Stanley Tucci is having a moment.
One of the most prolific (and talented) supporting actors in Hollywood is getting the ‘leading man’ treatment. Men and women drooling over him. Thirsty memes. Gushing social media posts dedicated entirely to his forearms. Articles like… well, this one.
In April last year, the 60-year-old become an ‘isolation crush’, courtesy of a curiously sexy Instagram video in which he shared how to mix a Negroni (two shots of gin, two of sweet vermouth and one of Campari, shaken over ice, in case you’re playing along at home).
“Why is Stanley Tucci making a negroni so hot?” The Guardian investigated. “Enjoy this powerfully erotic video of Stanley Tucci,” offered The Cut. “An Investigation of Stanley Tucci’s Biceps: His Trainer Reveals His Routine,” shared Town & Country.
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He followed it up with a martini tutorial that had actor Ryan Reynolds fawning over him in the comments.
It feels like, finally, Stanley Tucci is getting the level of attention he deserves.
For longtime fans though, it’s been a 35-year love affair spanning a diverse career that earned him awards, box-office success and brought him to his second great love after the loss of his first.
Becoming Stanley Tucci, the movie star.
Stanley Tucci’s childhood memories from the ’60s and ’70s seem to centre around two things: art and food. His father was an art teacher, his mother a school secretary; part of a close Italian-American family in rural Westchester, New York.
Speaking to The Guardian in 2017, he shared snapshots of playing in the woods until his mother called him in for dinner. Of learning jewellery-making, pottery and silk spinning from his dad. Of waking up to the smell of ragu bubbling on the stove. Of his grandmother’s pasta and his grandfather’s wine-making. Of living in Florence for a year at the age of 12, and visiting museums. Of elegant dinner parties thrown by his parents.