James Gandolfini celebrated his 50th birthday with a lavish party in New York over the weekend (17-18Sep11).
The Sopranos star reached the milestone on Sunday and organised a big bash with 150 friends and family on Saturday night (17Sep11).
The party took place at the Hundred Acres restaurant in Manhattan and Gandolfini's former castmates Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico and Steven Van Zandt were all on hand to join the celebration along with the star's wife Deborah and their teenage son, according to the New York Daily News.
The publication reports the highlight of the night came when Gandolfini jumped onto one of his friends' backs for a piggy-back ride around the city after leaving the restaurant.