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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 19 wins & 38 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 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:

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:

[Discussing his acting teacher] I destroyed the place you know, just all that crap they have on stage...and at the end of it...she goes "See, everybody's fine. Nobody's hurt. This is what you have to do. This is what people pay for. If you don't want to do it, get off." See more »

Trivia:

Lost more than 40 pounds for his role in The Mexican (2001), but had to gain it all back before shooting for the HBO series The Sopranos (1999) because executives didn't believe the audience would like a "skinny" Tony. See more »

Trademark:

Best remembered as mob boss Tony from The Sopranos (1999) See more »

Nickname:

Jim See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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