Steve Buscemi’s biographySteve Buscemi is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer. Buscemi is known for a line of successful Hollywood films, including New York Stories (1989), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Desperado (1995), Armageddon (1998), and The Big Lebowski (1998). Net worth: $35 million.
Childhood and youthSteven Vincent Buscemi was born on December 13, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. Steve’s father, John Buscemi, a Korean War veteran dreamed of becoming a cameraman his entire life but worked as a nightman. His Mother Dorothy (née Wilson) was a hostess at Howard Johnson’s, the chain of American hotels.
Steve has three brothers – Jon, Ken, and Michael. Michael Buscemi also became an actor. The brothers appeared together in eight films and series.
Acting careerWhile studying at the institute, Steve not only played in student productions but even wrote himself scripts and staged plays in small New York theaters.
This is weird. Of course, I`ve never been the coolest guy in high school but in the end, I mostly play all these psychopaths and criminals. But I like the struggle that these people lead and their feelings that they do not fit into society. Because I have similar feelings.
Since the early 2000s, Steve has been doing a lot of voice acting. Heroes of the popular animation films Monsters, Inc. (2001), Home on the Range (2004) and Monster House (2006) spoke in his voice.
I don’t think about my career. I think that I have a job. I want to do my job well, I want to make interesting films. And, of course, I need to make a living. Choose a job that you like and invest in it for one hundred percent.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2004 Buscemi was given a role in the popular The Sopranos TV series, playing a cousin of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), Tony Blundetto. The role brought the actor an Emmy nomination. In addition, Steve acted as director of four episodes.
Steve Buscemi’s personal lifeHis entire life Buscemi pronounces his last name as BuSemi, though in Sicily, where his family comes from, the last name reads Buscemi. The actor’s name is read the same way by the whole world, but Steve treats this with understanding.
Once Steve remarked: I had to go to Sicily to find out I pronounce my name wrong.
In 1987 Steve Buscemi married Jo Andres, an American film director, choreographer, and artist, whom he met in the early 80s. In 1990 their son Lucian was born, who also became an actor though in very small roles. Basically Lucian works on his father’s projects.
Similar unpleasant incidents happened to the actor more than once. In his youth he fell under the bus and received a skull bone fracture. Sometime later he got hit by a car, trying to catch the ball, which rolled out while playing on the roadway. The actor got off with cuts and bruises. Buscemi jokes that he is always in trouble because he was born on Friday the 13th.