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Emmy award winning American actor

James Gandolfini is ...

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

Death

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.

Films

James Gandolfini has worked on the following films:

Final Destination 2
2003 film by David R. Ellis
2003
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
2013 film by Don Scardino
2013
True Romance
1993 film by Tony Scott
1993
Night Falls on Manhattan
1996 film by Sidney Lumet
1996
Crimson Tide
1995 film by Tony Scott
1995
The Last Castle
2001 film by Rod Lurie
2001
In the Loop
2009 film by Armando Iannucci
2009
Killing Them Softly
2012 film by Andrew Dominik
2012
The Drop
2014 film by Michaël R. Roskam
2014
Get Shorty
1995 comedy film
1995
All the King's Men
2006 film by Steven Zaillian
2006
A Civil Action
1998 film by Steven Zaillian
1998
The Man Who Wasn't There
2001 film by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2001
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
1997 American drama film directed by Clint Eastwood
1997
Surviving Christmas
2004 film by Mike Mitchell
2004
Terminal Velocity
1994 film by Deran Sarafian
1994
The Mexican
2001 film by Gore Verbinski
2001
Fallen
1998 supernatural thriller film, directed by Gregory Hoblit
1998
Not Fade Away
2012 film by David Chase
2012
8mm
1999 film by Joel Schumacher
1999
Violet & Daisy
2011 action/comedy-drama film
2011
Welcome to the Rileys
2010 film by Jake Scott
2010
The Mighty
1998 drama film
1998
Perdita Durango
1997 film by Álex de la Iglesia
1997
Romance & Cigarettes
2005 film by John Turturro
2005
A Stranger Among Us
1992 film by Sidney Lumet
1992
Lonely Hearts
2006 film by Todd Robinson
2006
The Juror
1996 film by Brian Gibson
1996
Stories of Lost Souls
2005 compilation of eight cinematic stories
2005
She's So Lovely
1997 film directed by Nick Cassavetes
1997
Mr. Wonderful
1993 film by Anthony Minghella
1993
Angie
1994 romantic comedy-drama film
1994
Stories USA
2007 film by Paul Carafotes
2007
Le Nouveau monde
1995 film by Alain Corneau
1995
Down the Shore
2011
Shock! Shock! Shock!
1987