There aren’t many folks in Hollywood that can do everything from crime, to comedy, to comic book films! But among the names of those select few individuals is one that truly stands out: legendary actor, John Turturro! He plays crime boss Carmine Falcone in The Batman! What does Falcone have to do with The Bat, The Cat, and The Riddler? We sat down with him to find out!
It’s been an wealth of really fortunate opportunities getting to discuss The Batman, a film that is near and dear to my heart, with so many talented individuals. And we were lucky enough to get 10 minutes with Turturro; the brilliant chameleon known for his gravitas in classics like Miller’s Crossing and The Night Of, but also his hilarious comedic turns as The Jesus from The Big Lebowski, and Emilio from Mr. Deeds. For The Batman, the face Turturro is donning (pun totally intended) is that of iconic mob boss, Carmine Falcone, last seen portrayed on the big screen by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins.
However, much like every aspect of The Batman, this particular interpretation of the character couldn’t be more different from his previous counterparts. Turturro is menacing, yet sly, and at times deceptively caring. It’s a performance that keeps you guessing about where he stands and what precisely he stands for as the film’s riddles continue to pour in.
We had to see what inspired Turturro to craft this new vision of Falcone, and were lucky enough to discuss that, among many other topics with him in the interview below. Check it out right here:
The Batman hits theaters this Friday, March 4!