Steve Buscemi has a long and accomplished acting career. He was disturbing as a serial killer in "Con Air," terrifying as a hit man in "Things To Do When You're Dead in Denver" and practical and smart as Mr. Pink in "Reservoir Dogs," but all were supporting roles. Despite this varied history, his career lacked a crown jewel, so it is fitting that his first major starring role is in an HBO series. In "Boardwalk Empire," he plays Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, an Irish gangster/city treasurer in 1920s Atlantic City.
Elmore Leonard is arguably one of the greatest American writers in history. His work has been adapted many times for both TV and the big screen. Some adaptations have been exceptionally good, such as "Jackie Brown" or "Out of Sight." Others not so much, as was the case with the TV show "Karen Sisco" and the movie "The Big Bounce."