Acclaimed actor JOHN TURTURRO is highly regarded for his
work on screen as well as behind the camera. A native of Brooklyn,
New York, Turturro is a graduate of Yale University's Drama School.
He has worked extensively in film, impressing audiences and critics
with his roles in features including "Do the Right Thing,
" "The Color of Money," Miller's Crossing,"
"Barton Fink," "Jungle Fever," "Quiz
Show," "Unstrung Heroes," "Clockers,"
"Grace of My Heart" and "The Big Lebowski."
Turturro has directed and starred in two features films including
"Mac" and the upcoming "Illumania." His acting
credits also include "The Truce" for Miramax and Spike
Lee's "He Got Game." Turturro will also soon be seen
Tim Robbins' "The Cradle Will Rock," with Susan Sarandon
and John Cusack.
Turturro received the Cannes Film Festival's Camera D'Or prize
in 1992 for Director of "Mac," as well as the Festival's
Palme D'Or for Best Actor in 1991 for his performance in "Barton
Fink." In addition, Turturro has been honored with the Sundance
Film Festival's Piper Heidseick award in 1992 for overall excellence
for achievements in film, and a David Di Donnatello award in 1991
for his performance in "Barton Fink."
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