John Lurie - Rotten Tomatoes

John Lurie

Highest Rated:   100% Paris, Texas (1984)
Lowest Rated:   19% New Rose Hotel (1999)
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Actor/composer John Lurie began his career studying the alto saxophone, then moved to New York with his brother, pianist Evan Lurie; they formed the Lounge Lizards, a freeform jazz combo that went on to gain some distinction. Beginning in 1977 he directed and appeared in his own Super-8 films, and also acted in many New York-made Super-8 films by other filmmakers. In 1980 he began scoring numerous films, most importantly Jim Jarmusch's first feature-length film, Permanent Vacation (1982), in which he also appeared. This began a significant association with Jarmusch; Lurie co-starred in Jarmusch's breakthrough film Stranger Than Paradise (1984), provided the music, and has acted in and/or scored other of Jarmusch's films as well. His work with Jarmusch brought him to the attention of other directors, and he has appeared in a handful of movies while maintaining his work as a screen composer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
79% Blank City
  • Actor
2011
36% Face Addict
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Five Sides of a Coin
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Sleepwalk
  • Frank
2000
19% New Rose Hotel
  • Distinguished Man
1999
No Score Yet Just Your Luck
  • Thug No. 2
1996
93% Smoke
  • A musician
1995
No Score Yet Fishing With John
  • Actor
  • Director
1992
65% Wild At Heart
  • Sparky
1990
72% Batman
  • Actor
1989
82% The Last Temptation of Christ
  • James
1988
No Score Yet Il Piccolo diavolo (The Little Devil)
  • Cusatelli
1988
No Score Yet Two Moon July
  • Actor
1987
90% Down by Law
  • Jack
1986
87% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Neighbor Saxophonist
$27.4M 1985
100% Paris, Texas
  • Slater
1984
95% Stranger Than Paradise
  • Willie
1984
No Score Yet Permanent Vacation
  • Sax Player
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Oz
1997-2003
  • Greg Pender
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997

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