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John Turturro

Highly talented, lightly built 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. Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine, a jazz singer, and Nicholas Turturro, a construction ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Barton Fink
Barton Fink Barton Fink
Transformers Agent Simmons


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 2017 Landline (post-production)
 2015 Partly Cloudy with Sunny Spells
Ingegner Lombelli
 2014 Rio, I Love You
Homem (segment "Quando não há Mais Amor")
 2014 God's Pocket
Arthur 'Bird' Capezio
 2011 In the Shadow of No Towers
Narrator (voice)
 2011 Somewhere Tonight
 2011 Cars 2: The Video Game (Video Game)
Francesco Bernoulli (voice)
 2011 Cars 2
Francesco Bernoulli (voice)
 2007 Christmas Story
Iisakki (English version, voice)
 2007 Flight of the Conchords (TV Series)
Credits Cop
- The Actor (2007) ... Credits Cop
 2006 A Few Days in September
William Pound
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes
Male Dancer & Singer
 2004 Secret Passage
Paolo Zane
 2004 She Hate Me
Don Angelo Bonasera
 2004 2BPerfectlyHonest
Sal / Roberto
 2003 Opopomoz
 2003 Ore 2: Calma piatta (Short)
 2003 Fear X
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
- Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2002) ... Grant (voice)
 2001 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Leiber & Stoller: Words & Music (2001) ... Narrator (voice)
- Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music (2001) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 Monkeybone
Monkeybone (voice)
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
Aleksandr Ivanovich 'Sascha' Luzhin
 2000 Two Thousand and None
Benjamin Kasparian
 2000 Company Man
Crocker Johnson
 1998 Rounders
Joey Knish
 1998 Illuminata
 1998 He Got Game
Coach Billy Sunday
 1998 O.K. Garage
Johnny Candellano
 1998 Animals with the Tollkeeper
Tuxedo Man
 1996 Grace of My Heart
Joel Millner
 1996 Box of Moon Light
Al Fountain
 1995 Sugartime (TV Movie)
Sam Giancana
 1995 Unstrung Heroes
Sid Lidz
 1995 Search and Destroy
 1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
Disco Bean
 1994 Being Human
 1992 Mac
Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli
 1990 Men of Respect
Mike Battaglia
 1990 State of Grace
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Moe Flatbush
 1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Larry
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... Larry
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... Larry
 1987 The Sicilian
 1987 Five Corners
 1986 The Color of Money
 1986 Gung Ho
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
David Traynor
- Rites of Passage (1985) ... David Traynor
 1984 The Flamingo Kid
Ted from Pinky's
 1984 Exterminator 2
Guy #1
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Appeared in off-Broadway play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" See more »

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6 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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[2011, on being directed by Robert De Niro in The Good Shepherd (2006)] He likes to do it a lot of times. A lot of times. He's good with physical stuff, too. But he likes to do a lot of takes. A lot of 'em. Sometimes, I would say, "Listen, that's it, I did it. I did it. Let's move on". But his thing is just that maybe if you do it more, you realize that you could do less. But we've known each ... See more »


John Turturro speaks fluent Italian, as amply demonstrated by his role in Mia Madre (2015). See more »


Frequently works with Spike Lee, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

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