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STEVE BUSCEMI (Scamper) has built a career out of portraying some of the most unique and unforgettable characters in film and television productions. 

His numerous credits encompass dramatic and comedic roles, and include the Oscar®-nominated film GHOST WORLD, directed by Terry Zwigoff for which Buscemi won an Independent Spirit Award and The New York Film Critics Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe® for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. Other credits include roles in, Alexandre Rockwell's 1992 Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winner IN THE SOUP, Martin Scorcese's NEW YORK STORIES, the Academy Award® -winning FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, and an IFP Spirit Award-winning performance as Mr. Pink in RESERVOIR DOGS. Additionally, Buscemi has made numerous cameo appearances in films such as RISING SUN, THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, BIG DADDY, and THE WEDDING SINGER. 

Recent film credits include roles in I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY, DELIRIOUS (which also premiered at Sundance), Joel and Ethan Coen's segment of the French film PARIS, JE T'AIME, I THINK I LOVE MY WIFE and ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL. Buscemi recently completed production on director Florian Gallenberger's JOHN RABE, a film based on the diaries of the titular German businessman who used his Nazi membership to rescue more than 200,000 Chinese during the 1937-38 Nanjing massacre. Other upcoming projects include YOUTH IN REVOLT, opposite Justin Long and Michael Cera, and THE MESSENGER, opposite Jena Malone and Woody Harrlelson. Next, he will shoot ST. JOHN OF LAS VEGAS, opposite Romany Malco and Emily Mortimor. 

Buscemi also has numerous television credits, including recent appearances on "30 Rock,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy®, and "ER,” but he is best known for his Emmy nominated role as Tony Blundetto in the critically acclaimed HBO series, "The Sopranos.” Buscemi also directed a number of episodes for the show, and was nominated for an Emmy® and DGA Award for the "Pine Barrens” episode in season four.

No stranger to animated features, Buscemi was heard in the children's classic CHARLOTTE'S WEB, as the voice of Templeton the rat, and as the voice of Nebbercracker in the Oscar® nominated animated film MONSTER HOUSE. He also provided the voices for characters in the animated features MONSTERS, INC. and FINAL FANTASY. Buscemi recently recorded the voice of Buckey for G-FORCE, along with Will Arnett, Nicolas Cage, Tracy Morgan and Penelope Cruz. 

In addition to his talents as an actor, Buscemi has proven to be a respected writer and director. His first project, the short film WHAT HAPPENED TO PETE, was featured at several film festivals including Rotterdam and Locarno, and aired on the Bravo Network. He marked his full-length feature film directorial debut with TREES LOUNGE, which he also wrote and starred in. The film made its debut in the Directors' Fortnight at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Buscemi's second feature film as a director, ANIMAL FACTORY, based on a book by Edward Bunker, premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and starred Willem Dafoe and Edward Furlong. IFC released his third directorial feature, LONESOME JIM, a comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family, which was named one of the year's top ten independent films by the National Board of Review. His latest directorial outing, in which he also starred, was INTERVIEW, with Sienna Miller, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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