100+ Steve Buscemi Quotes That Will Surely Make You Want To Achieve Your Dream

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Steve Buscemi quotes that will surely make you want to achieve your dream. There are so many Steve Buscemi quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Steve Buscemi quotes exists just do that.

Steve Buscemi is a very famous filmmaker, former firefighter and also an actor. Steve Buscemi has starred in movies like New York Stories, Parting Glances, Reservoir Dogs, Mystery Train, Con Air, Desperado, Ghost World, The Grey Zone, The Death of Stalin and also, Big Fish. Steve Buscemi is well-known for his roles in the Coen brothers movies Barton Fink, Miller’s Crossing, Fargo The Hudsucker Proxy, and also, The Big Lebowski. Steve Buscemi has provided the voice of the character, Randall Boggs in the Monsters, Inc. franchise and also Wayne the Werewolf in the Hotel Transylvania movie series.

Steve Buscemi had played Enoch “Nucky” Thompson in the series Boardwalk Empire, which had earned him two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one Golden Globe and also two nominations for one Emmy Award. Steve Buscemi had made a directorial debut with Trees Lounge. Steve Buscemi’s other works are Lonesome Jim, Interview and also, Animal Factory. Steve Buscemi has directed episodes of The Sopranos, Homicide: Life on the Street, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie and also, Oz.

We have dug up these Steve Buscemi quotes from the depths of the internet and brought together best of these sayings in a single article. This post is probably the biggest database of Steve Buscemi Sayings in a single place. These famous Steve Buscemi quotes have the power to change your life by giving a novel outlook about the way you observe different aspects of your life. Hence, these popular Steve Buscemi quotes should be read with caution and proper understanding of the context. Here are tons of Steve Buscemi quotes that will open a treasure chest of Wisdom and experiences:

“I did stand-up. I loved George Carlin and Steve Martin.”

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“It doesn’t matter to me what the genre is.”

Steve Buscemi famous quotes“It doesn’t matter what part I play, I try and commit myself 100 percent.”

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“I didn’t really like the aloneness of doing stand-up.”

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“It’s great working with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. Those guys are really funny.”

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“All the roles I play, I don’t see any of my roles in films that they’re typically leading men.”

“Casting is everything. Getting the person that you imagined is this character and then seeing what they bring to it.”

“Every day’s an adventure when I step out of my door. That’s why I usually wear a hat and keep my head low.”

“Growing up, yeah, I had a magic kit with learn tricks and learn card tricks, but I was never… I used to watch whatever magic special was on as a kid, but then, it’s not that I lost interest, but to be a magician, you really, it’s really hard work. Learning lines is hard enough; learning sleight of hand, that’s real practice.”

“I could never have imagined the films I’ve done and the people I’ve worked with when I was starting out; I certainly did not have a career path.”

“I don’t think it’s necessary to be an actor to get great performances out of an actor. But I do think it helps me as a director because I know what I like as an actor, and I try to get that to the actors who I’m working with.”

“I just like playing interesting, complex, complicated characters. I like films that also have an element of humor.”

“I love working with Scorsese. He’s not only a brilliant director and is great working with actors, but he’s also a walking human film encyclopedia. It’s fun to talk about movies with him.”

“I never did improv professionally, but that was certainly in my training as an actor. I like it. Actually, when I did theater, I used to have a partner, and that was the way we used to write a lot of our sketches, through improvisation. So it’s something I feel comfortable with.”

“I never know what I’m going to get. A ‘Sopranos’ fan is very different from a ‘Big Lebowski’ fan.”

“I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires.”

“I think it’s important to create an atmosphere where actors feel like they can try things out. It doesn’t mean that I’ll take every suggestion, but I want there to be some room for actors to grow.”

“I usually get freaked out if I’m in a situation where a lot of people recognise me at once.”

“I was going to buy a van and move to LA so I could secretly pursue acting without any of my friends knowing.”

“I was really young, just playing with puppets a lot and doing all the voices and acting it out – normal kid stuff. But then I’d hear my mother talking about it to her relatives, marveling at it as if it was something unique. And it made me realize, ‘Oh, maybe I do have a talent for something.'”

“I was very surprised that for a while I could only get cast as straight. It was that way for a few years.”

“I’m always looking for other interesting films to either act in or direct.”

“I’m not so in a rush to direct just anything because I’m lucky that I can make a living so far as an actor and not have to worry about that as a director. And so I can be a little more choosy in things I direct.”

“It’s not like I’m looking for things that I can direct that I can also act in, but when it’s right, I feel like the actor side of me wants to have that opportunity.”

