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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Steve Buscemi!

Today we're celebrating the 54th birthday of actor Steve Buscemi. He landed his first role in a feature film in the 1985 film The Way It Is. He worked steadily through the rest of the 1980s, but he really started to gain legitimate attention in the early 1990s. In 1990, he appeared in the films King of New York and Miller's Crossing, and he followed those films with 1991's Barton Fink and Quentin Tarantino's 1992 debut, Reservoir Dogs. He also made appearances in films like 1993's Rising Sun, 1994's Pulp Fiction and 1996's Fargo. He has maintained continued partnerships with Tarantino and the Coen brothers over the years, but it was most prevalent during the 1990s. And while he hasn't had the same kind of success since the new millennium that he had during the 1990s, he's still an instantly recognizable actor who consistently brings fantastic characters to the screen. Most recently, he's starred in the television show "Boardwalk Empire," but his most recent feature film was 2010's Pete Smalls Is Dead. You'll next be able to see him in the 2012 film, Rampart opposite Woody Harrelson. So, to celebrate his birthday, I've listed my five favorite Buscemi performances. I hope you enjoy the list. Once again, happy birthday, Steve!

5. Rockhound
Armageddon (1998)


4. Norther Winslow
Big Fish (2003)


3. Mr. Pink
Reservoir Dogs (1992)


2. Dale Martin
The Messenger (2009)


1. Carl Showalter
Fargo (1996)

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