John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American actor, writer and director known for his roles in the films Do the Right Thing (1989), Miller’s Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and the first three films in the Transformers film series (2007–2011). He has appeared in over sixty films, and has worked frequently with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler and Spike Lee.
1. WHEN YOU SIT DOWN AND WATCH SOMETHING ALONE, YOU’RE GOING TO WATCH IT FOR WHAT IT IS.
2. WHEN THE DAY’S WORK IS OVER, IT’S OVER.
3. THE PAST HAS TO INFORM THE PRESENT.
4. IF A FILM DOESN’T PLAY, PEOPLE AREN’T GOING TO BE THAT NICE.
5. I’VE DONE NUDITY. I’M AN EXHIBITIONIST. IT DOESN’T MATTER.
6. I THINK I’VE HAD MORE OF A VARIETY IN WHAT I’VE DONE THAN MOST ACTORS.
7. I THINK YOU LEARN MORE FROM LOOKING AT HOW THINGS OCCURRED AND WHAT HAPPENED AFTERWARD, NOT JUST AT THE EVENT.
8. A LOT OF FILMS NEED PLANNING IN ORDER TO SURVIVE AT ALL. IT’S PART OF THE DOG AND PONY SHOW.
9. MY INTEREST LIES IN MY SELF-EXPRESSION – WHAT’S INSIDE OF ME – NOT WHAT I’M IN.
10. WHEN I SEE THESE GUYS WRITE ALL THIS MACHO STUFF I WANT TO SMASH THEIR HEADS.
11. YOU THINK OF STARS AS AMBITIOUS OR AGGRESSIVE OR SELF-ORIENTED.