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22 Amazing Movie Cinemagraphs

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22 Amazing Movie Cinemagraphs

Movies are all about capturing that perfect moment. Cinemagraphs, gifs that isolate specific movements while freezing the rest, allow us to relive our favorite scenes over and over again.posted on Aug. 8, 2012, at 11:00 p.m.

22 Amazing Movie Cinemagraphs

The Fifth Element

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The Fifth Element

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The Big Lebowski

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The Big Lebowski

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2001: A Space Odyssey

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22 Amazing Movie Cinemagraphs

A Clockwork Orange

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Sneakers

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22 Amazing Movie Cinemagraphs

Full Metal Jacket

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Full Metal Jacket

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Pulp Fiction

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The Godfather

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The Shining

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The Shining

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Fargo

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The Fight Club

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American Psycho

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Napoleon Dynamite

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Napoleon Dynamite

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Amélie

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The Truman Show

ONE COOL GUY -STEVE BUSCEMI

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ONE  COOL GUY -STEVE BUSCEMI

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Biography

Date of Birth 13 December 1957 , Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Name Steven Vincent Buscemi
Nickname Busc
Height 5′ 9″ (1.x.75 m)
Mini Bio (1)
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg. He began writing and performing original theatre pieces with fellow actor/writer Mark Boone Junior. This led to his being cast in his first lead role in Parting Glances (1986). Since then, he has worked with many of the top filmmakers in Hollywood, including Quentin Tarantino, Jerry Bruckheimer, and The Coen Brothers. He is a highly respected actor.

  • IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker
    Spouse (1)
    Jo Andres (1987 – present) (1 child)
    Trade Mark (8)
    Frequently casts Mark Boone Junior, Seymour Cassel and his brother, Michael Buscemi, in his films.

Frequently plays characters who are fast talkers

Frequently plays cowardly characters

High raspy voice

Often plays characters mixed up in crime

Often works with the Coen Brothers

Slender frame

Googly blue eyes

Trivia (34)
His surname is pronounced “Buss-ehm-ee”. He is of Sicilian/Italian ancestry on his father’s side, and has Irish, English, and Dutch ancestry on his mother’s side.

Ranked #52 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. [October 1997]

Graduated in 1975 from Valley Stream Central High School, Valley Stream, NY. After graduation, he attended Nassau Community College and then moved to Manhattan to study acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Institute.

Brother of Michael Buscemi.

Was a New York City Fireman from 1980 to 1984, with Engine Company #55 in the Little Italy section of NY.k

One son, Lucian Buscemi, born in 1990.

Has been cast in six movies by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen( (Miller’s Crossing (1990), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Barton Fink (1991), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Paris, je t’aime (2006))), more appearances in Coen Brothers films than any other actor, exceeding by two films Frances McDormand, John Turturro and John Goodman. His character died in three of them: Miller’s Crossing (1990), Fargo (1996), and The Big Lebowski (1998).

Stabbed in the throat, head and arm during a barroom brawl at the Firebelly Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina. The brawl also involved Vince Vaughn, who was arrested for brutalizing one of Buscemi’s attackers. He suffered a deep cut to the face and now has a noticeable scar on his cheek. Heavy make-up is used to hide it in movies. [April 2001]

Showed up at his old firehouse the day after the World Trade Center tragedy in New York to volunteer. Worked twelve hour shifts for a week after the terrorist act, digging through rubble with his old comrades looking for missing firefighters… anonymously. [September 2001]

Bears such a strong resemblance to writer-director John Waters that as a joke, Waters sent out cards with a photo of Buscemi made up to look like Waters.

Modelled for H&M (2000).

He went through a variety of interesting jobs before hitting it big as a character actor. He worked as a bartender, drove an ice-cream truck, attempted stand-up comedy, and (that which he is most proud of) was a firefighter (he continues to be a volunteer fire-fighter). He bombed so bad as a comic one night another comic took his place, Paul Reiser. Years later Buscemi and Reiser did an episode of Mad About You (1992) poking fun at the incident.

Frequently is typecast as sleazy or crazed characters, with his roles as Tommy in Trees Lounge (1996) and Seymour in Ghost World (2001) being the closest he has come to being the romantic lead.

Is one of the most prolific of today’s actors, often starring in about 5 films a year.

His character in Reservoir Dogs (1992) refuses to tip waitresses. He later made a cameo as a waiter in Pulp Fiction (1994).

