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Steve Buscemi Quotes & Quotations
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    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. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    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. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    Directing television is really hard - it's so fast. You shoot an hour show in seven days. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    I didn't really like the aloneness of doing stand-up. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    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. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    I don't tend to think of these characters 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. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    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. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    I usually get freaked out if I'm in a situation where a lot of people recognise me at once. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    I was going to buy a van and move to LA so I could secretly pursue acting without any of my friends knowing. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    I was very surprised that for a while I could only get cast as straight. It was that way for a few years. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    I'm terrible at story and structure, but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    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. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    It doesn't matter to me what the genre is. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    It wasn't until my senior year in high school that I started acting. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    My greatest hope was to get discovered as a comedian and get on a sitcom. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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    My real training as an actor was when I started doing theatre. Steve-BuscemiSteve Buscemi
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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. Steve-Buscemi/">Steve Buscemi
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    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. Steve-Buscemi/">Steve Buscemi
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    They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping. Steve-Buscemi/">Steve Buscemi
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    Trees Lounge is based on my own life. Both my parents like the movie. My father, of course, thinks it's a masterpiece. Steve-Buscemi/">Steve Buscemi
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    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. Steve-Buscemi/">Steve Buscemi
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    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. Steve-Buscemi/">Steve Buscemi
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    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. Steve-Buscemi/">Steve Buscemi