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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 28, 1957, John Turturro attended Yale Drama School before pursuing roles onstage and character parts in films. In 1987, he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his intense portrayal of a psychopath in Five Corners.

A regular in the films of director Spike Lee and writer-director brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, Turturro is known for playing nervous eccentrics and rage-filled maniacs -- but often plays more tender characters as well. In 1992, he directed, co-wrote and starred in Mac, winning the Camera d'Or at Cannes. Notable films include Do the Right Thing, Barton Fink (for which he won Best Actor at Cannes), Quiz Show, Unstrung Heroes, Box of Moonlight and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In 2004, Turturro won an Emmy for a rare television appearance on "Monk." He continues to work on the stage, as well as in independent and Hollywood films.

John Turturro in Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight

2017 PG-13

Continuing the story of the second trilogy in the Transformers franchise, this chapter finds Optimus Prime confronting a dead planet -- and his lone hope of reviving it depends on an artifact that can only be found on Earth.

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  • John Turturro in The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski
  • John Turturro in The Good Shepherd The Good Shepherd
  • John Turturro in Mia Madre Mia Madre
  • John Turturro in Transformers: Dark of the Moon Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • John Turturro in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • John Turturro in Transformers Transformers
  • John Turturro in Fading Gigolo Fading Gigolo
  • John Turturro in O Brother, Where Art Thou? O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • John Turturro in Hannah and Her Sisters Hannah and Her Sisters
  • John Turturro in Do the Right Thing Do the Right Thing
  • John Turturro in The Night Of The Night Of
  • John Turturro in To Live and Die in L.A. To Live and Die in L.A.
  • John Turturro in Secret Window Secret Window
  • John Turturro in Miller's Crossing Miller's Crossing
  • John Turturro in Grace of My Heart Grace of My Heart
  • John Turturro in Rounders Rounders
  • John Turturro in Mr. Deeds Mr. Deeds
  • John Turturro in Anger Management Anger Management
  • John Turturro in God's Pocket God's Pocket
  • John Turturro in Quiz Show Quiz Show
  • John Turturro in Desperately Seeking Susan Desperately Seeking Susan
  • John Turturro in Barton Fink Barton Fink
  • John Turturro in Box of Moonlight Box of Moonlight
  • John Turturro in Five Corners Five Corners
  • John Turturro in Backtrack Backtrack
  • John Turturro in Hands of Stone Hands of Stone
  • John Turturro in The Color of Money The Color of Money
  • John Turturro in Romance & Cigarettes Romance & Cigarettes
  • John Turturro in What Just Happened? What Just Happened?
  • John Turturro in The Search for One-eye Jimmy The Search for One-eye Jimmy
  • John Turturro in Margot at the Wedding Margot at the Wedding
  • John Turturro in A Few Days in September A Few Days in September
  • John Turturro in You Don't Mess with the Zohan You Don't Mess with the Zohan
  • John Turturro in The Taking of Pelham 123 The Taking of Pelham 123
  • John Turturro in The Man Who Cried The Man Who Cried
  • John Turturro in Monkeybone Monkeybone
  • John Turturro in 13 Conversations About One Thing 13 Conversations About One Thing
  • John Turturro in Monday Night Mayhem Monday Night Mayhem
  • John Turturro in Collateral Damage Collateral Damage
  • John Turturro in Fear X Fear X
  • John Turturro in She Hate Me She Hate Me
  • John Turturro in Sacco and Vanzetti Sacco and Vanzetti
  • John Turturro in Slipstream Slipstream
  • John Turturro in Miracle at St. Anna Miracle at St. Anna
  • John Turturro in Passione Passione
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  • John Turturro in Rio, I Love You Rio, I Love You
  • John Turturro in Mo' Better Blues Mo' Better Blues
  • John Turturro in Men of Respect Men of Respect
  • John Turturro in Mac Mac
  • John Turturro in Girl 6 Girl 6
  • John Turturro in He Got Game He Got Game
  • John Turturro in Christmas Story Christmas Story
  • John Turturro in The Bronx Is Burning The Bronx Is Burning
  • John Turturro in The Nutcracker: The Untold Story The Nutcracker: The Untold Story