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James Gandolfini


Born - 18 September 1961, Westwood, New Jersey, USA
Died - 19 June 2013

Big, beefy, balding, bearlike Italian-American actor who sprang to fame with his powerhouse performance in the ground-breaking TV series The Sopranos. Some formidable film roles followed, often as hard-cursing heavies. His movie career had begun with a small role in a very minor horror film Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987), but it was some years before he made his mark, notably as hitman Virgil in True Romance (1993). Later films included Terminal Velocity (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), Get Shorty (1995), The Juror (1996), Fallen (1998), A Civil Action (1998), 8MM (1999), The Mexican (2001), The Last Castle (2001), Surviving Christmas (2004), All the King's Men (2006), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), Welcome to the Rileys (2010), Killing Them Softly (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) and Animal Rescue (2014), his last. He died from a heart attack, leaving a widow (his second wife) and eight-month old daughter.