A thriller about the hijacking of a New York City subway train, The Taking of Pelham 123 stars John Travolta as a desperate, armed man who masterminds the crime. Denzel Washington plays the transit worker who just happens to be on duty when the hijacking takes place and has to negotiate with the hijackers. James Gandolfini (Tony on The Sopranos) plays the city's tough mayor who doesn't want to give in to the hijackers' demands. The film is a remake of a Seventies classic. Directed by Tony Scott. With Victor Gojcaj. Categories: Thriller. Year: 2009.
John Turturro in The Taking of Pelham 123
The sequel to Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen features Shia LaBeouf returning to the role of Sam Witwicky. Sam helped save the world in the first film, and in this one he helps the heroic Autobots fight the evil Decepticons again, only this time, the fate of the entire universe is at stake. Expect lots of fast-paced actions and huge explosions. Directed by Michael Bay. With Megan Fox, Ramon Rodriguez and Josh Duhamel. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Year: 2009.
John Turturro in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
When four black soldiers (Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso and Omar Benson Miller) get separated from their unit behind enemy lines in Italy during WWII, they find that they are treated with less respect than the enemy they are fighting. Risking their lives to save an Italian boy, the soldiers have a life-changing experience in a small Tuscan village, come to possess a piece of a rare sculpture. Directed by Spike Lee. With John Turturro, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Leguizamo, Kerry Washington and James Gandolfini. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War. Year: 2008.
John Turturro in Miracle at St. Anna
Ben (Robert De Niro), a fading middle-aged Hollywood producer, struggles to balance his troubled homelife with the stresses of his job. Attending marriage counseling with his wife Kelly (Robin Wright Penn) and having trouble getting his new film made, Ben is surrounded by people who need him to be and do more than he already is. Directed by Barry Levinson. With Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Kristen Stewart, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener and Michael Wincott. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
John Turturro in What Just Happened?
Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler), an elite Israeli Mossad agent, fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream of becoming a hair stylist in New York City. After gaining employment in a salon owned by Dalia (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a beautiful Palestinian, Zohan makes a name for himself by offering his clients romantic services in the back room. But, when his cover is blown, Zohan is forced out of hiding and must face off with the Phantom (John Turturro), his Palestinian nemisis. Directed by Dennis Dugan. With Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. Categories: Action, Comedy. Year: 2008.
John Turturro in You Don't Mess with the Zohan
When the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons bring their intergalactic robot duel to Earth, the future of humankind is left hanging in the balance as they change into objects ranging from cars to trucks to planes. As a military unit headed by Captain Lennox (Josh Duhamel) works to stop the carnage, a young man (Shia LaBeouf) running for his life may hold the key to changing the tide in the battle. Directed by Michael Bay. With Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight, Anthony Anderson, John Turturro and Bernie Mac. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Year: 2007.
John Turturro in Transformers
Nicola Sacco (voiced by Tony Shalhoub) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (voiced by John Turturro), two Italian-born immigrants who worked as laborers in America, were executed in 1927 after being accused of armed robbery and the murder of two payroll clerks. Their controversial trial attracted enormous international attention, with critics accusing the prosecution and presiding judge of improper conduct and allowing anti-Italian, anti-immigrant and anti-anarchist sentiment to prejudice the jury. This documentary uses their story to offer insights into present-day issues of civil liberties and the rights of immigrants. Directed by Peter Miller. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2006.
John Turturro in Sacco and Vanzetti
After a misunderstanding on an airline flight, mild-mannered Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler) is sentenced to undergo anger management. Things go from bad to worse for Dave when his therapist, Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), shows up to live in his home. Known for his unorthodox methods, Buddy sets out to help Dave get in touch with his emotions by turning his life into a living nightmare. Directed by: Peter Segal. With Marisa Tomei, John Turturro, John C. Reilly, Kevin Nealon and Allen Covert. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2003.
John Turturro in Anger Management
A Los Angeles fireman (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sees his wife and son killed by a terrorist's bomb and devotes himself to getting revenge. This takes him to the jungles of Colombia, where he finds himself in conflict with drug-dealing gangs, unfriendly locals and a mystery man (Elias Koteas) who may or may not be an FBI agent. Directed by Andrew Davis. With Cliff Curtis, John Turturro, Francesca Neri, Lindsay Frost, and Ethan Dampf. Categories: Action, Thriller. Year: 2002.
John Turturro in Collateral Damage
After inheriting a controlling interest in his great uncle's media corporation, Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler), a small town pizza store owner, travels to New York City to wait for a deal to be put in place for him to sell his shares for forty billion dollars. While his great uncle's lawyer (Peter Gallagher) works out a plan to cheat Deeds out of his fortune, tabloid reporter Babe Bennett (Winona Ryder) cozies up to the good-hearted heir in order to uncover some dirt. But, when Babe falls for Deeds, she'll have to explain her actions when he discovers her true identity. Directed by Steven Brill. With John Turturro, Allen Covert and Erick Avari. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2002.
John Turturro in Mr. Deeds
When Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney) escapes from a chain gang with his friends, Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and Pete (John Turturro), they set out on a journey through 1930s Mississippi to recover a stash of bank loot that Everett buried near his house. Based loosely on Homer's Odyssey, these bandits encounter a series of villains and prophets as they record a hit country song, attempt to win back Everett's ex-wife (Holly Hunter) and do their best to stay one step ahead of an otherworldly lawman (Daniel von Bargen). Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. With John Goodman and Charles Durning. Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Music. Year: 2000.
John Turturro in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
For Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), bowling and drinking White Russians are a full-time job. When his rug is ruined by nihilist thugs who mistake him for a millionaire with the same name, he takes time out of his busy schedule to set the record straight. Joined by his bowling buddies (John Goodman and Steve Buscemi), the Dude eventually finds himself in the middle of a big mess after a botched ransom delivery. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. With John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore and Tara Reid. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy, Mystery. Year: 1998.
John Turturro in The Big Lebowski