Bulging eyes, wiry hair and mouthful of uneven teeth do not a star make but Steve Buscemi has taken his unconventional looks all the way to the bank. The Brooklyn-born son of working-class folks, Buscemi's everyman persona is in high demand, even in vain and vicious Hollywood. Often cast as the aloof and eccentric sidekick a whiny gangster in Reservoir Dogs and the dopey kidnapper in Fargo it wasn't until HBO's Boardwalk Empire that Buscemi was finally able to prove his leading-man prowess. As Nucky Thompson, Buscemi plays a gangster and corrupt city treasurer who commands respect in a subtle way, much like the actor himself.
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