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stanley tucci's best roles ranked

The docuseries Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy premiered this year.


Tucci has 136 acting credits to his name (plus bartender of our dreams), so we ranked a few of his best characters.


I guess that people really like the variety of the performances, and that's what I sort of revel in.

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Number one of course is Nigel, Miranda Priestly’s right-hand man. We’d let him dress us any day.

The Devil Wears Prada


We’re pretty sure the term “DILF” was first used to describe Tucci in this cinematic masterpiece.

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Starring alongside queen Streep again, Tucci played the perfect Paul Child to her Julia Child.

Julie & Julia


Though the film itself received poor reviews, the actor brought sass to his role as costumer Sean. We have no choice but to stan.


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The odds certainly were in Tucci’s favor for his role as Caesar Flickerman, host of the Hunger Games. Bad character, but the extravagant outfits make up for that. 

The Hunger Games


A quieter role, but a good-guy one, so we’ll rank it in the middle of the pack. Tucci played the victims’ attorney in this critically acclaimed film.



Anyone else remember Tucci as Puck in 1999? Major points for playing a mischievous fairy in a Shakespeare classic.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Starring alongside Anne Hathaway (a Devil Wears Prada reunion!), Tucci played the wacky hotel manager. The actor can do it all, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be done.

The Witches

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Even in a minor role as a disheveled scientist, Tucci shone. Unfortunately, Dr. Abraham Erskine falls toward the bottom due to irrelevance in the MCU.

Captain America: The First Avenger


Coming in dead last is Tucci as the creepy murderer George Harvey. We’ll leave it at that.

The Lovely Bones 


From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Italian restaurants, Tucci is a proven modern-day renaissance man. Cheers to that! 

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