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STANLEY TUCCI (Roderick) has appeared in over 50 films, including "The Devil Wears Prada," "The Terminal" and "Road to Perdition," as well as countless television shows. He has also appeared in over a dozen plays, on- and off-Broadway.
He earned an Academy Award nomination, along with Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Broadcast Film Critics nominations, for his performance in 2009's "The Lovely Bones." The year prior, he starred in Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia," opposite Meryl Streep.
Tucci most recently starred as Caesar Flickerman in the blockbuster "The Hunger Games," and just wrapped the sequel, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." He also finished filming the fantasy adventure "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the sequel to the worldwide hit "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief," set for a summer 2013 release.
In 2008, Tucci partnered with his friend of more than 20 years, Steve Buscemi, and Wren Arthur, to form Olive Productions, a New York-based film and television company, with a portion of its projects earmarked for Tucci and Buscemi to direct. Olive has film projects in development at HBO, SONY and Fox Searchlight and is developing a TV show at AMC.
In 2009, Tucci made his Broadway directorial debut 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 received critical acclaim for his work in the 2002 drama "Road to Perdition," directed by Sam Mendes and co-starring Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Paul Newman. In 2001 he earned an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award for his brilliant portrayal of Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann, alongside Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth, in the highly acclaimed HBO drama "Conspiracy," a dramatic recreation of the Nazi Warnnasee Conference. Previously, he won both Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Walter Winchell, a founder of American gossip, in another HBO original film, "Winchell," directed by Paul Mazursky.
In addition to being an accomplished and gifted actor, he is also a writer, director and producer. At the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Tucci premiered the film "Blind Date." Another directorial effort, in which Tucci also starred, alongside Ian Holm, was "Joe Gould's Secret."
"Big Night," his 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. Tucci's second project, "The Imposters," a film he wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in, was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and subsequently acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The 1930's farce also starred Oliver Platt, Steve Buscemi, Alfred Molina, Lili Taylor and Hope Davis.
Tucci's additional film credits as an actor include "Margin Call," "Captain America," "Easy A," "Burlesque," "Swing Vote," "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," "Robots," "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," Barry Sonnenfeld's "Big Trouble," Edward Burns' "Sidewalks of New York," "America's Sweethearts," "Shall We Dance," "Spin," "The Tale of Despereaux," "Deconstructing Harry," "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 2008, he earned an Emmy Award nomination for his guest role as Dr. Moretti on "ER" and, in 2007, his performance on "Monk" received critical attention as well as an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. His work on television includes an appearance as a re-occurring guest star on TNT's "Bull," as well as "Equal Justice," "Wiseguy," "The Equalizer," "Thirtysomething" and "The Street." His performance as Richard Cross in the Steven Bochco drama "Murder One" earned him his first Emmy Nomination in 1996.
No stranger to the theater, Tucci has appeared in numerous plays, including "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 productions, at Yale Repertory Theater and SUNY Purchase, where he first studied acting.
Tucci released his cookbook, The Tucci Cookbook, in October of 2012, and it reached The York Times Best Sellers List.
He serves on the Board of Directors of The Food Bank for New York City, and has served as a Creative Advisor at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs.
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