“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.”

“I’ve always been interested in character-driven pieces, and my approach to directing is through acting.”

“I’ve always tried to have a healthy take on the characters I play; they are only characters I play.”

“My dad had a temper. I have a temper. Most people I know have a temper. And I think it comes out mostly with your family. I don’t think it’s unique to the Buscemis, but it’s something I’ve been able to tap into when I play certain roles.”

“My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.”

“My real training as an actor was when I started doing theatre.”

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“On big films there is a lot of pressure on the director, because they have so much money. The way I approach it as an actor is pretty much the same.”

“Quentin was so passionate and enthusiastic about what he was doing that it touched us all. We really wanted to do a good job for him.”

“Relationships are interesting to me. Not just between men and women, but fathers and sons, brothers and sisters and friends.”

“Shooting in sequence, I think it intensifies everybody’s relationship, the crew, the actors. You have to be very focused, and shooting at night is a challenge because you get tired. I think it requires a special kind of concentration, but it’s also exhilarating.”

“The first movie I had a featured role in was Parting Glances.”

“The thrill of performing – that’s something that hasn’t changed for me. That simultaneous joy of creating something and sharing it with an audience – it’s the same now as it was then, when it was just my cousins’ birthday party.”

“There’s a certain type of character that you can’t help but come in contact with growing up and living in Brooklyn and Long Island. A certain mixture of moxie, heart, and a wise guy sense of humor.”

“They’re not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.”

“They’re not thinking of how it’s going to please a mass audience, … They’re really writing it for themselves, and trusting there’s an audience out there for what they have to say. Whenever you make a film, there’s always compromises you have to make just to get it made, but you really have to ask yourself, ‘How much am I willing to compromise to get it up on screen?’ and at what point do the compromises mean that you’re not really making the movie you wanted to make.”

“To me, it doesn’t really matter how big the part is as long as the part is important to the story.”

“To me, score is really important. I would rather not have any score if it’s something that’s going to detract from the film. So often when I watch films, the score is what really bothers me.”

“When I get cast, I always flip to the end of the script to see if my character gets beaten up or killed.”

“When I moved to the East Village in the late seventies, I wanted to be a street performer, so I practiced daily. I never did work up the skills or the courage to perform on the street, though.”

“When I was doing stand-up, I was about twenty, and I really think that that’s a little too young. I didn’t have a whole lot of life experience to draw on.”

“When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control.”

“With Animal Factory you’d think that because it’s mostly interiors, you could shoot it anywhere. So we shot this in Philadelphia, and we had the cooperation of the prison system.”

“All these directors, and I would include the Coen brothers and Quentin, have a very unique vision of what they want. They listen to ideas and make people feel like everyone is making the film.”

“Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters.”

“Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me.”

“By nature, I think I am a pretty private person, and that is what is hard even doing interviews for films that I really love doing, because in some ways, it diminishes the experience that I had.”

“Character actors just pile up the credits because you work on a movie for like a few days. It’s not like I’m the lead in everything I do – far from it. I’m not spending three or four months on a picture; I’m spending three or four weeks. Sometimes three or four days.”

“Communication is the key, and it’s one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors.”

“Directing television is really hard – it’s so fast. You shoot an hour show in seven days.”

“Do you think god stays in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he’s created here on earth?”

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“I always find that it’s when a script is not detailed, then I have to do more work as an actor.”

“I can’t relate to 99% of humanity.”

“I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do movies. That was for serious actors.”

“I don’t blame any director for wanting to do something more commercial. That’s all part of the business. I certainly have done it, as an actor.”

“I don’t really consider myself a writer. Trees Lounge was really hard for me to write. Right know it’s more important to keep directing.”

“I don’t tend to think of the characters i play 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.”

“I don’t think about the characters I choose to play, analytically or consciously.”

“I don’t think I’m that much different from any other working actor that’s trying to make a living.”

“I guess I don’t think about age too much. I’ve always felt older than I really am anyway. I’m not dreading getting older and I don’t miss the anxiety of being younger.”

“I had a magic kit. I never really followed through on it, but I had my phase of wanting to do it, sure.”

“I have a dresser, who literally is a guy who makes sure the tie is right. It’s a little bit of a process. I could probably do it by myself, but it would take me three times as long.”

“I hope I don’t make it sound like it’s this big to-do, but even putting on real cufflinks takes work.”

“I like character-driven stuff. It doesn’t matter, the size of the part.”

“I like telling stories about people with problems. I can’t really put it much simpler than that.”

“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.”

“I never had any master plan about directing, and I don’t really write.”

