People often equate good looks with success, but that wasn’t the case for actor Steve Buscemi. It was his awkward appearance and strange facial features that got him attention, but ultimately, it was his true talent and unrivalled skill that shot him towards the stars.
From Humble Beginnings
Steven Vincent Buscemi was born on December 13, 1957 to parents Dorothy and John, his father was a sanitation worker and his mother a host at Howard Johnson’s. Buscemi was raised in New York with his three brothers and was brought up in a Catholic home. He attended the Valley Stream Central High School and graduated in 1975. He then moved on to Nassau Community College and then to the Lee Strasberg institute. He was interested in wresting during his school days and even participated and wrote numerous plays and productions for his school. He took on work as a fire fighter after leaving college, which is why he advocates the rights and benefits of fire fighters to this day.
His career in acting started in 1985 when he was cast for a role in The Way it Is. His other starting films were Parting Glances, Slaves of New York, Tales from the Darkside, and King of New York. It was thanks to these appearances that he gained significant attention in the realm of acting. He was cast in 1991 for a role in the movie Barton Fink, and the year after, he appeared on the movie In the Soup. He gained significant public attention in Quentin Tarantino’s movie, Reservoir Dogs, which became an instant hit among fans and critics. Buscemi has become a favored actor for villain and low-life roles because of his strange appearance. He has been awarded numerous times and enjoys a heft net worth thanks to his success as a film actor.
Assets and Net Worth
Steve Buscemi’s net worth is all thanks to his film career, endorsement deals, business ventures, and other appearances. He has gained widespread popularity throughout the years and is one of the few actors to enjoy a strong cult following. Today, it is estimated that Steve Buscemi’s net worth is at $35 million USD. The man has many properties and estates including a mansion scattered throughout the United States. He also has a collection of vintage cars and sports vehicles which he proudly drives around the streets of LA.