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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)
(1986)
Wild at Heart Sparky
(1990)

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 2010 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Tom Hanks/Will Ferrell/Neil Young (2010) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Robin Williams/Barry Manilow (2010) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Tom Brokaw/Zachary Levi/Rosanne Cash (2010) ... (composer: main title theme)
 1993-2009 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (composer - 2,665 episodes)
- Episode #17.33 (2009) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #17.32 (2009) ... (composer: theme music)
- The White Stripes (2009) ... (composer: title theme)
- Jerry Seinfeld/Craig Bierko (2009) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #17.31 (2009) ... (composer: theme music)
 2000 Animal Factory (musician)
 1991 A la carrera (Documentary short) (music: song "Bella by Barlight")
 1991 Fishing with John (TV Mini Series documentary) (musician - 6 episodes)
- Dennis Hopper: Part 2 (1991) ... (musician: sax, vocals)
- Dennis Hopper (1991) ... (musician: sax, vocals)
- Willem Dafoe (1991) ... (musician: guitar, keyboards, vocals)
- Matt Dillon (1991) ... (musician: guitar, keyboards, vocals)
- Tom Waits (1991) ... (musician: keyboards, vocals)
 1989 Mystery Train (musician: guitar and harmonica)
 1987 Slam Dance (composer: additional music)
 1982 Vortex (musician)
 1981 The Loveless (composer: additional music)
 1980 Permanent Vacation (musician: saxes)
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6' 4½" (1.94 m)
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Member/leader of the experimental music group The Lounge Lizards. See more »

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