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James Gandolfini Passes Away


In very sad news, veteran actor of stage and screen James Gandolfini has passed away at the age of 51, while vacationing in Italy. The New Jersey native was best known for the role of Tony Soprano in one of the most beloved television series of all time, The Sopranos.

Gandolfini got his start on Broadway in 1992 in a production of On the Waterfront, and in his varied career would go on to appear in over forty feature films; with standout roles in movies like True Romance, Get Shorty, Crimson Tide, and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Throughout his career, Gandolfini never strayed from the stage for too long, often taking breaks from film projects to act in the theater. He was also a producer of documentaries, such as HBO’s Wartorn 1861-2010 and Alive Day: Home from Iraq.  Gandolfini had also been awarded with most of actings highest honors, from the Golden Globe to an Emmy, to several Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Here is Gandolfini’s Inside The Actors Studio interview, to help memorialize a truly great performer.



What was your favorite Gandolfini performance? Share your memories of one of his generation’s greatest actors in the Comment section.

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  1. Chris says:

    Romance and Cigarettes. I did love the Sopranos and True Romance but I think he really shown in R&C. RIP James!

  2. Kyle says:

    He was spectacular in The Last Castle with Robert Redford.

  3. michaelalexkawa says:

    True Romance .
    He was a great talent ,and this is very sad news , may he Rest In Peace . 🙁

  4. kristoffer says:

    truly shocking news. RIP mr gandolfini.

  5. Pedak says:

    In The Loop & Welcome to the Rileys

    RIP Jimmy.

  6. Leonard Pitchfork says:

    Those fuckin ducks! Aw Jesus, fuck! Now he’s gonna cry!

  7. Carrie says:

    I was hoping Mr. Hardwick would be the one to write this piece. Without him and the Sopranos there wouldn’t be a Game of Thrones. The members of the Night Watch of HBO are gathering around “Jimmy”. They utter the words to their fallen member; “His watch has now ended”.

    Maybe Chris can do a memorial podcast for “Jimmy” at NerdMelt.

  8. Dave says:

    True Romance.

    RIP Mr. Gandolfini

  9. Lisa says:

    Has to be Tony Soprano. I’ll never see him as anything else.

  10. RG says:

    The Man Who Wasn’t There.

  11. Matt Cohen says:

    Where the Wild Things Are