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11 Crappiest Movies of Steve Buscemi's Career

By Agent Bedhead | Seriously Random Lists | December 19, 2012 | Comments ()


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Steve Buscemi will always be Mr. Pink to me even though he's now Nucky Thompson to many of you. However, I never quite realized how many dreadful movies in general that Steve has made and how many Adam Sandler flicks within which he's appeared until writing this list. True, the evidence was always out there on abundant display, but call it denial on my part. I want to think Buscemi is better than Sandler flicks, but apparently, Buscemi doesn't feel that way himself. In addition, there are several Buscemi flicks that I haven't even seen yet, so this list is fairly skewed. Dude's been in a lot of movies.

Youth in Revolt: Here endeth the career of Michael Cera. Or at least, this is the point when it should have ended. That little bastard just keeps on going.

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28 Days: Buscemi did manage a rather understated turn in this movie, but seriously ... death by sock monkey?

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Airheads: Sure, Buscemi's head was almost made for that metal rocker style, and this is (presumably) a decent movie to watch while stoned (I wouldn't know, since I haven't been stoned since 1992), but yeah, "all those blow jobs for nothing."

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Tales from the Darkside: Guys, just because it's a horror anthology doesn't qualify it as Creepshow 3.

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Armageddon: Michael Bay go "BOOM!" Such trash.

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Con Air: Honestly, I dug this movie. Nic Cage in his prime. Creepy Malkovich and Buscemi. Still a total crapfest.

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Escape From L.A.: Yet another unnecessary, inferior sequel.

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Billy Bathgate: A romantic gangster movie? More like one that can put me to sleep.

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The Island: Ahh yes, Michael Bay attempted to form a thought while directing this movie. Big mistake.

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Rising Sun: This movie had so many plot holes that it left Pauly Shore's "Weasel" spinning.

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry: No explanation necessary.

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Agent Bedhead lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She and her little black heart can be found at Celebitchy.



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  • zen

    um con air is amazing

  • What no grown ups?

  • It took me a very long time, and about 15 million viewings to admit this to myself, so here goes: I love the everlasting hell out of Armageddon. It is quite possibly the stupidest fucking movie ever made but holy damn is it FUN because of that. It always cracks me the hell up, and not only for the unintentional hilarity.

  • catagisreading

    Ahem, I am not sure what it says about me but I quite like 5 of the movies on this list, in a wont change the channel when hungover sort of way.

  • catagisreading

    Oh and 2 of them in a I just really like them sort of way. But I'm not saying which because you peoples judge.

  • rn3

    no love for Interview? aka, they paid us to film our acTING workshop because we are acTORS

  • I don't care what you say, Youth In Revolt was entertaining and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was very different.

  • Green Lantern

    I also liked "Youth In Revolt". It was like the anti "Scott Pilgrim vs The World".

  • psemophile

    That Steve Buscemi "Fuck You" dance from Airheads pretty much redeems the whole film.

  • Puddin

    I secretly love at least half of these movies. And so do you, Bedhead. Just admit it already.

  • Zirza

    Ah, Con Air. That guiltiest of pleasures.

  • The_Ghost_of_Bo_Crowder

    There's nothing guilty about it. It's GOLD!

  • Erich

    CON AIR???

    you're dead to me

  • Fabius_Maximus

    It's still crap, even if you like it (I do).

  • Puddin

    At least tell him to put the bunny down first.

  • Zirza

    THE BOX. PUT THE BUNNY BACK IN THE BOX.

  • lonolove

    I just broke down the other day and bought Armageddon. IT WAS A CRITERION COLLECTION DVD! I had to have it. For my 6th grade self.

  • Idle Primate

    Criterion? There goes the neighbourhood

  • Hey! I kinda liked The Island. Double the Ewan McGregor is always a win.

  • Bwaaahahahaha! Connery Snipes is going to be my nom de plume when I start writing Victorian-era porn.

