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JOHN TURTURRO (Lt. Camonetti) 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 work in the role of Billy Martin in "The Bronx is Burning” in 2008 and for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in "Monday Night Mayhem” in 2003. In 2004, he 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 di Donatello Award. He also appeared in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd and Anthony Hopkins' directorial and writing debut Slipstream.

In 2007, Turturro expanded his fan base with a brand new, younger audience with his success as Agent Simmons in Michael Bay's smash hit Transformers. Other recent films include James McBride's critically acclaimed Miracle at St. Anna directed by Spike Lee, the wacky comedy You Don't Mess with the Zohan co-written by and starring Adam Sandler, Barry Levinson's What Just Happened? with Bruce Willis and Stanley Tucci, and Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding starring Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Turturro can currently be seen in Andrei Konchalovsky's fantasy Nutcracker: The Untold Story costarring Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane and Richard E. Grant. 

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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