James Gandolfini

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James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor best known for his role as American Mafia crime boss Tony Soprano in the award-winning HBO series, The Sopranos. Gandolfini garnered praise for his portrayal of Tony Soprano, winning three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Gandolfini's other notable roles include the woman-beating Mob henchman Virgil in True Romance, enforcer/stuntman Bear in Get Shorty and as Carol, an impulsive Wild Thing, in Where the Wild Things Are.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2014
The Drop (2014)
Cousin Marv

2013
Enough Said (2013)
Albert

2013
Nicky Deuce (2013) (TV Movie)
Bobby Eggs

2013
Criminal Justice
Jack Stone

2012
Not Fade Away (2012)
Pat

2012
Mickey

2012
C.I.A. Director

2011
Bailey

2011
Michael

2011
Cinema Verite (2011) (TV Movie)
Craig Gilbert

2010
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley

2010
Mint Julep
Mr. G

2009
Mayor

2009
Carol

2009
In the Loop (2009)
Lt. Gen. George Miller

2007
Stories USA (2007)
The Man

2006
Tiny Duffy

2006
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Det. Charles Hilderbrandt

2006
Club Soda (Short Film)
The Man

2005
Nick Murder

2004
Tom Valco

2001
Col. Winter

2001
Big Dave Brewster

1999
8MM (1999)

1999
A Whole New Day (Short Film)
Vincent

1999
The Sopranos (1999) (TV Show)

1998
Al Love

1998
Fallen (1998)
Lou

1998
The Mighty (1998)
Kenny Kane

1997
Diner cook #2

1997
Willie 'Woody' Dumas

1997
Kiefer

1997
12 Angry Men (1997) (TV Movie)
Juror #6

1997
Gun (1997) (TV Show)
Walter Difideli

1996
Joey Allegretto

1996
The Juror (1996)
Eddie

1995
Crimson Tide (1995)
Lt. Bobby Dougherty

1995
Get Shorty (1995)
Bear

1995
Will Caberra

1994
Angie (1994)
Vinnie

1994
Ben Pinkwater

1993
Italian Movie (1993)
Angelo

1993
Billy Coyle

1993
Mr. Wonderful (1993)
Mike

1993
True Romance (1993)
Virgil

1992
Tony Baldessari

1991
Marcones Henchman

1987
Shock! Shock! Shock!
Orderly

Producer Credits

2013
Criminal Justice
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2012
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV Movie)
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2010
Wartorn: 1861-2010 (TV Show)
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2007
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Soundtrack Credits

2005
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2004
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1999
The Sopranos (1999) (TV Show)
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Quotes

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It's been a great opportunity, but I don't have much trepidation about it ending. I think it's more than time. Part of the fun of acting is the research, finding out about other people. As much as I've explored this guy, I don't know what else to really do with him. I've been in one place for 10 years. That's enough. It's time for me to do other things. - about ending "The Sopranos"


It's been a great opportunity, but I don't have much trepidation about it ending. I think it's more than time. Part of the fun of acting is the research, finding out about other people. As much as I've explored this guy, I don't know what else to really do with him. I've been in one place for 10 years. That's enough. It's time for me to do other things. - about ending "The Sopranos"


I thought, I've never been the lead before. They're gonna hire somebody else. But I knew I could do it. I have small amounts of Mr. Soprano in me. I was 35, a lunatic, a madman. - on his reaction to "The Sopranos" pilot script.


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  • Sergey Bezrukov, James Gandolfini - Serial Magazine Cover [Russia] (9 November 2002)
  • James Gandolfini - Entertainment Weekly Magazine [United States] (13 April 2007)
  • James Gandolfini - Vanity Fair Magazine [United States] (April 2007)
  • Michael Imperioli - Rolling Stone Magazine [United States] (29 March 2001)
  • Lorraine Bracco - Entertainment Weekly Magazine [United States] (10 March 2006)
  • Brad Pitt - Entertainment Weekly Magazine [United States] (9 March 2001)

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First NameJames
Middle NameJoseph
Last NameGandolfini
Full Name at BirthJames Joseph Gandolfini, Jr.
Age51 (age at death)
Date of BirthSeptember 18, 1961
BirthplaceWestwood, New Jersey, United States
Date of DeathJune 19, 2013
Location of DeathRome,Lazio,Italy
Cause of DeathHeart Attack
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
BuildLarge
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBrown - Dark
Star SignVirgo
SexualityStraight
ReligionRoman Catholic
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolPark Ridge High School, Park Ridge, New Jersey, United States (1979)
UniversityB.A., Communication Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States (1982)
OccupationActor.
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameAnthony "Tony" Soprano On The Sopranos (1999-2007).
Shoe Size12
FatherJames Joseph Gandolfini, Sr.(A Bricklayer And Cement Mason And Was Later The Head Custodian At Paramus Catholic High School In Paramus, New Jersey, United States)
MotherSanta (A High School Lunch Lady)
Sister(s)Johanna
Other Family MembersMichael (Son)
Liliana (Daughter)
Favorite PlacesItaly
Favorite FoodsItalian
Favorite ColorsBlack

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