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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 (6 credits)
Show Show Self (47 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for "Empowered UCLA Extension" at "empowered.com". Also appearing are Sally Field, George Lopez, Geena Davis. 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:

I think you cared about Tony because David was smart enough to write the Greek chorus through Dr. Melfi. So you sat there and you got to see his motives, what he was thinking, what he was trying to do, what he was trying to fix, what he was trying to become. And then you saw it didn't really work out the way he wanted it to. If you took the Melfi scenes away, you wouldn't care about this man as ... See more »

Trivia:

Although he often played thuggish or brute characters, he was actually somewhat of a pacifist off-stage; he had reservations about continuing his production contract as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos (1999) due to the series violent content and stereotype of Italian-Americans. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays characters who are brutish yet charming See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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