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JOHN TURTURRO (Writer/Director/Fioravante) studied at the Yale School of Drama and for his theatrical debut played the title role in John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," for which he won an Obie Award and a Theater World Award. He has since starred in the Off-Broadway plays "La Puta Vida Trilogy," "Italian American Reconciliation," Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," the title role in Bertolt Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," "Souls of Naples," Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," and the Broadway production of Yasmina Reza's "Life (x) 3." In 2011, Turturro appeared as Lopakhin in the highly acclaimed CSC production of "The Cherry Orchard." He will be appearing in the title role of Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder" at BAM for the spring 2013 season. Turturro has also directed plays, including the Off-Broadway production of the US premiere of Yasmina Reza's "A Spanish Play" in 2007, and the 2011 Broadway production of "Relatively Speaking," three one-act comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May, and Woody Allen.

Turturro was nominated for a SAG Award for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in the television movie MONDAY NIGHT MAYHEM and won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on the series "Monk." In 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 over 60 films, including Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING, MO' BETTER BLUES and JUNGLE FEVER, Robert Redford's QUIZ SHOW, 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. Turturro won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He also received Cannes' Camera d'Or Award for his directorial debut, MAC, in 1991. Turturro has also directed ILLUMINATA, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES, and PASSIONE: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE.

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