Happy 61st birthday to character actor extraordinaire Steve Buscemi on December 13, 2018! What some might call Buscemi’s offbeat good looks combined with his prodigious acting skill has helped to build a long-lasting career that has stolen many a movie or TV show.
Buscemi’s awards history has largely centered on his work in television — he was been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for television, including a win for “Boardwalk Empire;” eight Emmy Award nominations with a win for the short form “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi” and an impressive 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which include four wins for “Boardwalk Empire.” Buscemi also earned one film Globe nom for his supporting work in “Ghost World,” one of his finest performances in any medium.
To toast Steve’s big day, let’s look back and rank the 12 greatest film performances of Buscemi’s career. Tour our photo gallery above, ranked worst to best, which includes “Ghost World,” plus “Fargo,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “The Big Lebowski” and more.
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