Stanley Tucci's role similarities

Stanley Tucci can see a lot of similarities between his 'Hunger Games' character Caeser Flickerman and Nazi Adolf Eichmann, who he portrayed in 'Conspiracy'

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Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci has compared his character in 'The Hunger Games' to a Nazi.

The 54-year-old actor can see similarities between Master of Ceremonies Caesar Flickerman, and Adolf Eichmann, one of the major forces behind the Holocaust who he portrayed in 'Conspiracy' in 2001.

He explained: "I think [he is heartless]. I think he moves himself. Many years ago I played Adolf Eichmann, who is one of the most horrible people ever.

"In reading about him I realised there were some similarities, I realised that they're removed. With the emotional distance, they can compartmentalise things."

In 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - the latest installment in the series which premiered this week - Stanley's character interviews Peeta Mellark multiple times for propaganda footage supporting the Capitol, against an uprising led by Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence.

And the veteran actor believes his alter ego behaves the way he does for many reasons.

He said: "He's doing it because he believes it's for the greater good. He's doing it because he thinks this is the way society should be, and also it's self preservation."

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore
  • UK release: 20 November 2014

Carving the final book in the Hunger Games series into two movies pays off, giving rhythm to a story that might otherwise have felt rushed. Action and politics are confidently balanced, Sutherland is deliciously vile as ever, Hutcherson is finally given something interesting to do and while Lawrence is rightly the star…

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