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James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini has made his mark in a variety of roles in film, on the stage and in television. He is currently filming THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE starring opposite Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey. Next, he will be seen in TWYLIGHT ZONES, a film where he was reunited with David Chase for the big screen. Gandolfini finished a successful Broadway and Los Angeles run for the Tony Award-winning play GOD OF CARNAGE, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor. In 1992, Gandolfini made his Broadway debut in the revival of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange.

His recent film credits include the Emmy-nominated HBO Film CINEMA VERITE, Geoffrey Fletcher's VIOLET AND DAISY, Spike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Tony Scott's remake of THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 and the independent feature IN THE LOOP.

His small screen credits include the HBO Documentary Films WARTORN and the Emmy-nominated ALIVE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ, on which he served as executive producer. He also starred in the Emmy Award-winning HBO drama series The Sopranos portraying the series lead, Tony Soprano. His portrayal of the mob boss brought him three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. He has also won four Screen Actors Guild Awards,including two for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series and two shared with The Sopranos cast for Outstanding Ensemble Cast.

Gandolfini's other films include: ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES, LONELY HEARTS, ALL THE KING'S MEN, SURVIVING CHRISTMAS, THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, THE LAST CASTLE, THE MEXICAN, 8MM, A CIVIL ACTION, THE MIGHTY, SHE'S SO LOVELY, FALLEN, NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN, THE JUROR, GET SHORTY, CRIMSON TIDE, ANGIE and TRUE ROMANCE.


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James Gandolfini Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdaySeptember 18, 1961 (56)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceWestwood, New Jersey, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is James Gandolfini compared to you?
Awards2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for The Sopranos)
2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for The Sopranos)
2003 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (for The Sopranos)
2001 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (for The Sopranos)
2000 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for The Sopranos)
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for The Sopranos)
2000 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (for The Sopranos)

Selected Filmography

Sopranos Behind-The-Scenes Volume 1 of 2
Zero Dark Thirty
Sopranos Behind-The-Scenes Bonus Features
Crimson Tide
Sopranos Behind-The-Scenes Volume 2 of 2
The Drop
First Season Episode 6 Father John
American Breakdown
Fallen
Where the Wild Things Are
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