James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Highest Rated: 95% Enough Said (2013)

Lowest Rated: 7% Surviving Christmas (2004)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1961

Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, USA

An unlikely leading man and even more unlikely sex symbol, James Gandolfini was touted as both after his star-making portrayal of mobster Tony Soprano, a family man undergoing a mid-life crisis on the hit HBO drama, "The Sopranos" (1999-2007). Although he came to an acting career later in life, he was already a well-respected character player with roles as a hitman in "True Romance" (1993), a bearded stuntman and low-level henchman in "Get Shorty" (1995), and a drunkenly abusive neighbor in "She's So Lovely" (1997). Gandolfini made his television debut as Juror #6 in the remake of "12 Angry Men" (Showtime, 1997), while landing supporting roles in high-profile films like "A Civil Action" (1998) and "8mm" (1999). But it was "The Sopranos" that truly launched his career and led to a wider range of leading roles, like playing a sensitive hitman in "The Mexican" (2001), a cheating husband in "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001) and reprising his "Get Shorty" role for "Be Cool" (2005). When "The Sopranos" went off the air with a literal bang in 2007, Gandolfini opened up to a bigger range of projects: interviewing disabled Iraq War veterans in "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq" (HBO, 2007), winning a Tony for his performance in "God of Carnage" (2009) and playing man grieving the loss of his daughter in the indie drama "Welcome to the Rileys" (2010), which underscored Gandolfini's skill in a wide range of mediums. He died unexpectedly in 2013 at only 51 years of age.

Highest rated movies

Enough Said
In the Loop
12 Angry Men
Zero Dark Thirty
The Drop
Crimson Tide
Get Shorty The Man Who Wasn't There

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 76% The Drop Cousin Marv (Character) $10.7M 2014
95% 75% Enough Said Albert (Character) $17.5M 2013
No Score Yet 54% Nicky Deuce Bobby Eggs (Character) - 2013
38% 33% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Doug Munny (Character) $22.5M 2013
49% 41% Hemingway & Gellhorn Executive Producer - 2012
91% 80% Zero Dark Thirty CIA Director (Character) $95.7M 2012
68% 42% Not Fade Away Pat (Character) $607.3K 2012
74% 44% Killing Them Softly Mickey (Character) $14.9M 2012
22% 34% Violet & Daisy Michael (Character) $10.0K 2011
45% 37% Down the Shore Bailey (Character) $4.8K 2011
61% 60% Cinema Verite Craig Gilbert (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mint Julep Mr. G (Character) - 2010
54% 58% Welcome to the Rileys Doug Riley (Character) $152.9K 2010
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Carol (Voice) $77.2M 2009
94% 82% In the Loop General Miller (Character) $2.4M 2009
51% 52% The Taking of Pelham 123 Mayor (Character) $65.5M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stories USA The Man (Character) - 2007
47% 49% Lonely Hearts Charles Hildebrandt (Character) $187.4K 2006
11% 40% All the King's Men Tiny Duffy (Character) $7.2M 2006
52% 56% Romance & Cigarettes Nick Murder (Character) $540.1K 2005
30% 42% Be Cool Bear (Character) $55.8M 2005
No Score Yet 23% Stories of Lost Souls Unknown (Character) - 2004
7% 29% Surviving Christmas Tom Valco (Character) $11.2M 2004
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Big Dave (Character) $7.5M 2001
53% 74% The Last Castle Colonel Winter (Character) $18.2M 2001
54% 44% The Mexican Leroy (Character) $66.8M 2001
23% 52% 8MM Eddie Poole (Character) $36.3M 1999
75% 79% The Mighty Kenneth 'Kenny' Kane (Character) $2.6M 1998
40% 72% Fallen Lou (Character) $25.2M 1998
92% 87% 12 Angry Men Juror 6 (Character) - 1997
36% 62% Perdita Durango Willie "Woody" Dumas (Character) - 1997
66% 62% She's So Lovely Kiefer (Character) $7.3M 1997
69% 65% Night Falls on Manhattan Joey Allegretto (Character) $9.9M 1996
18% 31% The Juror Eddie (Character) $21.8M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New World Will Caberra (Character) - 1995
88% 83% Crimson Tide Lt. Bobby Dougherty, Supply Officer, USS Alabama (Character) $91.4M 1995
88% 70% Get Shorty Bear (Character) $68.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Italian Movie Angelo (Character) - 1994
47% 33% Angie Vinnie (Character) $9.3M 1994
19% 22% Terminal Velocity Ben Pinkwater (Character) $16.5M 1994
20% 31% Money for Nothing Billy Coyle (Character) $917.6K 1993

TV

Credit
94% 93% The Night Of Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2009
92% 98% The Sopranos Tony Soprano (Character) 1999-2002 2004 2006-2007
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997