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ILLUMINATA

JOHN TURTURRO (Tuccio) recently completed work on 2000 AND NONE directed by Arto Paragamian, and is currently working on the Coen brothers' 0 BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU, co-starring George Clooney. ILLUMINATA is Turturro's second film. His first film, MAC, premiered in Cannes in 1 992 at the Director's Fortnight, for which he received the Camera d'Or.

As an actor on film, he has appeared in a variety of roles which include: Robert Redford's QUIZ SHOW, Francesco Rosi's THE TRUCE, Tom De Cillo's BOX OF MOONLIGHT, Alison Anders' GRACE OF MY HEART, Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING, JUNGLE FEVER and most recently HE GOT GAME, Peter Weir's FEARLESS, Tony Bill's FIVE CORNERS, Martin Scorsese's THE COLOR OF MONEY, William Friedken's TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., Joel and Ethan Coen's THE BIG LEBOWSKI, MILLER'S CROSSING and BARTON FINK for which he won the Best Actor award at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, the David Di Donatello and Best Actor award at the Montreal Film Festival. Recently, he appeared in John DahI's ROUNDERS with Matt Damon and Edward Norton, and can soon be seen in Tim Robbins' THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, with Hank Azaria, John Cusack, Susan Sarandon, Vanessa Redgrave and Bill Murray.

On stage (which he hopes to return to) he has appeared in "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," "Italian-American Reconciliation," "Troilus and Cressida," "The Bald Soprano," and "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui."

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

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