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

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Katre, Jun 27, 2003.


  1. Katre

    Katre

    Dec 28, 2002
    I was just thinking about this the other day. I rarely see him mentioned when favorite actors are being talked about, so i was wondering do you guys rate him as an actor, and if not, why?
     
  2. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    totally!

    he can do tensely divided in "Do the Right Thing", to smarmy, yet vulnerable in "Quiz Show".

    i guess people just take him for granted, due to his mostly character actor status. and with that huge noise and glaring eyes, he isnt exactly the studly, pretty boy like most other popular actors out there. ;)
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    He was good in Barton Fink.

    Can't remember anything recent he did.
     
  4. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I think JT is a crummy actor.

    Not a bad bass player though, I've heard...
     
  5. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Did you guys see him as "The Jesus" in The Big Lebowski?! That was brilliant! :) I also enjoyed him in Barton Fink and all the other Coen brothers movies that he's been in. Yeah, Turturro has been in some stinkers but he's had some great moments too. I think he's a good actor. For those who say he's not, please give us some examples of his bad acting.

    brad cook
     
  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    IMO, he's one of the most diverse talents out there; he's played a facist Nazi-sympathizer, an oppressed Jew, numerous comedic roles where he's the best thing in the movie, all sorts of stuff. Plus he's really tall.
     
  7. Katre

    Katre

    Dec 28, 2002
    I could believe it, if i only saw him in two Adam Sandler flicks..

    And even then he was the best part about it.
     
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I think he was joking about JT, the beloved mohawked mod.
     
  9. he was great in the big lebowski, and Box of Moonlight (anyone else see that? it's one of my favoprites.)
     
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    "i coulda been a contender!"

    "STELLA!!!!"

    "hello my honey, hello my baby, hello my ragtime dollllllll..."





    eh? eh????
     
  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Where's one of those giant hooks with the long handle when you need one?
     
  12. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I'm sure it'll get some groans, but I loved JT in "Monday Night Mayhem" where he played Howard Cosell.
     
  13. He is a great actor in my book. Versatile is not the word for this guy.

    Look at all the movies he was in; I didn't realize this myself. http://www.imdb.com/Name?Turturro, John

    Barton Fink is a very whacked out movie, but, good.

    I liked Mac too.

    Mike