Steve Buscemi

Highest Rated: 96% The Death of Stalin (2018)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Birthday: Dec 13, 1957
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
One of the most important character actors of the 1990s, Steve Buscemi is unmatched in his ability to combine lowlife posturing with weasely charisma. Although active in the cinema since the mid-'80s, it was not until Quentin Tarantino cast Buscemi as Mr. Pink in the 1992 Reservoir Dogs that the actor became known to most audience members. He would subsequently appear to great effect in other Tarantino films, as well as those of the Coen Brothers, where his attributes blended perfectly into the off-kilter landscape.Born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 13, 1957, Buscemi was raised on Long Island. He gained an interest in acting while a senior in high school, but he had no idea of how to pursue a professional career in the field. Working as a fireman for four years, he began to perform stand-up comedy, but he eventually realized that he wanted to do more dramatic theatrical work. After moving to Manhattan's East Village, he studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Institute, and he also began writing and performing skits in various parts of the city. His talents were eventually noticed by filmmaker Bill Sherwood, who was casting his film Parting Glances. The 1986 drama was one of the first feature films to be made about AIDS (Sherwood himself died from AIDS in 1990), and it starred Buscemi as Nick, a sardonic rock singer suffering from the disease. The film, which was a critical success on the independent circuit, essentially began Buscemi's career as a respected independent actor.Buscemi's resume was given a further boost that same year by his recurring role as a serial killer on the popular TV drama L.A. Law; he subsequently began finding steady work in such films as New York Stories and Mystery Train (both 1989). In 1990, he had another career breakthrough with his role in Miller's Crossing, which began his longtime collaboration with the Coen brothers. The Coens went on to cast Buscemi in nearly all of their films, featuring him to particularly memorable effect in Barton Fink (1991), in which he played a bell boy; Fargo (1996), which featured him as an ill-fated kidnapper; and The Big Lebowski (1998), which saw him portray a laid-back ex-surfer. Although Buscemi has done his best work outside of the mainstream, turning in other sterling performances in Alexandre Rockwell's In the Soup (1992) and Tom Di Cillo's Living in Oblivion (1995), he has occasionally appeared in such Hollywood megaplex fare as Con Air (1997), Armageddon (1998), Big Daddy (1999), and 28 Days (2000), the last of which cast him against type as Sandra Bullock's rehab counselor. Back in indieville, Buscemi would next utilize his homely persona in a more sympathetic manner as a soulful loner with a penchant for collecting old records in director Terry Zwigoff's (Crumb) Ghost World. Despite all indicators pointing to mainstream prolifieration in the new millennium, Buscemi continued to display his dedication to independent film projects with roles in such efforts as Alaxandre Rockwell's 13 Moons and Peter Mattei's Love in the Time of Money (both 2002). Of course there are exceptions to every rule, and Buscemi's memorable appearances in such big budget efforts as Mr Deeds and both Spy Kids 2 and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over served to remind audiences that Buscemi was still indeed at the top of his game, perhaps now more than ever. In 1996, Buscemi made his screenwriting and directorial debut with Trees Lounge, a well-received comedy drama in which he played a down-on-his-luck auto mechanic shuffling through life on Long Island. He followed up his directorial debut in 2000 with Animal Factory, a subdued prison drama starring Edward Furlong as a young inmate who finds protection from his fellow prisoners in the form of an older convict (Willem Dafoe). Moving to the small screen, Buscemi would next helm an episode of the acclaimed HBO mob drama The Sopranos. Called Pine Barrens, the episode instantly became a fan-favorite.In 2004, Buscemi stepped in front of the camera o

