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John Lurie Revealed

You may not have heard of John Lurie, but if you've ever seen those mid-1980s Jim Jarmusch films "Stranger Than Paradise" and "Down By Law," you've seen Lurie.
John Lurie in Stranger Than Paradise by Jim Jarmusch
If you're a jazz fan, you might have heard his band The Lounge Lizards, who've just released a new CD.
John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards

John Lurie with Willem Dafoe
Fishing in Northern Maine
Fun Fact: They ran out of cheese crackers
John Lurie with Tom Waits
Fishing the waters of Jamaica
Fun Fact: Waits got seasick
John Lurie with Jim Jarmusch
Fishing off Montauk, NY
Fun Fact: They hook a 12-foot blue shark

Or maybe you saw Lurie on his recent Independent Film Channel series, "Fishing with John," in which he traveled to places like Jamaica and Thailand with buddies like Tom Waits, Dennis Hopper, and Matt Dillon to check out some of the world's best fishing holes.

We caught up with John Lurie between projects to talk travel and find out which place has left the strongest impression on him.

Listen with RealAudio: Interview with John Lurie

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John Lurie: She Drove Me Mad

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Strange and Beautiful Music

Independent Film Channel-Fishing with John


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