Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Top 5 Steve Buscemi Movies

Obviously Brad Pitt and Robert Pattinson are mere afterthoughts to the pure rugged good looks of Steve Buscemi - and that is why I am dedicating today's post to my Top 5 Steve Buscemi performances.


1 - Reservoir Dogs

2 - The Big Lebowski

3 - Con Air

4 - Armageddon

5 - Billy Madison

I can't think of a single movie that Steve Buscemi couldn't have made even more awesome. He is like the bacon of Hollywood. Have a boring movie and need to spice it up? Buscemi Bits!

Case in point - Armageddon. I have no business liking this movie - then you throw in some Steve Buscemi and a cheesy Aerosmith song and now I'm stuck on my couch for 3 hours.

I have to imagine the guy who directed Armageddon was in the theater watching it after it came out and was like -

"Man - there aren't nearly enough Liv Tyler shots in this movie.

And it is getting pretty cheesy - Ben Affleck might have been a horrible decision.

Wait...what's this? STEVE BUSCEMI!

Man, I'm glad I called THAT guy*!"

(*For those counting that is my third Billy Madison reference in the last week - it isn't even for fun anymore - it is a legitimate problem. Do they make a patch for this? I can quit anytime I want...I swear...I just don't want to...'He called the shit poop' ...ahhhhhhhh!)

28 comments:

Hex said...

Among Michael Bay's many directorial mistakes over the years is deciding the best way to film Buscemi is to hold the camera right up close on his pockmarked face.

One of his best decisions though is continuing to cast him in his movies. Probably should have put him in the last one too, it could have helped it out a little.

Stephanique1 said...

good uncredited performance in The Wedding Singer.

"Little news flash, Pop. Ha. Harold ain't so perfect. Remember that time in Puerto Rico when we picked up those two, uh... well, I guess they were prostitutes, but I don't remember paying."

Josh said...

No patch for Buscemitis, but I think they sell a cream for that now.

Al In The County said...

Okay, Buscemi is one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite, actor today. My top 5 performances:

Paris je t'amie (and if you haven't seen this movie, go put it on your Netflix now)
28 Days
Armageddon
Fargo
Pulp Fiction

S.B. said...

I love Steve Buscemi. And yes, I totally agree that Reservoir Dogs is ten times better just because he is in it.

Kristen Marie said...

Buscemi IS great. And quoting Billy Madison is even better. I have seen that movie about 8,000 times and I probably quote it every day for no reason, whether I'm around people or all by myself. And I always laugh to myself, like it's still funny after 8,000 times. Because it is.

brookem said...

i love your billy madison references, and moreover, steve is my favorite in that movie. i love the application of the red lipstick. gets me every single time.

justjp said...

"Have some more sloppy joes. I made 'em extra sloppy for yous. I know how yous kids like 'em sloppy."

and my favorite: "Stop looking at me, swan."

Mel said...

You MUST include Fargo in your list!!!!

Christina_the_wench said...

Don't forget Big Daddy.

Now where's my pudding Snack Packs?

LiLu said...

Thank god- I thought Billy Madison wasn't there for a second, and I lost all faith in you.

Silly me. *makes out with giant penguin*

Marie said...

Hey! What about Fargo?!

lacochran said...

Steve Buscemi is the other Bacon brother?

bakingwithplath said...

What a guy.

I also feel this way about Bill Murray. I don't know, I just like every movie with Bill Murray. It never fails.

Dolce said...

How about his stint on Sapranos? Steve Buscemi in an 80s white linen suit?

It made the 2004 season.

Wow...has it been that long?

Gilahi said...

If Steve Buscemi is bacon, does that mean we can change the game to "6 degrees from Steve Buscemi"?

Kellie said...

The Big Lebowski is quite possibly the greatest movie of all times. Well, it's at least up there for sure. And Steve definitely adds magic to everything!

Ashley said...

How strange...a co-worker and I were just talking about him yesterday. We thought he was the voice of one of the little robot dudes in the new Transformers...turns out not.

Matt said...

"Just wanted to feel the power between my legs".

- s. buscemi.

longredcape said...

"Gross . . . did you see that guy's balls?

Yeah . . . they were weird looking!"

rs27 said...

No Big Daddy? He was amazing in that.

"You owe me a sausage mcmuffin!"

zwinggi said...

i'll give you Con Air for buschemi's performance, but that movie was worse than aids mixed with indiana jones 4 mixed with more aids.

BrazenBareToe said...

Love them crazy eyes.

Fizzgig said...

hes one of those people you know has been in a million movies....but I could never answer one besides Fargo....

Allison M. said...

you boys and your movie quotes.

Zan said...

Fargo! Awesome movie, and he was great in it. And oh, yeah, he WAS in Big Daddy! :)

Anonymous said...

Had to comment... you totally forgot his role as Map to the Stars Eddie in Escape from LA...

Ida said...

Brad Pitt and Robert Pattinson don't hold a candle... Buscemi is amazing! Love him to death!

I think his part in Ghost World should be a top 5.