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 Steve Buscemi - “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 Buscemi - “The first movie I had a featured role in was Parting Glances.”
 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 - “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 - “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 - “My greatest hope was to get discovered as a comedian and get on a sitcom.”
 Steve Buscemi - “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.”
 Steve Buscemi - “The trend now is to shoot in Canada because it's cheaper, and they don't care what the location 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 - “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.”
 Steve Buscemi - “Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me.”
 Steve Buscemi - “I didn't think I'd ever be able to do movies. That was for serious actors.”
 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 - “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. Before going into a fire, there's the same surge of adrenaline you get just before the camera rolls.”

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