“I never want to feel like the way that I see it isthe only way. Sometimes mistakes happen and that’s better than whatyou thought the scene could be. You allow room for the possibilities.”

“I read the script and decide if a particular character looks fun to play. I look for complexity and a sense of humor. Those are crucial, real things to life.”

“I suppose things are better now, but … I don’t know. People still hate each other, they just know how to hide it better.”

“I talked with Quentin about where the character came from, and he told me Kansas City. I don’t know how somebody talks from Kansas City, so I made him from New York.”

“I think all comics borrow from each other. Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn’t one of them. In the end, I couldn’t figure out who to steal from, so I stopped doing it.”

“I think distribution has become a lot harder. With the whole explosion of digital video, there’s just a lot more people making films. Distributors have a lot more choice. I do think there’s an audience out there for small films. It’s obvious to me what the studios do: they’ve co-opted independent film. They all have their independent arm. They can afford to crush the competition.”

“I’d say that the director I had most involvement with was Alex Rockwell in ‘In the Soup’. It was one of my earliest leading roles, and he gave me a lot of responsibility as an actor.”

“I’m terrible at story and structure, but I’m not so bad at writing dialogue.”

“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.”

“It doesn’t matter so much where the material comes from, as long as it’s good.”

“It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I started acting.”

“It’s always fun to get to do independent film because I believe that that’s the life blood of film. It’s about writers and directors who truly have their own vision, and that’s hard.”

“I’ve always loved comedy and growing up it was the comedies that I really responded to. So I don’t know how it turned out that once I started acting that I started getting a certain kind of role, that I never saw myself as growing up, so I really love when I get an opportunity to play a [comedian] role.”

“I’ve certainly worked with really great directors who haven’t acted.”

“I’ve had dentists who have wanted to help me out, but I say, ‘You know, I won’t work again if you fix my teeth,'”

“I’ve never had a grand plan. I’ve only just tried to keep open to many different possibilities, have fun and work with people who are passionate about what they do.”

“Just because people want to eat the burger doesn’t mean they want to meet the cow.”

“My greatest hope was to get discovered as a comedian and get on a sitcom.”

“Nothing’s really changed for me over the years. I like telling stories about people with problems. I can’t really put it much simpler than that. Relationships are interesting to me. Not just between men and women but fathers and sons, brothers and sisters and friends.”

“Oftentimes you’ll see stuff that makes it into the mainstream that has been influenced by things that are clearly not from the mainstream.”

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“Really interesting things come because you don’t know what the rules are, what you can and can’t do.”

“The director I had most involvement with was Alex Rockwell. He gave me a lot of responsibility as an actor.”

“The trend now is to shoot in Canada because it’s cheaper, and they don’t care what the location is.”

“Trees Lounge is based on my own life. Both my parents like the movie. My father, of course, thinks it’s a masterpiece.”

“Usually, I only get to work a few weeks on a movie, or I often don’t make it to the end of the movie because I’m disposed of.”

“We both [with Jo Andres] think that it is really important to our culture that we support all kinds of music, all kinds of theatre and all kinds of art because you never know what moves people. We’ve always believed that there should be a strong voice outside the commercial world. Certainly, the commercial world has a huge place in our culture and we also support that – but, we also want to support the stuff that lives outside of that.”

“What if I told you insane was working fifty hours a week in some office for fifty years at the end of which they tell you to p*ss off; ending up in some retirement village hoping to die before suffering the indignity of trying to make it to the toilet on time? Wouldn’t you consider that to be insane?”

“What was frustrating about Armageddon was the time I spent not doing anything. It was a big special effects film, and I wasn’t crazy about pretending I was in outer space. It feels ridiculous.”

“What’s “God”? Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God’s the guy that ignores you.”

“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.”

“Whenever you do something that is in a continuous take, and something that we’re not used to doing, because it was all in the details of if you don’t make one move seem natural it can give away all of it.”

“What’s “God”? Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God’s the guy that ignores you.”

“Character actors just pile up the credits because you work on a movie for like a few days. It’s not like I’m the lead in everything I do – far from it. I’m not spending three or four months on a picture; I’m spending three or four weeks. Sometimes three or four days.”

“Just because people want to eat the burger doesn’t mean they want to meet the cow.”

“I don’t think I’m that much different from any other working actor that’s trying to make a living.”

“Really interesting things come because you don’t know what the rules are, what you can and can’t do.”

“Whenever you do something that is in a continuous take, and something that we’re not used to doing, because it was all in the details of if you don’t make one move seem natural it can give away all of it.”

“Do you think god stays in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he’s created here on earth?”

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