Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

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Steve Buscemi plays crime boss Enoch "Nucky" Thompson in "Boardwalk Empire." The 12-part HBO series, debuting Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. New York time, is set in Atlantic City in the early 1920s and follows the exploits of Thompson and his rum-running associates and rivals, including Al Capone and Lucky Luciano.