Stanley (I) Tucci filmography and biography
Date of birth: 11 November 1960, Peekskill, New York, USA
Stanley (I) Tucci trivia
- Yet another alumnus of S.U.N.Y. Purchase whose other graduates include: Wesley Snipes; Sherry Stringfield; Parker Posey; Seth Gilliam; Adam Trese; Frank Liotti; Melissa Leo; directors Nick Gomez (I) and Hal Hartley as well as producers Todd Baker (I) and Bob Gosse.
- Graduated from acting program at State University of NY at Purchase, May 1982.
- Older brother of Christine Tucci.
- Cousin of Joseph Tropiano.
- 21 January 2000 - His wife, Kate Tucci, gave birth to twins Nicolo Robert (4 lbs 10 oz) and Isabel Concetta (4 lb 4 oz) in Manhattan. They also have a daughter named Camilla Tucci (born 2002).
- Former co-owner of Finch Tavern in Croton Falls, New York. It has since been sold and the menu changed to more traditional Italian-American cuisine.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for a revival of Terence McNally (I)'s "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune".
- In The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, he plays Stanley Kubrick (I), who directed Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. In Robots, he appears with James Earl Jones, who made his debut in Dr. Strangelove. In The Terminal, he was directed by Steven Spielberg, who took over Kubrick's last project, Artificial Intelligence: AI.
- Raised in Katonah, New York.
- Was officially in the BAFTA longlist (Equivalently, the semi-finals) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for his role in The Devil Wears Prada, which consisted of 15 finalists for each category (except Animated Film). However, he was eliminated in the next round, which the five official nominees were selected. .
- His father, also named Stanley Tucci, was an art teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York. His mother, Joan, was one of the receptionists at the main office.
- Brother-in-law of Vincent Angell.
- Was in a relationship with Edie Falco from April 2003 until March 2004.
- Separated from his wife, Kate, in March 2003. They later reconciled.
- Was roommates with Ving Rhames during their time together at SUNY Purchase. Rhames, whose real first name is Irving, credits him for first calling him Ving.
- Wife Kate died of breast cancer in April 2009.
- Among the guests to attend his wife Kate's funeral service were Steve Buscemi, Patricia Clarkson, John Turturro and Aidan Quinn (II).
- He is a close friend of actress Meryl Streep.
Stanley (I) Tucci quotes
- I'm always looking around for another play, but only for a short run. I did "Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune" onstage with Edie Falco for six months, and it was very hard. Once you get past 14 weeks, I go crazy.
- Independents don't exist any more. Let's be clear about that. Having made a lot of independent movies as an actor and director, trying to raise money -- you can put Jesus Christ in your movie and it's really hard if it's an adult drama. The industry has changed significantly since I entered it. It's cyclical. But I don't think it's as healthy as it used to be.
- I was doing a play once with Frances McDormand and I left because I so disagreed with the director's vision. Sometimes being miscast is not just, "Can I play this character?" but can I play it within this aesthetic -- on if he's ever been miscast.
- With certain directors you can scream. "Look, forget it, it's not gonna happen. It doesn't behoove the situation, it doesn't behoove your film. I'm not doing it." And other times, it's simply a discussion. "Let's do one this way, let's do one that way."
- The technique is the craft. You can take a plot and tell it over and over again but to me, there's an individual truth to it. First of all, in order for it to be art it has to be truthful. Secondly, it has to be individually true. It's that true individuality and that real truth that makes it art. -- on if acting is an art form
- I think it's instinctual. You have a feeling at a certain age. Whether you want to be on stage, whether you want to paint, make music, whatever you want to do. What makes you feel comfortable? Even as a kid, I felt much more comfortable on stage than I did in real life. -- on why he is an actor
- I never wanted to play a serial killer. I don't like to watch things about serial killers or kids getting hurt. I can't stand that, really. But this was something beyond that. It was an exploration of loss and hope. And i'm glad that i chose to do it.
- [On his role as "George Harvey" in "The Lovely Bones"] I never wanted to play a serial killer. I don't like to watch things about serial killers or kids getting hurt. I can't stand that, really. But this was something beyond that. It was an exploration of loss and hope. And I'm glad that I chose to do it.