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Best known for his prolific work in independent films, Steve Buscemi was born Dec. 13, 1957, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He developed an interest in acting while in high school and later studied the craft at the renowned Lee Strasberg Institute.

In 1986, Buscemi was cast as an AIDS-stricken rocker in Parting Glances, a landmark drama that established his credentials and launched his big-screen career. After guest appearances on TV shows such as "L.A. Law," he found steady film work with turns in Mystery Train (1989) and Barton Fink (1991). He impressed critics with his performance in the cult hit Reservoir Dogs (1992) and expanded his résumé with mainstream fare such as Billy Madison (1995).

Buscemi branched out into directing in 1996 with the well-received Trees Lounge and later returned to television to helm episodes of "The Sopranos." His other notable credits include a Golden Globe-winning role in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" (2010-).

Steve Buscemi in Norman

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

2017 R

As a small-time "fixer" whose business involves arranging quiet deals among politicos and other power brokers, opportunistic Norman Oppenheimer makes a golden connection when a politician he once befriended later becomes Israel's prime minister.

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