Sunday, December 17, 2006

I will screencap every minor Steve Buscemi role in existence.

I spent the whole day recovering from being overly social by staying in and watching The Aristocats, which is only worthwhile for the lovely cad Thomas O'Malley and the musical number featuring Scatman Crothers, and Billy Bathgate, which is only worthwhile if your goal is to see Steve Buscemi in every movie he was ever in. I also watched an episode of "The Sopranos," called "In Camelot," which happened to be directed by Steve Buscemi. Even though I'm getting very bored with this season, I watched the ep twice (mostly with my eyes closed and half-nodding off) because of the commentary by Mr. Buscemi. I liked hearing him talk over everything else.

But back to Billy Bathgate. Steve played Irving, one of Dutch Schultz's (Dustin Hoffman) gangsters. He was a dead-eye shot hitman, and also the guy who cleaned up after Dutch went on one of his homicide fits. Whenever he spoke, it was in a slow, husky monotone, which was strange to hear coming from him. Still not as cool as Mister Shhh in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, but he dressed well. Mmm, yes.

 

  
Jeez, he looked so young! He was 34 at the time.

 
Oh, the eyes...