John Turturro revives ‘The Big Lebowski’ character Jesus Quintana for ‘The Jesus Rolls’
Jesus Quintana is one of the most inspired characters in the Coen brothers’ 1998 comedy “The Big Lebowski,” despite the fact that he is only visible for a brief period of time. The Coens apparently let actor John Turturro to develop the character with his own flourishes, which resulted in some of the film’s most memorable sequences, such as his frightening confrontations against Jeff Bridges’ Jeffrey “The Dude.” Quintana, a convicted sex offender, dressed in a purple jumpsuit and kissed his bowling ball as a pre-roll ritual before threatening the Dude and his bowling partner Walter Sobchack (John Goodman) in front of a bowling league clash.
Despite their refusal to return those characters or that tale, the Coens granted actor and director John Turturro permission to utilize Jesus Quintana in his own film.
“Miller’s Crossing,” “Barton Fink,” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou” are among the films in which Turturro has appeared, as well as many more directed by Spike Lee and the Coen brothers.
It’s difficult to conceive that a director would want to take a character from “The Big Lebowski” and develop a picture that would be compared to that cult classic for the rest of time.
Clearly, he is the same persona as before — older, with his hair typically wrapped in a hair net, and exuding a great deal of self-assurance.
In the beginning of the film, Quintana gets freed from prison, which sets the tone for the rest of the film.
In addition, as Turturro points out, the story is based on French novelist Bertrand Blier’s novel “Going Places,” which was made into a 1974 film starring Gerard Depardieu and in which two men and a woman they pick up on their travels roam the French countryside committing crimes and engaging in various sexual liaisons.
- Among the film’s many humorous cameos is “Saturday Night Live” veteran Pete Davidson, who makes a cameo appearance.
- When Quintana and Petey take the hairdresser’s car, it appears like Turturro is about to go on a wild action comedy journey.
- Her presence is depressing, as she discusses the negative aspects of growing older.
- Despite the vehicle chases, sex, stunts, and celebrity appearances, “The Jesus Rolls” does not come off as a lighthearted comedy.
- The anticipation of where the film will go next develops into a type of puzzled suspense, but it is rarely as fulfilling as the Coens’ unanticipated twists and turns.
Whenever Quintana is on, he’s an amusing presence onscreen, but he’s onscreen the entire time in “The Jesus Rolls,” and his greatest moments are scattered across the film. “The Jesus Rolls” will be shown at Zeitgeist TheatreLounge at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, through Thursday, March 19.
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John Turturro’s Big Lebowski Scene-Stealer Rides Again in The Jesus Rolls
This new film, starring John Turturro (who also wrote and directed the film), brings back Jesus Quintana, the beloved bowler/full-time scoundrel who appeared in The Big Lebowski, and spins him out into his own solo vehicle based on Bernard Blier’s 1972 novelGoing Places and the eponymous 1974 film adaptation, which starred Gerard Depardieu and was directed by John Turturro. Turturro’s polyster-clad, hair-netted anti-hero is dropped into a picture that’s equal parts sex frolic and twisted road drama, thanks to the approval of Blier, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen, among others.
The casual amorality of the male characters in Blier’s novel and picture, who loot, rape, and abuse their way across the French countryside, generated a commotion in their own country.
Although this is a film about a guy who threatened to shove a gun up John Goodman’s arse in The Big Lebowski and spent six months in Chino for exposing himself to a minor—the road to enlightenment is littered with stolen cars, casual threesomes, and the raising of a gleeful middle finger to polite society—the journey is far from over.
- After about five minutes of my conversation with Turturro—who is also appearing in HBO’s The Plot Against America, which premieres on March 16—the doorbell rang.
- It was the meter man, who was on his way to Turturro’s residence to install a new meter.
- Turturro graciously excused himself 22 years after the premiere of The Big Lebowski.
- “Of course, he knew me as The Jesus as I approached him.
- Is it the mystery that surrounds his past that makes him so interesting to watch?
- We were chatting about that individual as well as another person we were familiar with.
- Joel and Ethan played the characters for me, and I came prepared with a few ideas because they normally have everything storyboarded before they arrive.
I was nearly mortified when I realized what I had done.
It’s a movie that wasn’t particularly well-liked when it was first released, but that quickly gained popularity and made its way into everyone’s consciousness.
