James Gandolfini

James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. ( September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor and producer. He was best known for his role as Tony Soprano, the Italian-American crime boss in HBO's television series The Sopranos, for which he won three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award. Gandolfini's portrayal of Tony Soprano is widely regarded as among the greatest performances in television history. Gandolfini's notable film roles include mob henchman Virgil in True Romance (1993), Lt. Bobby Dougherty in Crimson Tide (1995), Colonel Winter in The Last Castle (2001) and Mayor of New York in The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). Other roles are enforcer and stuntman Bear in Get Shorty (1995) and impulsive "Wild Thing" Carol in Where the Wild Things Are (2009). For his performance as Albert in Enough Said (2013), Gandolfini posthumously received much critical praise and several awards, including a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2007, Gandolfini produced Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, a documentary in which he interviewed injured Iraq War veterans and in 2010, Wartorn: 1861–2010 examining the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on soldiers and families throughout several wars in U.S. history from 1861 to 2010. In addition to Alive Day Memories, he also produced television film Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012), which gained him a Primetime Emmy Award for ...

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Enough Said (2013)

LightheartedUpliftingOriginalSlow moving

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Catherine Keener  •  James Gandolfini  •  Toni Collette

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Catherine Keener  •  James Gandolfini  •  Toni Collette

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

8MM (1999)

Thought provokingIntenseGrippingViolent

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  James Gandolfini  •  Chris Bauer

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  James Gandolfini  •  Chris Bauer

A Civil Action (1998)

Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Robert Duvall  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  William H. Macy

Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Robert Duvall  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  William H. Macy

All the King's Men (2006)

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

Angie (1994)

Angie lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Stephen Rea  •  James Gandolfini  •  Aida Turturro

Angie lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Stephen Rea  •  James Gandolfini  •  Aida Turturro

Crimson Tide (1995)

GrippingBrilliantDramaticThrilling

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Denzel Washington  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  James Gandolfini

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Denzel Washington  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  James Gandolfini

Fallen (1998)

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  John Goodman  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Embeth Davidtz

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  John Goodman  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Embeth Davidtz

Money for Nothing (1993)

When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Debi Mazar  •  Michael Madsen  •  Benicio del Toro

When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Debi Mazar  •  Michael Madsen  •  Benicio del Toro

Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Andy García  •  Ian Holm  •  James Gandolfini  •  Lena Olin

A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Andy García  •  Ian Holm  •  James Gandolfini  •  Lena Olin

Dance with the Devil (1997)

She's sexy, shameless and loves taking people to their limit. She's a dangerous young woman who dreams about a jaguar that licks her naked body and sleeps by her side. Her past is bathed in blood and weird passions. Now she's met the man of her wildest dreams. He's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Álex de la Iglesia
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Javier Bardem  •  Harley Cross  •  Aimee Graham

She's sexy, shameless and loves taking people to their limit. She's a dangerous young woman who dreams about a jaguar that licks her naked body and sleeps by her side. Her past is bathed in blood and weird passions. Now she's met the man of her wildest dreams. He's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Álex de la Iglesia
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Javier Bardem  •  Harley Cross  •  Aimee Graham

The Juror (1996)

With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, but, when it becomes clear that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Anne Heche

With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, but, when it becomes clear that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Anne Heche

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going on between a crooked politician and the owner of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Damon Wayans  •  Chelsea Field  •  Noble Willingham

When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going on between a crooked politician and the owner of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Damon Wayans  •  Chelsea Field  •  Noble Willingham

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

Depressing

A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Frances McDormand  •  Michael Badalucco  •  James Gandolfini

A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Frances McDormand  •  Michael Badalucco  •  James Gandolfini

The Mexican (2001)

Funny

Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha to end his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Julia Roberts  •  James Gandolfini  •  J.K. Simmons

Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha to end his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Julia Roberts  •  James Gandolfini  •  J.K. Simmons

True Romance (1993)

IntenseViolentPowerfulRomantic

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Complex

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts—Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander—crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Max Records  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  James Gandolfini

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts—Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander—crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Max Records  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  James Gandolfini

Surviving Christmas (2004)

Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in which he was raised ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  James Gandolfini  •  Christina Applegate  •  Catherine O'Hara

Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in which he was raised ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  James Gandolfini  •  Christina Applegate  •  Catherine O'Hara

The Last Castle (2001)

A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  James Gandolfini  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Steve Burton

A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  James Gandolfini  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Steve Burton

A Stranger Among Us (1992)

Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  John Pankow  •  Tracy Pollan  •  Lee Richardson

Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  John Pankow  •  Tracy Pollan  •  Lee Richardson
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