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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, John Turturro!

Today we're celebrating the 55th birthday of actor John Turturro. Turturro made his first appearance in a feature film in an uncredited role in 1980's Raging Bull, but it wasn't until the 1984 film The Flamingo Kid that he played a credited and named character. He worked consistently through the 1980s, appearing in such iconic films as Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Do the Right Thing (1989), but it wasn't until the early 1990s that he truly started to gain recognition. Turturro starred in two Coen brothers films - 1990's Miller's Crossing and 1991's Barton Fink - and these collaborations started a great relationship between the actor and the directing brothers, who have re-cast him in some of their other films, including 1998's The Big Lebowski and 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou? Since then, Turturro has made appearances in films like 2003's Anger Management opposite Adam Sandler and 2004's Secret Window opposite Johnny Depp, as well as having a recurring supporting role in the Transformers trilogy. Most recently, audiences have seen him in 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and they'll next be able to see him in 2012's Gods Behaving Badly. And so, to celebrate his birthday, I've listed my five favorite of John Turturro's performances. I hope you enjoy the list! Once again, happy birthday, John Turturro!

5. Chuck
Anger Management (2003)


4. Jesus Quintana
The Big Lebowski (1998)


3. Pete
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)


2. Barton Fink
Barton Fink (1991)


1. John Shooter
Secret Window (2004)

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