November 11 is Veterans’ Day. It is also Stanley Tucci’s birthday.
Tucci is an Emmy-winning actor, producer, and director. He was born November 11, in Peekskill, NY. He played Dr. Erskine in Captain America: the First Avenger and Merlin in Transformers: the Last Knight. In the Hunger Games movies, he played Caesar Flickerman, and he provided the voice of Leonardo daVinci in the live action reboot of Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
Awards and Nominations
Stanley Tucci won two Emmy Awards for his role as Walter Winchell in Winchell and for guest starring as David Ruskin in Monk. He won a third Emmy as a producer of Park Bench with Steve Buscemi. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as George Harvey in The Lovely Bones. He was nominated for a Grammy Award fpr Best Spoken Word Album for Children for The One and only Shrek. He’s been nominated for Golden Globe Awards three times and has won twice. He won for Winchell and Conspiracy, and was nominated for The Lovely Bones. The Lovely Bones also brought him a BAFTA nomination. Between 1995 and 2017, he’s earned eight Emmy nominations. He’s been nominated twice for Saturn Awards and once for a Tony Award.
Other Science Fiction and Fantasy Roles
- Dionysus, Mr. D. — Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
- Puck — A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Herb Copperbottom — Robots
- Maestro Cadenza — Beauty and the Beast
- Herb Kazzaz — Bojack Horseman
- Captain Hook/Mr. Darling — Peter and Wendy
- Joshua Joyce — Transformers: Age of Extinction
Mediamass suggested (tongue in cheek ) that Tucci and his second wife, Felicity Blunt, might be on the verge of divorce, but there is no reputable evidence to back up this suggestion. Felicity Blunt is the sister of Emily Blunt, the actress portraying Mary Poppins in the new film.
Stanley Tucci was born November 11, 1960 making Sunday his 58th birthday. By coincidence, it’s the same day as a significant event in world history: on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the Armistice of Compiègne took effect, ending World War I.
If you have a favorite Stanley Tucci role, tell us in the comments section below. We’re always interested in your opinion.
Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions, Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.