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JOHN TURTURRO (Phantom) studied at the Yale School of Drama. For his theatrical debut, he 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, Turturro has performed on stage in "Waiting for Godot,” in the title role of Bertolt Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” and in " Eduardo De Filippo's "Souls of Naples,” for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. He is currently performing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Samuel Beckett's "Endgame.”

Turturro has performed in more than 60 films, including Martin Scorsese'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, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou? For his lead role in Barton Fink, he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the David di Donatello Award.

For his work on television, Turturro was nominated for a SAG Award for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in "Monday Night Mayhem” and won an Emmy for his guest appearance on the hit series "Monk.” Most recently he was nominated for a SAG Award for his portrayal of Billy Martin in ESPN's "The Bronx Is Burning.”

Most recently, he appeared in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd, Michael Bay's Transformers, Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding, and Barry Levinson's What Just Happened? He is currently filming Columbia Pictures' The Taking of Pelham One Two Three opposite Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

John Turturro has directed three films. His directorial debut, Mac, won the Camera d' Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also directed Illuminata and the recently-released Romance & Cigarettes starring James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet.

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