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Stanley Tucci Jr. ( TOO-chee; born November 11, 1960) is an American actor and filmmaker. Involved in acting from a young age, he made his film debut in John Huston's Prizzi's Honor (1985), and continued to play a variety of supporting roles in films such as Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997), Sam Mendes's Road to Perdition (2002), and Steven Spielberg's The Terminal (2004). In 1996, he made his directorial debut with the cult comedy Big Night which he also co-wrote and starred in alongside Tony Shalhoub. He also played Stanley Kubrick in the television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. 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), Easy A (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Margin Call (2011), The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), Spotlight (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2017), and Supernova (2020). He has won four 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 one for hosting and producing Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. 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.Tucci also starred in numerous television series such as the legal drama Murder One (1995–96), the medical drama 3 lbs (2006), Ryan Murphy's limited series Feud: Bette & Joan (2017), and the drama Limetown (2018). Since 2020, Tucci has voiced Bitsy Brandenham in the Apple TV+ animated series Central Park. In 2021, he hosted a six-part food and travel documentary series on CNN titled Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series. Early life Tucci was born in Peekskill, New York, and grew up in nearby Katonah, New York. His parents, Joan (née Tropiano), a secretary and writer, and Stanley Tucci, Sr., an art teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York, both of Italian descent, had roots in Calabria. Tucci is the oldest of three children; his sister is actress Christine Tucci. Screenwriter Joseph Tropiano is a cousin. During the early 1970s, the family spent a year living in Florence, Italy.He attended John Jay High School, where he played on the soccer and baseball teams, although his main interest lay in the school's drama club, where he and fellow actor and high school friend, Campbell Scott, son of actors George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst, gave well-received performances at many of John Jay's drama club productions. Tucci then attended State University of New York at Purchase, where he majored in acting and graduated in 1982. Among his classmates at SUNY Purchase was fellow acting student Ving Rhames. It was Tucci who gave Rhames, born Irving, the Ving nickname by which he is known. Career 1980s: Early work In 1982, Tucci earned his Actors' Equity card when actress Colleen Dewhurst, the mother of Tucci's high-school friend, actor Campbell Scott, arranged for the two young men to have parts as soldiers in a Broadway play in which she was co-starring, The Queen and the Rebels which premiered on September 30, 1982. Around this time, Tucci also worked as a model, with his most notable work being a television commercial for Levi's 501 jeans. In 1985, Tucci made his film debut in Prizzi's Honor. Tucci then went on to portray minor and supporting roles in a number of films including Monkey Shines (1988), Slaves of New York (1989), Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989) and Billy Bathgate (1991). In 1991, Tucci performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre in Molière's Scapin. In 1992, Tucci starred in the family comedy Beethoven and the romantic fantasy Prelude to a Kiss. The former spawned a franchise of the same name due to the success of the 1992 film. 1990s: Breakthrough From 1995 to 1996, Tucci starred in the television series Murder One as the mysterious Richard Cross. Tucci received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his performance in the series, specifically for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Following disappointing ratings, ABC decided to revamp the series resulting in Tucci being dismissed from the series. In 1996, Tucci co-wrote, co-directed and starred in the comedy-drama film Big Night. Tucci wrote the screenplay with his cousin Joseph Trapiano and directed the film with friend Campbell Scott. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for the "Grand Jury Prize". Tucci and Tropiano won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for writing the screenplay of the film. The film also featured his sister Christine and their mother, who wrote a cookbook for the film. In 1998, Tucci wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in the comedy film The Impostors. Shortly thereafter, Tucci starred in the HBO biographical television film Winchell in which Tucci portrayed columnist Walter Winchell. For his portrayal of Winchell, Tucci won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film. Tucci also received a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for his performance in the film. In 1999, he played Robin Goodfellow / Puck in the Michael Hoffman adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. 2000s: Films and award recognition In 2000, Tucci directed, produced and starred in the drama film Joe Gould's Secret, based on a 1964 biographical essay about Gould by The New Yorker reporter Joseph Mitchell. In 2001, Tucci starred in the HBO television war film Conspiracy as Adolf Eichmann. The project also starred Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth. For his portrayal of Eichmann, Tucci won another Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film. The film was critically acclaimed and won a Peabody Award. In 2002, Tucci returned to the stage by starring in the revival of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Tucci received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play nomination for his performance in the play. Also in 2002, he starred in Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition opposite Tom Hanks. The film went on to receive $181 million at the box office and received six Academy Award nominations. He reunited with Hanks in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal (2004). That same year Tucci appeared in Shall We Dance (2004). Tucci also portrayed Stanley Kubrick in the HBO television film, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004). He also was a guest caller in an episode of Frasier. Also that year, Caedmon Audio released a.... Discover the Stanley Tucci popular books. 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The Tucci Cookbook

