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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 76% The Drop Cousin Marv (Character) $10.7M 2014
No Score Yet 52% Nicky Deuce Bobby Eggs (Character) - 2013
38% 33% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Doug Munny (Character) $22.5M 2013
95% 75% Enough Said Albert (Character) $17.5M 2013
91% 80% Zero Dark Thirty CIA Director (Character) $95.7M 2012
49% 41% Hemingway & Gellhorn Executive Producer - 2012
70% 42% Not Fade Away Pat (Character) $607.3K 2012
73% 44% Killing Them Softly Mickey (Character) $14.9M 2012
45% 36% Down the Shore Bailey (Character) $4.8K 2011
61% 60% Cinema Verite Craig Gilbert (Character) - 2011
22% 34% Violet & Daisy Michael (Character) $10K 2011
54% 58% Welcome to the Rileys Doug Riley (Character) $152.9K 2010
94% 82% In the Loop General Miller (Character) $2.4M 2009
51% 52% The Taking of Pelham 123 Mayor (Character) $65.5M 2009
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Carol (Voice) $77.2M 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
52% 74% The Last Castle Colonel Winter (Character) $18.2M 2001
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Big Dave (Character) $7.5M 2001
54% 44% The Mexican Leroy (Character) $66.8M 2001
21% 52% 8MM Eddie Poole (Character) $36.3M 1999
40% 72% Fallen Lou (Character) $25.2M 1998
75% 79% The Mighty Kenneth 'Kenny' Kane (Character) $2.6M 1998
33% 63% Perdita Durango Willie "Woody" Dumas (Character) - 1997
92% 87% 12 Angry Men Juror 6 (Character) - 1997
66% 62% She's So Lovely Kiefer (Character) $7.3M 1997
69% 66% Night Falls on Manhattan Joey Allegretto (Character) $9.9M 1996
18% 31% The Juror Eddie (Character) $21.8M 1996
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 The New World Will Caberra (Character) - 1995
19% 22% Terminal Velocity Ben Pinkwater (Character) $16.5M 1994
44% 32% Angie Vinnie (Character) $9.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Italian Movie Angelo (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 31% Money for Nothing Billy Coyle (Character) $917.6K 1993

TV

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

QUOTES FROM James Gandolfini CHARACTERS

Cousin Marv says: It's like you're wrapping a piece of meat. Like you've done it a thousand times.

Cousin Marv says: I had something once...I was respected, I was feared.

Leroy says: A lot of people are under the impression that you get to choose who you love.

Leroy says: Don't you love him?

Samantha says: I think that's the problem. We love each other too much.

Leroy says: Jerry, I want you to know. You're the craziest fuck I ever met.

Leroy says: I'm here to regulate funkiness.

Eva says: I'm tired of being funny.

Albert says: Me, too.

Eva says: But you're not funny.

KW says: Step on my head.

Carol says: No. Forget it. I'm not going to step on your head...just to make you feel better.

Eva says: I'm tired of being funny.

Martin (Massage Client) says: Me too.

Albert says: Me too.

Albert says: "It sounds corny,,.You broke my heart; and I'm too old for that shit."

Albert says: It sounds corny. You broke my heart and I'm too old for that shit.

Doug Riley says: Are you alright?

Mallory says: Mmm. Yeah. I just can't stand on the street without the cops comin' by me like I'm a fuckin' crackwhore.

Doug Riley says: What happened?

Mallory says: I came here with this guy and, uh, he kept tryin' to stick it up my fuckin' ass. And I was like 'You pencil dick, back the fuck up', and he wouldn't. I went to piss and I came back out, my wallet is sittin' on the bed, and all my shit is everywhere, and his car is gone, and all I got his fuckin' shoes. And like... I'm out nine hundred bucks.

Mallory says: What's your problem?

Doug Riley says: I guess I'm just not used to bein' around young women who talk about their private parts.

Mallory says: (laughs) Like hello! Like I have private parts!

Mallory says: Like hello! Like I have private parts!

Doug Munny says: Prepare to have your brain raped!

Mickey says: I don't take orders from you!

Craig Gilbert says: No one has ever done this before. So if anyone should be asking what the point is, it should be me of having to beg to finance what could be the most grounding breaking ten hours of TV ever put on the air.

Mallory says: What's your problem?

Doug Riley says: I guess I'm just not used to being around young women who talk about their private parts.

Mallory says: [laughs] Like hello! Like I have private parts!

Mallory says: Oh, you're not a cop!? Oh, okay, show me your cock then, huh? Yeah.

Doug Riley says: Stop that!

Mallory says: Prove you're not a cop!

Doug Riley says: I'm not a cop!

Mallory says: Take this fucking back, cause that's about how close you're gonna get to my pussy tonight. Fuck nuts!

Doug Riley says: Are you alright?

Mallory says: Mmm. Yeah. I just can't stand on the street without the cops coming by me like I'm a fucking crackwhore.

Doug Riley says: What happened?

Mallory says: I came here with this guy and, uh, he kept trying to stick it up my fucking ass. And I was like "Yo, pencil dick, back the fuck up," and he wouldn't. I went to piss and I came back out, my wallet is sitting on the bed, and all my shit is everywhere, and his car is gone, and all I got is fucking shoes. And like... I'm out 900 bucks.

Mallory says: I came here with this guy and, uh, he kept trying to stick it up my fucking ass. And I was like 'Yo, pencil dick, back the fuck up,' and he wouldn't. I went to piss and I came back out, my wallet is sitting on the bed, and all my shit is everywhere, and his car is gone, and all I got is fucking shoes. And like... I'm out 900 bucks.

General Miller says: Twelve thousand troops. But that's not enough. That's the amount that are going to die. And at the end of a war you need some soldiers left, really, or else it looks like you've lost.

Carol says: I don't talk to owls. Owls are stupid.

Carol says: I don't apologize to owls. Owls are stupid.