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
Reconciliation," Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," the title role in Bertolt Brecht's
Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," "Souls of Naples," Samuel Beckett's "Endgame,"
Broadway production of Yasmina Reza's "Life (x) 3." In 2011, Turturro appeared
Lopakhin in the highly acclaimed CSC production of "The Cherry Orchard." He will
appearing in the title role of Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder" at BAM for
2013 season. Turturro has also directed plays, including the Off-Broadway
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
Elaine May, and Woody Allen.
Turturro was nominated for a SAG Award for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in
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
Bronx is Burning" as notorious Yankee skipper Billy Martin, which garnered him a
Turturro has performed in over 60 films, including Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT
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,
1991. Turturro has also directed ILLUMINATA, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES, and
PASSIONE: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE.
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