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Do you guys consider John Turturro to be a good actor?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by johnnyboy, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. johnnyboy

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    I have been thinking about this recently. I almost never see him mentioned when favorite actors are being talked about, so i want to know what you guys opinion is about him. Even when The Coen brothers are in the discussion, the main players always are Jeff Bridges, John Goodman or Steve Buscemi, but almost never him.
    So do you people rate him as an actor, and if not, why?
     
  2. Mr.D

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    He's great!
    Just watch Miller's Crossing!
     
  3. seany

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    Always plays the same role for me, but is very good at it
     
  4. gringottsdirect

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    Think he's great too. :smashin:
     
  5. bawheid

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    I love his performance as Howard Stempel in Quiz Show. Even as the wronged party he manages to be disagreable, many an actor would go for the sympathy angle, but John keeps it true.

    I like him in the Coen brother movies, especially Miller's Crossing.
     
  6. johnnyboy

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    How is that?:confused:

    Are his roles in Miller's Crossing, Big Lebowski, and Quiz Show somehow the same to you?
     
  7. seany

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    Don't get me wrong i rate him. But he's not just been in those 3 films. the scillian, men of respect state of grace. He's played a hood a few times lets say.

    But i like him
     
  8. johnnyboy

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    Wow, you have seen a lot of movies with him then. :)

    I haven't seen those three, so i guess i can't say, just mostly the Coen Brothers and Spike Lee films. Just going by those he seems versatile.
     
  9. seany

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    I think i may have been a bit harsh on reflection. I'm always glad when i find out he's in a film i'm watching.

    State of grace is a very good film, the other 2 are pants
     
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    I think he's very good.

    My wife watched "O Brother Where Art Thou" for the first time last month & she thought John Turturro & Tim Blake Nelson were fantastic (she of course thought george Clooney was wonderful too !).
     
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    Yeah, Turturro is one of those guys who can sell a movie for me. I'll go see him in just about anything.

    Hell, I even liked him in Brain Donors!!!
     
  12. CounterWhine

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    Three movies? Which three in particular.

    He's one of my favourite actors. I always look forward to movies he's in.

    D.
     
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    The Turturros are a class act all the way:

    Brother Nick is pretty good, his cousin Aida is great in Sopranos (but not so great in her film roles) and his son Amadeo was brilliant in Royal Tennenbaums, as the young Luke Wilson.

    Been a fan of his since he played Pino in Do the Right Thing, classic stuff.
     
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    • Anger Management (2003) Chuck
    • Mr. Deeds (2002) Emilio
    • Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2002) Walker
    • Collateral Damage (2002) Armstrong
    • The Man Who Cried (2001) Dante Dominio
    • The Luzhin Defence (2001) Alexander Luzhin
    • Company Man (2001) Crocker Johnson
    • Monkeybone (2001) of Monkeybone
    • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Pete
    • Cradle Will Rock (1999) Aldo Silvano
    • The Source (1999) Actor
    • Illuminata (1999) Tuccio
    • Summer of Sam (1999) of Harvey the Black Dog
    • Rounders (1998) Joey Kinish
    • He Got Game (1998) Coach Billy Sunday
    • The Truce (1998) Primo
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    • Box of Moonlight (1997) Al Fountain
    • Grace of My Heart (1996) Joel Millner
    • The Search For One-Eye Jimmy (1996) Disco Bean
    • Girl 6 (1996) Murray--the Agent
    • Unstrung Heroes (1995) Sid Lidz
    • Clockers (1995) Larry Mazilli
    • Search and Destroy (1995) Ron
    • Quiz Show (1994) Herb Stempel
    • Being Human (1994) Lucinnius
    • Fearless (1993) Bill Pearlman
    • Mac (1993) Niccolo "Mac" Vittelli
    • Brain Donors (1992) Roland T Flakfizer
    • Barton Fink (1991) Barton Fink
    • Jungle Fever (1991) Paulie Carbone
    • Men of Respect (1991) Mike Battaglia
    • Miller's Crossing (1990) Bernie Bernbaum
    • State of Grace (1990) Nick
    • Mo' Better Blues (1990) Moe Flatbush
    • Making "Do the Right Thing" (1989) Himself
    • Do the Right Thing (1989) Pino
    • Five Corners (1988) Heinz Sabantino
    • The Sicilian (1987) Aspanu Pisciotta
    • The Color of Money (1986) Julian
    • Off Beat (1986) Neil Pepper
    • Gung Ho (1986) Willie
    • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Writer
    • To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) Carl Cody
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    taken from another site:)
     
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    Superb in "Summer of Sam" - a dynamite movie too BTW!
     
  16. bobbles

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    I think he is marvelous
     
  17. Mr 928

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    Turturro in the BIG LEBOWSKI as Jesus - awesome :laugh:
    Plus he's pretty good in Barton Fink!!
     

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