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God flexes muscle in new trailer for Ridley Scott's Bible epic 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

God flexes muscle in new trailer for Ridley Scott's Bible epic 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 1 (UPI) --The new full-length trailer for Ridley Scott's biblical action-drama "Exodus: Gods and Kings" makes it very clear: God will be a big part of this movie.
Matt Bradwell
'Exodus' director Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works

'Exodus' director Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --"Exodus: Gods and Kings" director Ridley Scott plans to make another biblical epic about David, who defeated Goliath and became the King of Israel.
Annie Martin
Christian Bale stars as Moses in new photos from Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

Christian Bale stars as Moses in new photos from Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) --New photos from Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" star Christian Bale as Moses, and highlight the epic nature of the film.
Annie Martin

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
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Turturro casts Allen in film

Turturro casts Allen in film

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker and occasional actor Woody Allen has signed up for a role in writer-director John Turturro's movie "Fading Gigolo," Variety said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.
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'Speaking' set to close this month

'Speaking' set to close this month

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "Relatively Speaking," three one-act comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, is to close this month, producers said.
Walken to play Zeus in new film

Walken to play Zeus in new film

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Sharon Stone, John Turturro and Christopher Walken have been cast as Greek gods living in a brownstone in modern-day New York, the film's producers said.
Kavner lands role in "Relatively Speaking" on Broadway

Kavner lands role in "Relatively Speaking" on Broadway

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- John Turturro has signed on to direct "Relatively Speaking," three one-act plays by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, on Broadway this fall.
Stars line up for 'Monk' milestone

Stars line up for 'Monk' milestone

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Eric McCormack, Howie Mandel, Sarah Silverman, Sharon Lawrence and Angela Kinsey are to appear in the 100th episode of "Monk," USA Network has announced.
De Niro's 'What' to get October release

De Niro's 'What' to get October release

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Wagner/Cuban Companies announced that a release date has been set for the latest 2929 Productions film, "What Just Happened."

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.
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Penn, Willis, others join De Niro comedy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A who's who of American actors will join Robert De Niro in "What Just Happened?" -- a comedy directed by Barry Levinson.
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John Turturro
American actor John Turturro attends a photocall prior to his Guardian interview at the National film theatre in London on March 21, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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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), Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He has appeared in over sixty films, and has worked frequently with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler and Spike Lee.

Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Katherine, an amateur jazz singer who worked in a Navy yard during World War II, and Nicholas Turturro, a carpenter and construction worker who fought as a Navy sailor in D-Day. Turturro's mother was Sicilian and his father emigrated from Giovinazzo, Bari, Italy at the age of six. Turturro was raised a Catholic and moved to the Rosedale section of Queens, New York with his family when he was six. He majored in drama at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and completed his MFA at the Yale School of Drama. He first appeared on film working as an extra in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed Raging Bull (1980).

Turturro created the title role of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in 1983. He repeated it the following year Off-Broadway and won an Obie Award. Spike Lee liked Turturro's performance in Five Corners so much that he chose to cast him in Do the Right Thing. This movie was the first of a long-standing collaboration between the famous director and John Turturro, which also includes Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Clockers (1995), Girl 6 (1996), He Got Game (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), She Hate Me (2004), and Miracle at St. Anna (2008). A versatile actor comfortable with both comedy and drama, Turturro also had an extended collaboration with the Coen Brothers, appearing in their films Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He has also appeared in several of Adam Sandler's movies, such as Mr. Deeds (2002) and You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008). He played a severely disturbed patient of Jack Nicholson's in the comedy Anger Management and played Johnny Depp's antagonist in Secret Window.

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