STEVE BUSCEMI (voice of Randall Boggs -- Randy) has won an Independent Spirit Award, New York Film Critics
Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in MGM's "Ghost World," directed by Terry Zwigoff and
co-starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson. He was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy for his
role as Tony Blundetto in "The Sopranos," and received a Guest Actor Emmy nomination for his appearance on
NBC's "30 Rock." He was recently nominated for a Lola, from the German Film Academy Awards, for his work in
"John Rabe," which was directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger. Buscemi is currently starring
in the HBO drama "Boardwalk Empire," which has garnered him a Golden Globe Award, four Screen Actors Guild
Awards and two Emmy nominations.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Buscemi began to show an interest in drama while in his last year of high school. He
moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg where he and fellow actor-writer Mark Boone Junior
began writing and performing their own theater pieces in performance spaces and downtown theaters. This led
Buscemi to his first lead role in Bill Sherwood's "Parting Glances" as a musician with AIDS.
Buscemi's resume includes Martin Scorsese's "New York Stories," Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes" and
"Mystery Train," for which he received an IFP Spirit Award nomination, as well as Alexandre Rockwell's "Somebody
to Love" and the 1992 Sundance Film Festival Jury Award winner "In the Soup." Other credits include Quentin
Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," for which he received an IFP Spirit Award; the Coen brothers' "Miller's Crossing,"
"Barton Fink," the Academy Award-winning "Fargo" and "The Big Lebowski"; "Twenty Bucks"; Tom DiCillo's
"Double Whammy"; the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning "Living in Oblivion" with Dermot Mulroney and
Catherine Keener; "Desperado"; "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead"; Robert Altman's "Kansas City"; John
Carpenter's "Escape From L.A." with Kurt Russell; "Con Air"; "Armageddon"; Stanley Tucci's "The Imposters"; the
HBO telefilm "The Laramie Project"; "Love in the Time of Money"; Tim Burton's "Big Fish"; Michael Bay's "The
Island"; Terry Zwigoff's "Art School Confidential"; "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" with Adam Sandler; "I
Think I Love My Wife" with Chris Rock; and "G-Force." He's made cameo appearances in films such as "Rising
Sun," "The Hudsucker Proxy," "Big Daddy," "Pulp Fiction" and "The Wedding Singer."
Buscemi provided the voices for characters in the animated features "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" and
"Charlotte's Web." He provided the voices of Nebbercracker in Sony Pictures' Oscar-nominated animated film
"Monster House," executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, and Scamper in MGM's "Igor"
opposite John Cusack.
In addition to his talents as an accomplished actor, Buscemi has proven to be a respected writer and director.
His first project was a short film entitled "What Happened to Pete?" which was featured at several film festivals
including Rotterdam and LoCarno, and which aired on Bravo. He marked his full-length feature-film directorial
debut with "Trees Lounge," which he also wrote and starred in. The film, which co-starred Chloe Sevigny, Samuel
L. Jackson and Anthony LaPaglia, made its debut in the Directors' Fortnight at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, and
was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Buscemi's second feature film as a director, "Animal Factory,"
told the story of a young man sent to prison for an unjustly harsh sentence. The film, based on a book by Edward
Bunker, starred Willem Dafoe and Edward Furlong and premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
IFC released Buscemi's third directorial feature, "Lonesome Jim," a comedy-drama starring Casey Affleck and
Liv Tyler. It was named one of the year's top ten independent films by the National Board of Review and was
nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
In 2007, Sony Pictures Classics released "Interview," which Buscemi also co-wrote, directed and starred in with
Sienna Miller. This Theo Van Gogh remake premiered at the Sundance Film Festival that same year.
Buscemi's directing work also includes numerous television credits, including NBC's "Homicide: Life on the
Street," for which he was nominated for a DGA Award, and HBO's "The Sopranos," for which he was nominated
for Emmy and DGA Awards for the "Pine Barrens" episode. He has directed episodes of the Emmy-winning
show "30 Rock" and Showtime's critically-acclaimed drama "Nurse Jackie" starring Edie Falco.
Buscemi also started a New York-based independent film and television production company in 2008, called
Olive Productions, with actor-director Stanley Tucci and producer Wren Arthur. Olive has a diverse slate of film
and television projects, many of which have been developed for Buscemi and Tucci to direct. They have sold four
television shows, a movie to HBO and a movie to Sony Pictures, which stars Meryl Streep and Tina Fey.
Buscemi was recently seen on screen in Miquel Arteta's "Youth in Revolt," in Oren Moverman's directorial
debut "The Messenger," co-starring Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster, and "Rampart" opposite
Harrelson, Foster and Sigourney Weaver.
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