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James Gandolfini young

James Gandolfini young

Birth Date

September 18, 1961

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Virgo

Natural hair color

Dark brown

Eye color

Dark brown

Height

6 ft 1 in | 185 cm

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Weight

105 kg | 230 pounds

Shoe size

12 US | 45 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

JJames Joseph Gandolfini Jr. was born in Westwood, New Jersey, United States, on September 18, 1961, was an American actor. Young James Gandolfini first started acting during his years at the Park Ridge High School in Bergen County, New Jersey in school theater productions. He began his professional acting career on the New York stage.

He made his Broadway debut in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1992) in role as Steve Hubbell. He played Charley Malloy in a play "On the Waterfront" (1995).

He made his big screen debut in comedy fantasy film Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987) in role as Orderly. He got his television debut in ABC anthology series Gun (1997) in episode "Columbus Day", in role as Walter Difideli.

Gandolfini's breakthrough performance came as Virgil in romantic crime film True Romance (1993).

Best Movies

He won a Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Albert in romantic comedy drama movie Enough Said (2013).

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

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

TV Shows

He won won three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Tony Soprano in crime drama television series The Sopranos (1999–2007).

He played Craig Gilbert in HBO drama film Cinema Verite (2011).

He portrayed Bobby Eggs in Nickelodeon/YTV film Nicky Deuce (2013).

Facts

Graduated from Park Ridge High School in Bergen County, New Jersey (1979).

Graduated from the Rutgers University (1983) with a BA in Communications.

He studied Meisner technique under Kathryn Gately at The Gately Poole Conservatory.

He was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2014.

He played the trumpet and saxophone.

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 in Rome, Italy, at the age of 51.

Relationships

He was married to:

Marcy Wudarski (1999-2002), they had one son, Michael

Deborah Lin Deborah Lin (2008-2013), they had one daughter, Liliana Ruth Gandolfini

He was engaged to Lora Somoza (2004-2005).

Quotes

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 factss 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.

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