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The Tucci Family brings wine pairings, updated recipes, gorgeous photography, and family memories to a new generation of Italian food lovers.There is some truth to the old...

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Taste

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNamed a Notable Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington PostFrom award-winning actor and food ob...

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The Tucci Table

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Featuring family-friendly “simple to make and magnificently delicious” (Mario Batali) recipes and stunning photography, a practical cookbook from New York Times bestselling aut...

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Basking in Bordeaux from the Left Bank MP3 Audiobook

Basking in Bordeaux from the Left Bank

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Stylish, trend-setting, and bold, Vine Talk's host Stanley Tucci invites a panel of celebrity friends to join him for engaging conversation and blind taste-tests from different selections of...

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Sipping Sancerres from the Loire Valley

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Stylish, trend-setting, and bold, Vine Talk's host Stanley Tucci invites a panel of celebrity friends to join him for engaging conversation and blind taste-tests from different selections of...

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Behind the Lines (Abridged)

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Andrew Carroll spent three years traveling throughout the United States and around the world to seek out the most powerful and unforgettable letters ever written during American wars....

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HiBrow: World Book Night 2011 (Original Recording)

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A celebration of adult literature and reading. The whole book industry, including booksellers, librarians and publishers, were invited come together and pick out their favourite titles to be...

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The Other Side of the River

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Two Michigan towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, separated by the St. Joseph River, are geographically close, yet worlds apart: St. Joseph is a 95% white, prosperous lakeshore community, wh...

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Polishing Off Pinots from Oregon

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Scrutinizing Shiraz from Australia

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The Amazing Bone

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The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston...

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The Color of Night (Abridged Fiction)

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Behind Harry Strand is a career in American intelligence that he wishes he could forget and a wife, killed in a car accident, who he can't stop thinking about. In spite of his past, Harry ha...

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Ranking Rieslings from the Finger Lakes

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Weighing Washington Chardonnays

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The One and Only Shrek!

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To mark the 100th birthday of William Steig and in anticipation of the next blockbuster movie Shrek the Third, Macmillan Audio presents The One and Only Shrek! the must-have collectio...

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Blackout

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It was a hot, summer night in the city when the power went out. Everything changed…but that was not necessarily a bad thing. Not normal can be fun.

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

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An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one, grisly solution -- a solution that only creates other problems that no one can eve...

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True Tales of People Who Just Can't Take It Anymore.What can you do when the world is pushing you over the edge? More than you think.For some of us, it's the automate...

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When Caleb finds himself transformed into a dog and is unable to tell his wife his true identity, he decides to become her companion.Caleb and Kate is a 1977 New York Time...

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Taste (Unabridged)

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNamed a Notable Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington PostFrom award-winning actor and food ob...

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Navigating Napa Valley Cabernets

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I'm Fast!

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Join the fun as a train pulling a long, heavy load races a speedy, little car across the country – through the mountains, through the desert, through a blizzard.

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Picking Pinot Noirs from Burgundy

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Relishing Riojas From Spain

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Stylish, trend-setting, and bold, Vine Talk's host Stanley Tucci invites a panel of celebrity friends to join him for engaging conversation and blind taste-tests from different selections of...

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Shrek!

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Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig's SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world.

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Reservation Road (Abridged)

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A riveting novel of feeling and suspense in which grief and punishment become tragically intertwined.        At the close of a beautiful s...

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The Good German (Abridged)

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Set in Berlin just after the end of World War II, a brilliant thriller that was also made into a film starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.With World War II finally ...

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Savoring Sonoma Coast Chardonnays

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Doctor De Soto

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A Newbery Honor Book from the creator of Shrek. "Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with...

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Coronado

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From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a surprisingly different collection of five short stories:"Runn...

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