John Turturro - Details


John TurturroJohn Turturro’s distinguished acting career includes roles in such critically acclaimed films as Robert Redford’s Quiz Show, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money. In 1991, Turturro received the Best Actor Award from the Cannes Film Festival, and the David Donetello Award for his starring role in Barton Fink. He has also appeared in two other Coen brothers’ films, Miller’s Crossing and The Big Lebowski.

In addition to acting, Turturro has co-written and directed two films including the recently released Illuminata. His first film, Mac which premiered in Cannes in 1992 at the Director’s Fortnight, received the Camera d’Or.

Turturro’s acting career also includes the stage, where he has appeared in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, "Italian-American Reconciliation," "Troilus and Cressida," "Tile Bald Soprano," "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" and "Waiting for Godot."

Turturro studied at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz and received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.


  • 28th February 1957 - Birth