There are a number of characters in there that people enjoy, such as Donnie, Walter, and, of course, The Dude himself.
They created The Jesus’s outfit, which I absolutely adored.
“Going Places” was described as “the most sexist film I can remember” by Roger Ebert in his review from 1974.
Please don’t do that!
She’s the one who pushed for it in the first place.
Do you worry that The Jesus Rolls will be labeled sexist by critics as well?
The ladies are the focal point of the film and the brains of the operation, while the males are only supporting characters.
That type of sexism does not exist in me, and it is not in accordance with my sensibilities.
That these were two guys who were interested in women and tried to understand them in a rudimentary way was appealing to me.
That’s what piqued my curiosity.
Petey, the sidekick of the Jesus, is subjected to frequent sexual approaches by the Jesus.
Yes, they’re pals, and a lot of guys’ growing-up experiences entail exploring, so that makes sense.
It’s not something you see very often in American movies, whether it’s bisexual, homosexual, or heterosexual in nature.
In addition, The Jesus had been imprisoned for a lengthy period of time.
Despite the fact that I find it amusing.
Is this the first occasion, perhaps since the filming of The Big Lebowski, that you’ve taken on the role of The Jesus?
People have been asking me this question for years, and it has been a source of irritation for me.
Simply said, it’s an entertaining character, and he’s a person who, like Don Quixote, imagines himself to be much larger than he actually is.
Despite the fact that everything he undertakes backfires, he considers everything he does to be a masterpiece in his own mind.
A trainer at my gym by the name of Otto is constantly upbeat and positive. He enjoys dancing and laughing, and people flock to the gym merely to be in his company. His positive attitude is contagious. As soon as I showed him the movie, he burst out laughing.
The Unconventional Road to John Turturro’s Unofficial ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘The Jesus Rolls’
Adapted from Bertrand Blier’s 1972 novelGoing Places and the 1974 film adaptation starring Gérard Depardieu, The Jesus Rolls, starring John Turturro (who also wrote and directed the film), resurrects Jesus Quintana, the beloved bowler/full-time scoundrel Turturro played in The Big Lebowski — spinning him out into a solo vehicle. Turturro’s polyster-clad, hair-netted anti-hero is dropped into a picture that’s equal parts sex frolic and twisted road movie, thanks to the approval of Blier, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen, and the blessing of the Coen brothers.
The casual amorality of the male heroes in Blier’s novel and film, who loot, rape, and abuse their way across the French countryside, generated a commotion in France and around the world.
Although this is a film about a guy who threatened to shove a gun up John Goodman’s arse in The Big Lebowski and spent six months in Chino for exposing himself to a minor—the road to enlightenment is littered with stolen cars, casual threesomes, and the raising of a gleeful middle finger to polite society—the journey is anything but straightforward.
- As we were about to begin my interview with Turturro—who is also set to feature in HBO’s The Plot Against America, which premieres on March 16—the doorbell rang and we were forced to stop.
- Our conversation on why The Jesus continues to captivate die-hard fans was interrupted by an unexpected phone call.
- Upon his return, he exclaimed, “My new meter is completed,” as he laughed.
- Is it the mystery that surrounds his past that makes him so intriguing to look at?
- In addition to being fantastic filmmakers, the Coens had seen me in a play that served as inspiration for the role.
- I was under the impression that it would play a much more prominent role.
- Everything I had, including the kitchen sink, went into the project.
Everything went well since I was trying to amuse everyone.
It is impossible for me to respond to your inquiry.
While there is an element of lazy mentality to it, this is not a dumb attitude.
I had my heart set on the pinkie nail, so I brought along a hairnet with me.
Please read Pauline Kael’s review of this book.
Although she found it freeing, she could see why the bourgeoisie were taken aback by it.
This is a much gentler film, in my opinion.
Many of my films have had female protagonists at their core.
The book and the movie both had elements that didn’t resonate with me, and I was one of them.
However, they were unable to comprehend the mystery and force that is inherent in female beings.
Unlike in my film, they’re never rough with the women, but in the film Going Places, they definitely were.
If so, is that more about life-loving passion than of carnal passion?
That one guy seemed more comfortable with it than the other, I thought was fascinating.
As a child, this was the way I was brought up.
People these days are quite sensitive to some things, therefore you must exercise caution while dealing with them in any situation.
