Steve Buscemi Talks Boardwalk Empire

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Steve Buscemi as Nucky

Steve Buscemi as Nucky

Amy Chozick profiles Steve Buscemi for the Wall Street Journal and talks to him about the role of Nucky Thompson in the critically acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire that was inspired by Nelson Johnson’s non-fiction work on Atlantic City’s history. Nelson’s exhaustively researched history — Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City – is now available in paperback and ebook editions.

He has one of the most distinctive faces in movies, but dont ask Steve Buscemi about his looks.

I dont know how to talk about the way I look, This is how I grew up. This is me. I have three brothers and we all look like my dad. — Buscemi

Mr. Buscemi, 53, has used his penetrating eyes, slim physique and scraggly teeth to bring to life supporting roles critics have described as a film’s “seasoning.” Meaning, he always spices up a movie but is rarely the main event. That changed last year with the HBO period drama “Boardwalk Empire.” Mr. Buscemi plays the main character Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a corrupt Atlantic City politician during Prohibition.

via Steve Buscemi of Boardwalk Empire Returns for a Second Season – WSJ.com.