Birthday: 11th November
Stanley Tucci is an American actor and filmmaker. Involved in acting from a young age, he continued to play a variety of supporting roles in films such as Steven Spielberg's The Terminal (2004). Tucci is also known for his collaborations with Meryl Streep in films such as The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Julie & Julia (2009). Tucci gained further acclaim and success with such films as Burlesque (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015) and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
He has won five Emmy Awards; one for Winchell (1998), one for a guest appearance on the comedy series Monk, one for being a producer of the web series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi and two for a six-part food and travel documentary series titled Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series in 2021 and 2022. Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones (2009). He was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (2003), and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for The One and Only Shrek! alongside Meryl Streep.
MIX UP THEATRE's TOP 10 STANLEY TUCCI FILMS...
The Tale of Despereaux - #104
Beauty and the Beast - #127
The Hunger Games - #128
Captain America: The First Avenger - #348
The Witches - #376
The Terminal - #397
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - #506
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - #507
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - #508
The Devil Wears Prada - #509
How do you rate Stanley Tucci's films?...
WATCH STANLEY TUCCI THIS WEEK
Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th October, BBC1, 9:00pm
Stucci stars alongside David Tennant. As Harry's dilemma worsens, the fate of his family hangs in the balance - but he is determined to do the right thing. Meanwhile, Beth Davenport meets one of Jefferson Grieff's helpers in the outside world who delivers a chilling warning. In the cellar, Janice's desperation grows, and she is forced to consider what she is willing to do to get out alive.
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
Sunday 2nd October, BBC2, 8:20pm
Tucci travels across Italy to discover more of the secrets and delights of the country's regional cuisines, beginning in the `floating city" of Venice. Once the centre of a world-trading empire, Tucci explores the ingenuity of the Venetians, who have embraced the unexpected delights and challenges of the lagoon, reaping the benefits of Veneto's fertile land. Veneto has a fascinating food culture due to its aquatic environment, and the various influences from around the world throughout its vast and textured history.
FILMS: The Hunger Games Series (2012 - 2015)
Our Actor of the Week, Stanley Tucci has a tongue-in-cheek flamboyant role in this sci-fi adventure series.
FILM: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Sunday 2nd October & Friday 7th October, Film4, 6:20pm
FILM: The Core (2003)
Friday 7th October, Sky Cinema Mega Hits, 6:20am
Stucci stars in this sci-fi disaster movie.
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FILM: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Tucci is very funny in a snarky, sassy role here.
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