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JOHN TURTURRO (voice of Francesco Bernoulli) 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 "Italian American Reconciliation,” "La Puta Vida,” "The Bald Soprano,” "Waiting for Godot,” Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” in the title role, Yasmina Reza's "Life X 3” and Eduardo De Filippo's "Souls of Naples,” for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Turturro directed Reza's "A Spanish Play” at CSC.

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® Award for his guest appearance on "Monk.” In the summer of 2007, he appeared in the miniseries "The Bronx is Burning” as notorious Yankee skipper Billy Martin, which garnered him a SAG Award® nomination.

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,” "Mo' Better Blues” and "Jungle Fever”; Robert Redford's "Quiz Show”; Peter Weir's "Fearless”; Tom DiCillo's "Box of Moonlight”; Francesco Rosi's "La Tregua”; Allison Anders' "Grace of My Heart”; Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will Rock”; Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd”; 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,” Turturro won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the David D. Donatello Award. Other films include "The Luzhin Defense,” "Mr. Deeds” and "Brain Donors.”

For his directorial debut, "Mac,” Turturro won the Camera D'Or from the Cannes Film Festival. He is also the director of "Illuminata,” "Romance and Cigarettes” and the upcoming "Passione,” which premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.

Turturro has appeared in both installments of Michael Bay's "Transformers” franchise, Anthony Hopkins' "Slipstream,” Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding,” Spike Lee's "The Miracle at St. Anna,” and Tony Scott's "The Taking of Pelham 123.” This summer, he will be seen reprising his now-iconic role in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

Turturro is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and SUNY New Paltz and studied with Robert X. Modica.


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