James Gandolfini Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


10th July 2015

Fact: James Gandolfini's ex-wife is renting out the former couple's marital home in New York City. Marcy Wudarski, who split from the late actor in 2002 after three years of marriage, is seeking $21,000 (£13,125) a month for the luxury four-bedroom, three-bathroom pad in Greenwich Village, according to the New York Daily News. Wudarski is the mother of The Sopranos star's teenage son, Michael. Gandolfini died in 2013.


15th January 2014

Fact: James Gandolfini's final project, Tv comedy Taxi-22, has been picked up for a pilot by bosses at America's CBS network. The late actor, who served as executive producer, had initially sold the idea to Cbs in June (13), two weeks before his death, but his co-developers decided to press on with the series in his memory. The show, about a grumpy and politically incorrect New York cab driver, is based on popular French Canadian comedy Taxi 0-22.


20th December 2013

Fact: Late actor James Gandolfini will be remembered in a special tribute show set to air on U.S. network HBO on Sunday (22Dec13). James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend will feature interviews with The Sopranos star's pals and colleagues. He passed away in Italy in June (13) aged 51.


13th September 2013

Quote: "They're adorable together. The size disparity is really kind of charming too. He's like a bear, he can just hold her in his hand, his paw." Director Nicole Holofcener was captivated by the chemistry between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini in new romantic comedy Enough Said.


28th June 2013

Tweet: "Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That's not true. But I'm gonna tweet at your funeral." Alec Baldwin dismisses reports his wife Hilaria took to her Twitter.com page throughout James Gandolfini's memorial on Thursday (27Jun13).


27th June 2013

Tweet: "The circle of life is unbelievable--birth, life, death... Please take care of yourselves as life is fragile. Rest in Peace Jimmy". Alec Baldwin's pregnant wife Hilaria encourages fans to treasure life after attending the funeral of The Sopranos star James Gandolfini in New York on Thursday (27Jun13).


26th June 2013

Fact: Guests attending the funeral of actor James Gandolfini on Thursday morning (27Jun13) have been banned from bringing cameras and recording devices to the service at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City, at the request of his family. The Sopranos star, who treasured his privacy, died after suffering a heart attack in Rome, Italy last week (19Jun13).


25th June 2013

Quote: "When I heard of James' passing I was in New Orleans, where we met shooting, and every memory flooded back and gutted me. I'll hold that time near to me forever. He was immeasurably great. My heart goes out to his beloved family." Actress Kristen Stewart adds her tribute to the late James Gandolfini, who portrayed her onscreen father in 2010 drama Welcome To The Rileys. The Sopranos star died after suffering a heart attack in Italy last week (19Jun13).


24th June 2013

Fact: James Gandolfini's body has arrived back in his native New Jersey following his death in Italy last week (19Jun13). The Sopranos star's remains were flown back to the U.S. via a charter plane on Sunday night (23Jun13) and officials at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home in Park Ridge are currently preparing his body for a memorial in New York on Thursday (27Jun13). The actor passed away after suffering a heart attack, aged 51.


23rd June 2013

Quote: "We talked about six months ago about a project he had, and he wondered if I would like to be a part of it... He was a very professional guy. When he showed up on the set, he was always prepared. We weren’t like hanging out pals because he lived over in New York and I live here, but we had a great time making that movie... He was a terrific actor." Billy Bob Thornton on his The Man Who Wasn't There co-star James Gandolfini, who died on Wednesday (19Jun13).


21st June 2013

Fact: Baseball team the New York Yankees staged a moment of silence to honour James Gandolfini at Yankee Stadium on Thursday evening (20Jun13) before their game with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sopranos star died in Italy on Wednesday (19Jun13) after suffering a heart attack.


21st June 2013

Tweet: "I'm saddened by James Gandolfini's passing. He was a great talent & I owe him. Quite simply, without Tony Soprano there is no Walter White." Bryan Cranston credits James Gandolfini and his The Sopranos mobster role for inspiring his character in Breaking Bad. Gandolfini died in Italy on Wednesday (19Jun13).


