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Cassavetes, I saw all his films in a period of about 10 days. In his work, I loved the raw energy that I was seeing.

Steve Buscemi

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 Buscemi

I didn't really like the aloneness of doing stand-up.

Steve Buscemi

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

Steve Buscemi

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

Steve Buscemi

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 Buscemi

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

Steve Buscemi

It doesn't matter to me what the genre is.

Steve Buscemi

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.

Steve Buscemi

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 Buscemi

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

Steve Buscemi

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

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

I'm terrible at story and structure, but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue.

Steve Buscemi

The independent films I've done, it feels more like a family effort and people are doing it because we love it.

Steve Buscemi

It's really hard for me to articulate to a composer what it is that I want. I just don't know how to talk about it.

Steve Buscemi

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

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

Steve Buscemi

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

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

Steve Buscemi

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

Steve Buscemi

When I lived on Long Island I used to hang out in bars and drink a lot, and I didn't have anything else going on.

Steve Buscemi

It wasn't until my senior year in high school that I started acting.

Steve Buscemi

Directing television is really hard - it's so fast. You shoot an hour show in seven days.

Steve Buscemi

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

Steve Buscemi
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