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die Actor 2019
61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Wayne 2018
85% Nancy Leo 2018
91% Lean on Pete Del 2018
96% The Death of Stalin Nikita Khrushchev 2018
27% The Week Of Actor 2018
15% Transformers: The Last Knight Daytrader $130.2M 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) Rabbi Blumenthal $3.9M 2017
52% The Boss Baby Francis Francis $175M 2017
55% Hotel Transylvania 2 Wayne 2015
79% Time Out Of Mind Building Manager 2015
9% The Cobbler Jimmy 2015
0% The Ridiculous 6 Doc Griffin 2015
No Score Yet A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY Actor Producer 2014
No Score Yet My Depression Actor 2014
44% Khumba Skalk $91K 2013
7% Grown Ups 2 Wiley $127.5M 2013
79% Monsters University Randy $260.4M 2013
37% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Anton Marvelton $22.6M 2013
44% Hotel Transylvania Wayne $148.3M 2012
74% Rampart Bill Blago $1M 2012
No Score Yet The Chosen One Neal 2011
79% Blank City Actor 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Waiter 2011
No Score Yet Pete Smalls is Dead Bernie Roth 2011
10% Grown Ups Wiley $162.1M 2010
76% John Rabe Dr. Robert Wilson $0.2M 2010
81% Handsome Harry Thomas Kelly 2010
23% Saint John of Las Vegas John Executive Producer $72.7K 2010
66% Youth in Revolt George Twisp $15.2M 2010
89% The Messenger Dale Martin $1.1M 2009
22% G-Force Bucky $119.5M 2009
29% Rage Frank 2009
80% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Actor 2009
37% Igor Scamper $19.5M 2008
89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Actor $0.2M 2007
54% Romance & Cigarettes Angelo $0.4M 2007
82% Delirious Les Galantine 2007
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Clint Fitzer $119.8M 2007
57% Interview Pierre Peders Director Screenwriter $0.3M 2007
86% Paris Je T'aime The Tourist $4.9M 2007
19% I Think I Love My Wife George $12.5M 2007
79% Charlotte's Web Templeton $82.2M 2006
91% ...So Goes the Nation Actor 2006
74% Monster House Nebbercracker $73.7M 2006
36% Art School Confidential Broadway Bob D'Annunzio $3.2M 2006
60% Lonesome Jim Producer Director 2006
40% The Island McCord $35.9M 2005
No Score Yet Champion Actor 2005
No Score Yet Excavating Taylor Mead Narrator 2005
No Score Yet Nobody Wants Your Film Actor 2005
33% Rockets Redglare! Actor 2004
64% Coffee and Cigarettes Waiter $2M 2004
53% Home on the Range Wesley $49.9M 2004
75% Big Fish Norther Winslow $66.3M 2003
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Romero 2003
36% Double Whammy Jerry Cubbins 2002
18% Love in the Time of Money Martin Kunkle 2002
69% The Grey Zone Abramowics 2002
75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Romero 2002
22% Mr. Deeds Crazy Eyes $126.3M 2002
92% The Laramie Project Doc O'Connor 2002
No Score Yet 13 Moons Bananas the Clown 2002
96% Monsters, Inc. Randall Boggs $34.1M 2001
24% Domestic Disturbance Ray Coleman $44.4M 2001
92% Ghost World Seymour $4.7M 2001
45% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Neil 2001
82% Animal Factory A.R. Hosspack Producer Director 2000
32% 28 Days Cornell 2000
40% Big Daddy Homeless Guy 1999
62% The Impostors Happy Franks 1999
38% Armageddon Rockhound 1998
No Score Yet Double Date Night: The Big Lebowski Actor 1998
82% The Big Lebowski Donny 1998
34% The Real Blonde Nick 1998
68% The Wedding Singer David 1998
50% Ed and His Dead Mother Ed Chilton 1997
55% Con Air Garland Greene 1997
80% Divine Trash Actor 1997
81% Trees Lounge Screenwriter Director Tommy 1996
No Score Yet Somebody to Love Mickey 1996
63% Kansas City Johnny Flynn 1996
52% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Map to the Stars Eddie 1996
93% Fargo Carl Showalter 1996
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Mister Shhh 1995
No Score Yet The Immortals Actor 1995
61% Desperado Buscemi 1995
88% Living in Oblivion Nick Reve 1995
45% Billy Madison Danny McGrath 1995
No Score Yet The Search for One-Eyed Jimmy Ed Hoyt 1994
94% Pulp Fiction Surly Buddy Holly Waiter 1994
No Score Yet Me and the Mob Conspiracy Nut (uncredited) 1994
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw Philo 1994
21% Airheads Rex 1994
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Actor 1994
56% The Hudsucker Proxy Beatnik Barman 1994
67% Floundering Ned 1994
33% Rising Sun Willy `The Weasel' Wilhelm 1993
75% Twenty Bucks Frank 1993
No Score Yet Trusting Beatrice Danny 1993
No Score Yet Crisscross Louis 1992
91% Reservoir Dogs Mr. Pink 1992
92% In the Soup Aldolpho Rollo 1992
38% Billy Bathgate Irving 1991
90% Barton Fink Chet 1991
33% Zandalee OPP Man 1991
71% King of New York Test Tube 1990
91% Miller's Crossing Mink 1990
90% The Grifters Kaggs 1990
39% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Bellingham 1990
88% Mystery Train Charlie 1989
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Whining Willie 1989
13% Slaves of New York Wilfredo 1989
73% New York Stories Gregory Stark $10.8M 1989
No Score Yet Borders Actor 1989
No Score Yet Heart of Midnight Eddy 1988
6% Vibes Fred 1988
No Score Yet Call Me Switch Blade 1988
No Score Yet Kiss Daddy Goodnight Johnny 1988
No Score Yet Heart Nicky Eddie's Manager 1987
No Score Yet No Picnic Actor 1987
86% Parting Glances Nick 1986
No Score Yet The Way It Is Willy 1984

TV

CREDIT
74% Miracle Workers
2019
God
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
73% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
2017-2018
Ed
  • 2018
65% Neo Yokio
2017-2018
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Voice
  • 2017
93% Portlandia
2011-2018
Marty Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
90% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice
  • 2016
96% Horace and Pete
2016
Pete Wittel
  • 2016
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Len Lenny Wosniak Director
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
81% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 2011
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
Guest
  • 2007
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2007
  • 2003
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Tony Blundetto Director
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2003
89% Oz
1997-2003
Director
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Bobby Marchetti
  • 1998
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Gordon Pratt Director
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Adventures of Pete & Pete
1993-1996
  • 1994
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1993
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Howie Balinger
  • 1992
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
1989
Luke
  • 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Rickles
  • 1986

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