James Gandolfini young
September 18, 1961
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
105 kg | 230 pounds
12 US | 45 EU
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, United States, on September 18, 1961, was an American actor. Young James Gandolfini began his acting career on stage in the New York. He made his Broadway debut in a play A Streetcar Named Desire (1992). He made his big screen debut in comedy fantasy film Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987) in role as Orderly. Gandolfini's breakthrough performance came as Virgil in romantic crime film True Romance (1993).
He won a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Emmy Awards for his role as Tony Soprano in crime drama television series The Sopranos (1999–2007).
In the Loop (2009) black comedy opposite Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander and Gina McKee
Crimson Tide (1995) thriller drama with Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman and Viggo Mortensen
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) fantasy drama in role as Carol
Fallen (1998) supernatural thriller opposite Denzel Washington, John Goodman and Donald Sutherland
12 Angry Men (1997) drama with Jack Lemmon
The Drop (2014) crime drama opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace
Killing Them Softly (2012) neo-noir crime with Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta
Enough Said (2013) romantic comedy drama opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener and Toni Collette
The Last Castle (2001) action drama with Robert Redford and Mark Ruffalo
The Mexican (2001) comedy opposite Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Gene Hackman
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) crime drama with Andy García and Richard Dreyfuss
8MM (1999) crime mystery opposite Nicolas Cage and Joaquin Phoenix
Terminal Velocity (1994) action with Charlie Sheen and Nastassja Kinski
The Juror (1996) thriller crime drama opposite Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Romance & Cigarettes (2005) musical romantic comedy with John Turturro, Kate Winslet and Susan Sarandon
Lonely Hearts (2006) thriller crime opposite Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and John Travolta
He studied a Meisner technique acting class.
He was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2014.
He played the trumpet and saxophone.
He was married to Marcy Wudarski (1999-2002), they have a son.
He married actress Deborah Lin in 2008, they have a daughter.
He trained Krav Maga.
Was a close friends with Karen Duffy.
Was a good friends with actor John Travolta.
Gandolfini died on June 19, 2013, at age of 51.
Standing in public in other people's clothes, pretending to be someone else. It's a strange way for a grown man to make a living.
'The Sopranos' all came down to the writing. I wouldn't have been on for as long as I was if the writing weren't so good.
I dabbled a little bit in acting in high school, and then I forgot about it completely. And then at about 25 I went to a class. I don't think anybody in my family thought it was an intelligent choice. I don't think anybody thought I'd succeed, which is understandable. I think they were just happy that I was doing something.
Part of the fun of acting is the research, finding out about other people.
I love hearing people laugh. Especially in New York, and especially now. To hear somebody out there just belly-laughing.
What they say about TV shows is true. You're really a family. You laugh, you fight, you get close, you know? Movies are shorter. They're over quicker. You don't form the same bonds.