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James Gandolfini (1961–2013)


James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersy, 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 and ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 51) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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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
Willie 'Woody' Dumas
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Juror #6
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
Walter Difideli
- Columbus Day (1997) ... Walter Difideli
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
Joey Allegretto
 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:

TV commercials (UK): American Airlines. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

"I'm a neurotic mess. I'm really basically just like a 260-pound Woody Allen". See more »

Trivia:

Was on vacation with his son at the time of his passing. He and his son were celebrating his sons graduation from Jr High School. See more »

Trademark:

Plays characters who are brutish yet charming See more »

Nickname:

Jim See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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