Golden Globe Noniminee Steve Buscemi Celebrates Turning 55 Today

His role as character Enoch “Nucky” Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire” follows such notable roles as Lenny Wosniak in “30 Rock“, Tony Blundetto in “The Sopranos“, Romero in the “Spy Kids” movies, and Carl Showalter in “Fargo“.

Buscemi was nominated this year alongside Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad,” Jeff Daniels for “The Newsroom,” Jon Hamm for “Mad Men,” and Damian Lewis for “Homeland“.

Kelsey Grammer beat him out of the 2012 Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in “Boss“, after Buscemi won it in 2011, beating out other veterans. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston marks his third nomination in a row this year.

His career has been a long one with many ups and downs, some of which inlcude such movies as Michael Bay’s Bruce Willis vehicle “Armageddon“, Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Con Air” with Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich, and a few Adam Sandler films including “Grown Ups“, “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry“, and the remake of “Mister Deeds“. He has also done voice work in such movies as “Monsters, Inc“, “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within“, and “Home on the Range“.

Steve Buscemi has gone from a character actor to a full-on star with a successful TV series centered around him.

His latest films to date include “Hotel Transylvania” and “On The Road“.

Happy 55th, Steve Buscemi, and keep up the good work.