John Turturro does the right thing in Jerusalem

There isn’t much John Turturro, the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 32nd Jerusalem Film Festival (which runs through July 19 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque), hasn’t done on film.

He’s worn purple spandex and threatened to commit unspeakable acts against a religiously observant bowler in The Big Lebowski, for example, and in his most recent film, Mia Madre, Nanni Moretti’s comedy-drama which opened the festival on Thursday night, he played a loud, unhinged American movie star in Rome.

But until my interview with him on Friday afternoon, I had never seen him touch his toes, which, it turns out, he can do quite easily.


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