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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2006 with 306 to follow.
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Matt Dillon to get IFC Gotham Award

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Independent Film Project will honor the career of actor Matt Dillon during its 15th annual Gotham Awards ceremony in New York.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2005 with 306 to follow.
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Winners at 56th Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A list of winners at the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards.

Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2004 with 307 to follow.
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Depp's 'Secret Window' opening earlier

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures has decided to open "Secret Window," starring Johnny Depp, six weeks earlier than scheduled based on favorable audience screenings.

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The sci-fi flick, "The Matrix Reloaded," won the top spot at the box office this weekend.
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Yasmina Reza's 'Life' comes to Broadway

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- It shouldn't take much stamina to get through a 90-minute play, but French playwright Yasmina Reza's "Life (x) 3" begins to suck an audience's energy by the time it reaches its final scene, a repetition of the previous two scenes except for variations in

Hollywood Digest

BOX-OFFICE PREVIEW Action-comedy, hip-hop comedy, an adaptation from popular juvenile literature, old folkies and a Latina-based comedy are playing in U.S. theaters this weekend.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: 'Neurotic' filmmakers

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PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film of the Week: 'Anger Management'

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- The important thing to know about "Anger Management," the sure-fire comedy hit starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, is that it's more of a Sandler movie th
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Today is Friday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2003 with 306 to follow.
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Nominees for 9th Annual SAG Awards

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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)

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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