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Gandolfini died on Wednesday in Italy at the age of 51. His death, first reported by Deadline.com, was the result of a fatal heart attack.
Gandolfini's first credited role was as an orderly in the 1987 film "Shock! Shock! Shock!" He received major notices, however, for a small but memorable scene in the 1993 Tony Scott movie "True Romance." (Warning: Link Nsfw.)
Gandolfini reunited with Scott for "Crimson Tide" in 1995; that year also found him starring in "Get Shorty" as Bear, a gruff and physical bodyguard with a heart of gold. Other supporting parts in "A Civil Action," "8Mm," "She's So Lovely," "The Juror" and "Night Falls On Manhattan" soon followed.
After winning the role of Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos" in 1999, Gandolfini took a break from films. »
- Christopher Rosen
by Lynn Elber, AP
Los Angeles (AP) - James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" was the brilliant core of one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.
[Related: James Gandolfini Dies of Heart Attack at 51 (Report)]
"He was a genius," said "Sopranos" creator David Chase. "Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes."
Gandolfini, who won three Emmy Awards for his role as Tony Soprano, worked steadily in film and on stage after the series ended. He earned a 2009 Tony Award »
- The Associated Press
Essex girl Amy Childs wants to set up Made in Chelsea's Binky Felstead - with her brother. Having met each other on the one-off Made in Chelsea Celebrity Mash Up - which saw Jon Snow and Amy joining the cast for an episode - she said to Digital Spy about the former Towie star: "She's a legend. She's so lovely. She's trying to set me up with her brother Billy. "She's going to take me to Faces nightclub in Essex and set me up with him. We're definitely going to go and check it out. He sounds very much like her."
[Left: Amy Childs / Right: Binky] Shooting a new campaign for Cadbury Creme Egg 'Flings' with Louise Thompson, we asked her who her worst romantic fling had been with. "It would probably be Jamie [Laing]. He behaved really badly, but he knows that now. A lot of people were (more) »
- By Victoria Garo-Falides
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