42 Facts About Steve Buscemi


Steve Buscemi is known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Robert Rodriguez's Desperado, Simon West's Con Air, Michael Bay's Armageddon, the dark comedy Ghost World, Tim Burton's drama Big Fish, and Armando Iannucci's political satire The Death of Stalin.


From 2010 to 2014, Steve Buscemi starred in the lead role as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson in the critically acclaimed HBO television series Boardwalk Empire created by Terence Winter.


Steve Buscemi's performance earned him two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe and two nominations for an Emmy Award.


Steve Buscemi made his directorial film debut with Trees Lounge, which he wrote and starred in.


Steven Vincent Buscemi was born on December 13,1957, in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, to Dorothy and John Buscemi.


Steve Buscemi's father was a sanitation worker and served in the Korean War, and his mother was a hostess at Howard Johnson's.


When Steve Buscemi was 10 years old, the family moved from East New York to Valley Stream in Nassau County.

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In high school, Steve Buscemi wrestled for the varsity squad and participated in the drama troupe.


Steve Buscemi made his acting debut in the 1985 film The Way It Is, directed by Eric Mitchell, which was part of the no wave cinema movement.


Steve Buscemi appeared in Jim Jarmusch's independent film Mystery Train as Charlie the Barber, and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.


Steve Buscemi gained wider attention for his supporting part as pseudonymous criminal Mr Pink in Quentin Tarantino's crime film Reservoir Dogs, a role that Tarantino originally wrote for himself, and one that earned Buscemi the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male in his second nomination.


Steve Buscemi appeared in a cameo appearance in Tarantino's next film, Pulp Fiction, where he portrays a waiter dressed as Buddy Holly who serves Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega.


Steve Buscemi endeared himself to comedy fans as Rex, bass player of The Lone Rangers, in the 1994 comedy Airheads.


In 1995, Steve Buscemi guest-starred as suspected murderer Gordon Pratt in "End Game", an episode of the television series Homicide: Life on the Street.


Steve Buscemi was rumored to be considered for the role of The Scarecrow in Joel Schumacher's proposed fifth installment of the first Batman franchise, Batman Unchained, before Warner Bros.


The next year, Buscemi again collaborated with the Coen Brothers, starring as kidnapper Carl Showalter in the black comedy crime film Fargo starring Frances McDormand and William H Macy.


Steve Buscemi appeared as Donny in the Coen's cult classic black comedy film The Big Lebowski.


Steve Buscemi played Seymour in Ghost World and Romero in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, as well as its sequel Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.


Steve Buscemi extensively performed voice-over work for animated films, playing Randall Boggs in Monsters, Inc, a role he later reprised in its prequel Monsters University, Mr Wesley in Home on the Range, Nebbercracker in Monster House and Templeton the Rat in Charlotte's Web.


In 2004, Steve Buscemi joined the cast of the television series The Sopranos as Tony Soprano's cousin and childhood friend, Tony Blundetto, a role that earned him an Emmy Award nomination.


Steve Buscemi had previously contributed to the show as director of the third-season episode "Pine Barrens", which was one of the most critically acclaimed episodes of the series, and the fourth-season episode "Everybody Hurts".


Steve Buscemi appeared in episode three of season 6 as a doorman in the afterlife, which is portrayed as a country club in Tony Soprano's dream.


Steve 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, a corrupt Atlantic City politician who rules the town during the Prohibition era.


Steve Buscemi hosts, directs, and produces his own web series talk show, Park Bench with Steve Buscemi, which debuted in May 2014.

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Steve Buscemi won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for the series in 2016.


In 2017 Steve Buscemi starred in Armando Iannucci's dark comedy and satirical film The Death of Stalin.


Steve Buscemi received critical acclaim from critics with Manohla Dargis describing his performance as "superb".


In February 2020, Steve Buscemi was cast as Chebutykin in a New York Theatre Workshop revival of Anton Chekov's Three Sisters alongside Greta Gerwig, Oscar Isaac, and Chris Messina.


Steve Buscemi has worked as a director, making his directing debut in the 1990s.


Steve Buscemi has stated that although he did not find this amusing, his wife Jo Andres did.


Steve Buscemi guest-starred in season 6 episode 7 of 30 Rock as a private investigator.


Steve Buscemi was a New York City firefighter from 1980 to 1984, with Engine Company No 55, in the Little Italy section of New York.


On May 25,2003, Steve Buscemi was arrested with nineteen other people while protesting the closing of a number of firehouses, including Engine 55.


Steve Buscemi married Jo Andres in 1987; they were married until her death on 6 January 2019.


In 2014, Steve Buscemi starred in and narrated the HBO documentary A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY, in which he revisited his work with fellow firefighters.


Steve Buscemi is a noted fan of the musical group Beastie Boys.


Steve Buscemi sang in "The Broadway Song" for Lou Reed's 2003 album The Raven.


Steve Buscemi has an extensive body of work in both film and television dating back to the 1980s.


Steve Buscemi has received numerous awards and nominations for his performances in film and television.


Steve Buscemi received five Independent Spirit Award nominations winning twice for Best Supporting Male for his roles in Reservoir Dogs, and Ghost World.


Steve Buscemi worked 12 hour shifts for several days alongside other firefighters, searching for survivors in the rubble from the World Trade Center.