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Tom Hulce Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Dec 6, 1953
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Thomas Edward Hulce

American stage actor Tom Hulce made his film debut in [[Feature~V43742~September 30, 1955~93055]] (1977) -- the title referred to the day [[Performer~P18134~James Dean~jamesdean]] died -- and attained his first starring role as Larry Kroger in [[Feature~V60324~National Lampoon's Animal House~nationallampoonsanimalhouse]] (1978). The sincerity of his portrayal was somewhat lost in the enthusiasm over co-star [[Performer~P5234~John Belushi~johnbelushi]], but Hulce was impressive enough to be cast in [[Feature~V49615~Those Lips, Those Eyes~thoselipsthoseeyes]] (1980), a heartfelt tribute to summer theater actors. Four years later, Hulce was selected over several possible candidates to play [[Performer~P103711~Mozart~wolfgangamadeusmozart]] in [[Feature~V1764~Amadeus~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 [[Performer~P138~F. Murray Abraham~fmurrayabraham]], who won an Oscar for his performance as [[Performer~P103711~Mozart~wolfgangamadeusmozart]]'s vindictive nemesis Salieri. Few of Hulce's subsequent roles took as full advantage of his gifts as did [[Feature~V1764~Amadeus~amadeus]], though the actor had some good moments as a family "black sheep" in [[Performer~P94983~Ron Howard~ronhoward]]'s [[Feature~V37270~Parenthood~parenthood]] (1989) and a sleazy, ambulance-chasing lawyer in [[Performer~P116294~Peter Weir~peterweir]]'s [[Feature~V121708~Fearless~fearless]] (1993). Hulce has also occasionally shown up on television, notably in [[Feature~V127595~Murder in Mississippi~murderinmississippi]], a 1990 TV movie about three martyred civil rights workers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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