Throughout my life, I’ve viewed the film as a love tale between three individuals.
Occasionally, do you use quotations when you’re out with friends?
I’ve received several love letters from both men and women, as well as from inmates, so I decided to produce this film and get it over with as quickly as possible.
However, if The Dude saw himself as a less ambitious Quixote, The Jesus regards himself as a masterpiece.
A helpful reminder is provided by the Jesus, who reminds us to appreciate the present moment and the small things in our lives.
A trainer at my gym by the name of Otto is usually upbeat and enthusiastic. It seems like people go to the gym simply to be near him since he is so entertaining and makes them feel good. Infectious energy emanates from him. When I showed him the movie, he burst out laughing. I couldn’t stop him.
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Pictures of Grammercy Every character in “The Big Lebowski” makes an indelible impression, from the Dude’s eyeglasses and cardigan ensemble to the gravely-voiced Stranger played by Sam Elliott and his finely sculpted mustache – each and every one of them. The explosive and erratic Jesus Quintana, on the other hand, was possibly the most powerful of them all. Despite the fact that he only appears in two scenes of the Coen Brothers’ classic and speaks for only a few seconds in each, anyone who has seen the film can attest to the explosive memorability that actor John Turturro ignites when playing the fiercely competitive bowler decked out in purple in the film.
The news comes as a surprise given the years the actor spent attempting to get Joel and Ethan Coen’s involvement in his character spin-off “The Jesus Rolls” Turturro had already established somewhat of a reputation as a trustworthy unreliable and quirky figure in films like as “Barton Fink” even before the Jesus made his first appearance onscreen.
Turturro Struggled with His Character’s Bizarreness
Pictures of Grammercy Despite the fact that his character in “The Big Lebowski” is known for his outrageous bravado, actor John Turturro was less than convinced of his character’s motivations behind the scenes. In fact, even after the film was done, the actor had little affection for his portrayal of the character. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he said: “I was a little embarrassed when they initially showed up in front of me. I didn’t even see the movie when it was first released. When I first saw it, I thought it was fantastic, but it just passed me by.” So it’s possible that Turturro didn’t “understand” the Jesus’ magnetic but frightening fascination when he was younger, but in the decades following, no one other than Turturro appears to be as enthusiastic about his role as he is.
Because, after all, they had not only selected Turturro for the part, but they had also taken inspiration for Jesus from a figure they’d seen Turturro portray in a stage production.
Turturro Masterminded the Role of the Jesus
Photographs of Grammercy However, Turturro was less than convinced of his character’s motivations behind the scenes of “The Big Lebowski,” despite the fact that his character is known for his zany antics. Even after the film was done, the actor had little affection for the character he had played in it. As he stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, ” “I was quite ashamed when they initially came up in front of me. In fact, I didn’t even see the movie when it was first released. At first glance, I thought it was fantastic, but it completely escaped me.” In other words, Turturro may not have understood the Jesus’ magnetic yet troubling appeal at the time, but in the decades that have passed, no one other than Turturro seemed to be as thrilled by his role as he is.
Because, after all, they had not only selected Turturro for the part, but they had also taken inspiration for Jesus from a figure they’d seen him portray in the stage.
Given the amount of creative freedom Turturro was given to create the weird creature who appears in the film, Turturro’s initial aversion to Jesus is a bit of an ironic move.
The Big Lebowski 2: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Spinoff Movie The Jesus Rolls
Grammercy Photographs Despite the fact that his character in “The Big Lebowski” is known for his outrageous confidence, actor John Turturro felt less than sure in his character’s motivations behind the scenes. Even after the film was done, the actor had little affection for the character he had played. According to The Hollywood Reporter: “I was quite mortified the first time they came up in front of me. I didn’t even see the movie when it first came out since I was working. When I first saw it, I thought it was fantastic, but it quickly passed me by.” So it’s possible that he didn’t “understand” the Jesus’ magnetic but frightening fascination at the time, but in the decades following, no one other than Turturro appears to be as enthusiastic about his role as he does.
After all, not only had they selected Turturro for the part, but they’d also taken inspiration for Jesus from a figure they’d seen him portray in the stage.