20th June 2013

Quote: "James Gandolfini was larger than life. I directed an episode of The Sopranos and got to know him a little... I feel honoured that I got to direct him in such an iconic series. He was a really good actor and a very warm-hearted human being and way too young to exit." British director Mike Figgis remembers late actor James Gandolfini following his death in Italy on Wednesday (19Jun13).


20th June 2013

Quote: "If Broadway has a version of a guy you want in your foxhole, Jim Gandolfini was mine. During our time together in God of Carnage, we played 320 performances together. He didn't miss one. Sadly, I now miss him like a brother." Jeff Daniels, who performed on Broadway with late actor James Gandolfini, pays tribute to The Sopranos star in the aftermath of his death on Wednesday (19Jun13).


20th June 2013

Fact: The owner of the New Jersey ice cream parlour where late actor James Gandolfini filmed the climactic final scene of The Sopranos has honoured his memory by putting a 'reserved' sign in the booth where the star sat. Gandolfini died in Italy on Wednesday (19Jun13).


12th June 2012

Fact: Soccer ace David Beckham, The Sopranos star James Gandolfini and Friends actor Matthew Perry were among the ice hockey fans who turned out in Los Angeles on Monday night (11Jun12) to see the L.A. Kings triumph 6-1 over the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 to win the Stanley Cup.


12th September 2011

Fact: Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Billy Crystal and James Gandolfini and rapper Jay Z were among the fans cheering on the New York Jets in their American football season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday (11Sep11). The stars were all seen sporting special New York Police Department caps in honour of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Big Apple. The extra support appeared to give the Jets a boost - they came back from behind to win the game 27-24.


25th October 2010

Quote: "I've been told I look like Shrek riding around on a scooter. A couple of times I've been hit by things, but it's the best way to get around the city. It's a lot of fun to ride a scooter. It's just enjoyable. I love it." The Sopranos star James Gandolfini enjoys whizzing around New York on his small motor.


6th May 2010

Fact: Former The Sopranos star James Gandolfini is set to return to U.S. TV for the first time since the cult crime drama ended, in a new comedy series about a sharp-tongued New York City taxi driver. The actor has signed on as an executive producer of Taxi 22, a half-hour HBO comedy series, and he's in negotiations to star in the project.


11th March 2009

Quote: "I've lived in the same apartment for years. I've kept a lot of the same friends. I'm still grumpy and miserable. But in a good way!" SOPRANOS star James Gandolfini insists his eight-year run on the hit mob TV show hasn't changed him for the worse.


28th May 2008

Fact: Actor James Gandolfini's SOPRANOS' wardrobe will be auctioned alongside Janis Joplin's mugshot, poems handwritten by late rocker Jim Morrison, and a cane owned by Elvis Presley with a brass eagle top that can be removed to reveal a hidden dagger. The New York auction - set for 25 June (08) - will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers help and assistance to U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.


18th October 2007

Fact: Bono and The Sopranos star James Gandolfini were among the fans at Bruce Springsteen's Madison Square Garden show in New York on Wednesday night (17Oct07). Springsteen's guitarist is Gandolfini's The Sopranos co-star STEVEN VAN ZANDT.


17th September 2007

Quote: "They should give him an Emmy that's even bigger than him, a chocolate Emmy that he can eat. I just think he's the greatest character in the history of television." Emmy nominee Denis Leary is a big fan of James Gandolfini's The Sopranos character, Tony Soprano.


17th September 2007

Quote: "They should give him an Emmy that's even bigger than him, a chocolate Emmy that he can eat. I just think he's the greatest character in the history of television." Emmy nominee Denis Leary is a big fan of James Gandolfini's The Sopranos character Tony Soprano.


13th August 2007

Fact: The Sopranos star James Gandolfini is returning to U.S. TV network HBO to star in ABCD CAMP, in which he plays the man who signed basketball ace Michael Jordan to the first multi-million dollar shoe deal at Nike. Gandolfini will also executive produce the show.


3rd April 2007

Quote: "My father used to buy tyres from JOHN's father." The Sopranos star James Gandolfini on growing up just 10 minutes away from his Get Shorty co-star John Travolta in New Jersey.


20th March 2006

Quote: "He can get away with stuff, God knows, he's like an overgrown eight-year-old." Susan Sarandon on her young-at-heart ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES co-star James Gandolfini.


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