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    • In 2003, John received the Charles Chaplin Award from the Wine Country Film Festival.

    • In 2001, John received the Independent Career Achievement Award from the Video Software Dealers Association.

    • In 2005, John was nominated for the Golden Lion for: Romance & Cigarettes (2005).

    • In 2000, John won the FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention for: Two Thousand and None (2000).

    • In 1992, John received the Tribute to Independent Vision Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

    • In 1995, John was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
      for: Quiz Show (1994).

    • In 2003, John was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries"
      for: Monday Night Mayhem (2002).

      In 2008, he was nominated for the SAG Award in the same category for The Bronx is Burning (2007).

    • In 2001, John & co. were nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).

    • In 1989, John was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for: Five Corners (1987).

    • In 1994, John was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for: Mac (1992).

    • In 1994, John was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
      for: Mac (1992).

    • In 1998, John was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for: Box of Moon Light (1996).

    • In 1991, John won the Best Actor Award at the Gotham Awards.

    • In 1995, John was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for: Quiz Show (1994).

    • In 2003, John & co. won the FFCC Award for Best Ensemble Cast for: Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001).

    • In 2004, John won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
      for: Monk (2002).

    • In 1992, John won the David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) for: Barton Fink (1991).

    • In 1995, John was nominated for the Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Quiz Show (1994).

    • In 1997, John was nominated for the Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Grace of My Heart (1996).

    • In 1991, John won the Best Actor Award for: Barton Fink (1991) at the Cannes Film Festival.

    • In 1992, John won the Golden Camera Award for: Mac (1992) at the Cannes Film Festival.

    • In 1998, John was nominated for the Golden Palm Award for: Illuminata (1998) at the Cannes Film Festival.

    • In 2004, John was nominated for the Bodil Award for Best Actor (Bedste mandlige hovedrolle) for: Fear X (2003).

    • In 2005, John was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
      for: Secret Window (2004).

    • In April, 2005 John played "Pasquale" Lojacono in Souls of Naples. A play by Eduardo De Filippo translated by Michael Feingold. It was at the Theatre for a New Audience at the Duke, New York City, New York, USA.

    • John is a big fan of the film Big Trouble In Little China (1986).

    • John graduated from Yale Drama School.

    • John has appeared in more films directed by Spike Lee than any other actor. They first worked together in Do the Right Thing (1989) and as of She Hate Me (2004) has appeared in eight of Lee's films.

    • John's first son, Amedeo Turturro, was born in 1990 and his second son, Diego Turturro, was born in 2000.

    • John's family originates from Sicily, Italy.

    • John graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

    • John has been married to actress Katherine Borowitz since 1985.

    • John is 6' 1" (1.85 m) tall.

    • John is the brother of actor Nicholas Turturro and the cousin of actress Aida Turturro.

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