10Turturro Had To Convince The Coen Brothers (And Universal Studios)
According to Turturro in an interview with Variety, he went to great lengths to obtain the Coen brothers’ approval to use the Jesus character from The Big Lebowskilore, which included showing Joel and Ethan Coen his screenplay and assuring them that it would stand on its own – much more like an indirect sequel than an outright sequel. Because Universal Studios owned the rights to The Big Lebowski, Turturro had to effectively negotiate with them in order to be able to utilize Jesus in the way that he desired in his performance.
He couldn’t put an end to the character’s life.
9John Turturro Came Up With The Character Concept
Though the Coen Brothers were the original inspiration for Jesus Quintana, they hadn’t determined exactly how he would speak or behave, allowing John Turturro to use a certain degree of creative license in order to create a character that would be remembered for years to come. Turturro revealed to the hosts of The Today Show that he based his portrayal in The Big Lebowski on a character he had previously performed on stage, who was in turn based on an ex-convict he had known in real life during an interview.
8For All Of It’s Macho Swagger, It’s Surprisingly Empowering For Women
The actor and co-star Susan Sarandon sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the film, and Turturro revealed that after thinking about it, he realized he wanted to tell a story “about how stupid men are,” but more specifically about how they try to understand women, only to fail miserably until they treat them as equals rather than mysterious puzzles. In his opinion, he was able to endow the character of Jesus with gentlemanly traits even if he is a bit rough around the edges, and that his path through the film is one of self-discovery, particularly when it comes to his connections with female characters.
However, despite the fact that Jesus and Petey appear to be clumsy, they are serious about being polite to the ladies in their presence.
7It’s About Living The Moment
The actor and co-star Susan Sarandon sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the film, and Turturro revealed that after thinking about it, he realized he wanted to tell a story “about how stupid men are,” but more specifically about how they try to understand women, only to fail miserably until they treat them as equals instead of mysterious puzzles. In his opinion, he was able to endow the character of Jesus with gentlemanly traits even if he is rough around the edges, and that his path through the film is one of self-discovery, particularly in his relationships with women.
6He Also Wrote And Directed It
Along with his reputation as a successful senior character actor who has been continuously working in Hollywood for more than four decades, John Turturro has established himself as a renowned triple threat by frequently writing, directing, and acting in his own films. His other films include Romance and Cigarettes andFading Gigolo, all of which had a European flare and an arthouse vibe to them, which won him praise from reviewers. He also created and directed The Jesus Rolls, which was a critical success.
5It Features Plenty Of References To The Original Movie
Along with his reputation as a successful senior character actor who has been continuously working in Hollywood for more than four decades, John Turturro has established himself as a renowned triple threat by frequently writing, directing, and acting in his own movies. His other films include Romance and Cigarettes andFading Gigolo, all of which had a European flare and an arthouse vibe to them, which won him praise from reviewers. He also wrote and directed The Jesus Rolls, which received positive reviews.
4It Also Clarifies One Of Walter’s Comments
Some fans of The Big Lebowski will doubtless question if the film will ever shed any light on the weird statement that Walter made to The Dude regarding The Jesus in the first place. The bowling champion’s reputation was called into doubt following an incident involving exposure to an eight-year-old youngster, and fans were never given the opportunity to find out whether the allegations were accurate. While The Jesus Rolls doesn’t dwell on the subject for long, it owes it to its audience to get it out of the way with a scene at the start of the film, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to enjoy an underdog comedy about a genuine pederast.
3It Has An All-Star Cast
The Big Lebowski featured a number of well-known performers, including Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, and Steve Buscemi, who all gave outstanding performances. The sequel also has a similarly impressive cast, which includes actors who have excelled in both huge and little parts.
As part of Jesus’ quest for debauchery and self-discovery, a cast that includes Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, Audrey Tautou, and Bobby Cannavale is assembled, with Audrey Tautou serving as the third wheel to Cannavale and Turturro’s buddy adventures as well as a love interest for the duo.
2It’s Plot Borrows From The Movie Going Places
This film’s plot – which involves Jesus and a gang of misfits causing mayhem and chaos after being released from prison – was inspired by the 1974 dark comedyGoing Places (which was itself based on the novelLes Valseuses) about a pair of whimsical thugs who harass the wealthy and try to get away with as much – and as many of their possessions – as they possibly can. Even while the French film has more more violence, drug use, and casual sex than the American film, the film’s upbeat spirit and style can be found in The Jesus Rolls.
