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John Lurie

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Biography

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
John Lurie is a musician, actor, and painter. In 1978, he formed The Lounge Lizards jazz ensemble with his brother Evan, and the band made music for 20 years. Lurie has also composed scores for films, and his soundtrack for Get Shorty (1995) was nominated for a Grammy award. He had starring roles in the 1980s Jim Jarmusch films Stranger Than Paradise (1984) and Down by Law (1986). In the early 1990s, Lurie wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the TV series Fishing with John (1991). Shortly afterward, he began suffering from Lyme disease. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

New York Beat Movie 1981

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Character: Neighbor Saxophonist

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985

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Character: James, Apostle

The Last Temptation of Christ 1988

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Character: 'Slater'

Paris, Texas 1984

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Character: Himself

Sunday Night 1988

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Character: Himself - Guest Host VJ

VH1 New Visions 1986

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Character: Cusatelli

Il piccolo diavolo 1988

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Character: Himself - Narrator

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