Wednesday, June 19, 2013

RIP James Gandolfini

RIP James Gandolfini

A few years back, I got into the first season of "The Sopranos," I have always been intrigued by the world of Italian Cosa Nostra and "The Sopranos" was an incredibly cool show. The star of that show was a man named James Gandolfini. Sadly, today James Gandolfini died today at the age of 51.

According to many news sources, it has been confirmed that Gandolfini died of a heart attack while he was vacationing in Italy. He was participating at a film festival.

Some of Gandolfini's best work aside from the Soprano's has been in "True Romance" a movie I wrote in an Essentials column not too long ago. He played a gangster on the trail of our two heroes, the scene was brutal and powerful, it was brought to life by Gandolfini. He also starred in "Zero Dark Thirty," "Where The Wild Things Are," "12 Angry Men," "In The Loop," and "The Man Who Wasn't There" These were just some of the many highlights of his career.

He was recently in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" a movie I am now even more intrigued to see. His last appearance on film will be in 2014, for the film called "Animal Rescue" also starring Tom Hardy.

Gandolfini was a three-time Emmy winner. He had a talent that now seems irreplaceable, I know for sure that I will definitely miss seeing him and his talent. You will be missed James Gandolfini.


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