1It’s Pretty Racy
This film’s plot – which involves Jesus and a gang of misfits causing mayhem and chaos after being released from prison – was inspired by the 1974 dark comedyGoing Places (which was itself based on the bookLes Valseuses) about a pair of whimsical thugs who harass the wealthy and try to get away with as much – and as many of their possessions – as they possibly can. Even while the French film has far more violence, drug use, and casual sex than The Jesus Rolls, the film’s upbeat attitude and style can be found throughout the film.
Nobody Messes With the Jesus (Except for John Turturro) (Published 2020)
As of the last time we saw Jesus Quintana, the rambunctious Latino bowler was going door-to-door in his new neighborhood, gently disclosing his status as a convicted sex offender to his neighbors. When the Jesus (John Turturro, in his most inspired performance) made a cameo appearance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s fiercely acclaimed stoner noir “The Big Lebowski,” it was in the year 1998. Turturro will reprise the role in the comedy “The Jesus Rolls,” which will premiere on February 28th, the day before Turturro’s 63rd birthday.
I chatted with Turturro on the resurrected Jesus, fervent followers, and other topics of interest.
The Jesus of “The Big Lebowski” has recently completed a six-month prison sentence for what a rival bowler describes as “exposing himself to an eight-year-old.” I spoke with Ethan Coen, who explained that once he and his brother hatched the Jesus in a “purple onesie,” it was just a matter of time until they turned him into a pedophile.
- My embarrassment was heightened by the codpiece Joel and Ethan forced me to wear as I went door-to-door.
- Pedophilia is a genuine phenomenon, and it is a horrific phenomenon.
- A flashback in the opening scene reveals that it was all a misunderstanding surrounding the Jesus’ penis, which is shown in the next scene.
- He’s got enough money to get him jailed.
- In 1987, I made my stage debut in Reinaldo Povod’s play “Nijinsky Choked His Chicken,” which was performed at the Public Theater.
- Additionally, you portrayed a Latino child molester in that film as well.
- Joel had seen me in “Nijinsky,” and he advised that the character of Jesus be infused with the characteristics of that character.
- Media on a screen The grandiose gestures of the Jesus were a big part of what made him so attractive.
- Muhammad Ali’s style was heavily influenced by several of them tactics, particularly his psych-out job on Sonny Liston.
- I received a slew of letters from both women and men.
“I’m in love with your physique.” “I really like your attire.” “I’d be delighted to remove your clothing.” After returning to the United States from Europe, where I had filmed “The Truce,” I began work on “Lebowski.” For the role, I had to lose a significant amount of weight — so much so that a few of New York gossip columnists believed that I was about to die.
- My mother in Queens received a phone call from a Fleet Street hack who said, “Is it true your kid has brain cancer?” The idea of holding a news conference with my head bandaged and thanking God for the miraculous recovery came from a close friend.
- Essentially, you’ve placed a character from “The Big Lebowski” into “Going Places” and brought the tale up to speed to the present day.
- The movie “Going Places” left a lasting imprint on my mind.
- After the student riots in Paris, at a period when hippies and revolutionaries were active, the picture was a celebration of freedom in a society filled with hypocrisy on the part of the bourgeoisie.
- “Holy mackerel!” I recalled thinking at the time.
- The original title of “Going Places” was “Les Valseuses,” which is French slang for testicles, and it was changed later on.
- They were there just to serve humanity.
Despite this, Pauline Kael was a staunch supporter of “Going Places.” She viewed the characters played by Depardieu and Dewaere as guileless raw innocents for whom practically everything goes horribly wrong.
They appeared to be truly concerned about Miou-Miou, their beloved and comrade, and this was evident.
To some rebellious part of me, the generosity of the helpless appeals to my sense of justice.
How faithfully did you adhere to the screenplay for “Going Places”?
As a writer and performer, it’s critical to remember that you are not those characters; that language is not your native tongue, and you are not that particular age.
Afterwards, I asked him for permission to repurpose the novel and make the two drifters a few decades older so that I could play one of them in the film.
My message was straightforward: those people are now in their forties, and they are still complete morons.
Not whether God exists, but rather what He is up to, is the question.
I enjoy religious films, especially those that are about nuns, and I look forward to seeing more of them.
