Will John Turturro Reprise Cult Fave Jesus Quintana For Big Lewbowski Spin-Off?

Big news for Big Lebowski fans: John Turturro is seeking legal clearance to reprise the role of Jesus Quintana, a colourful bowler with a chequered history, for a new film in 2015. 

John TurturroJohn Turturro's Jesus Quintana could be making a comeback

The news came about as Turturro chared his thoughts with the crowd during a masterclass at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily on Saturday.  “If I can get the permission I need, I’d like to return to the role,” he announced, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His words were met with reassuring cheers. 

More: John Turturro: Back in the 70s had a threesome

The news will likely have you flicking through your DVD collection to give The Dude a rewatch, but just in case you need reminding:

- Quintana is an opponent of The Dude's bowling team

- He did six months in Chino for exposing himself to an 8 year old, for which Walter calls him a "pederast". 

- He speaks with a thick Cuban American 

- He refers to himself as "The Jesus", pronounced the English way, not the Latin American way

- He licks his bowling ball before taking a shot

Presumably, The Coen Brothers would be okay with Turturro taking on the character himself. They obviously trust him as they gave him a lot of creative freedom when filming The Big Lebowski in 1997. Shining the bowling ball and the scene where he dances backwards -which he says was inspired by Muhammad Ali – that was all him. 

More: John Turturro Directed Fading Gigolo In His Underpants

The Coen Bros. have never made a sequel to any of their films, but of course this wouldn’t be a true sequel – in fact Turturro could go anywhere with the character, even towards the direction of dispelling that “pederast” rumour. And what’s more, they did just let Noah Hawley translate Fargo into a TV series. 


Contactmusic

Tags: John Turturro - Coen Brothers

Advertisement

More John Turturro

God's Pocket Movie Review

Despite a strong sense of the characters and the setting, this film struggles to engage viewers with its downbeat story about how tough life is....

See Heavily Eye-Linered Christian Bale As Moses In Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' [Trailer & Pictures]

Director Ridley Scott has dealt with some epic stories whether it's the might of the Roman Empire and the obsession with gladiators, slavering murderous aliens...

Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer

Moses and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses grew up together as brothers after the former was saved from drowing in the Nile. However, Moses has not...

Will John Turturro Reprise Cult Fave Jesus Quintana For Big Lewbowski Spin-Off?

Big news for Big Lebowski fans: John Turturro is seeking legal clearance to reprise the role of Jesus Quintana, a colourful bowler with a chequered...

Advertisement

God's Pocket Trailer

God's Pocket seems to be an ordinary working class neighbourhood at face value; full of people with ordinary jobs and ordinary families. However, a dark...

Fading Gigolo Movie Review

With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York, this feels like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, even...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with Sharon Stone and John Turturro in Woody Allen's romantic drama...

A Week In Movies: Gravity And 12 Years A Slave Lead Oscar Nominations, Filming Goes To The Wire On Captain America 2

After the glamour of the essentially irrelevant Golden Globes on Sunday, the biggest movie news this week was the Oscar nominations announcement on Wednesday. As...

Advertisement

Comments

John Turturro Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Turturro

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All