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 John Turturro was born on February 28th 1957 in Brooklyn, NY as in an American writer, director and actor.  He is best known for his roles in The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and as Agent Simmons in Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  

Turturro is a a Brooklyn native, but when he was six, moved to Queens.  He was a drama major at the State University of New York at New Paltz and later finished his MFA at the Yale School of Drama.  His first role on film was as an extra in the 1980 film, Raging Bull.

John Turturro is also known to have an excellent friendship with famous director Spike Lee, starring in many of his films including Jungle Fever, He Got Game, Summer of SamShe Hate Me and Miracle at St. Anna.  He also has a working relationship with the Coen Brothers and has appeared in some of their films such as The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?.  Turturro has also appeared in many of Adam Sandler's movies including Mr. Deeds and You Don't Mess With the Zohan.  Among other roles such as Johnny Depp's "nemesis" in Secret Window and Monk's brother in the hit USA Network show Monk, he has recently played the role of Agent Simmons in Michael Bay's Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.   

A list of some of John Turturro's work is listed Below:
  • Five Corners (1987)
  • Jungle Fever (1991)
  • Rounders (1998)
  • He Got Game (1998)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • Summer of Sam (1999)
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • Mr. Deeds (2002)
  • Anger Management (2003)
  • She Hate Me (2004)
  • Secret Window (2004)
  • The Good Sheppard (2006)
  • Transformers (2007)
  • You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)
  • Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
  • The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
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