


Emily Watson - In 2001, she appeared alongside John Turturro in "The Luzhin Defence" and in Robert Altman's ensemble piece "Gosford Park"


Nicolas Winding Refn - In 2003, Refn directed and wrote his first U.S.-based Hollywood film, "Fear X", which starred John Turturro


Ronald Pickup - In 2004, he appeared in the movie "Secret Passage" alongside John Turturro


Hannah Taylor-Gordon - In the 2004 film "Secret Passage", Taylor-Gordon played a supporting role alongside John Turturro


Secret Window - "'Secret Window"' is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro


She Hate Me - "'She Hate Me"' is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling and John Turturro


In 2006 he appeared in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd", and as the Sector 7 agent Simmons in three films of the "Transformers" live-action series add something


Noah Baumbach - Baumbach wrote and directed the 2007 comedy-drama "Margot at the Wedding", starring his wife Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and John Turturro


Tyrese Gibson - Beouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Megan Fox, Anthony Anderson and Jon Voight in Transformers, Directed and prodiced by Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg as the executive producer.


Endgame (play) - In 2008 there was a brief revival staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that starred John Turturro as Hamm, Max Casella as Clov, Alvin Epstein as Nagg and Elaine Stritch as Nell


In 2010 he directed "Passione", which chronicles the rich musical heritage of Naples, Italy add something


Massimo Ranieri - In 2010, he was featured in Passione, a documentary about the history of music from Naples , Italy, directed by Italian-American actor, John Turturro


His stage directorial debut was in October 2011, with the Broadway play "Relatively Speaking," in which he guided an ensemble of veteran actors in a production of three comedic one-act plays, written by Elaine May, Woody Allen and Ethan Coen add something


Elaine May - Most recently, she wrote the one-act play, "George is Dead", which starred Marlo Thomas, and was performed on Broadway from 2011-12 as part of the anthology play, "Relatively Speaking", directed by John Turturro


In a September 2013 interview, Turturro expressed his intention to draw parallels between sex work and acting, explaining that the latter is a "service business" in which actors are "acting out people's wishes or fantasies add something


Turturro's fifth directorial film "Fading Gigolo" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in mid-September 2013 add something


Fading Gigolo - "'Fading Gigolo"' is a 2013 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring John Turturro


In March 2014, John Turturro received the Career Achievement tribute and award at the 31st Edition of the Miami International Film Festival at the Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami add something


Coen Brothers - The Big Lebowski - In 2016, the Coens gave to their longtime friend and collaborator John Turturro the right to use his character of Jesus Quintana from "The Big Lebowski" in his own spin-off, "Going Places", which he would write and direct


Stated on "Finding Your Roots", October 31, 2017 His father had emigrated to the United States from Giovinazzo, Italy at age six and later worked as a carpenter and construction worker before joining the U.S. Navy during the war add something


The Big Lebowski - A spin-off based on John Turturro's character, titled "Going Places", was filmed in 2017, with Turturro acting as writer and director