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:
93 Spotlight Nov 6, 2015 Mitchell Garabedian / Mitchell Garabedian 8.1
83 The Wind Rises Nov 8, 2013 Caproni / Caproni / Giovanni Battista Caproni / Giovanni Battista Caproni 7.5
80 Big Night Sep 20, 1996 Director / Director / Co-Producer / Co-Producer / Writer / Writer / Secondo / Secondo 7.8
76 Margin Call Oct 21, 2011 Eric Dale 7.2
76 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Caesar Flickerman / Caeser Flickerman 7.9
75 A Private War Nov 2, 2018 Tony Shaw 7.1
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
73 Supernova Jan 29, 2021 Tusker / Tusker 6.8
73 The Daytrippers Mar 5, 1997 Louis D'Amico 7.8
72 Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Dill / Dill Penderghast 7.2
71 Monkey Shines Jul 29, 1988 Dr. John Wiseman 6.5
70 Final Portrait Mar 23, 2018 Director / Director / Writer / Writer / Written By / Written By tbd
68 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Caesar Flickerman 7.1
68 Casino Jack and the United States of Money May 7, 2010 Jack Abramoff 8.3
68 Worth TBA Charles Wolf tbd
66 Julie & Julia Aug 7, 2009 Paul Child / Paul Child 8.5
66 Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22, 2011 Abraham Erskine 7.3
65 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20, 2015 Caesar Flickerman 6.6
65 Beauty and the Beast Mar 17, 2017 Cadenza / Maestro Cadenza 6.6
64 Medora Nov 8, 2013 Executive Producer tbd
64 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Nov 21, 2014 Caesar Flickerman 6.3
64 It Could Happen to You Jul 29, 1994 Eddie Biasi 7.9
63 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Jun 20, 2008 Jefferson Jasper Berk / Jefferson Jasper Berk tbd
62 The Children Act Sep 14, 2018 Jack / Jack / Jack Maye / Jack Maye 5.5
62 The Mudge Boy May 7, 2004 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
62 The Devil Wears Prada Jun 30, 2006 Nigel 7.5
61 A Midsummer Night's Dream May 14, 1999 Puck 6.5
61 Muppets Most Wanted Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Ivan 6.4
59 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Cast / Leonardo Da Vinci 6.7

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