KEYS OF THE CITY – 26th Umbria Film festival.
Stanley Tucci is an American actor, writer, film producer and director. He was Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, and he has received critical acclaim for his roles in Road to Perdition and Conspiracy. Tucci has achieved great success with the role of Caesar Flickerman in the Hunger Games movies. Final Portrait, his fifth film as director, premiered in 2017 at the Berlin Film Festival. The film recalls the history of the Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. He has been the main character of The Children Act, Submission and Transformers – The Last Knight. In 2018, Tucci starred in Patient Zero, A Private War and Nomis, while in 2020 he starred in
What Is Life Worth and in The King’s Man – The Origins. In 2021 he was the main character alongside Colin Firth in the Harry McQueen’s film Supernova.
Big Night was the first feature film which he co-directed, co-wrote and starred in and it earned him several awards, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996.
The film tells the story of two brothers who emigrated from Italy with the desire to open an Italian restaurant in America. Big Night inspired a recipe book: The Tucci Cookbook, which was reprinted in October 2012 and appeared on the New York Times’ list of best-selling books.
The Impostors, his second project as director, was selected at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998.
Also, he directed and co-starred in Joe Gould’s secret, in which he played the role of the New Yorker columnist Joseph Mitchell. He also co-wrote, directed, and starred in Blind Date, a remake of Theo van Gogh’s 1996 film. Among the most successful Stanley Tucci’s performances there are: Spotlight, Julie & Julia, Devil wears Prada, Shall We Dance?, The Terminal, Road to Perdition, America’s Sweethearts, Deconstructing Harry, The Daytrippers, The Pelican Brief.
He has starred in many television series, and he also won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the starring role of Walter Winchell in Winchell, directed by Paul Mazursky. He also won a Golden Globe for the beautiful performance of Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann in the film Conspiracy, produced by HBO. In 2010 Tucci made his Broadway debut as a stage director with the revival of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, with Tony Shalhoub. The production received a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play. His second recipe book, The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends was released in 2014 and it includes all the recipes from the Tucci family’s Italian culinary tradition blended with the British roots of his wife, Felicity Blunt. Stanley Tucci is currently engaged in a very successful program entitled Searching for Italy, which tells the beautiful Italian country through its culinary traditions coming from all the different Italian regions. Tucci serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Food Bank, and he has been a creative consultant at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs.