Turturro gives hope to 'Big Lebowski' fans

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US actor and director John Turturro

Actor and director John Turturro, who played bowling league nemesis Jesus Quintana in "The Big Lebowski," told a film festival audience that he would be interested in revisiting the character in 2015.

"If I can get the permission I need, I'd like to return to that role," he told a master class audience at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The rival bowler, a thin, flamboyant, intense competitor clad in purple, opposes the laidback Jeff Lebowski -- slacker icon "The Dude" -- and his bowling team during a local tournament.

Limited screen time during the 1998 Coen brothers movie did not prevent Jesus Quintana from becoming a cult character.

Though this is not the first time that Turturro has expressed interest in returning to the part, a 2015 date insinuates that his speculated spin-off is nearing realization.