Stanley Tucci — American Actor born on January 11, 1960,

Stanley Oliver Tucci Jr. is an American actor, writer, film producer and film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones, and won an Emmy Award for his performance in Winchell. He also was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for The One and Only Shrek!.. (wikipedia)

I have consciously not taken the role of a gangster, which has been offered to me far too many times.
I was dissatisfied just being an actor.
The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.
Big Night and The Impostors are both things that I wrote.
Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk - and collect it.