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Emmy award winning American actor

James Gandolfini is ...

Born 18 Sep 1961 in Westwood
Died 19 Jun 2013 in Rome
Age51 years, 9 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Height1.84m (6 ft, 0 in)
James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
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About James Gandolfini

James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor and producer. He was best known for his role as Tony Soprano, an Italian-American crime boss, in the HBO crime drama The Sopranos. He garnered enormous praise for his performance, winning three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award. His notable movies include several roles in Tony Scott films such as mob henchman Virgil in True Romance (1993), Lt. Bobby Dougherty in Crimson Tide (1995), and Mayor of New York in The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). Other roles are enforcer and stuntman Bear in Get Shorty (1995) and impulsive "Wild Thing" Carol in Where the Wild Things Are (2009). For his performance as Albert in Enough Said (2013), Gandolfini posthumously received much critical praise and several accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor. After finishing The Sopranos, Gandolfini produced the documentary Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007), in which he interviewed injured Iraq War veterans. His second documentary, Wartorn: 1861–2010 (2010), analyzed the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on soldiers and families throughout several wars in American history from 1861 to 2010.

He is also known as James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. and James John Gandolfini, Jr..


Gandolfini died at the age of 51 in Rome, on June 19, 2013. He was expected to travel to Sicily a few days later to receive an award at the Taormina Film Fest. After he and his family had spent a day of sightseeing in sweltering heat, his 13-year-old son Michael discovered him unconscious at around 10 pm local time, on the bathroom floor at the Boscolo Exedra Hotel in the Piazza della Repubblica. Michael called reception, who in turn called emergency paramedics. Gandolfini reportedly arrived at the hospital at 10:40 pm and was pronounced dead at 11 pm. An autopsy confirmed that he had died of a heart attack.

While word of his death spread, politicians such as John McCain and Chris Christie took to the Internet to respond. Christie ordered all New Jersey State buildings to fly flags at half staff on June 24, to honor Gandolfini when his body was returned to the United States. The people of Gandolfini's hometown started a Facebook page to discuss plans to honor him, including naming a street after him and renaming the Little Theater at Park Ridge High School after him, where he did his first performances.

The day after Gandolfini's death, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which has long featured Sopranos co-star Steven Van Zandt on guitar, dedicated a performance of their classic album Born to Run (1975) by doing a rendition for Gandolfini.


James Gandolfini has worked on the following films:

Final Destination 2
2003 film by David R. Ellis
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
2013 film by Don Scardino
True Romance
1993 film by Tony Scott
Night Falls on Manhattan
1996 film by Sidney Lumet
Crimson Tide
1995 film by Tony Scott
The Last Castle
2001 film by Rod Lurie
In the Loop
2009 film by Armando Iannucci
Killing Them Softly
2012 film by Andrew Dominik
The Drop
2014 film by Michaël R. Roskam
Get Shorty
1995 comedy film
All the King's Men
2006 film by Steven Zaillian
A Civil Action
1998 film by Steven Zaillian
The Man Who Wasn't There
2001 film by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
1997 American drama film directed by Clint Eastwood
Surviving Christmas
2004 film by Mike Mitchell
Terminal Velocity
1994 film by Deran Sarafian
The Mexican
2001 film by Gore Verbinski
1998 supernatural thriller film, directed by Gregory Hoblit
Not Fade Away
2012 film by David Chase
1999 film by Joel Schumacher
Violet & Daisy
2011 action/comedy-drama film
Welcome to the Rileys
2010 film by Jake Scott
The Mighty
1998 drama film
Perdita Durango
1997 film by Álex de la Iglesia
Romance & Cigarettes
2005 film by John Turturro
A Stranger Among Us
1992 film by Sidney Lumet
Lonely Hearts
2006 film by Todd Robinson
The Juror
1996 film by Brian Gibson
Stories of Lost Souls
2005 compilation of eight cinematic stories
She's So Lovely
1997 film directed by Nick Cassavetes
Mr. Wonderful
1993 film by Anthony Minghella
1994 romantic comedy-drama film
Stories USA
2007 film by Paul Carafotes
Le Nouveau monde
1995 film by Alain Corneau
Down the Shore
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