John Turturro

Biography

Date of Birth 28 February 1957, Brooklyn, New York, USA Birth Name John Michael Turturro Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m) Mini Biography Highly talented, lightly built Italian American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles. Has become a regular in the thought provoking films of Spike Lee and the off the wall comedies of Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. His wonderful performances include as the highly agitated "Pino" in Do the Right Thing (1989), as an intellectual playwright in Barton Fink (1991), a pedophile tenpin bowler in The Big Lebowski (1998), a confused boyfriend in Jungle Fever (1991) and as the voice of Harvey the dog in Summer of Sam (1999). Turturro has continued to appeal to audiences despite his unconventional looks and the often annoying onscreen mannerisms of his characters which he used to great effect in films such as his blue collar tale of warring brothers in the construction business, Mac (1992), as the irate, dumped game show contestant, Herbie Stempel, in Robert Redford's dynamic Quiz Show (1994). One of modern American cinema's gems of acting, Turturro remains in strong demand for his high calibre thespian talents. Spouse Katherine Borowitz (1985 - present) 2 children Trivia Brother of Nicholas Turturro and Ralph Turturro. Cousin of Aida Turturro. Graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz. The Turturro family originates from Sicily, Italy. Son, Amedeo Turturro, was born in 1990. Son, Diego Turturro, was born in 2000. Has appeared in more films directed by Spike Lee than any other actor. They first worked together in Do the Right Thing (1989) and as of Miracle at St. Anna (2008) has appeared in nine of Lee's films. Graduated from Yale Drama School. A native of Brooklyn. Is a big fan of Big Trouble in Little China (1986). Has his own production company called Humperdink Productions. Is the second of three brothers. Sicilian mother was a professional singer. Based his character Bernie Bernbaum in Miller's Crossing (1990) on the real- life personae of Director Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty (1995), Men in Black (1997)), the film's cinematographer. Has starred in six movies with his former acting professor from SUNY New Paltz, Joe Paparone. In the film Mac (1992), he plays his deceased father. Does an accurate impression of Burt Lancaster. Had himself diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder after seeing the independent film "Billy The Kid.". Appears in The Communards video clip "I never can say goodbye". Personal Quotes "I mean usually with movies, if you're dark, you're a bad guy. That's it. I turned down a million bad guy things." I didn't want to be an actor who played Italian thugs. I'm not even interested in those guys really, unless it's a great part. And I knew that movies were predicated on how you look. But a few people gave me the opportunities to do other things, and I just took it and ran with it.

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Birth Name

John Michael Turturro

Birth Place

Brooklyn, Nueva York, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

2/28/1957
Known For
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Pete

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You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Phantom

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Miller's Crossing

Bernie Bernbaum

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Barton Fink

Barton Fink

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Fading Gigolo

Fioravante

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Clockers

Larry Mazilli

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Monkeybone

Monkeybone (voice)

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Fear X

Harry

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The Nutcracker - The Untold Story

The Rat King

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What Just Happened?

Dick Bell

Starring In
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Pinocchio

Dottore (voice)

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The Batman

Carmine Falcone

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Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 1 Midnight Madness

Self

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The True Adventures of Wolfboy

Mr. Silk

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The Jesus Rolls

Jesus Quintana

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Gloria Bell

Arnold

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Transformers: The Last Knight

Agent Simmons

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Landline

Alan

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Hands of Stone

Frankie Carbo

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The Ridiculous 6

Abner Doubleday

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My Mother

Barry Huggins

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Exodus: Gods and Kings

Seti

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Rio, I Love You

Homem (segment "Quando não há Mais Amor")

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God's Pocket

Arthur 'Bird' Capezio

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Senza Lucio

Himself

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Fading Gigolo

Fioravante

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Gods Behaving Badly

Hades

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Simmons

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Cars 2

Francesco Bernoulli (voice)

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Passione

Self

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The Nutcracker - The Untold Story

The Rat King

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Camonetti

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Simmons

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What Just Happened?

Dick Bell

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Miracle at St. Anna

Detective Antonio 'Tony' Ricci

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You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Phantom

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Margot at the Wedding

Jim

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Christmas Story

Iisakki (voice: English version)

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Transformers

Agent Simmons

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Slipstream

Harvey Brickman

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The Bronx Is Burning: World Championship Limited Edition

Billy Martin (8 episodes, 2007)

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The Good Shepherd

Ray Brocco

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A Few Days in September

William Pound

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Romance & Cigarettes

Male Dancer & Singer

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Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow

(archive footage)

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She Hate Me

Don Angelo Bonasera

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2BPerfectlyHonest

Sal / Roberto

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Secret Window

John Shooter

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Secret Passage

Paolo Zane

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Opopomoz

(voice)

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Anger Management

Chuck

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Fear X

Harry

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Mr. Deeds

Emilio Lopez

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Collateral Damage

Sean Armstrong

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Monday Night Mayhem

Howard Cosell

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13 Conversations About One Thing

Walker

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Monkeybone

Monkeybone (voice)

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The Man Who Cried

Dante Dominio

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Company Man

Crocker Johnson

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Pete

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The Luzhin Defence

Aleksandr Ivanovich 'Sascha' Luzhin

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Summer of Sam

Harvey the Black Dog (voice)

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Cradle Will Rock

Aldo Silvano

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The Source

Allen Ginsberg

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Rounders

Joey Knish

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He Got Game

Coach Billy Sunday

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O.K. Garage

Johnny Candellano

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The Big Lebowski

Jesus Quintana

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The Truce

Primo Levi

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Illuminata

Tuccio

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O.K. Garage

Johnny Candellano

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Box of Moonlight

Al Fountain

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The Last Bet

Leon

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Girl 6

Murray - the Agent

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Grace of My Heart

Joel Millner

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Unstrung Heroes

Sid Lidz

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Clockers

Larry Mazilli

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Search and Destroy

Ron

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Sugartime

Sam Giancana

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The Search for One-eye Jimmy

Disco Bean

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Quiz Show

Herbie Stempel

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Being Human

Lucinnius

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Fearless

Dr. Bill Perlman

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Mac

Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli

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Brain Donors

Roland T. Flakfizer

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Barton Fink

Barton Fink

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Jungle Fever

Paulie Carbone

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Catchfire

Pinella

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Miller's Crossing

Bernie Bernbaum

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State of Grace

Nick

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Men of Respect

Mike Battaglia

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Mo' Better Blues

Moe Flatbush

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Do the Right Thing

Pino

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Five Corners

Heinz

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The Sicilian

Pisciotta

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Off Beat

Neil Pepper

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Hannah and Her Sisters

Writer

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Gung Ho

Willie

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The Color of Money

Julian

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To Live and Die in L.A.

Carl Cody

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Desperately Seeking Susan

Ray

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The Flamingo Kid

Ted from Pinky's

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exterminator 2

Guy #1

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Raging Bull

Man at Webster Hall Table (uncredited)

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