Born on February 28, 1957
From Brooklyn, New York
John Turturro as "Howard Cosell"
Howard Cosell (John Turturro), Frank Gifford (Kevin Anderson) and Don Meredith provide play-by-play football commentary in the 1970s.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
John Turturro as "Herbie Stempel"
Queens-born Herbie Stempel (John Turturro) becomes an unlikely hero after winning on America's beloved game show, "Twenty One." When the network decides to bring in a more telegenic contestant, the WASP-ish Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), Stempel takes aim at the show, announcing that the game is rigged. Congressional investigator Dick Goodwin (Rob Morrow) is brought in to examine the claim that winners were given the answers. Goodwin wrote the book on which this true story is based.
|Golden Globe (1994)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role|