THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
Actor JONATHAN TUCKER, 21, first
plunged into Fox Searchlight's The Deep End opposite Tilda Swinton.
Tucker portrayed Swinton's sensitive teenage son in the thriller about a devout
mother who instinctively reacts to cover-up a death in an attempt to avoid her
son's implications. Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, The Deep End
and the performances embodied within have been described by critics as
"mesmerizing," "enlightening," and "invigorating."
Also enlightening was Tucker's previous
effort, Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola's
American Zoetrope Films, the film featured Tucker as Kirsten Dunst's voyeur teen
neighbor and attempted savior. He also co-starred as the young
Billy Crudup in Barry Levinson's acclaimed Sleepers and appeared in the
comedy Two if by Sea with Sandra Bullock. Tucker has also appeared in an
arch on David E. Kelley's hit drama "The Practice" and immediately
segued into a guest starring role on Steven Bochco's "Philly."
Next on the horizon is the Toronto
International and Los Angeles Film Festival entrant Ball In The House.
Tucker assumes the starring role of a troubled youth who copes to regain control
of his life by confronting his drug and alcohol addiction. Jennifer Tilly and
David Strathairn round out the impressive cast. Tucker also wrapped a
starring role in the independent film Stateside opposite
Rachel Leigh Cook and Val Kilmer, and will also portray
younger sibling to John C. Reilly in the Soderbergh/Clooney-produced con-themed
Tucker is next set to start production
in Montana on the independent feature Love Comes To The Executioner, in
which he portrays a prison executioner.
Though a Boston native, Tucker has had
the opportunity to travel the world over, including a couple of years in Paris
as a young boy, thanks to his renowned art historian/professor/curator father,
Paul Hayes Tucker, and marketing analyst mother, Maggie Moss-Tucker. By third
grade, he was starring in the Boston Ballet's production of "The
Nutcracker." He graduated from Ojai's Thacher School and plans to attend
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