More Stanley Tucci Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Devil Wears Prada)Always keeping busy and not one to sit still for too long, Stanley Tucci always has something brewing. He has just recently completed filming the BBC production of Four Last Songs, which started shooting in mid-June on the beautiful Spanish island of Majorca. The comedic drama is written and directed by Francesca Joseph, and encompasses a motley collection of characters seeking musical redemption. The ensemble cast includes Rhys Ifans, Hugh Bonneville, Jena Malone, Jessica Stevenson, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marisa Paredes, Karl Johnson, and Virgile Branly.
Tucci has remained plenty active since 2004, taking on roles in five different films. The most recent, Fox Animation's feature, Robots, was released in March 2005. In it, Tucci offered his voice for the Herb Copperbottom character. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, in which he played the role of renowned director Stanley Kubrick, premiered on HBO in December of 2004. The Stephen Hopkins drama starred Stephen Gry, John Lithgow and Miriam Margolys and tied for the most Emmy nominations with 16 bids. Tucci starred opposite Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy Shall We Dance, which opened in October 2004 and was directed by Peter Chelsom. Also released in October was the James Redford film Spin, with Dana Delany and Ruben Blades. The story is based on an orphaned boy raised by a Hispanic family in the 1950's. Tucci also worked alongside Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, released in June 2004. The story is about an Eastern European immigrant (Hanks) who becomes a resident of a New York airport terminal when a war breaks out and erases his country from the map, voiding his passport.
In 2002 Tucci received critical acclaim for his work in Fox and DreamWorks' Road to Perdition, co-starring Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Paul Newman. The Sam Mendes directed film, about a hit man who takes things personally after his wife and son are murdered, was released in theaters in July 2002. Stanley can also be seen in the ever-popular Disney comedy Big Trouble, co-starring Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Omar Epps, Janeane Garofalo and Jason Lee, among others. The Barry Sonnenfeld-directed film, about the lives of several Miami denizens intersecting with hilarious and dangerous results, opened in April 2002.
Tucci also graced screens in Paramount Classics' Sidewalks of New York, written and directed by Edward Burns and starring Heather Graham and Brittany Murphy and Sony's America's Sweethearts, opposite Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Billy Crystal. He also appeared alongside Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth in the highly acclaimed HBO drama, Conspiracy, a film for which Tucci earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Made-for-TV movie or Miniseries.
Tucci's multiple talents have led to a very diverse career. Not only an accomplished and gifted actor, he is a writer, director and producer. His most recent directorial effort was USA Films' Joe Gould's Secret, which starred Ian Holm as bohemian writer 'Joe Gould' and Tucci as 'Joseph Mitchell,' the famed writer for The New Yorker. The film, set in New York's Greenwich Village in the 1940s, tells the story of the strange meeting and long lasting friendship between Gould and Mitchell, as well as the stories Mitchell wrote about Gould and his life.
Big Night, Tucci's first effort as co-director, co-screenwriter and actor on the same film, earned him numerous accolades, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, a recognition of Excellence by the National Board of Review, an Independent Spirit Award, The Critics Prize at the 1996 Deauville Film Festival and honors from the New York Film Critics and the Society of Film Critics.
Tucci's second project, The Imposters, a film that he wrote, directed, co-produced and in which he starred, was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and was purchased later that year by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The 1930s farce stars Tucci and Oliver Platt as a pair of out-of-work actors who find themselves aboard a cruise ship passengered by Steve Buscemi, Billy Connolly, Alfred Molina, Lili Taylor and Hope Davis.
Tucci's previous film credits include Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Alarmist, A Life Less Ordinary, The Daytrippers, Kiss of Death, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, It Could Happen to You, The Pelican Brief, Prelude to a Kiss, Billy Bathgate, In the Soup, and Slaves of New York.
In 2002, Tucci won a Golden Globe Award for his brilliant portrayal of Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann in the television film entitled, Conspiracy. This was the dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. He also received a Golden Globe, as well as an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Walter Winchell, a founder of American gossip, in the HBO original film, Winchell. His performance as the fast-talking tattler, whose exposure of secrets and scandals turned political, left audiences and critics alike singing his praises. Winchell, directed by Paul Mazursky, provided Tucci with one of the juiciest roles of his diverse career.
