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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Remembering James Gandolfini 1961 - 2013



Actor James Gandolfini, who died today at age 51, will always be remembered for his brilliant performance as mob boss Tony Soprano in the 1999-07 HBO drama, The Sopranos. The role earned him three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

His film credits include True Romance (1993), Angie (1994), Terminal Velocity (1994), Get Shorty (1995), She's So Lovely (1997), 12 Angry Men (1997), The Mexican (2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Surviving Christmas (2004), Romance & Cigarettes (2005), All the King's Men (2006), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Cinema Verite (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Not Fade Away (2012). He also appeared on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire (1992), On the Waterfront (1995) and God of Carnage (2009), for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play.

Below you can watch Mr. Gandolfini in a scene from the pilot episode of The Sopranos, at the 2000 Emmy Awards, and in the 2005 film, Romance & Cigarettes.