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James Gandolfini is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 18 september 1961 at Westwood (USA)

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini
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Birth name James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 18 september 1961 at Westwood (USA)
Death 19 june 2013 (at 51 years) at Rome (Italie)
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award

James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor and producer.

Gandolfini was known for his role as Tony Soprano, an American Mafia boss, in the HBO series The Sopranos. He garnered enormous praise for this performance, winning three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. His other notable roles included mob henchman Virgil in True Romance (1993), enforcer and stuntman Bear in Get Shorty (1995), impulsive "Wild Thing" Carol in Where the Wild Things Are (2009), and Albert in Enough Said (2013).

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.

Biography

Gandolfini maintained ties with his Park Ridge, New Jersey hometown by supporting its Octoberwoman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. He appeared at its annual October banquet and often brought other cast members of The Sopranos to help draw larger crowds. He lived in New York City and owned a lot on the Lake Manitoba Narrows. In 2009, he purchased a home in the hills of Tewksbury Township, New Jersey. GQ‍‍ '​‍s Brett Martin said about Gandolfini: "In interviews, which the actor did his very best to avoid, the actor would often fall back on some version of 'I'm just a dumb, fat guy from Jersey.'"

Gandolfini and his first wife, Marcy Wudarski, divorced in December 2002. They have a son named Michael (born 2000). On August 30, 2008, after two years of dating, Gandolfini married former model and actress Deborah Lin in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. Their daughter, Liliana Ruth Gandolfini, was born in Los Angeles, California on October 10, 2012.

Best films

The Mexican (2001)
(Actor)
8mm (1999)
(Actor)
Killing Them Softly (2012)
(Actor)
In the Loop (2009)
(Actor)

Usually with

Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(5 films)
John Turturro
John Turturro
(3 films)
John Travolta
John Travolta
(5 films)
Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Gandolfini (50 films)

