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STEVE BUSCEMI (Del Montgomery) has built a career portraying some of the most unique and unforgettable characters in recent cinema. Buscemi, a multiple award-winning actor, starred in the HBO hit drama, "Boardwalk Empire," which garnered him a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy nominations. Buscemi has also won an Independent Spirit Award and a New York Film Critics Award, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in MGM's Ghost World. He was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Tony Blundetto in "The Sopranos," and received additional Emmy nominations for his appearances on NBC's "30 Rock" and IFC's "Portlandia." He was nominated for a Lola, from the German Film Academy Awards, for his work in John Rabe, which was directed by Academy Award-winning director Florian Gallenberger and stars an international cast.

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 Steve being cast in his first lead role in Bill Sherwood's Parting Glances as a musician with AIDS.

Buscemi is the actor of choice for some of the most respected film directors in the business, including Martin Scorsese (New York Stories), Jim Jarmusch (Coffee and Cigarettes; Mystery Train), the Coen brothers (Miller's Crossing; Barton Fink, Fargo ; The Hudsucker Proxy; The Big Lebowski), Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Male), Robert Altman (Kansas City), Tim Burton (Big Fish), Tom DiCillo (Living In Oblivion), Alexandre Rockwell (In the Soup ; Somebody to Love), Oren Moverman (The Messenger ; Rampart; Time Out of Mind), Terry Zwigoff (Art School Confidential), Robert Rodriguez (Desperado), and Miguel Arteta (Youth In Revolt).

In addition to his talents as an accomplished actor, Buscemi has proven to be a respected writer and director. He marked his feature film directorial debut with Trees Lounge, which he also wrote and starred in. 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 who eventually becomes a product of his environment. The film, based on a book by Edward Bunker, starred Willem Dafoe and Edward Furlong and premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Buscemi also has many TV directing credits, including "Homicide: Life On the Street" (DGA Award nomination); "The Sopranos" (Emmy and DGA Awards for Season 3's "Pine Barrens" episode); "30 Rock," "Nurse Jackie," and "Portlandia."

In 2008, Buscemi started Olive Productions with Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur, a New York-based company that produces his Emmy-winning AOL series "Park Bench With Steve Buscemi" and various other projects including the documentary "A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY" for HBO.

Buscemi most recently appears in Armando Iannucci's political satire The Death of Stalin, and opposite Richard Gere in Norman from director Joseph Cedar. His voice can be heard in the DreamWorks Animation film The Boss Baby opposite Alec Baldwin. He next appears in Channel 4 (UK) and Amazon Prime's upcoming anthology series "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams."


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