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Film Actor and Director John Turturro Honors His Father Onscreen

Actor John Turturro. He co-starred in Spike Lee's film, "Do the Right Thing." He's a favorite of the Coen brothers, who wrote parts specifically for him: he was Bernie the Schmatta in "Miller's Crossing," and the writer Barton Fink in the movie of the same name. He wrote, directed, and starred in the movie, "Mac," based on his father. He's currently co-starring in the new movie "Quiz Show."


Other segments from the episode on September 16, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 16, 1994: Interview with Samuel L. Jackson; Review of the television show "Baseball"; Interview with John Turturro; Review of the film "Quiz Show."


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