They cause no harm to anyone. Even when they take an automobile, they return it to the owner. Maybe in another 20 years, I’ll produce another film on Jesus, and so on. As we all know, he has already returned to the scene of the crime once.
The second coming of Jesus: how the Big Lebowski bowler was resurrected
Christos Quintana, the boisterous Latino bowler, was going door to door in his new neighborhood when we last saw him, humbly confessing that he had been charged with sexual assault. When the Jesus (John Turturro, in his most inspired performance) made a cameo appearance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s wildly acclaimed stoner noir “The Big Lebowski,” it was in 1998. On February 28, Turturro’s 63rd birthday, the comedy “The Jesus Rolls” will premiere in New York City, in which he will reprise his role as the Messiah.
The actor and I discussed reviving Jesus, enthusiastic disciples, and other topics.
According to a rival bowler, the Jesus of “The Big Lebowski” has recently completed six months in prison for “exposing himself to an eight-year-old.” I spoke with Ethan Coen, who explained that once he and his brother conceived the Jesus in a “purple onesie,” it was just a matter of time until they transformed him into a pedophile.
- My embarrassment was compounded by the codpiece Joel and Ethan insisted on my wearing while I went door to door.
- Perpetual child sexual abuse is a genuine and horrible problem.
- When we see a flashback in the opening scene, we realize that it was all due to a miscommunication over Jesus’ penis.
- He also has a distinct voice, which is both soothing and disarmingly high, which distinguishes him from the crowd.
- After being freed from jail, Rei’s father expressed himself in this way.
- With his body language, which was like that of an arrogant prize boxer, he taunted opponents.
- As Ethan points out, you received more letters and marriage offers from the part than any other and you also had more room on the train, which makes sense given how popular the character was.
- People who are strange, people who are racy The physique of yours is beautiful.
“I really like it.” It would be a pleasure for me to remove your clothes.” Following my return to the United States from Europe, where I had filmed “The Truce,” I began working on “Lebowski.” For the role, I had to lose a significant amount of weight — so much so that a few of New York gossip columnists believed that I was about to die.
- “Is it true your son has brain cancer?” a Fleet Street hack said of my mother in Queens, who answered the phone.
- It’s a homage to “The Big Lebowski,” but it’s not a sequel in the traditional sense.
- You must have been influenced by something when you decided to take a trip in a 46-year-old road movie about mindless pleasure riders whose only goal is to keep driving till the tank is empty.
- While attending college in upstate New York, I went to see the film in a second-run cinema.
- Not only was I taken aback by what I was seeing on TV, but I was also taken aback by how much I was laughing at the awful things I was witnessing at the time.
- Les Valseuses” is a French slang term for testicles, and it was the original title of “Going Places.” In this film, the boorish protagonists — Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere — treated ladies as though they were walking vaginas who only existed to serve mankind’s needs.
- “Going Places,” on the other hand, was a great supporter of Pauline Kael.
In my opinion, they were similar to cave men — vulgar, sexist, and even harsh — but they evolved into generous cave men.
Furthermore, they were concerned about the small group of outsiders that they created, consisting of a weathered inmate played by Jeanne Moreau and Isabelle Huppert, a young fugitive.
As Depardieu, the thoughtless mastermind, you take on the role of Bobby Cannavale, who serves as your accomplice in crime.
Was the screenplay for “Going Places” something you adhered to to the letter?
As a writer and performer, it’s critical to remember that you are not those people; that language is not your native tongue, and you are not that particular generation.
Afterwards, I asked him for permission to repurpose the novel and age the two drifters by a few decades so that I might play one of them.
“Those men are now middle-aged, and they’re still fools,” I said in my elevator pitch.
The narrative of Job is one that the Coen brothers repeat again and over again.
What if Jesus is our only buddy in this life?
Due to the fact that the three main characters accomplish good things, I was considering naming this painting “Jesus, Mary, and Peter.” That is, they find solutions to issues.
It is impossible for them to cause harm. And they even return vehicles that have been stolen. It’s possible that I will make another film on Jesus in another 20 years. He’s already returned to us once, as we’re all well aware.