  • oldgrump

    Why don't you be honest and call this "Five Crappy Buscemi Movies (Including One I Kind of Liked) Plus Six Bad-Sounding Movies I've Never Seen But Cribbed Some Comments About from IMDB and Netflix"?

    Does one get paid for contributing to this site? "Such Trash" indeed ("Armageddon" is your comedy subject and that is exactly half of your thoughts on the matter!!!). I have been a longtime fan and I am so disappointed in this site this past year. Step it up, gang.

  • YEAAAH! LET'S ALL GO ON ALTAVISTA ON AOL AND BITCH ABOUT IT ON MY GEOCITIES FORUM!

  • WD

    Fuck the downvotes, you're absolutely right. This site turned to shit. I keep visiting (with the site whitelisted in Adblock!) to support Dustin, but when this is the reward. Fuck.

    When the ratio of words to pictures is roughly 1:1 in a post, it's not a good sign, scrap the post and start again.

  • Puddin

    ...but 28 Days got two thumbs up. it says right there.

  • the_wakeful

    Airheads is a goddamn national treasure. You take that back.

  • Loved airheads, but haven't seen it in a long time, but I found the DVD the other day and I am planning to watch it over my Xmas break. I went to the "premiere" in Vancouver and won airheads dog tags that I wish i still had, they were awesome.

  • Natallica

    Trick question: Lemmy IS god!

  • Ben

    the only reason I clicked on this article was to post this. Airheads is an amazing movie.

  • Rocabarra

    The only thing this article was good for was to remind me that I should watch Airheads again.

  • Arran

    WHICH SIDE, HALEN OR ROTH

  • Aaron Schulz

    Stylish little pony nub, ill bet its not even real.

  • Ted Zancha

    I find it interesting that of all of these shitty movies, he is only in one of the posters. COINCIDENCE?!?!?

    Probably not. Dude is fucking weird looking.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I think it's fitting that one of the worst movies of Buscemi's career is also one of the best movies of Brendan Fraser's career.

    Regardless, to me he'll always be f*cking Donny.

  • Phone's ringing, Dude

  • duderino

    shut up donny! you're out of you're element!

  • Kenny G.

    I really want to see a DON KNOTTS BIOPIC starring him...

  • BWeaves

    Let the casting begin:

    Andy Griffith

    Ron Howard

    Jim Nabors

    George Linsey

    Frances Bavier

    Howard McNear

    Elinor Donahue
    Hal Smith

    I got nothing. I don't know anyone who could play these guys.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Thankfully I only remember him in Airheads, which can be easily blocked out.

  • Groundloop

    I don't begrudge Buscemi any of his choices. The man has to strike while the iron is hot. His looks aren't going to last forever.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Tales from the Dark Side I've never even heard of...wonder how Conan Doyle feels about being on that poster?

  • PDamian

    Tales is silly and not remotely scary, but worth a look-see just for the sight of a very young Buscemi and Julianne Moore in their salad days, along with Deborah Harry, David Johanssen, and a whole bunch of other 1980s stars (Rae Dawn Chong, where are you now?)

    Buscemi is one of those odd cases of someone growing more attractive with age. Character and experience have given him some gravitas, and what might have been just another unattractive mug has become weirdly beautiful (IMO, anyways). And while I don't particular care for Boardwalk Empire, his performance as Nucky is wonderfully compelling. It's worth watching Tales just to see him unwrinkled, albeit still odd-looking.

  • Jill

    I agree. My husband and I are just this week watching the 1st season of Boardwalk Empire. And damned if I didn't say to my husband "Wow, age and an extra few pounds really makes him look better." What I was actually thinking was "Wow, I think I might actually roll around with Buscemi for awhile."

    Also, in my head, I've always heard his voice as his character from Fargo whenever I hear someone say the name "Jerry." Just the way he said it in that film, filled with sarcasm and belittlement (?), was delightful.

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