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27 quotations by Steve Buscemi

QuoteWith 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.Quote

QuoteWhen 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.Quote

QuoteWhat 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.Quote

QuoteTrees Lounge is based on my own life. Both my parents like the movie. My father, of course, thinks it's a masterpiece.Quote

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

QuoteQuentin 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.Quote

QuoteOn 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.Quote

QuoteMy real training as an actor was when I started doing theatre.Quote

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

QuoteMy favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig.Quote

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

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

QuoteIt doesn't matter to me what the genre is.Quote

QuoteIn 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.Quote

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

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

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

QuoteI usually get freaked out if I'm in a situation where a lot of people recognise me at once.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

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

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

QuoteCommunication 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.Quote

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

QuoteAll 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.Quote