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John Turturro stars in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" as Agent Simmons, reprising his role from the original "Transformers" (2007) and its sequel, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009), all directed by Michael Bay. Turturro slso stars in Disney • Pixar's animated film "Cars 2" as the voice of Francesco Bernoulli.

One of the top character actors of his era, John Turturro is a fixture of the contemporary American independent filmmaking landscape. After receiving his MFA from the Yale School of Drama, the versatile Brooklyn-born Turturro created the title role of John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" and then went on to make his film debut in Martin Scorsese's masterpiece "Raging Bull."

John Turturro entered Broadway with his performance in "Death of a Salesman" and kept busy in the '80s with a demanding acting career, including performances in Scorsese's drama "The Color of Money" and Woody Allen's comedy "Hannah and Her Sisters."



His breakthrough film role came in 1989 when Spike Lee cast him as the hot-tempered, racist pizza-maker Pino in "Do the Right Thing." The following year, Turturro developed a long and fruitful working relationship with Joel and Ethan Coen, beginning with his memorable performance as Bernie Bernbaum, the double-crossing Jewish gangster in "Miller's Crossing." Since then, he has starred in many other Spike Lee films, including "Mo' Better Blues," "Jungle Fever," "Clockers," "Girl 6," "He Got Game," "Summer of Sam" and "She Hate Me." John Turturro has also starred in several other Coen brothers' films, including Barton Fink and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" His other film and television credits include "Quiz Show," "The Truce," "Box of Moon Light" and "Monday Night Mayhem," in which he played legendary sports commentator Howard Cosell. Turturro more recently starred in "Slipstream," directed by Anthony Hopkins, and filmed a limited series titled "The Bronx Is Burning," based on the novel "Ladies and Gentlemen," for ESPN.

In addition, Turturro has written and directed three feature films: "Mac," "Illuminata" and "Romance & Cigarettes." He continues to work in theater, recently performing in Eduardo De Filippo's "Souls of Naples," which opened off-Broadway in April 2005.



JOHN TURTURRO: FACTS

How tall is John Turturro? How old is John Turturro? Find out here.

Age: 57 years old
Birthday: February 28, 1957
Height: 6' 0 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: John Michael Turturro
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Wife: Katherine Borowitz





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transitcop29 says:
hi john remember me wayne brock from high school in jamaica good to see you living your dreams.i remember 1973 jv you bert,john ,leroy,louie,billy mayer and the rest.i am retired 10 years now from new york city police department did 21 years..live in brazil now with my wife visit mother at same house in queens a few times a year..i remember the good old days .ps i have seen all your movies..your friend wayne
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