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John Lurie

John Lurie (born December 14, 1952) is an American musician, painter, actor, director, and producer. He co-founded The Lounge Lizards jazz ensemble, has acted in 19 films, including Stranger than Paradise and Down by Law, has composed and performed music for 20 television and film works, and produced, directed, and starred in the Fishing with John television series. In 1996 his soundtrack for Get Shorty was nominated for a Grammy Award, and his album The Legendary Marvin Pontiac: Greatest Hits has been praised by critics and musicians alike. Since 2000 Lurie has suffered from chronic Lyme disease and has focused his attention on painting.


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Born:
Dec 14, 1952 In Minneapolis, Minnesota
Movie/TV Credits:
11
First Appeared:
In the movie Paris, Texas 1984-08-23
Latest Project:
Movie Blank City 2011-04-06
Known For
Filmography
Movie Blank City Himself 2011-04-06
Movie 5 Sides of a Coin 2004-11-12
Movie Downtown '81 Himself 2001-07-13
Movie New Rose Hotel Distinguished man 1999-03-19
Movie Just Your Luck Coker 1996-11-29
Movie Blue in the Face Saxophone player 1995-09-15
Movie The Little Devil Cusatelli 1988-07-01
Movie Down by Law Jack 1986-09-20
Movie Desperately Seeking Susan Neighbor Saxophonist 1985-03-29
Movie Paris, Texas 'Slater' 1984-08-23
Movie Stranger Than Paradise Willie 1984-10-01