John Lurie

John Lurie

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    • December 14th, 1952
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.


Acting (10 Credits)

1998New Rose Hotel as Distinguished man
1995Blue in the Face as Saxophone player
1990Wild at Heart as Sparky
1988The Little Devil as Cusatelli
1988The Last Temptation of Christ as James, Apostle
1986Down by Law as Jack
1985Desperately Seeking Susan as Neighbor Saxophonist
1984Stranger Than Paradise as Willie
1984Paris, Texas as 'Slater'
1980Permanent Vacation as Sax player

Himself (3 Credits)

2010Blank City as Himself
2000Downtown 81 as Himself
1991Fishing With John as Self

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