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As of the last time we saw Jesus Quintana, the rambunctious Latino bowler was going door-to-door in his new neighborhood, gently disclosing his status as a convicted sexual offender. In 1998, the Jesus (John Turturro, in one of his most creative performances) made a cameo appearance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s wildly loved stoner noir “The Big Lebowski.” Turturro will reprise his role in the comedy “The Jesus Rolls,” which will premiere on February 28th, the day before Turturro’s 63rd birthday. The picture, which he created and directed with the Coens’ consent, is partially based on Bertrand Blier’s 1974 film “Going Places,” in which two French knuckleheads steal vehicles, grope women, and boink themselves into existentially deeper moments of existence.
- The following are some extracts from the chat.
- That part of The Jesus was never something I thought about much.
- How do you transform a cartoonish child molester into a cartoonish non-child molester in the next film?
- However, because “The Jesus Rolls” is a comedy, I figured we should acknowledge the crime and move on.
- What is the extent of the misunderstanding?
- He also has a distinct voice, which is both soothing and disarmingly high, which distinguishes him from other people.
- Rei’s father had recently been freed from prison, and this was how he expressed himself.
With his body language, which was like that of an arrogant prize boxer, he mocked his adversaries.
Ethan claims that you received more letters and, more dangerously, more marriage offers from the job than from any other, and that you also had more room on the train, which is understandable.
Strange ones, raunchy ones, you name it.
“Is it true your son has brain cancer?” a Fleet Street hack inquired of my mother in Queens, who answered by saying, “Yes.” A buddy recommended that I conduct a news conference with my head wrapped to express my gratitude to God for my miraculous recovery from the accident.
In essence, you’ve put a character from “The Big Lebowski” into “Going Places” and brought the tale up to speed to the present day.
The movie “Going Places” had a lasting influence on me.
After the student riots in Paris, during a period when hippies and revolutionaries were active, the picture was a celebration of freedom in a world filled with hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie.
I recall thinking, “Holy mackerel!” when I first saw it.
The film’s boorish stars, Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere, viewed girls as though they were walking vaginas who lived exclusively to serve the needs of the human race.
Despite this, Pauline Kael was a vocal supporter of “Going Places.” She viewed the characters played by Depardieu and Dewaere as guileless raw innocents for whom practically everything goes wrong.
They appeared to be truly concerned about Miou-Miou, their beloved and comrade, and this was apparent.
Something about the generosity of the helpless appeals to a rebellious side of me.
Audrey Tautou takes over for Miou-Miou, and Susan Sarandon takes over for Moreau.
I did this on purpose to put the screenplay last.
After rewatching “Going Places,” I switched the storyline and read Blier’s novel, which is dirtier, wider in its themes, and the inspiration for the picture.
My message was straightforward: those people are now in their forties, and they’re still complete morons.
Not if God exists, but what He is up to is the question.
I enjoy religious films, especially those that are about nuns, and I look forward to seeing them.
They do no harm to anyone. Even when they take an automobile, they return it to its owner. Maybe in another 20 years, I’ll make another film on Jesus. As we all know, he has already returned once.
As reported by Walter Sobchak, Jesus was arrested for sexual assault and has a criminal record. As reported by Walter, Jesus served six months at Chinofor, where he exposed himself to an eight-year-old while using the restroom. When Jesus moved to Hollywood, Walter said that he had to go door to door to tell everyone that he was a “pederast,” according to Walter. With Liam O’Brien, Jesus spends a significant amount of time in the bowling alley, where he works on fine-tuning his bowling technique and rolling strikes on a regular basis.
In the movie, The Big Lebowski acknowledges that Jesus is a decent bowler: “The creep can roll, bro.” Jesus is giddy with excitement as he anticipates the competition, asking the Dude, Walter, and Donny whether they are prepared in graphic words and stating that he and Liam were going to defeat the Dude and his comrades, again in graphic ways.
- When the Dude mutters, “Jesus,” he responds by saying that he is not to be trifled with (but not in those words).
- Eventually, the answer is provided.
- Following the events of The Big Lebowski, Jesus relocated to New York City and resumed his criminal antics in the Big Apple.
- He was freed from prison in 2017 after serving his sentence, but he was cautioned by the warden that if he committed another strike, he would be imprisoned for an unlimited period.
- In addition to stealing a number of automobiles and doing other minor crimes, Jesus and his companions Petey and Marie are traveling around upstate New York committing minor crimes.
In 2017, the Jesus of Nazareth was born.
