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STEVE BUSCEMI (Clint Fitzer) has built a career out of portraying some of the most unique and unforgettable characters in recent cinema.

Buscemi won the Independent Spirit Award, the New York Film Critics Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in MGM's Ghost World, directed by Terry Zwigoff, co-starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson.

He was also nominated for an Emmy and DGA Award for directing the "Pine Barrens” episode during the fourth season of HBO's The Sopranos. He then followed it up with a Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for his role as Tony Blundetto in season five of the cable series.

IFC released his third directorial feature, Lonesome Jim, a comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family, which was named one of the year's top-10 independent films by the National Board of Review. His next film as a director, in which he also starred, was Interview with Sienna Miller, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Buscemi was recently heard in the feature version of the children's classic

Charlotte's Web as the voice of Templeton the rat and as the voice of Nebbercracker in Sony Pictures' Oscar®-nominated animated film Monster House, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis.

He was last seen on-screen in Chris Rock's I Think I Love My Wife and in Art School Confidential, a film that once again paired him with director Zwigoff. Buscemi will next be seen in We're the Millers, Tom DiCillo's Delirious with Alison Lohman and Michael Pitt (which also premiered at Sundance) and in the Coen brothers' segment of the French film Paris, Je T'Aime.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Buscemi began to show an interest in drama while in his last year of high school. Soon after, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg. There, he and a fellow actor/writer Mark Boone Junior began writing and performing their own theatre pieces in performance spaces and downtown theatres. This soon led to his being cast in his first lead role in Bill Sherwood's Parting Glances as a musician with AIDS.

Since then, he has become the actor of choice for many of the best directors in the business. His resume includes Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train, for which he received an IFP Spirit Award nomination; Alexandre Rockwell's 1992 Sundance Film Festival Jury Award winner In the Soup and Somebody to Love, with Rosie Perez, in which he played a transvestite taxi dancer; Martin Scorcese's New York Stories; the Coen brothers' Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, the Academy Award®-winning Fargo and The Big Lebowski; Stanley Tucci's The Impostors; Jerry Bruckheimer productions Con Air and Armageddon; Tom DiCillo's Sundance Film Festival award-winning Living in Oblivion, with Dermot Mulroney and Catherine Keener; Twenty Bucks; John Carpenter's Escape From L.A., with Kurt Russell; Desperado; Paramount's Domestic Disturbance, opposite John Travolta and Vince Vaughn; Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead; an IFP Spirit Award-winning performance as Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs; Robert Altman's Kansas City; and numerous cameo appearances in films such as Rising Sun, The Hudsucker Proxy, Big Daddy and The Wedding Singer.

Other past projects include Big Fish, Mr. Deeds, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, The Grey Zone, Love in the Time of Money, 13 Moons, Double Whammy, Michael Bay's The Island, Romance & Cigarettes (produced by the Coen brothers) and the HBO telefilm The Laramie Project. He has also provided the voices for characters in the animated features: Pixar's Monsters, Inc. and Columbia Pictures' Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

In addition to his talents as an actor, Buscemi has proved to be a respected writer and a director. His first project was a short film titled What Happened to Pete, which

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