John Turturro’s love story with Italy

Jul 17, 2015 1181

by Michael Traversa

It's easy in Hollywood for an actor to be typecast according to his or her ethnicity. In his long-lasting career, which includes over ninety projects, John Turturro was able to both stay faithful to his Italian roots and avoid playing a specific kind of character.

Always interested in learning about his ancestry, he not only can speak perfect Italian but he knows a lot about Italian history too. His parents were both immigrants. John's dad, Nicola Turturro moved to the States from Giovinazzo, Bari when he was six years old; he fought as a Navy sailor on D-Day and later became a carpenter and construction worker. Katherine, John's mother, was from Aragona near Agrigento, Sicily. 

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano


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