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: 29 out of 63
  2. Negative: 9 out of 63
63 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
31 Night Hunter Sep 6, 2019 Commissioner Harper / Commissioner Harper tbd
25 The Silence Apr 10, 2019 Principal Cast / Hugh Andrews 3.2
31 Show Dogs May 18, 2018 Philippe 1.4
27 Transformers: The Last Knight Jun 21, 2017 Joshua Joyce / Merlin 4.1
32 Transformers: Age Of Extinction Jun 27, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Joshua / Joshua Joyce 4.4
32 Saint John of Las Vegas Jan 29, 2010 Executive Producer / Executive Producer 7.9
36 Space Chimps Jul 18, 2008 Senator / Senator 6.3
35 A Life Less Ordinary Oct 24, 1997 Elliot Zweikel 5.9

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