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Tom Hulce

Highest Rated:   100% Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Lowest Rated:   16% Jumper (2008)
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Birthplace:   Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA
American stage actor Tom Hulce made his film debut in September 30, 1955 (1977) -- the title referred to the day James Dean died -- and attained his first starring role as Larry Kroger in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). The sincerity of his portrayal was somewhat lost in the enthusiasm over co-star John Belushi, but Hulce was impressive enough to be cast in Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980), a heartfelt tribute to summer theater actors. Four years later, Hulce was selected over several possible candidates to play Mozart in Amadeus (1984), earning an Oscar nomination for his virtuoso portrayal of the outrageous, immature musical genius. Again, however, the honors went to a co-star, in this case F. Murray Abraham, who won an Oscar for his performance as Mozart's vindictive nemesis Salieri. Few of Hulce's subsequent roles took as full advantage of his gifts as did Amadeus, though the actor had some good moments as a family "black sheep" in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989) and a sleazy, ambulance-chasing lawyer in Peter Weir's Fearless (1993). Hulce has also occasionally shown up on television, notably in Murder in Mississippi, a 1990 TV movie about three martyred civil rights workers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Those Lips, Those Eyes
  • Actor
2014
16% Jumper
  • Mr. Bowker
$80.1M 2008
72% Stranger Than Fiction
  • Dr. Cayly
$40.2M 2006
49% A Home at the End of the World
  • Producer
$0.9M 2004
No Score Yet Forget-Me-Not-Lane
  • Actor
2003
30% The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
  • Quasimodo
2001
No Score Yet Black Rainbow
  • Gary Wallace
2000
No Score Yet Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End
  • Himself
1996
73% The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Quasimodo
1996
No Score Yet Heidi Chronicles
  • Peter Petrone
1995
No Score Yet Wings of Courage
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery
1995
39% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Henry Clerval
1994
86% Fearless
  • Brillstein
1993
67% The Inner Circle
  • Ivan Sanshin
1992
No Score Yet Murder in Mississippi
  • Mickey Schwerner
1990
93% Parenthood
  • Larry
1989
No Score Yet Shadowman
  • Shadowman
1988
100% Dominick and Eugene
  • Dominick 'Nicky' Luciano
1988
20% Slam Dance
  • C.C. Drood
1987
86% Echo Park
  • Jonathan
1986
No Score Yet The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket
  • Daniel Rocket
1986
95% Amadeus
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1984
No Score Yet Amadeus: Directors Cut
  • Actor
1984
91% National Lampoon's Animal House
  • Pinto
1978
No Score Yet September 30, 1955
  • Hanley
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • 1995

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