Steve Buscemi is an actor from the United States. He gained recognition with notable roles in independent films like Parting Glances, Mystery Train, In the Soup, and his breakthrough as Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.
How Wealthy is Steve Buscemi?
Steve Buscemi, a well-known American actor, has a net worth of over $35 million. He is renowned for his supporting roles in Coen brothers' movies like "Miller's Crossing," "Barton Fink," "The Hudsucker Proxy," "Fargo," and "The Big Lebowski," as well as his appearances in Quentin Tarantino's films, including "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction."
Buscemi also earns a salary of $75,000 per episode for his role in Boardwalk Empire.
Steve Buscemi Lavish Lifestyle
Back in 2009, Steve Buscemi put his three-bedroom, three-bathroom house above the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles up for sale at $6.25 million. Many of the rooms in the house offer views of the pool, a lush lawn, and an unobstructed sight of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
During his ownership, Buscemi made renovations and expanded the house. Additionally, he owns a brownstone on 5th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Steve Buscemi Controversies
Steve Buscemi is a well-known American actor. Despite his success, he has been in a couple of controversies.
The first controversy happened in 2017 when Buscemi acted in the movie "The Death of Stalin." His co-star, Jeffrey Tambor, faced accusations of misconduct, leading to questions about why Buscemi and director Armando Iannucci didn't replace Tambor in the film.
Steve defended his choice to work with Tambor, saying the allegations against him seemed milder compared to those against Donald Trump. Iannucci also supported Tambor's performance.
The second controversy arose in 2020 when Buscemi narrated a biopic about Joe Biden for The Daily Show. Buscemi admitted that Biden wasn't the most inspiring politician but believed he was acceptable given the challenges during the Trump administration. This sparked debates, with some feeling Steve was being too lenient on Biden.
Steve Buscemi Acting Journey
Steve Buscemi often plays characters who are anxious and suspicious. He started his acting career in 1985 with the movie "The Way It Is." Some of his early films include "Parting Glances" in 1986, "Slaves of New York" in 1988, and "Tales from the Darkside" in 1990.
In 1990, Buscemi took on crime roles, such as playing a henchman named Test Tube in "King of New York" and Mink in the Coen Brothers' "Miller's Crossing." In 1991, he portrayed a bellboy called Chet in the Coen Brothers' film "Barton Fink."
Steve's first leading role was as Adolpho Rollo in 1992's "In the Soup." He became widely recognized as Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" in 1992. Buscemi also appeared in Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction."
Some of Buscemi's other notable character roles include Carl Showalter in "Fargo," Garland Greene in "Con Air," Donny in "The Big Lebowski," Rockhound in "Armageddon," Seymour in "Ghost World" (for which he won awards), Randall Boggs in "Monsters, Inc." and "Monsters University," Templeton the Rat in "Charlotte's Web," and Wayne the Werewolf in all the "Hotel Transylvania" movies.
In 2004, Steve joined the cast of "The Sopranos." He also starred in "Boardwalk Empire" and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in the show. Besides acting in feature films, Buscemi directed episodes of TV series like "Homicide: Life on the Street," "The Sopranos," "Oz," "30 Rock," and "Nurse Jackie."
In 2020, Buscemi appeared in the Pete Davidson biopic, "The King of Staten Island," directed by Judd Apatow. The film is based on the life of 26-year-old Pete Davidson and features Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow, and Bel Powley.