Lou Taylor Pucci

Actor Lou Taylor Pucci embodied young men struggling to find their place in the world in a string of independent features during the early 2000s and beyond, including the award winning "Thumbsucker" (2005), "Empire ... Read more »
Born: 07/26/1985 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Spring 2015 (Movie)

Evan (Actor)

Ava's Possessions 2014 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Chicago PD 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Halt & Catch Fire 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Evil Dead 2013 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

The Story of Luke 2013 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

All Together Now 2012 (Movie)

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The Legend of Hell's Gate 2012 (Movie)

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Beginners 2011 (Movie)

Magician (Actor)

Brotherhood 2011 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

Gabriel Sawyer (Actor)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

Evan/Subject #28 (Actor)

Carriers 2009 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Explicit Ills 2009 (Movie)

Jacob (Actor)

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

Boba Fett #1 (Actor)

Horsemen 2009 (Movie)

Alex Breslin (Actor)

The Answer Man 2009 (Movie)

Kris Lucas (Actor)

The Informers 2009 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

The Go-Getter 2008 (Movie)

Mercer (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Martin Kefauver (Actor)

Fast Food Nation 2006 (Movie)

Paco (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empire Falls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Fifty Pills 2005 (Movie)

Darren Giles (Actor)

The Chumscrubber 2005 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Thumbsucker 2005 (Movie)

Justin Cobb (Actor)

Personal Velocity 2002 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)
Music (1)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

("Summer Song") (Song Performer)

Biography

Actor Lou Taylor Pucci embodied young men struggling to find their place in the world in a string of independent features during the early 2000s and beyond, including the award winning "Thumbsucker" (2005), "Empire Falls" (HBO, 2005) and "The Story of Luke" (2012). He began his acting career on stage, working in community theater in his native New Jersey before quickly graduating to Broadway in a production of "The Sound of Music." His feature-film debut came with 2002's "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits," which captured the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival that same year. The film's critical success soon minted Pucci as the go-to player for sensitive young men, a role he played to perfection in "Thumbsucker" (2005), which earned him major awards at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival. Pucci would largely play variations on the same character for much of the 2000s in minor indie projects like "Fast Food Nation" (2006) and "The Informers" (2008), while generating positive reviews for performances as an autistic young man in the film festival favorite "The Story of Luke." However, one of his most successful projects - from a box-office standpoint - was "Evil Dead" (2013), the ultra-gory reboot of the Sami Rami horror classic. Its success underscored Pucci's ability to work well within both studio and indie environments, while also pointing to a future in mainstream features.

Milestones

2013

Co-stars in 2013's "Evil Dead" reboot

2012

Portrayed an autistic young man in "The Story of Luke"

2005

First leading role in "Thumbsucker"

2005

Television debut on HBO's "Empire Falls"

2002

First feature film appearance in "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits"

1998

Broadway debut in "The Sound of Music"

Bonus Trivia

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His aunt, Cindy, encouraged him to take his first stage role at the age of 10 in a community theater production of "Oliver!"

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Practices stage magic in his spare time, and played a magician in "Beginners."

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Served as a juror for the Short Film Competiton at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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Suffered extensive facial injuries during a 2010 assault in New Jersey.

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An admitted fan of cult movies, he counts the original "Evil Dead" among his favorites, and initially rejected the offer to audition for the 2013 version out of respect for the Sam Raimi's 1981 film.

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