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Subject: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Katre on 02/01/04 at 05:55 a.m.

Well, the reason i'm asking this is because they are often compared actors, and would like to know what everyone else here thought? Who's more versatile and better at his craft? Obviously i realise, Steve Buscemi is far more popular and people know him more.


Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Hairspray on 02/01/04 at 02:36 p.m.

Oh yeah! I like Steve Buscemi. He's a very good actor and his craft seems to come very natural to him. John Turturro, on the other hand, to me, seems to work hard for his performance.

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Fred on 02/01/04 at 07:09 p.m.

Steve Buscemi  ;)

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Katre on 02/02/04 at 08:43 a.m.


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Oh yeah! I like Steve Buscemi. He's a very good actor and his craft seems to come very natural to him. John Turturro, on the other hand, to me, seems to work hard for his performance.
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"Seems to work hard for his performance"- so is that good or bad?
I think he's a great actor, from Miller's Crossing to The Big Lebowski. And before you guys kill me, i think much more versatile that Buscemi.

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 02/02/04 at 09:47 a.m.

Steve Buscemi  :)

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Hairspray on 02/02/04 at 11:55 a.m.


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"Seems to work hard for his performance"- so is that good or bad?End Quote



Geez, I should have worded that better. :P

;D

He's good, but he seems to have to work a little harder to accomplish his goal performance. That still isn't sounding very good. :-/ Ok. I'll just say he tries too hard, in my opinion.

It's just my opinion though, which in the grand scheme of things doesn't mean much. :)

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Katre on 02/02/04 at 01:26 p.m.


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Geez, I should have worded that better. :P

;D

He's good, but he seems to have to work a little harder to accomplish his goal performance. That still isn't sounding very good. :-/ Ok. I'll just say he tries too hard, in my opinion.

It's just my opinion though, which in the grand scheme of things doesn't mean much. :)
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Of course it matters what you think.:)
I'm just not sure what you mean by "he tries too hard".
I always believe his characters, no matter what he's playing.

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: gumbypiz on 02/03/04 at 02:48 a.m.


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I'm just not sure what you mean by "he tries too hard".
I always believe his characters, no matter what he's playing.
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Maybe Hairspray means he is always playing an intense character, always so serious, and tense. He puts so much energy into portraying the role, it seems labored, almost exhausting..
Maybe not so for all of J. Turturro roles, but I can't seem to recall a movie that heís been in that heís was humorous or played a comic part, maybe O'Brother Where Art Thou, but even then he seems kind of "geared up".
Itís like you want to tell his characters to "lighten up" already...

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Indy Gent on 02/03/04 at 09:20 a.m.

Both of these character actors are good, but IMHO, the best character actor was the late J.T. Walsh.

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 02/03/04 at 09:56 a.m.


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Both of these character actors are good, but IMHO, the best character actor was the late J.T. Walsh.
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Oh yes, J.T. Walsh was a very good actor.  :)

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Katre on 02/03/04 at 11:22 a.m.


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Maybe Hairspray means he is always playing an intense character, always so serious, and tense. He puts so much energy into portraying the role, it seems labored, almost exhausting..
Maybe not so for all of J. Turturro roles, but I can't seem to recall a movie that heís been in that heís was humorous or played a comic part, maybe O'Brother Where Art Thou, but even then he seems kind of "geared up".
Itís like you want to tell his characters to "lighten up" already...

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The Big Lebowski? Anger Management and Mr. Deeds(being the only saving grace in the otherwise terrible Adam Sandler vehicles)? And as you already said O Brother also falls under the category. He was quite humorous is Quiz Show too, but obviously for different reasons.
Anyone seen the episode of Monk where he played Tony Shalhoub's brother? And again showing why he's one of the premier character actors of his generation.

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: SmithsGirl on 02/03/04 at 11:36 a.m.

Steve Buscemi for sure! He is one of my absolute fav's.

If you like him you gotta check out "The Search For One Eyed Jimmy" and "Trees Lounge". Two great movie's if your a Steve Buscemi fan.


SmithsGirl

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Race_Bannon on 02/03/04 at 09:15 p.m.

Steve Buscemi, definatley. I really like his work. And SmithsGirl mentioned a few good ones.  Awhile back I went on a Steve Buscemi movie hunt and found some smaller movies he's done.  He's a fascinating character.
Living in Oblivion is another good one, he plays a director of a low budget independant film.  

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Hairspray on 02/03/04 at 11:29 p.m.


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Maybe Hairspray means he is always playing an intense character, always so serious, and tense. He puts so much energy into portraying the role, it seems labored, almost exhausting..
Maybe not so for all of J. Turturro roles, but I can't seem to recall a movie that heís been in that heís was humorous or played a comic part, maybe O'Brother Where Art Thou, but even then he seems kind of "geared up".
Itís like you want to tell his characters to "lighten up" already...

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Thank you. Yeap, that's my opinion in a nutshell. :)

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Hairspray on 02/03/04 at 11:37 p.m.


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Of course it matters what you think.:).
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Aww... Thanks. :)

I think it's good you appreciate Turturro as an actor and are able to see the qualities I probably take for granted.

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Katre on 02/04/04 at 01:03 p.m.

Well, thanks for your opinions. John Turturro is just too unlikeable for the masses. He probably wont ever get starring roles in Hollywood in this day of age, who wants to see his ugly mug as the central character for two hours, right?

But i'm glad you guys like Steve Buscemi, i wish there were more quality actors like him and Turturro earning the big bucks in Hollywood. Because quite frankly i'm sick and tired of "actors" like Tom Cruise and his ilk!

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: SmithsGirl on 02/04/04 at 03:07 p.m.


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i wish there were more quality actors like him and Turturro earning the big bucks in Hollywood.
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I totally agree. IMO another incredible actor that doesnt seem to get much credit is Kevin Spacey.


SmithsGirl

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Race_Bannon on 02/04/04 at 03:49 p.m.

An excellant mid-80s film that was just recently re-released in DVD people should check out it To Live and Die in LA.  This features not only a young John Tuturro but William Peterson (CSI) too.  Note for the ladies (and warning for the gents) young Peterson has a "bare pickle" ;) scene. :o

Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Indy Gent on 02/05/04 at 05:29 p.m.

The best part of that film was Willem DeFoe, who played a hissible villian. (And for you gents, Darlanne Fluegel is also nude in half her scenes. ;))

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An excellant mid-80s film that was just recently re-released in DVD people should check out it To Live and Die in LA. †This features not only a young John Tuturro but William Peterson (CSI) too. †Note for the ladies (and warning for the gents) young Peterson has a "bare pickle" ;) scene. :o
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Subject: Re: Better actor- Steve Buscemi or John Turturro?

Written By: Rio_Rhodes on 02/05/04 at 07:23 p.m.

I think Steve Buscemi is awesome!!!!
I loved him in the Wedding Singer and Airheads!!! There is something about him that kinda reminds me of that drunk uncle that every one seems to have!!!!

Rio