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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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Get Shorty Composer
(1995)
Wild at Heart Sparky
(1990)
(1986)

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 2016 How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (Documentary) (writer: "The invention of Animals")
 1993-2009 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 2,753 episodes)
- Episode #17.33 (2009) ... (writer: "Opening Theme")
- The White Stripes (2009) ... (writer: "Opening Theme")
- Episode #17.32 (2009) ... (writer: "Opening Theme")
- Jerry Seinfeld/Craig Bierko (2009) ... (writer: "Opening Theme")
- Episode #17.31 (2009) ... (writer: "Opening Theme")
 2004 Hawaii, Oslo (performer: "Leons House")
  The Duo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Der Liebhaber (2003) ... (performer: "Chillie and Karen") / (writer: "Chillie and Karen")
 2000 First Call (Documentary) (writer: "Evan's Drive To Mombasa")
 1999 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Der jüngste Tag (1999) ... (writer: "Bella By Barlight")
 1996 Manny & Lo (performer: "Manny", "Lo's Theme", "She's Not A Nurse, She Only Dresses Like A Nurse") / (writer: "Manny", "Lo's Theme", "She's Not A Nurse, She Only Dresses Like A Nurse")
 1995 Blue in the Face (performer: "Let's Get Ready To Rhumba", "Lily's Blues", "Inside The Cigar Store") / (writer: "Let's Get Ready To Rhumba", "Lily's Blues", "Inside The Cigar Store")
 1987 Barfly ("Hair Street")
 1981 Downtown 81 (writer: "Bob The Bob", "Doggy")
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Brother of Evan Lurie. See more »

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Sagittarius

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