Steve Buscemi - Steve Buscemi Loved Being A Fireman

Steve Buscemi would be a fireman if he wasn't an actor.

The 53-year-old actor - who worked in the emergency services for four years before finding big-screen success - enjoyed the job and can't see himself having changed careers for anything other than his current profession.

He said: "I'd probably still be on the fire department. I would have had 30 years on, so I no doubt would have continued doing that."

When New York's World Trade Centre was attacked in 2001, the 'Big Lebowski' star even returned to his old unit to help them sift through rubble for 12 hours, showing dedication to his old job.

Among Steve's unusual previous jobs, he has been a newspaper vendor, ice-cream truck driver, furniture remover, dishwasher and bus boy, and though he had mixed feelings on all his old careers, the one thing he would never return to is stand-up comedy.

He said: "I like having people around. and doing stand-up, it's just you. And um. I guess I didn't like the aloneness.

"It's terrible when you're not connecting with the audience. There are times when, being the new guy, you would get up on stage at 3am when there's hardly anybody there.

"I just felt like, for me, it just. I couldn't find my own comedic voice and I was taking acting classes at the same time, and I realised I liked acting better."


Contactmusic

Tags: Steve Buscemi - Big Lebowski - No Doubt


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Beyonce teased us all over the weekend, when she shared a 15 second...

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr...

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has...

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin, the forgotten fourth member of Destiny’s Child, found herself...

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview night on Monday, lead actor...

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance

Yet in conversation with Access Hollywood, Diesel summed up the relationship between...

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Steve Buscemi Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Steve Buscemi

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All