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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 aGrammy 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. His art has been shown in galleries and museums around the world. His primitivist painting Bear Surprise became an internet meme in Russia in 2006.

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Dec 14, 1952
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Offenders 1980-01-02
Latest Project:
Movie Blank City 2011-04-06
Known For
Movie Blank City Himself 2011-04-06
Movie No Wave - Underground '80: Berlin - New York Himself 2009-07-03
Movie 5 Sides of a Coin 2004-11-12
Movie Downtown '81 Himself 2001-07-13
Movie Sleepwalk Frank 2000-03-10
Movie New Rose Hotel Distinguished man 1999-03-19
Movie Blue in the Face Saxophone player 1995-09-15
Series Fishing with John Himself 1991-11-20
Movie Wild at Heart Sparky 1990-08-17
Movie The Little Devil Cusatelli 1988-07-01
Movie The Last Temptation of Christ James, Apostle 1988-08-12
Movie The Kitchen Presents: Two Moon July 1986-09-03
Movie Desperately Seeking Susan Neighbor Saxophonist 1985-03-29
Movie Subway Riders The Saxophonist 1981-04-02
Movie The Offenders The Lizard 1980-01-02
Movie Underground U.S.A. Jack Smith 1980-11-06
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