Steve Buscemi Teeth – Should He Fix it?
Steve Buscemi, who is a famous American actor and film director, has resisted fixing his teeth for many years. He once said “I’ve had dentists who have wanted to help me out, but I say, ‘You know, I won’t work again if you fix my teeth.”
Such is his belief that his teeth should never be fixed. But are his teeth that bad? Did his badly aligned teeth contribute to his acting career? Let’s find out.
Check out Steve Buscemi being interviewed on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Check out his teeth:
Steve Buscemi Movie Roles – Did His Teeth Help Him Out?
Because of his crooked teeth, Steve Buscemi has successfully portrayed lowlifes and losers on screen. His bad teeth made the characters he played more real. After all, viewers do not expect losers in a movie to have perfect teeth veneers.
Steve Buscemi acted in Slaves of New York (1989) as Wilfredo, a clothing designer. Here is a screen shot of Buscemi in the movie. Did his bad teeth make him look more like a clothing designer? Check it out:
In 1991, Buscemi played the role of Adolpho Rollo in the movie “In The Soup”. Adolpho Rollo was supposed to be a self-conscious screenwriter who is looking for a producer for his 500-page screenplay. Below is a photo taken in the movie. Did his teeth make him look more like a screenwriter? Check it out:
In 1995, Buscemi played the role of Carl in the movie Fargo. Carl was described as one of a crazy criminal duo. An accident waiting to happen and a ticking time bomb. Carl was supposed to be a talkative and dumbass criminal. He was a hothead too.
Below is a photo of Carl in the Fargo movie. Did Steve Buscemi’s bad teeth help him in portraying Carl? Check it out:
In 1997, Steve Buscemi played the role of Garland Greene in “Con Air”. Garland Greene was a serial killer. So, did his teeth make him look like a serial killer? Below is a photo of Buscemi in the movie. Did he his uneven teeth help?
In 1998, Buscemi played the role of Donny, one of the timid bowling friends featured in the movie. His role needed him to portray a timid man. Did his teeth assist him in his role? Check out the photo below and see if it fits.
Buscemi also played the role of a drunken wedding guest in “The Wedding Singer”(1998). He looked miserable and capable of violence. The photo below is a photo of Buscemi in the movie as David Veltri. Did his teeth make him look more drunk? Check it out:
In 2004, Buscemi joined comedy “The Sopranos”. He payed the role of Tony Blundetto, a family soldier who returned after fulfilling a lengthy prison sentence. The character was supposed to possess violent tendencies. Steve Buscemi played the role so well that he was nominated for an Emmy Award.
In 2011, Steve Buscemi starred as Enoch Thompson in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Enoch Thompson was supposed to be a corrupt Atlantic City politician ruling the town in the Prohibition Era. The screenshot below shows Buscemi immersed in the role. Did his teeth help him in anyway? Below is also a video where Buscemi receives the Golden Globes for Best Actor in a TV Series for Boardwalk Empire.
His latest effort is joining the cast of “Horace and Pete”. He plays the role of Pete Kittel, who is the co-owner of a bar. Pete Kittel is supposed to be crippled by a severe mental illness and institutionalised for a few years. Kittel is very sensitive to criticism. Below is a photo of Buscemi in “Horace and Pete”. Did Buscemi’s teeth help in his role?
Overall, we feel Buscemi’s teeth has helped him portray his on-screen characters. Often cast as a “loser” or mentally handicapped person, Buscemi’s uneven teeth reinforce the image well. This could be due to the stigma that “losers” generally have bad teeth. Nonetheless, Steve Buscemi’s decision to leave his teeth untouched is a fantastic one. Buscemi’s contribution to the film industry should never be overshadowed by his bad teeth.
What do you think of Steve Buscemi’s teeth? Should he get them fixed? Let us know in the comments box below.