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JOHN TURTURRO (Agent Simmons) studied at the Yale School of Drama and for his theatrical debut created the title role of John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” for which he won an Obie Award and a Theater World Award. Since then, he has performed on stage in "Waiting for Godot,” in the title role of Bertold Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” and, most recently, in Eduardo De Filippo's "Souls of Naples,” for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

For his work on television, Turturro was nominated for a SAG Award for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in "Monday Night Mayhem” and recently won an Emmy for his guest appearance on the hit series "Monk.”

Turturro has performed in more than 60 films, including Martin Scorcese's "The Color of Money,” Tony Bill's "Five Corners,” Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing” and "Jungle Fever,” Robert Redford's "Quiz Show,” Peter Weir's "Fearless,” Tom DiCillo's "Box of Moonlight,” Francesco Rosi's "La Tregua” and Joel and Ethan Coen's "Miller's Crossing,” "The Big Lebowski” and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?.” For his lead role in the Coen Brothers' "Barton Fink,” he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the David D. Donatello Award. Most recently, he appeared in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd.”

Turturro will next be seen in Anthony Hopkins' directorial and writing debut "Slipstream” and in Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding,” starring Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh. He is currently at work on Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened?” with Bruce Willis and Stanley Tucci.

For his directorial debut, "Mac,” Turturro won the Camera d'Or from the Cannes Film Festival. He has directed two other films, "Illuminata” and "Romance & Cigarettes.”

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