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 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 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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 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Stone
- Unaired 2013 Pilot ... Jack Stone
 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 Dance with the Devil
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 Crimson Tide
Lt. Bobby Dougherty
 1995 New World
Will Caberra
 1994 Terminal Velocity
Ben Pinkwater
 1994 Angie
Vinnie
 1993 Italian Movie
Angelo
 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:

Wrote the foreword for "A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man" by Frank Vincent. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Jim Gandolfini | Jim

Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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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:

For his role as Eddie Poole in 8MM (1999), Gandolfini met a variety of real porn directors and producers to get a feel for their line of work and to get a taste of their personalities, and is said to have loosely based his character on several of them. See more »

Trademark:

Discreet smile. See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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