- “No one screws with the Jesus,” says the narrator. in addition to this, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected] “What are you waiting for, man? Are you ready to be fucked, man? I see you’ve made it all the way into the semi-finals. Man, I owe everything to God. If you do any of your crazy stuff with Liam and me, we’ll fuck you up!”
- “Let me tell you something, pendejo: if you do any of your crazy stuff with Liam and me, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I’ll take it away from you and stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger until it goes ‘click.'””
- s”HEY! What the hell is this Day of Rest nonsense? What exactly is this nonsense? I couldn’t give a crap about it! It makes no difference to Jesus. However, you may have misled the fucks at the league office if you haven’t succeeded in fooling me.” in addition to this, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected] “This bush-league psyche-out crap is a real pain. Man, you’re a liar. Haha! On Saturday, I would have fucked you in the a** if I could have. Instead, I’m going to fuck you in the a** next Wednesday. WOOO! You’ve got a date scheduled for Wednesday, darling.” “Get on the road, sucker, before I stomp on your ass!”
- Despite the fact that Jesus Quintana had a small role in the picture, the character was extremely popular, and it ended up being one of John Turturro’s most well-known performances. With the exception of providing Turturro permission to use the Jesus Quintana persona, the Coen Brothers had no role in the production of The Jesus Rolls
- Both The Jesus Rolls and Green Eggs and Ham, in which John Torturro appeared, were released in 2019
The return of Jesus is imminent. That’s not a good thing. “>The Jesus is back on the scene. That’s not a nice thing, to be honest. Possibly you’ve heard that a sequel to Joel and Ethan Coen’s critically acclaimed filmThe Big Lebowski has been created, and that it centers on libidinous bowler Jesus Quintana. However, this new picture, The Jesus Rolls, turns out to be just as much of a sequel to The Big Lebowski as those Stella Artois commercials with Jeff Bridges as the Dude were. It’s a coincidental offshoot, and it’s a mediocre one, to be honest.
- He also reprises his part as the mythological Jesus, replete with uncompromising accent, waist-length hair, purple bowling shoes, and a matching acrylic nail on his pinkie as a nod to the film’s title.
- Within minutes, they’ve stolen a high-end sports vehicle from a wealthy hairdresser and are on their way on an aimless joyride, stealing, breaking into houses, and robbing people at gunpoint with no specific goal in mind.
- Turturro adapted the plot for her film.
- While it doesn’t quite match the unmistakably European homoeroticism of its predecessor, it does maintain a potentially controversial aspect that, like everything else in this film, ultimately comes to a dead end.
- The tenuous relationship between this new picture and The Big Lebowski is most certainly the reason it has been released, but it is also its most significant stumbling block, because it raises expectations that Turturro is unable to match.
Is it worth your time to watch it online? Although it could be interesting for Lebowski completists to see, it’s probably best to just sit back and watch the original film for the millionth time instead. The film is available for 99 cents as a rental on YouTube and Amazon Prime
John Turturro resurrects iconic Big Lebowski character in The Jesus Rolls
More than two decades after the premiere of Joel and Ethan Coen’s cult classic film The Big Lebowski, a sequel has been announced, with actor John Turturro serving as both writer and director. The Jesus Rolls stars John Turturro (left) and Bobby Cannavale (right). (Photo courtesy of Atsushi Nishijima/Screen Media) q20:17 John Turturro, actor and filmmaker, discusses his work on The Jesus Rolls, a film that serves as a companion piece to The Big Lebowski. More than two decades after the debut of Joel and Ethan Coen’s cult classic film The Big Lebowski, a sequel has been announced, with actor John Turturro serving as writer and director.
The plot revolves around an older Quintana as he is released from prison and embarks on a freewheeling joyride with fellow misfits Petey and Marie.
Take a look at Turturro’s sequence from The Big Lebowskibelow.
Aside from serving as a companion piece to The Big Lebowski, The Jesus Rolls is also a partial remake of Bertrand Blier’s 1972 novelGoing Places and the 1974 film version of the same name, which starred Gérard Depardieu and was released in the same year.
“I merely asked Blier whether it would work with older males, and he said yes.” ‘Yeah, if they never grow up, that would be alright with me,’ he stated.
“I showed it to them, and they thought it was a great concept,” Turturro remarked.
Now you’re taking it back and using it in a movie based on an ancient French novel.
The film is now playing in theaters.
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