Steve Buscemi

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Quotes (10)

  • Steve Buscemi: (On playing Mr Pink in Reservoir Dogs) I talked with Quentin (Tarantino) about where the character came from, and he told me Kansas City. I don't know how somebody talks from Kansas City, so I made him from New York.

  • Steve Buscemi: (On Armageddon) What was frustrating about Armageddon was the time I spent not doing anything. It was a big special effects film, and I wasn't crazy about pretending I was in outer space. It feels ridiculous.

  • Steve Buscemi: (On Quentin Tarantino) Quentin was so passionate and enthusiastic about what he was doing that it touched us all. We really wanted to do a good job for him.

  • Steve Buscemi: (On the start of his career) In the beginning, it wasn't even a question of deciding I'm going to do independent film and not commercial films - I wasn't being offered any commercial films, and there wasn't an independent scene.

  • Steve Buscemi: (On directing The Sopranos) Directing television is really hard-it's so fast. You shoot an hour show in seven days.

  • Steve Buscemi: (On directing) Communication is the key, and it's one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors.

  • Steve Buscemi: (On his career) I don't tend to think of these characters as losers [I play]. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don't fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way.

  • Steve Buscemi: (On making films) As much as you tell yourself, 'We made the film and here it is and that is enough,' you would like to come away with something.

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Trivia (30)

  • Steve, along with the rest of the cast of The Sopranos, was nominated for a SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2005.

  • Steve was born on Friday the 13th.

  • Steve came 52nd in Empire magazine's "Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

  • Steve came 21st on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People.

  • On March 4th 2005, Steve was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award as part of Valley Stream Central High School's 75th anniversary celebration.

  • Steve is an associate member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group.

  • Steve's infamous for the amount of on screen deaths he has. Ironically, in the movie Resevoir Dogs he is believed to be the only character to survive.

  • Steve is referenced in the song Hey Leonardo by the band Blessed Union of Souls.

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