Sunday, November 16, 2014
Observation on Steve Buscemi in Airheads
I watched Airheads recently, and I've seen it several times, but came to this relevation: Steve Buscemi was pretty much the best actor in the whole movie. He just dominated every scene he was in, and was a total scene-stealer from everyone else. I don't know how famous he was in 1994 apart from Reservoir Dogs, but he gave the best performance in the whole movie. It was like if Mr. Pink joined a scuzzy rock band and was desperate for attention, and resorted to holding people hostage in order to get his music heard. Buscemi is a celebrated talent, and directed one of the best episodes of The Sopranos ("Pine Barrens," where Paulie and Christopher are lost in the snowy woods), but I didn't realize how much of a charismatic scene-stealer he was until watching this movie for the fifth or sixth time. You're awesome, Steve Buscemi.