John Turturro Profile
John Turturro is an American actor, director, producer, and writer best known for his roles in the independent film Five Corners, Lee’s Do the Right Thing, as well as the Coen brothers’ Miller’s Crossing and Barton Fink for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
John Turturro Age
Turturro is 64 years old as of 2021. He was born on John Michael Turturro on 28 February 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
John Turturro Height
Turturro stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.84 m).
John Turturro Family
Turturro was born in Los Angeles, California, to Katherine Florence (Incerella) and Nicholas Turturro. His mother was born in the United States to Italian parents with Sicilian ancestors and was an amateur jazz singer who worked in a naval yard during WWII. His father immigrated to the United States at the age of six from Giovinazzo, Italy, and later worked as a carpenter and construction worker before joining the United States Navy.
Turturro was raised as a Roman Catholic and moved with his family to the Rosedale section of Queens, New York when he was six years old. Nicholas Turturro, an actor, is Turturro’s brother. His cousins include abstract painter Ralph Turturro, composer and film director Richard Termini, and actress Aida Turturro.
John Turturro Wife
Turturro is married to actress Katherine Borowitz, who moved on to a social work career in 2016. The couple has two sons: Amedeo Turturro, born in 1990, and Diego Turturro born in 2000.
Quick Facts About John Turturro
|Full Name||John Michael Turturro|
|Age||64 years old|
|Net Worth||$14 Million|
John Turturro Net Worth
Turturro has an estimated net worth of $14 Million.
John Turturro The Big Lebowski
Turturro appeared as Jesus Quintana in The Big Lebowski, a 1998 black comedy crime film. The film is loosely based on Raymond Chandler’s work. “We wanted to do a Chandler kind of story – how it moves episodically and deals with the characters trying to solve a mystery, as well as having a hopelessly complex plot that’s ultimately unimportant,” Joel Coen explained. Carter Burwell, a longtime collaborator of the Coen brothers, composed the original score.
At the time of its release, The Big Lebowski received mixed reviews. Over time, the film’s reviews have largely been positive, and it has become a cult favorite, praised for its eccentric characters, comedic dream sequences, idiosyncratic dialogue, and eclectic soundtrack. The Library of Congress chose the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2014, citing it as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Turturro reprised his role as well as serving as writer and director in a spin-off titled The Jesus Rolls, which was released in 2020.
John Turturro The Big Lebowski
In 2006 he appeared in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd and as the Sector 7 agent Seymour Simmons in four films of the Transformers live-action series. Jeffrey Lebowski, a wealthy philanthropist, hires The Dude to deliver a ransom for his wife’s kidnapping.
The Dude meets Bunny, Big’s trophy wife, and her German nihlist friend Uli while delivering the ransom. They devise a plan to keep the ransom money by exchanging it for a briefcase full of Walter Sobchak’s dirty laundry. The kidnappers, however, take Walter’s laundry and steal The Dude and his bowling partners’ car. The Dude’s car is vandalized after homework, signed “Larry Sellers,” is discovered stuffed down the back seat.
Walter smashes a new sports car, believing it belongs to his friend Donny, only to discover that it belongs to Donny’s kidnapper. Big and a trio of German nihilists who identify themselves as the kidnappers confront the Dude. Maude reveals that her father has no personal wealth; the family fortune belonged to her late mother, who left him nothing.
John Turturro Do the Right Thing
Turturro appeared as Pino in a 1989 American comedy-drama film Do the Right Thing. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning Aiello Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Sal the pizzeria owner. It is frequently ranked as one of the greatest films of all time. The Library of Congress designated the film as “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” in 1999, and it was added to the National Film Registry.
John Turturro The Night Of
Turturro appeared as John Stone, a lawyer who represents Nasir Khan in The Night Of, a 2016 American eight-part crime drama television miniseries based on the first season of Criminal Justice. Nasir “Naz” Khan is a naive Pakistani-American college student living in Queens, New York, in October 2014. Naz awakens from a night of sex and drugs with Andrea to find her stabbed to death in her bedroom. Detective Dennis Box interrogates Naz, who eventually requests a lawyer. Rikers Island is where Naz is being processed. Stone pays a visit to Naz in prison and learns that he is no longer Naz’s lawyer.
Freddy, an inmate with special rights, offers Naz his protection, but he declines. Naz goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night and discovers his bed on fire. As a result of the fallout from his case, Naz’s parents are forced to take menial jobs. Det. Box creates a map of Naz’s movements from the night before and shares it with the prosecutor, Helen Weiss. Surveillance footage shows Naz accepting Andrea as a passenger after turning down two men, implying premeditation. Stone discovers Andrea’s stepfather has a violent history and is known for attempting to steal money from much older women. Chandra becomes suspicious of Box’s removal of Naz’s inhaler from the crime scene and issues him a subpoena.
Naz discovers the suicide of a young prisoner named Petey, who was previously raped by another prisoner named Victor. Trevor, Reade, Day, and Don all insist on their innocence. Naz gives testimony, and it goes poorly; he forgets details and even expresses doubts about his own innocence. Naz gives testimony, and it goes poorly; he forgets details and even expresses doubts about his own innocence. Freddy sends Stone a video of Naz and Chandra kissing in the hopes of causing a mistrial, but it only results in Chandra being fired and Stone being appointed lead attorney. Det. Box discovers from surveillance footage that Andrea was being followed by a man he later recognizes as Ray Halle, Evelyn’s financial adviser.
John Turturro TV Shows
- 1985 – Miami Vice
- 1988 – The Fortunate Pilgrim
- 1994 – Saturday Night Live
- 1995 – Sugartime
- 2001 – Biography
- 2002 – Monday Night Mayhem
- 2004–08 – Monk
- 2007 – The Bronx Is Burning
- 2016 – The New Yorker Presents
- 2017 – Difficult People
- 2019 – The Name of the Rose
- 2020 – The Plot Against America
John Turturro Movies
- 2000 – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
- 2001 – Monkeybone
- 2002 – Collateral Damage
- 2003 – Fear X
- 2004 – Secret Passage
- 2005 – Romance and Cigarettes
- 2006 – The Good Shepherd
- 2007 – Transformers
- 2008 – What Just Happened
- 2009 – The Taking of Pelham 123
- 2010 – Passione
- 2011 – Cars 2
- 2013 – Fading Gigolo
- 2014 – God’s Pocke
- 2015 – Mia madre
- 2016 – Hands of Stone
- 2017 – Landline
- 2018 – Gloria Bell
- 2019 – The True Adventures of Wolfboy
- 2020 – The Jesus Rolls
- 2022 – The Batman