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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 21 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Sopranos
The Sopranos Tony Soprano
(1999-2007)
The Man Who Wasn't There
The Man Who Wasn't There Big Dave Brewster
(2001)
8MM
8MM Eddie Poole
(1999)
The Drop
The Drop Cousin Marv
(2014)

Filmography

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 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Stone
 2013 Nicky Deuce (TV Movie)
Bobby Eggs
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
C.I.A. Director
 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 Perdita Durango
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)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (47 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (22 credits)

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Other Works:

(April 5 to May 29, 2011) He acted in Christopher Hampton's translation of Yasmina Reza's play, "God of Carnage," in a West Coast premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and Marcia Gay Harden in the cast. Matthew Warchus was director. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on The Sopranos (1999) project] I read it. I liked it. I thought it was good. But I thought they would have to hire some good-looking guy, not George Clooney but some Italian George Clooney, and that would be that. But they called me and they said can I meet David Chase for breakfast at nine a.m. At the time, I was younger and I stayed out late a lot, and I was like, "Oh, for fuck's sake. This ... See more »

Trivia:

He first became interested in acting after attending an acting class with a friend, and subsequently studied the Meisner technique under Kathryn Gately for two years. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Jimmy See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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