Enoch Malachi "Nucky" Thompson is a fictional character and the protagonist of the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire. Played by Steve Buscemi, Nucky is based on former Atlantic City political figure Enoch L. Johnson.
Because the photography and film of the period were black and white, "The contemporary eye is not used to looking at the 1920s in color," says Dunn. After extensive research, Dunn was able to dress Buscemi in "the colors a character like Nucky would be wearing." (HBO)