steve buscemi

steve buscemi

steve buscemi

The actor who has starred in a number of hit franchises including Lethal Weapon, Beetlejuice, and Monsters, Inc.


Buscemi has also had a prolific career in television. From 2010 to 2014, Buscemi starred in the lead role as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson in the critically acclaimed HBO television series Boardwalk Empire created by Terence Winter. His performance earned him two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe and two nominations for an Emmy Award. His other television roles include The Sopranos (2004, 2006), 30 Rock (2007–2013), Portlandia (2014–2017) and Miracle Workers (2019–present). Buscemi starred in a leading role in comedian Louis C.K.'s tragicomedy web series Horace and Pete (2016). He made his directorial film debut with Trees Lounge (1996), which he also wrote and starred in. Following this, he directed Animal Factory (2000), Lonesome Jim (2004), and Interview (2007). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The family moved to Valley Stream in Nassau County and Buscemi graduated in 1975 from Valley Stream Central High School along with future writer Edward J. Renehan, Jr. and future actress Patricia Charbonneau. In high school, Buscemi wrestled for the varsity squad and participated in the drama troupe. (Buscemi's 1996 film Trees Lounge, in which he starred and served as screenwriter and director, is set in and was largely shot in his childhood village of Valley Stream. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In 1989, he appeared in four films, including James Ivory's comedy Slaves of New York, Howard Brookner's ensemble period film Bloodhounds of Broadway and the New York Stories segment directed by Martin Scorsese entitled, "Life Lessons" starring alongside Nick Nolte and Rosanna Arquette. The film screened out of competition at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews with the Scorsese segment being hailed as the standout by Roger Ebert. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Buscemi starred in the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire created by Terence Winter. The series started in 2010, where Buscemi assumed the role as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on Enoch L. Johnson), a corrupt Atlantic City politician who rules the town during the Prohibition era. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for the role. In 2011 he hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Buscemi was the first actor to sign onto the project, with Boardwalk Empire over he was available to star in the series. The two reportedly "met up in New York City where C.K. pitched the still evolving series idea to Buscemi. He signed on, on the spot, to play C.K.’s brother, Pete". (Source: en.wikipedia.org Buscemi guest-starred in season 6 episode 7 of 30 Rock as a private investigator. Playing against his image, during a flashback he appears to be disguised as a teenager as he says that he was "part of a special task force of very young-looking cops who infiltrated high schools". (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Steve Buscemi is an American actor and filmmaker, who began his career as a frequent star in the sketch comedy series, Not Necessarily the News (1983; 1986). His breakout role in film was in his role as Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992). Since then, Buscemi has starred in dozens of feature films, including Pulp Fiction (1994), Desperado (1995), Con Air (1997), Armageddon (1998), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Fargo (1996), Igor (2008), Grown Ups (2010), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Monsters University (2013), The Ridiculous 6 (2015), and The Death of Stalin (2017). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In television, Buscemi has hosted two episodes of Saturday Night Live, and has frequently starred as Tony Blundetto in The Sopranos, Lenny Wosniak in 30 Rock, as the lead role in Boardwalk Empire, and as the host of the web television series, Park Bench with Steve Buscemi. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Despite Internet rumors, Buscemi never auditioned for the part of George Costanza on the long running US TV show "Seinfeld". He admitted on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (Season 2 ep. 181) he had no idea how the rumor started, nor how to get it removed since he didn't understand how the Internet works. (Source: www.imdb.com)


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