Rest in Peace, Mr. Gandolfini

ImageAs you all probably know by now, legendary television and film actor James Gandolfini passed away yesterday at the age of 51.  You’ll probably recognize James from such works as HBO’s The Sopranos (voted the greatest-written television show of all-time just this week), as well as supporting roles in recent films such as Not Fade Away (which he was particularly good in), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (which I enjoyed a lot more than most), Killing Them Softly, Zero Dark Thirty, and In the Loop.  James Gandolfini was a three time Emmy-winner for his leading role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, as well as a Golden Globe winner for the same program.  I first saw Mr. Gandolfini in a supporting role in one of my all-time favorite films, Tony Scott’s hugely underrated True Romance, where he has an absolutely brutal torture/fight scene with Patricia Arquette.  We lost a truly great and underrated entertainer on June 19th.  The man had amazing range, and his presence alone demanded that the audience pay full attention to the screen.  My thoughts are with the family and friends of James Gandolfini at this time and in the future.  Rest in peace, James.  

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