Jose Feliciano, You Got No Complaints: The Steve Buscemi Poll

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(Was thinking of going super obscure for a film he’s barely in, but it wasn’t an option here: “The Island”.)

Marten Broadcloak, mild-mannered GOP congressman (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 17:34 (one month ago) link

self-taught, no lessons

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 17:39 (one month ago) link

Voted “The Wedding Singer”.

Had to look that up on YouTube! (Is he in the film earlier too, or just the final scene?)

clemenza, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 18:12 (one month ago) link

he's in the opening scene, crashing the wedding singer's toast

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 18:13 (one month ago) link

“You’re not even my brother in law and you fxxxing shot me…”

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 19:52 (one month ago) link

Worth noting the Sopranos episodes he directed, notably "Pine Barrens."

― the talented mr pimply (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

Would vote for this if it were a standalone option tbh

salsa shark, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 20:06 (one month ago) link

Will probably vote "Trees Lounge", which is one of my favorites and obviously made a big impact on David Chase, but that whole Blueshammer scene in "Ghost World" where he vainly tries to explain the difference between country blues and ragtime to his table companion is priceless.

henry s, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 21:25 (one month ago) link

he was great in boardwalk. his character as written was a total cypher, probably the least interesting character on the page, but he elevates the material and makes himself a worthy center of the huge ensemble

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 21:34 (one month ago) link

slightly tempted to vote for his 30 rock performance, which will probably outlive him and us all by some years

gotta be fargo tho, for reasons one eye open and neanderthal stated well

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 21:36 (one month ago) link

xpost shame that the show itself went to shit in Season 5, because it had something going up until then.

his relationship with Billie felt like the only time he actually cared deeply about someone beyond their usefulness to him

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 21:37 (one month ago) link

Trees Lounge is a well-scripted, well-observed little film generous towards its characters: one of my favorite directorial debuts by an actor.

the talented mr pimply (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 May 2024 22:07 (one month ago) link

Trees Lounge is a good movie.

Mystery Train was the first thing I saw him in. I think his storyline with Joe Strummer is my favorite in the movie.

Kansas City is not great but he is really good as the politician’s muscle getting out the vote.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 22:38 (one month ago) link

TV appearances of famous people together that you would never have expected to be together but make you happy all the same.

For Buscemiheads, Miracle Workers is good fun. You get to have him as a comedy lead and he plays God in the first season.

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 09:23 (one month ago) link

No Horace & Pete?

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 13:15 (one month ago) link

Dunno if it’s his best but I voted 30 Rock

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 13:27 (one month ago) link

(xpost) I definitely goofed on Horace and Pete, sorry. I meant to include any TV with more than four or five episodes, and I remember I had it on the list at one point--I was cutting and pasting, and I think it accicdentally got dropped. Haven't seen it myself.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 13:36 (one month ago) link

He's only in Miller's Crossing for like 20 seconds as basically a one-joke character, but what he pulls off is still some kind of olympic feat.

I love Trees Lounge, I remember liking his 2nd directorial effort Animal Factory but now recall zero about it. I just went on wikipedia and was surprised to see he's directed three more features since then, I'm curious to check those out now.

waste of compute (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 14:47 (one month ago) link

Just caught Trees Lounge on Prime. That's some Peak '90s AmeriIndie right there. (And a hilarious bit of plot overlap with Ghost World: Young Ladies Love Uncool Steve)

I voted for Tony Blundetto from The Sopranos. It really splits the difference between the shy, underdog Ghost World guy and the lowlifes from Reservoir Dogs and Fargo. And he ends up being so central to everything that happens the last season, up to and including the famous ending.

clemenza, Sunday, 19 May 2024 14:09 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 20 May 2024 00:01 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 21 May 2024 00:01 (one month ago) link

low voter turnout

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 21 May 2024 00:06 (one month ago) link

Can't argue with the tie at the top. I don't remember him in Big Fish, but I do remember despising that film.

clemenza, Tuesday, 21 May 2024 00:15 (one month ago) link

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