With his Peter Lorre eyes, sharp and biting voice, and "everyman" appearance, Steve Buscemi is nobody's idea of a leading man -- except maybe Martin Scorsese (but more on that in a minute). But if you've been a movie fan for the past 20-some years, you've no doubt taken notice of Mr. Buscemi by now. Creepy enough to play a weirdo, intense enough to play a psycho, sensitive enough to play a loser, and (once in a while) powerful enough to pretty much own a film without breaking a sweat, Steve Buscemi has gradually become one of those character players that everyone knows and loves ... even if they can't always place his name.

Inspired by the stellar HBO series 'Boardwalk Empire,' in which Buscemi plays the lead role flawlessly, here's a catalog of Mr. Buscemi's finest and most memorable roles. As always, please feel free to share your own picks in the comments section below. And keep up the great work, Steve. It's actors like you who make movie-watching so much fun.