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James Gandolfini

James J. Gandolfini, Jr. (September 18, 1961 - June 19, 2013) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO TV series The Sopranos, about a troubled crime boss struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia. For this role, Gandolfini garnered enormous praise, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series three times, along with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series three times. Gandolfini's other roles include the woman-beating mob henchman Virgil in True Romance, enforcer/stuntman Bear in Get Shorty, Lt. General Miller in In the Loop, and the impulsive Wild Thing Carol in Where the Wild Things Are. In 2007, Gandolfini produced the HBO documentary "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq" in which he interviewed 10 injured veterans from the Iraq War. In 2010, Gandolfini produced another HBO documentary "Wartorn: 1861-2010" in which Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its impact on soldiers and families is analyzed throughout several wars in American history from 1861 to 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Gandolfini, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 18, 1961 In Westwood, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Night Watch 1973-11-08
Latest Project:
Movie The Drop 2014-09-12
Known For
Poster of The Drop
Poster of Zero Dark Thirty
Poster of Killing Them Softly
Poster of Where the Wild Things Are
Movie The Drop Cousin Marv 2014-09-12
Movie Earth to Echo Himself 2014-06-14
Movie Enough Said Albert 2013-09-18
Movie Nicky Deuce Bobby Eggs 2013-05-27
Movie Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Himself 2013-04-09
Movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Doug Munny 2013-03-14
Movie Not Fade Away Pat Damiano 2012-12-21
Movie Zero Dark Thirty C.I.A. Director 2012-12-19
Movie Killing Them Softly Mickey 2012-07-30
Movie Down the Shore Bailey 2011-01-06
Movie Cinema Verite Craig Gilbert 2011-04-23
Movie Violet & Daisy Michael 2011-09-15
Movie Wartorn: 1861-2010 Himself 2010-11-11
Movie Welcome to the Rileys Doug Riley 2010-10-29
Movie Mint Julep Mr. G 2010-05-22
Movie Where the Wild Things Are Carol (voice) 2009-10-16
Movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Mayor 2009-06-11
Movie In the Loop Lt Gen. George Miller 2009-01-22
Movie Stories USA The Man (segment "Club Soda") 2007-11-10
Movie Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq Himself 2007-09-09
Movie All the King's Men Tiny Duffy 2006-09-10
Movie Lonely Hearts Charles Hildebrandt 2006-04-30
Movie Romance & Cigarettes Nick Murder 2005-09-13
Movie Stories of Lost Souls Vincent 2004-11-12
Movie Surviving Christmas Tom Valco 2004-09-21
Movie ஜே ஜே Lt. Bobby Dougherty 2003-11-14
Movie A Detective Story Pat 2003-04-04
Movie G Nick Murder 2002-05-10
Movie Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music 2001-10-02
Movie The Mexican Winston Baldry 2001-03-01
Movie The Last Castle Col. Winter 2001-10-19
Movie The Man Who Wasn't There Big Dave Brewster 2001-10-26
Movie 8MM Eddie Poole 1999-02-26
Series The Sopranos Tony Soprano 1999-01-10
Movie The Mighty Kenny Kane 1998-10-23
Movie Night Falls on Manhattan Joey Allegretto 1996-10-22
Movie The Juror Eddie 1996-02-02
Movie Get Shorty Bear 1995-10-20
Movie Crimson Tide Lt. Bobby Dougherty 1995-05-12
Movie True Romance Virgil 1993-09-09
Movie Night Watch Willie 'Woody' Dumas 1973-11-08