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James Gandolfini

James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. (born September 18, 1961) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, about a troubled crime boss struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia. For this role, Gandolfini garnered enormous praise, winning both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series three times. Gandolfini's other roles include the woman-beating mob henchman Virgil in True Romance, enforcer/stuntman Bear in Get Shorty, Lt. General Miller in In the Loop, and the impulsive Wild Thing Carol in Where the Wild Things Are. In 2007, Gandolfini produced the documentary Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, in which he interviewed 10 injured Iraq War veterans. In 2010, Gandolfini produced another documentary, Wartorn: 1861-2010, in which posttraumatic stress disorder and its impact on soldiers and families is analyzed throughout several wars in American history, from 1861 to 2010. Gandolfini was born in Westwood New Jersey. His mother, Santa, a high school lunch lady, was born in the U.S. and raised in Naples, Italy. His

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James Gandolfini's Family Blindsided -- Never Suspected Health Issues

James Gandolfini
Family Blindsided No Health Issues Suspected

Aside from his weight, James Gandolfini didn't have ANY underlying health problems before his death ... at least that his family was aware of, TMZ has learned.Sources extremely close to… READ MORE >

James Gandolfini -- Thanks Boss ... For the Good Times

James Gandolfini
Thanks Boss ... For the Good Times

James Gandolfini wasn't just a great actor, he was an awesome guy ... often when our cameras were rolling. So, we put together our coolest moments with "The Sopranos" star -- topped off with a… READ MORE >

- 303 days ago
James Gandolfini -- Possible Last Photo Before Death

James Gandolfini
Possible Last Photo Before Death

James Gandolfini dined at an Italian restaurant and was photographed during his meal shortly before he died.We've been getting unconfirmed reports Gandolfini was at Vitti restaurant in Rome --… READ MORE >

- 303 days ago
James Gandolfini -- No Evidence of Drugs, Alcohol ... So Far

James Gandolfini
No Evidence of Drugs, Alcohol ... So Far

A doctor who runs the ER where James Gandolfini was taken before he was pronounced dead says there are no suspicious factors, such as alcohol, but the statement appears premature -- especially… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
James Gandolfini -- Tragedy Struck During Father-Son Trip

James Gandolfini
Tragedy Struck During Father-Son Trip

James Gandolfini's shocking death happened in the middle of a "guy's trip" for the actor and his teenage son, Michael ... TMZ has learned.Multiple sources tell us James' trip was for pleasure and… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
James Gandolfini -- Tattoo Shopping Before Death

James Gandolfini
Tattoo Shopping Before Death

James Gandolfini was in the market for a mysterious new ink job before his death -- dropping by an L.A. tattoo parlor earlier this month ... and promising to return with a special order.TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
James Gandolfini Dead -- 'Tony Soprano' Actor Dies in Italy

James Gandolfini
DIES IN ITALY

James Gandolfini -- who famously played Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos" -- died earlier today in Italy ... TMZ has learned. Gandolfini is believed to have suffered a heart attack. He was 51.… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
James Gandolfini on 'Sopranos' Movie -- 'When David Chase Goes Broke'

James Gandolfini
on 'Sopranos' Movie: 'When David Chase Is Broke'

Good news everyone ... James Gandolfini has spelled out the circumstances for a "SOPRANOS" MOVIE!!!!Bad news ... the plan entails the show creator being extremely irresponsible with the fortune he… READ MORE >

- 342 days ago
James Gandolfini -- Totally Mellow on Marijuana Questions

James Gandolfini
Totally Mellow on Marijuana Questions

We're not saying James Gandolfini inhaled ... we're just saying he's unusually chill when it comes to talking about his recent visit to a famous marijuana dispensary. TMZ broke the story ... James… READ MORE >

- 415 days ago
James Gandolfini -- High Curious

James Gandolfini
High Curious

James Gandolfini got a taste of L.A. beach life yesterday ... by moseying through a Venice pot shop.The medical marijuana dispensary -- The Farmacy -- is almost as famous as Muscle Beach, and gets… READ MORE >

- 416 days ago

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