James Gandolfini (1961–2013)


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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 »

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(age 51) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 20 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Sopranos Tony Soprano
(1999-2007)
Enough Said Albert
(2013)
The Mexican Winston Baldry
(2001)
(2012)

Filmography

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 2014 The Drop
Cousin Marv
 2013 Enough Said
Albert
 2013 Nicky Deuce (TV Movie)
Bobby Eggs
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
C.I.A. Director
 2012 Not Fade Away
Pat
 2012 Killing Them Softly
Mickey
 2011 Violet & Daisy
The Guy
 2011 Cinema Verite (TV Movie)
Craig Gilbert
 2011 Down the Shore
Bailey Euler
 2010 Mint Julep
Mr. G
 2010 Welcome to the Rileys
Doug Riley
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are
Carol (voice)
 2009 In the Loop
Lt. Gen. George Miller
 2007 Stories USA
The Man (segment "Club Soda")
 1999-2007 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Tony Soprano
- Made in America (2007) ... Tony Soprano
- The Blue Comet (2007) ... Tony Soprano
- The Second Coming (2007) ... Tony Soprano
- Kennedy and Heidi (2007) ... Tony Soprano
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... Tony Soprano
 2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect (Video Game)
Tony Soprano (voice)
 2006 Club Soda (Short)
The Man
 2006 All the King's Men
Tiny Duffy
 2006 Lonely Hearts
Det. Charles Hilderbrandt
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes
Nick Murder
 2004 Surviving Christmas
Tom Valco
 2001 The Last Castle
Col. Winter
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Big Dave Brewster
 2001 The Mexican
Winston Baldry
 1999 A Whole New Day (Short)
Vincent
 1999 8MM
Eddie Poole
 1998 A Civil Action
Al Love
 1998 The Mighty
Kenny Kane
 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 She's So Lovely
Kiefer
 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 Italian Movie
Angelo
 1995 Crimson Tide
Lt. Bobby Dougherty
 1995 New World
Will Caberra
 1994 Terminal Velocity
Ben Pinkwater
 1994 Angie
Vinnie
 1993 Mr. Wonderful
Mike
 1993 True Romance
Virgil
 1993 Money for Nothing
Billy Coyle
 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 commercial: Rutgers University (NJ) football. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Jim Gandolfini | Jim

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Spouse:

Deborah Lin  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Parents:

Gandolfini, Santa | James Gandolfini, James
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on ending The Sopranos (1999)] It's been a great opportunity, but I don't have much trepidation about it ending. I think it's more than time. Part of the fun of acting is the research, finding out about other people. As much as I've explored this guy, I don't know what else to really do with him. I've been in one place for 10 years. That's enough. It's time for me to do other things. See more »

Trivia:

Became close friends with his The Sopranos (1999) co-star, Lorraine Bracco, during the filming of the HBO series. During her close-ups, during their scenes, he would "moon" her to try and put her off. This was confirmed during James' interview on Inside the Actors Studio (1994). See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Jim See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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