JOHN TURTURRO IS HERBIE
‘Quiz Show ‘ (1994) was Robert Redford fourth movie as director. Adapted from Richard Goodwin’s memoir ‘Remembering America: A Voice form the Sixties’, the film is based upon the NBC’s Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s. The film chronicles the rise and fall of the popular contestant Charles Van Doren after the rigged loss of Herb Stempel and Congressional investigator Goodwin’s probe of game-fixing.
John Turturro is Herb Stempel, a Jewish working-class and the reigning champion of the TV show. However, both the network and the program’s corporate sponsor Geritol, find that Stempel’s approval ratings are beginning to level out, meaning the show would benefit from new talent. Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), a WASP bachelor who taught English at Columbia University and who came from a prominent literary family, electrified the nation by beating the reigning champ.
Turturro becomes the film’s most magnetic figure. The actor gained 25 pounds, cut his hair and blackened a front tooth to play Stempel. We really like his so 50s eyebrown glasses and his mixed of cheesy and cool look at home: white t-shirt, striped boxer shorts and printed robe. Our style Herbie takes inspiration from his shorts: blue and coral horizontal striped for our new collection.