Stanley Tucci

Biography: With his swarthy Italian looks and ever-receding hairline, this formidable character actor was initially stereotyped as a small-screen bad guy, with recurring roles on Miami Vice and Wiseguy offering Tucci lots of exposure but little challenge. Stage-trained and extremely versatile, Tucci spent a decade building up his résumé with myriad villainous turns, before essaying his breakthrough role as a '50s restaurateur in Big Night. A labor of love, Tucci co-wrote the film with his cousin, Joseph Tropiano, co-directed it with childhood friend Campbell Scott, cast his good friend Tony Shalhoub as his brother, and even gave his real-life sister, Christine Tucci, a part. The risk paid off with immense critical and modest commercial success, and Tucci was suddenly in demand. Alternating seamlessly between blockbusters and indies, comedies and dramas, the small and the big screen, he turned in a slew of impressive performances. Although Tucci was no longer typecast as Italian or aWith his swarthy Italian looks and ever-receding hairline, this formidable character actor was initially stereotyped as a small-screen bad guy, with recurring roles on Miami Vice and Wiseguy offering Tucci lots of exposure but little challenge. Stage-trained and extremely versatile, Tucci spent a decade building up his résumé with myriad villainous turns, before essaying his breakthrough role as a '50s restaurateur in Big Night. A labor of love, Tucci co-wrote the film with his cousin, Joseph Tropiano, co-directed it with childhood friend Campbell Scott, cast his good friend Tony Shalhoub as his brother, and even gave his real-life sister, Christine Tucci, a part. The risk paid off with immense critical and modest commercial success, and Tucci was suddenly in demand. Alternating seamlessly between blockbusters and indies, comedies and dramas, the small and the big screen, he turned in a slew of impressive performances. Although Tucci was no longer typecast as Italian or a villain, he never played straight-up heroes either. He won an Emmy for the TV-movie Winchell, about a sleazy gossip columnist, and a nomination for his portrayal of infamous Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Conspiracy.Meanwhile in features he played neurotic (Maid in Manhattan), awkward (Shall We Dance?), angry (The Terminal) and jovial (Julie & Julia) with equal aplomb. Tucci became a gossip target when he left his wife, Kate, for Edie Falco, his costar in the 2002 Broadway revival of the sexually charged Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. But the relationship with Falco didn't last, and Tucci reconciled with his wife before her death from cancer in 2009. Expand

Stanley Tucci's Scores

Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 93 Spotlight
Lowest Metascore: 25 The Silence
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 59
  2. Negative: 9 out of 59
59 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
66 Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22, 2011 Abraham Erskine 7.3
47 Burlesque Nov 24, 2010 Sean 7.5
72 Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Dill / Dill Penderghast 7.2
68 Casino Jack and the United States of Money May 7, 2010 Jack Abramoff 8.3
32 Saint John of Las Vegas Jan 29, 2010 Executive Producer / Executive Producer 7.9
42 The Lovely Bones Dec 11, 2009 George Harvey 6.2
51 Blind Date Sep 25, 2009 Director / Writer / Written By / Don tbd
66 Julie & Julia Aug 7, 2009 Paul Child / Paul Child 7.9
53 The Tale of Despereaux Dec 19, 2008 Boldo / Boldo tbd
47 Swing Vote Aug 1, 2008 Martin Fox / Martin Fox tbd
36 Space Chimps Jul 18, 2008 Senator / Senator 6.3
63 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Jun 20, 2008 Jefferson Jasper Berk / Jefferson Jasper Berk tbd
62 The Devil Wears Prada Jun 30, 2006 Nigel 7.5
53 Lucky Number Slevin Apr 7, 2006 Brikowski 8.7
47 Shall We Dance Oct 15, 2004 Link 6.7
55 The Terminal Jun 18, 2004 Frank Dixon / Frank Dixon tbd
62 The Mudge Boy May 7, 2004 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
48 The Core Mar 28, 2003 Dr. Conrad Zimsky / Dr. Conrad Zimsky tbd
45 Maid in Manhattan Dec 13, 2002 Jerry Siegel 5.6
47 Big Trouble Apr 5, 2002 Arthur Herk 9.1
44 America's Sweethearts Jul 20, 2001 Dave Kingman 5.8
74 Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Jan 19, 2001 Voices tbd
74 Joe Gould's Secret Apr 7, 2000 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Joe Mitchell / Joe Mitchell tbd
53 In Too Deep Aug 25, 1999 Preston D'Ambrosio / Preston D'Ambrosio tbd
61 A Midsummer Night's Dream May 14, 1999 Puck 6.4
35 A Life Less Ordinary Oct 24, 1997 Elliot Zweikel 5.9
73 The Daytrippers Mar 5, 1997 Louis D'Amico tbd
80 Big Night Sep 20, 1996 Director / Director / Co-Producer / Co-Producer / Writer / Writer / Secondo / Secondo 7.8
64 It Could Happen to You Jul 29, 1994 Eddie Biasi 7.9
50 The Pelican Brief Dec 17, 1993 Khamel 6.9

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