Three-time Emmy winner James Gandolfini has died in Italy at the age of 51 of a possible heart attack. According to HBO, he was on vacation at the time. The “Sopranos” actor appeared recently in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.” He had been working on Fox Searchlight’s “Animal Rescue,” now in post-production, HBO show “Criminal Justice” as well as CBS show “Taxi 22.”
Gandolfini had six Emmy lead drama actor nominations as well as a Golden Globe for his work in the “Sopranos,” which ended in 2007. Among his film roles were “Mr. Wonderful,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” and “True Romance.”
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, a son and a baby daughter.
I am a Microsoft employee working with game developers and user researchers – Together we quest, searching high and low, for gamers that fit the bill to shape the games of tomorrow. In short… I see you being geeky, and I thank you!
Motherhood: It didn’t take long to realize my son Camlin, is clever to the core. Mothers of brilliance chronicle and articulate this coming of age in similar shades; typically a glorious genius will insure that there will be an obvious lack of witness in your conquering. It will be you… flying solo, in the thick of preparing the third menu item for lunch that day, with work hanging in the balance. Suddenly that side eyed, cheeky baby babble hits you square. You’ll then submit to wholly knowing, that you’ve been HAD. An omnipotent smile washes over you. Realizing you’ve had a hand in creating a darling soul who amounts to much more than the sum of your parts. And he… Is So Cool.
Happily Unmarried: To a man with radiant taste in jewelry.
Things I would carry from a fire: My family, my records, my typewriters. (Queue scene of Pee-wee, making multiple jaw dropping trips into the pet store. “Ssssssnaaaaakes!!“)
In addition, I watch train wreck television, and far too many documentaries. ENJOY!
Y’all know how much I love “True Romance” with Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater. I’ve blabbed about it ad nauseum. I don’t care. I love it. Ya know what? I betcha anything Christina was tryna look like Alabama. Too bad no one can top Alabama’s sweetness. I just love her.
And yes. I’m gonna post the BEST fight scene ever (a-bloody-gain). Just bear with me…
Oh, James Gandolfini. I love seeing you getting your ass kicked by a girl.