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Actor

The Drop
The Drop (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by Michaël R. Roskam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz, James Frecheville
Roles Cousin Marv
Rating70% 3.548223.548223.548223.548223.54822
Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) is a bartender at a neighborhood bar in Brooklyn called "Cousin Marv's". Marv (James Gandolfini) ceded ownership of the bar years earlier to Chechen mobsters and now operates it with Bob as a 'drop' for illegal takings. Marv berates Bob and some patrons for commemorating the 10th anniversary of the murder of a man named Richie Wheelan. Later at night, a neighbour, Nadia (Noomi Rapace), a local waitress, discovers Bob rescuing a battered pit bull pup abandoned in her garbage can. She assists Bob in caring for the dog. Bob leaves the dog in her care until he can decide whether to adopt him.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 1h40
Directed by Don Scardino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey
Roles Doug Munny
Rating58% 2.946922.946922.946922.946922.94692
In 1982, young Albert is harassed by bullies. His mother gives him a special magic trick set by veteran magician Rance Holloway as his birthday present. He studies the instructional video and begins to practice some tricks, attracting the attention of a classmate, Anthony. They practice together and eventually become professional magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, earning them success and an ongoing headlining act at the Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas. However, after ten years of performing the same tricks over and over again, Anton is fed up with Burt's ego, which has already cost them previous female assistants, all called "Nicole" in the act. In a rush, Burt enlists production assistant Jane as the new Nicole.
Nicky Deuce
Directed by Jonathan Rosenbaum, Jonathan A. Rosenbaum
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Noah Munck, Rita Moreno, Steve Schirripa, Vincent Curatola
Roles Bobby Eggs
Rating59% 2.9552452.9552452.9552452.9552452.955245
Nicholas Borelli II is an awkward teen from a boring suburb who is supposed to go to math camp while his parents are away on a business trip. However, when the camp is cancelled his parents reluctantly send him to stay with his Grandma Tutti and Uncle Frankie in Brooklyn. Although he dreads it at first, Nicky begins to enjoy eating his grandmother's cooking and learning about the neighborhood and his heritage from his uncle. But then things turn strange when he begins to suspect his uncle is a gangster, just like in the movies.
Enough Said, 1h33
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors James Gandolfini, Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, Jessica St. Clair, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Roles Albert
Rating69% 3.4987053.4987053.4987053.4987053.498705
Eva, a masseuse and the divorced mother of a teenage girl, attends a party in Pacific Palisades with her friends, married couple Will and Sarah. There she meets a poet, Marianne, and Will introduces Eva to one of his friends, Albert. After the party, Albert asks Will for Eva's number and, although hesitant since she is not physically attracted to him, Eva agrees to go on a dinner date with Albert, which goes well. Marianne contacts Eva for a massage, and after taking an immediate liking to one another they become friends.
Not Fade Away
Directed by David Chase
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors John Magaro, James Gandolfini, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Dominique McElligott, Christopher McDonald
Roles Pat Damiano
Rating59% 2.999432.999432.999432.999432.99943
Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Killing Them Softly, 1h44
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Jeu, Mafia films, Poker, Gangster films
Actors Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
Roles Mickey
Rating61% 3.09883.09883.09883.09883.0988
In the fall of 2008, amidst both the American financial crisis and the presidential election campaign, a man named Johnny "Squirrel" Amato (Vincent Curatola) plans to rob an illegitimate poker game. He enlists Frankie (Scoot McNairy), a former business associate, and Russell (Ben Mendelsohn), a heroin addicted Australian expatriate who is stealing purebred dogs for money, to perform the robbery. Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta), the proprietor of a poker ring, is revealed to have previously orchestrated an inside job by paying two men to rob his own illegal poker room. He holds up under rough questioning by the hitman Dillon (Sam Shepard), though later he openly admits his involvement to various criminal figures and suffers no retaliation. Squirrel anticipates that the Mafia will automatically blame Markie for the heist.
Zero Dark Thirty, 2h37
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Spy, Historical
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Ehle
Roles C.I.A. Director
Rating73% 3.697633.697633.697633.697633.69763
In 2003, Maya, a young U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officer, has spent her entire brief career, since graduating from college and being recruited for the agency, focused solely on gathering intelligence related to Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, following the terrorist organization's attack on the United States in 2001. She is reassigned to the U.S. embassy in Pakistan to work with a fellow officer, Dan. During the first months of her assignment, Maya often accompanies Dan to a black site for his continuing interrogation of Ammar al-Baluchi, a detainee with suspected links to several of the hijackers in the September 11 attacks. Dan subjects the detainee to approved interrogation techniques, i.e., stress positions, hooding, subjection to deafening noise, sleep deprivation, waterboarding, and humiliation. After failing to get al-Baluchi to give up information on an attack in Saudi Arabia, he and Maya eventually trick Ammar into divulging that an old acquaintance, who is using the alias Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, is working as a personal courier for bin Laden. Other detainees corroborate this, with some claiming Abu Ahmed delivers messages between bin Laden and a man known as Abu Faraj al-Libbi. In 2005, Abu Faraj is apprehended by the CIA and local police in Pakistan. Maya is allowed to interrogate him, but he continues to deny knowing a courier with such a name. Maya interprets this as an attempt by Faraj to conceal the importance of Abu Ahmed.
Violet & Daisy, 1h28
Directed by Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, James Gandolfini, Danny Trejo, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Tatiana Maslany
Roles Michael
Rating61% 3.0501153.0501153.0501153.0501153.050115
Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are a pair of gum-chewing teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, distracted only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday (Cody Horn) has suddenly been canceled.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2h9
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about children, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Dans un avion, Films about autism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman
Rating69% 3.450523.450523.450523.450523.45052
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) is the son of German American Thomas Schell (Tom Hanks). Thomas would often send Oskar on missions to do something involving one of his riddles. The last riddle he ever gives Oskar is proof that New York City once possessed a Sixth Borough. In a flashback, Thomas and Oskar play a scavenger hunt to find objects throughout New York City. The game requires communication with other people and is not easy for the socially awkward Oskar who is told "If things were easy to find, they wouldn't be worth finding".
Cinema Verite, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Thomas Dekker, Kaitlyn Dever
Roles Craig Gilbert
Rating64% 3.2475853.2475853.2475853.2475853.247585
1973. La famille Loud devient un phénomène télévisuel d'un nouveau genre. Bien avant qu'une star du rock-metal montre sa famille excentrique sur le petit écran et plusieurs décennies avant les que les "housewives" se lancent des piques devant la caméra en public.
Down the Shore, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Famke Janssen, James Gandolfini, John Magaro, Maria Dizzia, Edoardo Costa, Gabrielle Lazure
Roles Bailey
Rating59% 2.9515652.9515652.9515652.9515652.951565
The owner of a Jersey shore amusement park is forced to confront his dark past when an enigmatic Frenchman shows up on his doorstep claiming to be his late sister's widowed husband.
Welcome to the Rileys, 1h50
Directed by Jake Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo, Ally Sheedy, Joe Chrest, Lance E. Nichols
Roles Doug Riley
Rating69% 3.497343.497343.497343.497343.49734
Ever since the death of their teenage daughter Emily, Doug (James Gandolfini) and Lois (Melissa Leo) Riley have been drifting apart. Because of her grief, Lois has become a cold and distant agoraphobic causing Doug to have an affair with Vivian, a younger local waitress. However, Lois manages to maintain her appearance and the presentation of her home despite never leaving and inviting no guests aside from her sister, Harriet. She has even already had headstones put next to their daughter's for them both and made funeral plans.
Mint Julep
Mint Julep (2010)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors David Morse, James Gandolfini
Roles Mr. G
Rating64% 3.2189353.2189353.2189353.2189353.218935
The Taking of Pelham 123, 1h45
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Films about hijackings
Actors Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, John Turturro, Victor Gojcaj, Michael Rispoli
Roles Mayor
Rating63% 3.1991453.1991453.1991453.1991453.199145
A man calling himself Ryder hijacks Pelham 123, a New York City Subway 6 train that departed from Pelham Bay Park station at 1:23 p.m. Ryder is accompanied by three other heavily armed men; Bashkim, Emri, and former train operator Phil Ramos. They uncouple the front car from the rest of the train and take the passengers hostage. MTA employee Walter Garber is working the Rail Control Center as a train dispatcher and receives a ransom call from Ryder, who demands $10 million in cash be paid within 60 minutes. Ryder warns that every minute past the deadline they force him to wait, he will execute a hostage.