Steve Buscemi

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Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.More Steve Buscemi [06/17/2006 12:06:00]
When I was a fireman I was in a lot of burning buildings. It was a great job, the only job I ever had that compares with the thrill of acting. Before going into a fire, there's the same surge of adrenaline you get just before the camera rolls.More Steve Buscemi [06/17/2006 12:06:00]
In the beginning, it wasn't even a question of deciding I'm going to do independent film and not commercial films - I wasn't being offered any commercial films, and there wasn't an independent scene.More Steve Buscemi [06/17/2006 12:06:00]
Creativity and independent vision.More Steve Buscemi [06/17/2006 12:06:00]
I don't tend to think of these characters as losers. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don't fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way.More Steve Buscemi [06/17/2006 12:06:00]
It's weird; I was not a really tough guy in high school, but I end up playing all of these psychopaths and criminals. I don't really care who they are, as long as they are complicated and going through something that I can understand and put across.More Steve Buscemi [06/17/2006 12:06:00]
All these directors, and I would include the Coen brothers and Quentin, have a very unique vision of what they want.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 02:10:46]
Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 02:10:58]
I let the story write itself through the characters.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:02]
Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitudeMore Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:12]
Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:16]
Communication is the key, and it's one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:20]
I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:25]
Directing television is really hard - it's so fast. You shoot an hour show in seven days.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:29]
I did stand-up. I loved George Carlin and Steve Martin.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:33]
I didn't really like the aloneness of doing stand-up.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:37]
I didn't think I'd ever be able to do movies. More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:42]
That was for serious actors.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:46]
I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:02]
I talked with Quentin about where the character came from, and he told me Kansas City. More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:08]
I don't know how somebody talks from Kansas City, so I made him from New York.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:15]
I think all comics borrow from each other. Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn't one of them.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:22]
In the end, I couldn't figure out who to steal from, so I stopped doing it.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:27]
I usually get freaked out if I'm in a situation where a lot of people recognise me at once.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:30]
I was going to buy a van and move to LA so I could secretly pursue acting without any of my friends knowing.More Steve Buscemi [10/25/2011 03:10:38]

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