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:
tbd The Witches Oct 9, 2020 Principal Cast tbd
tbd The King's Man Sep 18, 2020 Principal Cast tbd
31 Night Hunter Sep 6, 2019 Commissioner Harper 5.1
25 The Silence Apr 10, 2019 Principal Cast / Hugh Andrews 3.2
75 A Private War Nov 2, 2018 Tony Shaw 7.2
tbd Patient Zero Sep 14, 2018 Cast / The Professor 4.3
62 The Children Act Sep 14, 2018 Jack / Jack Maye 7.4
31 Show Dogs May 18, 2018 Philippe 1.4
70 Final Portrait Mar 23, 2018 Director / Writer / Written By 5.6
52 Submission Mar 2, 2018 Ted Swenson 6.5
27 Transformers: The Last Knight Jun 21, 2017 Joshua Joyce / Merlin 4.1
65 Beauty and the Beast Mar 17, 2017 Cadenza / Maestro Cadenza 6.7
65 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20, 2015 Caesar Flickerman 6.6
93 Spotlight Nov 6, 2015 Mitchell Garabedian / Mitchell Garabedian 8.1
51 A Little Chaos Jun 26, 2015 Cast / Cast / Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Philippe, Duc D'Orleans / Philippe, Duc D'Orleans 7.2
tbd Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Jun 5, 2015 Cast tbd
40 Wild Card Jan 30, 2015 Baby / Baby 5.4
64 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Nov 21, 2014 Caesar Flickerman 6.3
32 Transformers: Age Of Extinction Jun 27, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Joshua / Joshua Joyce 4.4
61 Muppets Most Wanted Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Ivan 6.3
59 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Cast / Leonardo Da Vinci 6.6
54 Some Velvet Morning Dec 13, 2013 Fred tbd
76 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Caesar Flickerman / Caeser Flickerman 7.9
83 The Wind Rises Nov 8, 2013 Caproni / Giovanni Battista Caproni 8.3
64 Medora Nov 8, 2013 Executive Producer tbd
49 The Fifth Estate Oct 18, 2013 James Boswell / James Boswell tbd
39 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Aug 7, 2013 Dionysus / Mr. D 5.1
57 The Company You Keep Apr 5, 2013 Ray Fuller / Ray Fuller 5.8
51 Jack the Giant Slayer Mar 1, 2013 Cast / Lord Roderick / Roderick 6.0
68 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Caesar Flickerman 7.0

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