John Turturro

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Turturro in 2009

John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Italian-American movie and television, voice actor, writer and director known for his roles in the movies; Do the Right Thing (1989), Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and the Transformers movie series. He has appeared in over sixty films, and has worked mostly with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler and Spike Lee. Turturro also starred in Disney/Pixar Cars 2. He will star as Carmine Falcone in the 2021 DCEU movie The Batman.

Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 28, 1957. Turturro is currently married to Katherine Borowitz since 1985, they have two children.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Raging Bull Man at table Uncredited
1984 Exterminator 2 Guy #1
1984 The Flamingo Kid Ted from Pinky's
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan Ray
1985 To Live and Die in L.A. Carl Cody
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Writer
1986 The Color of Money Julian
1986 Gung Ho Willie
1986 Off Beat Neil Pepper
1987 Five Corners Heinz Zabantino Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
1987 The Sicilian Pisciotta
1989 Do the Right Thing Pino
1990 Catchfire Pinella
1990 State of Grace Nick
1990 Mo' Better Blues Moe Flatbush
1990 Miller's Crossing Bernie Bernbaum Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (3rd place)
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (3rd place)
1991 Men of Respect Mike Battaglia
1991 Jungle Fever Paulie Carbone
1991 Barton Fink Barton Fink
1992 Mac Niccolò Vitelli Also director and writer
Caméra d'Or
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
1992 Brain Donors Roland T. Flakfizer
1993 Being Human Lucinnius
1993 Fearless Bill Pearlman
1994 Quiz Show Herb Stempel
1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Disco Bean
1995 Search and Destroy Ron
1995 Unstrung Heroes Sidney Lidz
1995 Clockers Det. Larry Mazilla
1996 Girl 6 Murray
1996 Box of Moonlight Al Fountain Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
1996 Grace of My Heart Joel Milner
1997 Lesser Prophets (aka The Last Bet) Leon
1997 The Truce Primo Levi
1998 Illuminata Tuccio Also director, writer and producer
Nominated—Palme d'Or
1998 Rounders Joey Knish
1998 He Got Game Billy Sunday
1998 O.K. Garage Jonny
1998 The Big Lebowski Jesus Quintana
1998 Animals with the Tollkeeper Tuxedo Man
1999 Summer of Sam Harvey the Dog Voice
1999 Cradle Will Rock Aldo Silvana
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Pete Nominated—MTV Movie Award for On-Screen Team (with George Clooney and Tim Blake Nelson)
2000 The Man Who Cried Dante Dominio
2000 Company Man Crocker Johnson
2000 Two Thousand and None Benjamin Kasparian
2000 The Luzhin Defence Alexander Luzhin
2001 Monkeybone Monkeybone Voice
2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Walker Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
2002 Collateral Damage Armstrong
2002 Mr. Deeds Emilio Lopez
2003 Fear X Harry
2003 Anger Management Chuck
2003 Opopomoz John Voice
2004 Secret Passage Paolo Zane
2004 Secret Window John Shooter Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 She Hate Me Don Angelo Bonasera
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest Sal / Roberto
2005 Romance and Cigarettes Male dancer and singer Also director, writer and producer
Nominated—Golden Lion
2005 The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation Son Voice
Short film
2006 The Good Shepherd Ray Brocco
2006 A Few Days in September William Pound
2007 Transformers Agent Seymour Simmons
2007 Margot at the Wedding Jim Nominated—Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2007 Slipstream Harvey Brickman
2007 Joulutarina Iisakki English dub
2008 What Just Happened Dick Bell
2008 You Don't Mess With The Zohan Fatoush 'The Phantom' Hakbarah
2008 Miracle at St. Anna Detective Antonio 'Tony' Ricci Nominated—Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Camonetti
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Seymour Simmons
2009 Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy Himself Documentary
Also writer and executive producer
2010 Passione Himself/Narrator Documentary
Also director and co-write
2010 The Nutcracker in 3D The Rat King
2011 Cars 2 Francesco Bernoulli Voice
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Seymour Simmons
2011 Somewhere Tonight Leroy
2013 Fading Gigolo Fioravante Also director and writer
2013 Gods Behaving Badly Hades
2014 God's Pocket Arthur 'Bird' Capezio
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Seti I
2014 Rio, I Love You Homem Segment "Quando não há Mais Amor"
Also director and writer
2015 Mia madre Barry Huggins
2015 Partly Cloudy with Sunny Spells Lombelli
2015 The Ridiculous 6 Abner Doubleday
2016 Hands of Stone Frankie Carbo
2017 Landline Alan Jacobs
2017 Hair John Turturro Short film; also director and writer
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Seymour Simmons
2018 Gloria Bell Arnold
2019 The True Adventures of Wolfboy Mr. Silk
2019 The Jesus Rolls Jesus Quintana Also director and writer

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