John Pankow

  1. John Turturro, Miller’s Crossing, 1990.   The Coen brothers tackle  30s/40s, gangster noir…  Their 1988 draft had Pankow, Etic Begosian, Ned Eisenberg, Michael Mantel in the Bernie Bernbaum mix. Only Turturro and Marcia Gay Harden actually played the roles suggested for them two years previously.  The Coens ran into  writer’s block while scripting thai film, took three weeks off and wrote their next one, Barton Fink.  About a scenarist with writer’s block. Another great role for Turturro.

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