Tucci's work on television includes his appearance as a re-occurring guest star on TNT's Bull. He played 'Hunter Lasky,' a charming, conniving, power-player, one of Wall Street's best negotiation 'sharks.' His other television credits include appearances on Equal Justice, Wiseguy, The Equalizer, Thirtysomething, and The Street. Tucci also starred as 'Richard Cross' in the Steven Bochco drama Murder One, a performance for which he earned an Emmy Nomination.
Tucci, no stranger to the theater, has appeared in many plays including Execution of Hope, The Iceman Cometh, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and The Misanthrope. He also performed in a number of off-Broadway plays, at Yale Repertory Theater and SUNY Purchase, where he first studied acting.
Bio courtesy Fox for "The Devil Wears Prada" (10-Jul-2006)
Biography #3 (for The Terminal)Stanley Tucci will next be seen in the romantic comedy Shall We Dance?, in which he stars with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. He recently co-starred with Lopez in the comedy hit Maid in Manhattan, and with Tom Hanks in the drama Road to Perdition. On the small screen, he portrays director Stanley Kubrick in the HBO movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
Honored for his work in films and on television, Tucci won a Golden Globe Award and earned an Emmy Award nomination for his chilling portrayal of Adolf Eichman in the HBO docudrama Conspiracy. In 1999, he won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the title role of the HBO biopic Winchell.
Tucci had earlier been recognized for his work on both sides of the camera for the widely praised independent feature Big Night, which he co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced, as well as starred in. Big Night brought Tucci an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best New Director, the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, a Recognition of Excellence Award from the National Board of Review, and the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Screenplay and Best New Filmmaker. He also garnered Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Male Lead and Best First Feature for his work on the film. Tucci's follow-up project, The Imposters, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in, was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
Tucci's credits as an actor also include the features Big Trouble, America's Sweethearts, Sidewalks of New York, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Life Less Ordinary, Deconstructing Harry, Kiss of Death, Jury Duty, It Could Happen to You, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, The Pelican Brief, Prelude to a Kiss, Beethoven, Billy Bathgate, Slaves of New York and Prizzi's Honor. His upcoming films include the independent feature Spin, and he will also be heard in the animated film Robots.
A native New Yorker, Tucci started acting on the stage. In 2003, he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance on Broadway in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. He previously appeared on Broadway in the plays The Misanthrope, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Execution of Justice and The Iceman Cometh, and off-Broadway in the title role of Scapin.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "The Terminal" (17-Jun-2004)
Biography #4 (for Maid in Manhattan)Stanley Tucci is currently dazzling Broadway audiences in a revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune opposite Edie Falco. He recently co-starred in Sam Mendes' The Road to Perdition with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, the comedy Big Trouble and Edward Burns' Sidewalks of New York. Last year he appeared in Revolution Studios' America's Sweethearts opposite Julia Roberts and John Cusack, released by Columbia Pictures.
Tucci earned both an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Made-for-TV-Movie or Miniseries in the highly acclaimed HBO drama, Conspiracy, in which he appeared alongside Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth. He had previously won a Best Actor Emmy and Golden Globe for his portrayal of Walter Winchell in the HBO original film Winchell.
Not only is Tucci an accomplished and gifted actor, he is a writer, director, and producer as well. His most recent directorial effort was Joe Gould's Secret starring Ian Holm as bohemian writer Joe Gould, and Tucci as Joseph Mitchell, the famed writer for The New Yorker. Big Night, Tucci's first effort as co-director, co-screenwriter and actor, earned him numerous accolades, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, a Recognition of Excellence by the National Board of Review, an Independent Spirit Award, the Critics Prize at the 1996 Deauville Film Festival, as well as honors from the New York Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics.
Tucci's second project, The Imposters, which he wrote, directed, co-produced and in which he starred, was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. Previous film credits include Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night's Dream, The Alarmist, A Life Less Ordinary, The Daytrippers, Kiss of Death, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, It Could Happen to You, The Pelican Brief, Prelude to a Kiss, Billy Bathgate, In the Soup, and Slaves of New York.
Tucci's work on television includes a recurring guest starring role on TNT's Bull, as well as appearances on Equal Justice, Wiseguy, The Equalizer, Thirtysomething and The Street. Tucci also starred as Richard Cross in the Steven Bochco drama Murder One, a performance that earned him an Emmy nomination.
On Broadway, Tucci has appeared in numerous plays, including Execution of Hope, The Iceman Cometh, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and The Misanthrope. He has also performed in a number of off-Broadway plays, at Yale Repertory Theater and at SUNY Purchase, where he first studied acting.