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. 

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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. 

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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. 


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