Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Steven Vincent Buscemi (boo-SEM-ee, Italian: [buʃˈʃɛːmi]) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and former firefighter. He is known for acting in various supporting roles and as a leading man starring a number of successful movies, including Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992), Robert Rodriguez's Desperado (1995), Simon West's Con Air (1997) and Armageddon (1998), the black comedy Ghost World (2001), Tim Burton's drama Big Fish (2003), and Armando Iannucci's political satire The Death of Stalin (2017). Buscemi is also known for his supporting roles in the Coen brothers films Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Fargo (1996), and The Big Lebowski (1998). From 2010 to 2014, Buscemi starred as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson in the critically acclaimed HBO television series Boardwalk Empire created by Martin Scorsese. His performance earned him two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe and two nominations for an Emmy Award. Other television roles include The Sopranos (2004, 2006), 30 Rock (2007-2013), Portlandia (2014-2017) and Miracle Workers (2019-present). Buscemi starred in the leading role in 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. Other films he has directed include Animal Factory (2000), Lonesome Jim (2004), and Interview (2007). Buscemi has worked prominently in animation, including voice-work for Randall Boggs in the Monsters, Inc. film franchise (2001–2013), Wesley in Home on the Range (2004), Horace Nebbercracker in Monster House (2006), Templeton the Rat in Charlotte's Web (2006), Scamper in Igor (2008), Bucky the Hamster in G-Force (2009), Wayne the Werewolf in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise (2012–present) and Francis E. Francis in The Boss Baby (2017).