      Was good enough to be a varsity wrestler (105 lb weight class) on the wrestling team in high school. He was also a soccer player, and was considered a “jock” rather than a scholar. Years later, while on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993), Buscemi challenged Andy Richter to a wrestling match when he found out Richter was on a high school wrestling team also. Much to Buscemi’s?? embarrassment, Richter won, although Richter noted that fact the he is six inches taller and at least 100 pounds heavier might have given him an edge.
      #21 on Tropopkin’s Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
      Played a character in Desperado (1995) whose character’s name was his own last name.
      Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003.
      His father, John, had hoped to be a television cameraman, but he ended up clearing garbage for the sanitation department. His mother, Dorothy, worked as a hostess in the Howard Johnson hotels.
      Has three brothers.
      Was born on a Friday the 13th.
      Went to a Catholic school.
      Grandmother had 5 children.
      Fractured his skull when he was hit by the bus when he was young. Some time later, he was hit by a car while chasing a ball which had rolled onto the street. He had cuts and bruises from this accident.
      Grew up in Valley Stream, New York, as did actors Edward Burns, James Martin Kelly, and Larry Miller.
      Good friends with actor Stanley Tucci.
      Best Man at his friend Stanley Tucci‘s wedding to Felicity Blunt.
      He and Norm MacDonald voiced as gingerbread men for the famous AT&T Christmas commercial.
      On Friday, the 4th, was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award as part of Valley Stream Central High School’s 75th anniversary celebration. [March 2005]

Personal Quotes (12)

      My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds like a dig.
      In the beginning, it wasn’t even a question of deciding I’m going to do independent film and not commercial films — I wasn’t being offered any commercial films, and there wasn’t an independent scene. I did a lot of “so-called” independent films that were really low-budget films trying to be commercial. But you certainly make choices when you have a script written by Jim Jarmusch or the Coen brothers or Alexandre Rockwell; I think any actor would feel lucky to be able to work on projects like that.
      It’s weird; I was not a really tough guy in high school, but I end up playing all of these psychopaths and criminals. I don’t really care who they are, as long as they are complicated and going through something that I can understand and put across.
      As much as you tell yourself, ‘We made the film and here it is and that is enough,’ you would like to come away with something.
      I don’t tend to think of these characters as losers [I play]. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don’t fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way.
      When I get cast, I always flip to the end of the script to see if my character gets beaten up or killed. I really thought that after getting killed on The Sopranos (1999) I should not accept scripts where I die. I mean, there’s nowhere to go after getting killed by Tony Soprano. But then I got offered this great part in The Island (2005). I didn’t even make it a third of the way through the movie. I have been surviving a lot more lately, though.
      The only thing I can compare the feeling of going onstage to is the fear you feel before going into a burning building. Once you go in there, the fear goes away and you’re operating on adrenaline. And when it’s over, if you’ve done well, it’s something you’ve shared with these people you automatically feel close to.
      I admire any director who makes his living solely from directing. I’m fortunate enough to earn a decent wage by occasionally playing psychopaths in other people’s movies, allowing me the luxury of not having to depend on the movies I direct to put food on the table. I especially admire independent directors like Tom DiCillo and Alexandre Rockwell, who never stop trying to create their own way.
      (On working on The Sopranos (1999)) I feel really privileged to have been a part of it and to have worked that closely with it, as a director and as an actor. And as an audience member, I’m still in awe of the show. For me, it never lost that sense of, ‘Holy shit… this is fucking great’.
      (2011, on Trees Lounge (1996)) It was sort of my life. At 19, I was truly directionless, living with my parents. I was driving an ice-cream truck and working at a gas station. There’s nothing wrong with those jobs – it’s hard work. But my boss at the gas station was grooming me to be a mechanic, and that’s not what I wanted. The drinking age was 18 then, so I spent every night hanging out with my friends in bars, drinking.
      (2011) I remember my son once asked me, “Did you ever, like, kiss in high school?” And I told him this long drawn-out story of how shy I was, how I finally got a girlfriend but she broke up with me because I was too shy to try to kiss her, and then I had another girlfriend but still couldn’t figure out kissing. The technique was always a big obstacle in my head, like, How do you kiss? Where does your chin go? Forget about anything beyond kissing-first base was a total mystery to me. So I’m telling my son this long story, and he listens patiently until he finally realizes where I’m going with it, and he says, “Dad, no-did you like Kiss in high school? Kiss, the band!” And I was, “Oh yeah, Kiss…they were good.”
      (2011, on his grossest on-screen death) On Tales from the Crypt (1989), I played a guy involved with an Agent Orange-y chemical. My body literally rots. They’ve got me in this prosthetic full-body rotting-guy suit, and then I get shot. They had me squibbed up with 12 to 15 little explosives. Those things sting! So now I’m rotting and shot to pieces.

COOL PEOPLE -WILLIAM H. MACY

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COOL PEOPLE -WILLIAM H. MACY

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William H Macy

Alternate Name: W H Macy, William Hall Macy Jr, William Hall Macy Jr.

William H. Macy

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  • Voice actor, Director, Actor, Screenwriter
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 13, 1950
  • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Nationality: United States

Full Biography

From All Movie Guide: William H. Macy came to acting by way of Bethany and Goddard Colleges. At the latter school, Macy studied under playwright David Mamet, with whom he would be frequently associated throughout his career. After college, Macy was a member of Mamet‘s theater troupe, the St. Nicholas Company. The actor performed in a number of productions, many of them written by Mamet, until 1978 when he left the company and headed to New York. Some of his earliest work there included commercial voice-overs, such as the now infamous “Secret: Strong enough for a man, but PH balanced for a woman.”

