Steve Buscemi

An American actor, writer and director. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Dorothy, who worked as a hostess at Howard Johnson's, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker and Korean War veteran. Buscemi's father was Sicilian American and his mother Irish American. He has three brothers: Jon, Ken, and Michael. Buscemi was raised Roman Catholic. Buscemi has starred and supported in successful Hollywood and indie films, including Parting Glances (1986), New York Stories (1989), Mystery Train (1989), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Desperado (1995), Con Air (1997), Armageddon (1998), The Grey Zone (2001), Ghost World (2001), Big Fish (2003), Lean on Pete (2017), and The Death of Stalin (2017). He is also known for his appearances in many films by Coen brothers: Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Fargo (1996), and The Big Lebowski (1998). Buscemi provides the voice of Randall Boggs in the Monsters, Inc. franchise. From 2010 to 2014, he portrayed Enoch "Nucky" Thompson in the critically acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire, which earned him two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, and two nominations for an Emmy Award. He made his directorial debut in 1996, with Trees Lounge, in which he also starred. Other works include Animal Factory (2000), Lonesome Jim (2005), and Interview (2007). Buscemi has one son, Lucian, with his wife Jo Andres.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Billy Crystal  •  Mary Gibbs  •  Steve Buscemi

Pulp Fiction (1994)

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A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

Barton Fink (1991)

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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

The Big Lebowski (1998)

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Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

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Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises—the last day of school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Kevin James  •  Chris Rock  •  David Spade

Grown Ups (2010)

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After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Salma Hayek  •  Maria Bello  •  Steve Buscemi

Big Fish (2003)

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Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

28 Days (2000)

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After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dominic West  •  Elizabeth Perkins

Airheads (1994)

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

Animal Factory (2000)

Suburbanite Ron is spoiled, young and not overly worried about the marijuana charges leveled against him. But, after being made out to be a drug dealer, he faces a five-year jail sentence in San Quentin State Prison. Physically frail and unaccustomed to his rough ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Buscemi
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Edward Furlong  •  Danny Trejo  •  Mark Boone Junior

Armageddon (1998)

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ben Affleck  •  Liv Tyler

Art School Confidential (2006)

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Max Minghella  •  Sophia Myles  •  John Malkovich  •  Jim Broadbent

Big Daddy (1999)

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Jon Stewart  •  Cole Sprouse

Billy Bathgate (1991)

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Loren Dean  •  Bruce Willis

Billy Madison (1995)

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Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Darren McGavin  •  Bridgette Wilson  •  Bradley Whitford

Charlotte's Web (2006)

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Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Steven Wright  •  Joie Lee  •  Cinqué Lee

Dead Man (1995)

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Gary Farmer  •  Crispin Glover  •  Lance Henriksen

Desperado (1995)

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El Mariachi, a musician, arrives in a Mexican town and is mistaken as a hit-man. He runs into trouble with a local drug lord and seeks to avenge the death of his lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

Double Whammy (2001)

Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his building is stabbed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DiCillo
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Victor Argo
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