Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci has appeared in over 50 films and countless television shows. He has appeared in more than a dozen plays, on and off Broadway, and has been behind the camera working as a writer, director, and producer.
Tucci reached his widest audience yet in the role of Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games franchise. A box office sensation and critical success, the fourth and final installment of the series (Mocking Jay) which released on November 20, 2015.
Next up for Tucci is Final Portrait, the highly anticipated drama he is directing and has written, which stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, & Tony Shalhoub. The film shows the relationship between the legendary Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti American art critic James Lord and the. The script is based on A Giacometti Portrait.
Tucci recently completed production of Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast, alongside Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson and Ian McKellen, set for release in 2017. Other projects for Tucci include Peter & Wendy, a two-hour drama where he played Captain Hook alongside Laura Fraser and Paloma Faith, released on ITV in 2015; and Patient Zero alongside Natalie Dormer, set to release in 2016.
Tucci was most recently seen in Oscar nominated, Spotlight, directed by Tom McCarthy, alongside Rachel McAdams, Live Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Billy Crudup. Spotlight premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2015 and released in the U.S. on November 6, 2015.
Tucci can also be seen in the television show Fortitude alongside Richard Dormer, Christopher Eccleston and Sofie Grabol. A British psychological thriller set in Norway, Tucci plays an American detective hired to solve a murder case. Fortitude premiered on Pivot in the U.S. on January 29, 2015.
Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, SAG Award and received a Broadcast Film Critics nomination for his performance in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones.
Furthermore, Tucci won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in the TV movie Winchell. His performance as the fast-talking tattler, who exposed secrets and scandals, left audiences and critics alike singing his praises. Winchell, directed by Paul Mazursky, provided Stanley with one of the juiciest roles of his diverse career.
He received a Golden Globe for his role in HBO’s Conspiracy. His brilliant portrayal of Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann delivered a truly petrifying experience, where he often deceived others with his all but friendly smile.
Tucci is also a writer, director and producer. He is the Producer for The Canal, set to release in 2015; Executive Producer for the upcoming TV/movie drama Behind the Sun; and Director/Writer for Final Portrait. He premiered the film Blind Date at The Sundance Film Festival — directing, starring, and co-writing this Van Gogh remake. Another directorial endeavor 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 Boston Society of Film Critics.
His second project, The Imposters, a film which he wrote, directed, co-produced, and starred in, was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures later that year. The 1930’s farce starred Tucci and Oliver Platt as a pair of out-of-work actors who find themselves aboard a cruise ship passengered by Steve Buscemi, Alfred Molina, Lili Taylor and Hope Davis.
His work on television includes Fortitude, Bull, Equal Justice, Wiseguy, The Equalizer, thirtysomething, and The Street. Tucci received Emmy nominations for his work in Murder One and ER, and an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Monk.
Stanley’s theater work includes Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune, 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 SUNY Purchase, where he first studied acting.
Tucci made his directorial debut on Broadway with a revival of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor starring Tony Shalhoub. The production received a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play.
Tucci’s additional film credits include Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Wild Card, Muppets Most Wanted, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Some Velvet Morning, The Fifth Estate, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, The Company You Keep, Jack The Giant Slayer, Captain America; The First Avenger, Margin Call, Burlesque, Easy A, Julie & Julia, The Tale Of Despereaux, Kit Kitteredge: An American Girl, Swing Vote, What Just Happened, The Devil Wears Prada, Shall We Dance, The Terminal The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers, Spin, Road To Perdition, America’s Sweethearts, Sidewalks Of New York, A Mid Summer Nights Dream, The Alarmist, Deconstructing Harry, The Daytrippers, Big Trouble, A Life Less Ordinary, Kiss Of Death, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, It Could Happen To You, The Pelican Brief, Prelude to a Kiss, In the Soup, Billy Bathgate and Slaves Of New York.
The Tucci Cookbook was released in October of 2012 where it reached the New York Times bestsellers list. Stanley released his second cookbook, The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends, on October 28, 2014. The family-focused cookbook includes recipes from Tucci’s traditional Italian roots as well as those of his British wife, Felicity Blunt’s.
Stanley serves on the Board of Directors of The Food Bank for New York City.
Tucci resides in London.