Macy also continued his theater work, forming the Atlantic Theatre Company with Mamet in 1985 and acting in Broadway and off-Broadway shows. In addition, he worked in television and began doing feature films, debuting in ’80s Foolin’ Around. He continued to act in supporting roles throughout the decade, appearing in such films as Mamet‘s directorial debut, House of Games (1987) and Woody Allen‘s Radio Days (1987). In 1991, he won a more substantial role, in Mamet‘s Homicide, and subsequently began to find work in more well-known films, including Benny and Joon and The Client.

Macy finally got a shot at a leading role with his turn in Mamet‘s Oleanna. He won positive notices and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his portrayal of a professor accused of sexual harassment. More acclaim followed with his starring role as a hapless car salesman in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s Fargo (1996), for which he garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. The next year, Macy‘s star rose a little higher, thanks to his work in three high-profile films, Wag the Dog, Air Force One, and Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Boogie Nights. He was similarly lauded for his versatility through work in such films as Psycho and Pleasantville, and in 1999 he continued his winning streak as an unconventional superhero in Mystery Men, a gay sheriff in Happy, Texas, and a member of the ensemble cast of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Magnolia.

Despite the fact that Macy drew praise for his turn as a reluctant hit man in the 2000 drama Panic, the film went largely unseen, and his next substantial role found him running from dinosaurs in Jurassic Park III. As always Macy continued to intercut his more commercial efforts with such decidedly non-mainstream fare as Focus and Stealing Sinatra. Surprisingly, it was just such work that netted Macy some of his most glowing reviews. Case in point was a memorable performance as a disabled traveling salesman in the 2003 drama Door to Door; a role that earned its convincing lead an Emmy. After sticking to the small screen with the Showtime miniseries Out of Order, Macy went wide with the theatrical hit Seabiscuit and the breathless Larry Cohen-scripted thriller Cellular. That same year, the actor would continue to nurture a succesful ongoing collaboration with famed writer/director David Mamet in the widely-praised but little-seen {/crime drama} Spartan. Macy has also continued to do television work, appearing on such series as Spencer, Law & Order, and ER. For his role in the 2004 made for television drama The Wool Cap (which also found him teaming with writer Steven Schachter to adapt a story originally written by Jackie Gleason), Macy was nominated for multiple awards including a Best Actor at the Golden Globe and an Emmys.

In 2005, Macy returned to home turf with the Mamet-scripted thriller Edmond, directed by Stuart “Reanimator” Gordon. The picture reunited the actor and director, who originally collaborated in the early eighties on the stage version of the playwright’s {+Sexual Perversity in Chicago}. Adapted from Mamet‘s 1982 one-acter, Edmond dramatizes the descent of a seemingly normal man (Macy) from sanity to unbridled psychosis. While Edmond didn’t exactly bomb critically or commercially after its July 14, 2006 premiere, it fell below the bar of previous Mamet efforts on two levels: first, the studio opened it to decidedly more limited release than Mamet‘s directorial projects over the previous several years (such as Spartan and Heist), thus ensuring that fewer would see it, and it also suffered from somewhat lackluster reviews. Surprisingly, those who did complain of the work attacked Mamet‘s script in lieu Gordon’s direction. Variety’s Scott Foundas observed, “The problem is that, too often, we don’t fully understand what motivates Edmond, and many of Mamet’s efforts toward explanation — that life is one big shell game, that we’re all latent racists at heart — feel like specious armchair philosophizing.”

Macy produced that same year’s Transamerica, and graced the cast of Jason Reitman’s hearty satire Thank You For Smoking, with a funny turn as senator and anti-tobacco promulgator Ortolan Finistirre. At around the same time, he also voiced a crooked, baseball bat-swiping security guard in that year’s family friendly animated feature Everyone’s Hero. Meanwhile, audiences geared up for Macy‘s contribution to the ensemble of actor-cum-director Emilio Estevez’s semi-fictional, Altmanesque docudrama Bobby, which recounts the events that preceded RFK’s assassination by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel. As the hotel manager, Macy joins a line-up of formidable heavyweights: Helen Hunt, Elijah Wood, Harry Belafonte, Martin Sheen, Estevez himself, Anthony Hopkins,  Sharon Stone, and many others. The picture had journalists and moviegoers across America whispering ‘Oscar contender’ long before its initial release on November 22, 2006. Shortly after production wrapped, Macy made headlines in mid-late 2006 for a comment that involved his allegedly berating Bobby co-star Lindsay Lohan’s on-set behavior, in reference to her constant tardiness.

Meanwhile, the trades reported the everpresent Macy‘s involvement in two 2007 features: the animated Bee Movie (with a lead voice by Jerry Seinfeld), about a honeybee who decides to sue mankind for its use of honey, and Wild Hogs, a farce with Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and John Travolta as a trio of Hell’s Angels. Over the coming years, Macy would appear in movies like Shorts, Dirty Girl, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the critically acclaimed series Shameless.

In 1997, William H. Macy married Felicity Huffman, with whom he appeared in Magnolia. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi