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John Lurie is a musician, actor, and painter. In 1978, he formed The Lounge Lizards jazz ensemble with his brother Evan, and the band made music for 20 years. Lurie has also composed scores for films, and his soundtrack for Get Shorty (1995) was nominated for a Grammy award. He had starring roles in the 1980s Jim Jarmusch films Stranger Than ... See full bio »
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Down by Law
Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas 'Slater'
Permanent Vacation
Permanent Vacation Sax player


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 2010-2012 Mobsters (TV Series)
- Jimmy 'The Gent' Burke (2012) ... Narrator
- Greg the Grim Reaper Scarpa (2012) ... Narrator
- Carmine the Snake Persico (2012) ... Narrator
- The Iceman: Richard Kuklinski (2012) ... Narrator
- 'Mad Sam' DeStefano (2012) ... Narrator
 2004 Tortured by Joy (Short)
 2003 Are You Comfortable? (TV Movie)
 2000 Sleepwalk
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
 1988 Il piccolo diavolo
 1986 Down by Law
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Neighbor Saxophonist
 1984 Paris, Texas
 1984 Stranger Than Paradise
 1981 Subway Riders
The Saxophonist
 1980 Permanent Vacation
Sax player
 1980 Underground U.S.A.
Jack Smith
 1980 The Offenders
The Lizard
 1979 Men in Orbit
 1978 Rome '78
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