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James Gandolfini (1961–2013)


James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Jessica Lange ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 51) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 20 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Nicky Deuce (TV Movie)
Bobby Eggs
 2011 Cinema Verite (TV Movie)
Craig Gilbert
 2010 Mint Julep
Mr. G
 2007 Stories USA
The Man (segment "Club Soda")
 2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect (Video Game)
Tony Soprano (voice)
 2006 Club Soda (Short)
The Man
 1999 A Whole New Day (Short)
Vincent
 1999 8MM
Eddie Poole
 1998 Fallen
Lou
 1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Diner Cook #2 (uncredited)
 1997 Dance with the Devil
Dumas
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Juror #6
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
Walter Difideli
- Columbus Day (1997) ... Walter Difideli
 1996 The Juror
Eddie
 1995 Get Shorty
Bear
 1995 Le nouveau monde
Will Caberra
 1994 Terminal Velocity
Ben Pinkwater
 1994 Angie
Vinnie
 1993 Italian Movie
Angelo
 1993 Mr. Wonderful
Mike
 1992 A Stranger Among Us
Tony Baldessari
 1991 The Last Boy Scout
Marcones Henchman (uncredited)
 1987 Shock! Shock! Shock!
Orderly (as Jim Gandolfini)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Charley Malloy"; Broadway debut) in "On the Waterfront". Drama. Written by Budd Schulberg and Stanley H. Silverman. Incidental music by David Amram. Directed by Adrian Hall. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 1 May 1995-7 May 1995 (8 performances + 16 previews that began on 12 Apr 1995). Cast: Kevin Conway (as "Johnny ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 18 Articles | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jim Gandolfini | Jim

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his reaction to The Sopranos (1999) pilot script] 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. See more »

Trivia:

Was very uncomfortable performing violent scenes on The Sopranos (1999) and would sometimes stop during the middle of shooting a scene when he was unable to continue. See more »

Trademark:

Discreet smile See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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