John Turturro Wants To Revisit Role Of ‘Big Lebowski”s ‘Jesus Quintana’ In New Movie

PIC: Universal (C)

PIC: Universal (C)

When you’ve got a movie as perfect as The Big Lebowski, I really don’t think you should go about mucking things up with a spin-off. Especially one based around the film’s “pederast” bowler Jesus Quintana. Don’t get me wrong: I though “The Jesus” was hilarious, but he’s not very likable or particularly deep enough to carry a movie. It’s like when Saturday Night Live’s team takes a character that works in two and a half minute skit and tries to spread their gimmick out across a two hour movie. (Pat, Stuart Smalley, etc. etc.)


Actor John Turturro, who played the colorful bowler named Jesus in The Big Lebowski, told a master class Saturday that — assuming he can get legal clearance — he’d like to reprise that role in a new film next year.

“If I can get the permission I need, I’d like to return to that role,” he said to loud applause.

via Taormina Fest Honors John Turturro, Fox’s Jim Gianopulos on Final Day.

5 Comments on "John Turturro Wants To Revisit Role Of ‘Big Lebowski”s ‘Jesus Quintana’ In New Movie"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Jun 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm |

    “The Jesus” had a last name?

  2. DrDavidKelly | Jun 29, 2014 at 3:14 am |

    Hmm ya know it’s not that memorable a role. Really is just a bit creepy and yuk too.

  3. One of my all-time favourite/touchstone movies, and he’s an awesome character, but I find it hard to imagine him in any kind of expanded context.

    “Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with
    us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I’ll take it away from you,
    stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger ’til it goes ‘click'”


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