Stanley Tucci to Host New Season of Independent Lens | PBS
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(San Francisco, CA) — Independent Lens announced today that acclaimed actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci will host the upcoming season of Independent Lens, which moves to Mondays at 10 PM on PBS this fall (check local listings). Tucci is the latest in the distinguished company of Independent Lens hosts, including Mary-Louise Parker, America Ferrera, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard, Edie Falco, Angela Bassett, and Don Cheadle.
"Stanley Tucci truly embodies the spirit and essence of Independent Lens," said Lois Vossen, senior series producer. "Incapable of giving a bad performance, he owns each role, yet continues to surprise audiences with every new character. His acclaimed work as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter demonstrates how much he understands what it means to be an independent filmmaker. We are deeply honored that he chose to support our series."
Independent Lens features Brad Lichtenstein's As Goes Janesville on Monday, October 8, 2012; the full season launches on Monday, October 29, 2012 with Macky Alston's Sundance award-winner Love Free or Die. For the complete lineup, visit www.pbs.org/independentlens.
About Stanley Tucci
Academy Award® nominee Stanley Tucci has appeared in more than 50 films, countless television shows, and a dozen plays. He can next be seen in Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer, a modern day fairy tale (March 2013) & Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters. He was most recently he was seen as Caesar Flickerman in the blockbuster The Hunger Games, and is set to begin filming Catching Fire, the second in The Hunger Games trilogy. Other acclaimed films include The Devil Wears Prada, Captain America, Easy A, Margin Call, The Terminal, Road To Perdition, and Julie & Julia, among many others. His performance in The Lovely Bones earned an Academy Award® nomination along with Golden Globe®, BAFTA, SAG, and Broadcast Film Critics nominations.
Tucci made his Broadway directorial debut with a revival of Lend Me a Tenor starring Tony Shalhoub, which received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Revival of a Play.
He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on ER, and his appearance on Monk received an Emmy® for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
An accomplished writer, director, and producer, his independent films include Blind Date, Joe Gould's Secret, The Imposters, and Big Night, which earned the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival, recognition by the National Board of Review, an Independent Spirit Award, the Critics Prize at Deauville Film Festival, and honors from the New York Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics.
Tucci won a Golden Globe® Award for the television film Conspiracy, and received a Golden Globe and an Emmy® for Winchell. On television he also starred in Murder One, for which he earned an Emmy® nomination.
Tucci has appeared in more than a dozen plays on Broadway, off-Broadway, and at Yale Repertory Theater
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