John Turturro

John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American-Italian actor, writer and filmmaker, known for his association with the independent film movement. He has appeared in over sixty feature films and has worked frequently with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler and Spike Lee. He began his acting career on-screen in the early 1980s, and received early critical recognition with the independent film Five Corners (1987). Turturro's mainstream breakthrough came with Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989) and the Coens' Miller's Crossing (1990) and Barton Fink (1991), for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. His subsequent roles included Herb Stempel in Quiz Show (1994), Jesus Quintana in The Big Lebowski (1998) and The Jesus Rolls (2020), Pete Hogwallop in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Seymour Simmons in the Transformers film series and is set to play Carmine Falcone in The Batman. In 2016, in a lead role, he portrayed a lawyer in the HBO miniseries The Night Of and had a recurring role in the miniseries The Plot Against America in 2020. An Emmy Award winner, Turturro has also been nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Independent Spirit Awards. He directed Mac (1992), which won the Golden Camera Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Illuminata (1998), and Romance and Cigarettes (2005). Description above from the Wikipedia article John Turturro, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Action-packed

A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS? alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  John Malkovich  •  Ken Jeong  •  Frances McDormand

A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS? alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  John Malkovich  •  Ken Jeong  •  Frances McDormand

Barton Fink (1991)

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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

The Big Lebowski (1998)

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Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

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In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  John Turturro  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  John Goodman

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  John Turturro  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  John Goodman

Raging Bull (1980)

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The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Joe Pesci  •  Cathy Moriarty  •  Frank Vincent

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Joe Pesci  •  Cathy Moriarty  •  Frank Vincent

Anger Management (2003)

After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive treatment by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Luis Guzmán

After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive treatment by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Luis Guzmán

Brain Donors (1992)

Three manic idiots—a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman—team up to run a ballet company to fulfil the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run the ballet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Bob Nelson  •  John Turturro  •  Teri Copley

Three manic idiots—a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman—team up to run a ballet company to fulfil the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run the ballet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Bob Nelson  •  John Turturro  •  Teri Copley

Catchfire (1990)

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

Clockers (1995)

Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike’s older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn’t buy the story, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  John Turturro  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Mekhi Phifer

Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike’s older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn’t buy the story, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  John Turturro  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Mekhi Phifer

Collateral Damage (2002)

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Francesca Neri  •  Elias Koteas  •  Cliff Curtis

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Francesca Neri  •  Elias Koteas  •  Cliff Curtis

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Rubén Blades  •  Joan Cusack  •  John Cusack

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Rubén Blades  •  Joan Cusack  •  John Cusack

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Exterminator 2 (1984)

The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Buntzman
CAST:  Robert Ginty  •  Mario Van Peebles  •  John Turturro  •  Deborah Geffner

The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Buntzman
CAST:  Robert Ginty  •  Mario Van Peebles  •  John Turturro  •  Deborah Geffner

Fear X (2003)

When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Stephen Eric McIntyre  •  William Allen Young

When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Stephen Eric McIntyre  •  William Allen Young

Fearless (1993)

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tom Hulce

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tom Hulce

Girl 6 (1996)

A struggling actress in New York City takes a job as a phone sex operator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Theresa Randle  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Jenifer Lewis

A struggling actress in New York City takes a job as a phone sex operator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Theresa Randle  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Jenifer Lewis

Grace of My Heart (1996)

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Illeana Douglas  •  John Turturro  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Matt Dillon

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Illeana Douglas  •  John Turturro  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Matt Dillon

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Michael Caine  •  Barbara Hershey

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Michael Caine  •  Barbara Hershey

He Got Game (1998)

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ray Allen  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Rosario Dawson

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ray Allen  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Rosario Dawson
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