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Biography #2John 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 from the Montreal 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.
Turturro's other noteworthy feature film performances include The Truce, Box of Moonlight, Grace of My Heart, Jungle Fever, Fearless, Five Corners, and To Live and Die in LA. Most recently he was seen in Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock, as well as The Rounders, opposite Matt Damon and Edward Norton.
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, The 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.
Bio courtesy Touchstone (26-Jan-2003)