Rob Schneider regrets joining Saturday Night Live "it would have been nice to have just been able to more like Steve Buscemi"
Rob Schneider, who said if he could turn back time, he would have never gone on SNL.
“Absolutely. Maybe nobody would know who the f--- I am, but at least I wouldn’t be typecast as an actor as a comedian,” Schneider said. “Trying to break that, guys like me, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock: all these guys, we’ve been typecast as comedians. It’s been great because we would get cast . . . but we’re stuck. It’s a great stuck because we’ve been able to work for 25 years, but yeah, absolutely it’s stuck."
“A lot of times I think about, wow, it would have been nice to have just been able to more like Steve Buscemi, who can do more dramatic stuff, who can do comedies and he used to be a standup himself.”
I wish he'd never joined either.
You want to hear an actor complain?
Give him a job.
I think he's more typecast as a BAD comedian.
He could've been the next DeNiro, the next Pacino, the next Bogart... As if!
Steve, making copies
This guy wouldn't have had ANY kind of career if he hadn't gotten on SNL. So he should just be grateful.
Hope he takes up snowboarding soon.
Bill Murray has had plenty of roles that weren't comedic.
When was the last time Rob worked anyway?
That God-awful TV show about him being married to a hot Latina whose family hated him.
He would be would be working for Century21 in Long Beach right now if SNL hadn't happened for him.
He's a bad comedian who only works when his slightly less unfunny friend Adam Sandler decides to throw him a bone.
Quit whining, Rob. You used to be cute.
Yes, a person who did "Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo" complains about casting directors respecting his integrity.
If Schneider weren't such a gimmicky, one-note comedian he might have had the broader career he desires. The others he cited are actually talented not just as comedians. Rock and Ackroyd have both filled writing and production roles.
"Trying to break that, guys like me, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock"
That's hysterical! (LOL)
He's comparing himself to Aykroyd, Murray, Sandler, Rock . . .
Well, all of those OTHER performers (save Sandler who, no matter how many "serious" movies he makes is still thought of as the funny guy from SNL), those other actors have had some good, serious roles that have gotten them some attention. Hell, think of Robin Williams! He won an OSCAR for a serious role. Perhaps Schneider will still get a decent serious role. It ain't over till its over.
Steve Buscemi was a well respected actor from New York's no-wave scene. There is no way Rob Schneider could have ever had his career. He's lucky as fuck that he was on SNL. This is really insulting to Steve Buscemi, who is a real actor.
Horatio looks like a hot bear after losing weight.
"I could have been a great actor if I weren't such a lousy actor!"
No one forced him to take every comedic part that came his way. He could have said no at the beginning, starved a few years and reinvented himself as a "serious" actor. But I bet the money was too good to resist...
I think he regrets ever being on SNL.
Buscemi worked his way up from small independent productions. There's nothing stopping Schneider from displaying his dramatic skills in low-budget art-house movies, aside from his greed or lack of talent, probably both. If Rob ever once showed even a modicum of dramatic talent, the presumptuous Buscemi comparison wouldn't be so incredibly laughable and offensive.
Steve Buscemi just issued a cease and desist order.
No way, he doesn't have Buscemi's looks or sex appeal.
John Schneider regrets being in the Dukes of Hazard.
Catherine Bach regrets Jessica Simpson played her in the movie version.
Homer Simpson regrets having the same last name as John and Rob Schneider.
Dwayne Schneider regrets having to listen to hundreds of hours of Bonnie Franklin's over acting.
Valarie Bertinelli regrets eating everyone else's left overs on the set.
He coulda been a contendah!
Marlon Brando's ashes
Lisa Simpson regrets her father is too stupid to regret having the correct last name.
Has he ever watched one of his own movies? No one else has....all the way through.
I have to say that I enjoyed Deuce Bigelow Male Gigolo. A fun, dumb mindless movie. I made the mistake of watching the European Gigolo sequel.
I have nothing to say about Rob Schneider, but do we think Steve Buscemi could ever win an Oscar? He seems loved and respected by everybody in the business. Why has he never been nominated?
It wouldn't have made a difference because Rob Schneider (like so many SNL alumni) has absolutely no discernable talent of of any kind, comedy or drama.
And how DARE this overexposed pompous ass compare himself to a great character actor like Buscemi. Anybody reading this post knows that Steve Buscemi wipes the floor with that Schneider retard and Schneider isn't even fit to lick his boots! Has Rob Schneider ever given a performance like Mr. Pink in "Reservoir Dogs"? I rest my case.
I liked him as naked guy on SNL.
[quote]Perhaps Schneider will still get a decent serious role. It ain't over till its over.
Funny that he mentions Steve Buscemi. They were in a movie together called The Chosen One which is rather serious compared to all the other low brow movies with Rob Schneider.
The Chosen One was a horrible Rob Schneider vanity project which the AV Club tore to shreds a couple months ago.
Remember the time when Luke Skywalker portrayed Schnieder's nephew?
He sucked then, he sucks now. Like a ho in a hurry.
I can't even place which one Rob Schneider was. I guess he didn't make much of an impact with me.
[quote]Why has he never been nominated?
Because he is so freakin' ugly!
Rob Schneider isn't fit to lick the sweat from Buscemi's ballsack.
Buscemi's nasty looking teeth make him look like he'd have revolting halitosis.
I always got Rob Schneider mixed up with John Leguizamo. They both irritated the shit out of me.
So happy to see all the love for the great Steve Buscemi here.
BTW, I never knew that Schneider ever considered himself an actor and not 'just' a comedian. If that's really his goal, why not do some actual serious work instead of just complaining?
Rob could've been stuck in an office watching people make copies if it hadn't been for SNL.
Rob Schneider has some dough. He could have easily financed a low to no budget independent film.
Or he could take a very very very small role.
Sadly, guys like him either aren't willing to do that or their agents don't want them doing it (less $) so they don't pass on those scripts.