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MARCIA GAY HARDEN is hoping her harrowing post-surgery breast reveal in new movie RAILS + TIES prompts all women to get tested for breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress plays a woman dealing with cancer in the film, which features one eye-popping scene where her character looks at herself in a mirror after a mastectomy. She tells Movies.com, "A radical mastectomy is fearful. It's equivalent to a guy having a testicle lopped off. "Women's breasts are such an integral part of them; when you get them you know you're growing up. They're sexual objects. They provide food for your babies. "To lose one is a lot to cope with psychologically. And it's just one more wake-up call to women that routine examinations are so important."


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Fifty Shades Of Grey 4299785 Videos 24th July 2014

Anastasia Steele is a shy college student who is forced to interview an enigmatic entrepreneur named Christian Grey. Their first meeting doesn't go as well as planned and subsequently she is shocked when it appears that he has a seemingly romantic interest in her. He's not the sort to go out on drunken nights or make any of the usual romantic gestures, but Anastasia remains captivated by the intense sense of mystery surrounding him. Some of that mystery is unveiled, however, when he reveals his sexual desires to her, but it seems even then his wishes are not of the usual kind. Christian asks Anastasia to sign a document in order for them to be intimate, and that coupled with the rope and tape he recently purchased starts to make her realise just what sort of sensual adventure she's about to experience.

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' hits cinemas soon, based on the top selling BDSM novel by E.L. James. The movie has been adapted by the BAFTA nominated director Sam Taylor-Johnson ('Nowhere Boy') and writers Kelly Marcel ('Saving Mr. Banks') and Mark Bomback ('Die Hard 4.0'). Having become an online sensation originally, the on screen incarnation has been long-awaited and is probably one of the most anticipated movies of next year. It is expected to be released in movie theatres in February 2015.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey 4295929 Videos 21st July 2014

When young college student Anastasia Steele meets a mysterious wealthy businessman named Christian Grey, she had no idea she'd be embarking on the sexual adventure of her lifetime. While he makes it clear that he's not the type for wild nights of drunken laughs or even for a bunch of flowers and chocolates, Ana can't help but feel irresistably intrigued by the beguiling sense of unknown surrounding her new obsession. Soon though, all is revealed when Christian insists she sign a document before they enter into any kind of intimacy, and putting that together with the bunch of rope and masking tape she saw him purchase at the hardware store, she starts to realise that she's about to enter into a relationship that is more out of the ordinary than she could ever have possibly imagined.

Based on the best-selling erotic novel of the same name by E.L. James, 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' is coming to the big screen as a short new teaser teaser trailer is unveiled ahead of the full video out July 24th 2014. After the book became an instant sensation over it's apparently surprisingly popular theme of BDSM, filming soon got underway. The movie has been directed by the BAFTA nominated Sam Taylor-Johnson ('Nowhere Boy') and written by Kelly Marcel ('Saving Mr. Banks') and Mark Bomback ('Die Hard 4.0'), and will be released in cinemas in February 2015.

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Magic In The Moonlight 4210854 Videos 23rd May 2014

Stanley is a talented magician who goes by the name of Wei Ling Soo professionally, and he is also a renowned cynic. One day, an associate enlists him to help him expose a self-proclaimed spirit medium named Sophie living in the South of France and he decides to travel over, convinced that he will easily debunk her. Despite everyone around her insisting that she has displayed psychic abilities beyond anyone's comprehension, Stanley is determined to force her to reveal her deceptive secrets, but on meeting her it seems that he also is captivated. Extremely beautiful, Sophie becomes something of a love interest for Stanley and, in spite of his initial doubts, he too finds himself unable to explain some of the extraordinary feats Sophie is demonstrating, and he starts to wonder if the world really is full of magic.

This light-hearted comedy romance has been directed and written by the acclaimed Oscar winning filmmaker Woody Allen ('Blue Jasmine', 'To Rome with Love', 'Midnight in Paris'). It displays the same whimsy and carefree humour like much of his work, and features Colin Firth and Emma Stone in starring roles. 'Magic In The Moonlight' is expected to be released in the UK on September 19th 2014.

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'Magic In The Moonlight': Woody Allen's New Muse Emma Stone Dazzles In Enchanting New Dramedy 4208720 News

The trailer has been released for Woody Allen's bewitching new comedy drama, Magic in the Moonlight, which stars The Amazing Spider-Man's Emma Stone alongside The King's Speech star Colin Firth in a movie set in 1920s Europe.

Emma Stone
Emma Stone Dazzles As The Bewitching Sophie In The 'Magic In The Moonlight' Trailer.

Set for release throughout summer and early fall 2014, Magic in the Moonlight stars Firth as Stanley, a man who poses as an Asian magician whilst secretly trying to debunk fake spiritualists. He is directed to the South of France where his assignment is to unmask a purported spiritual medium named Sophie (Stone), who has been mystifying people with her seemingly otherworldly skills.

More: Colin Firth admits he tries to impress his parents with "distinguished" roles.

In order to try to expose Sophie, Stanley spends a lot of time by her side to observe her techniques and watch for cracks in her spiritual visage. However, in doing so, the Englishman instead ends up falling for Sophie's charms and a classic, quirky Allen love story is born.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth Plays A Man Sent To Unmask Sophie Who Ends Up Falling For Her Charms.

Stone and Firth share the stage with Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Eileen Atkins, Simon McBurney, Antonia Clarke and Jeremy Shamos in what looks to be an exquisitely shot and heart racing story of love and deception.

Watch the 'Magic In The Moonlight' trailer here.

"I had it on a piece of notepaper in my drawer for ages," Allen said, explaining that the film has been on the cards for some time. "I knew it was a good plot, but I kept seeing it as a contemporary thing and something about that just didn't smell right to me. Then when it occurred to me it could be set in the south of France in the 1920s, all of a sudden it just felt good," he told Entertainment Weekly in April.

Woody Allen
Woody Allen Seems To Have Found His New Muse In The Actress Emma Stone.

It seems that Stone has truly been cemented as Allen's new muse as she's also lined up to star in his next movie alongside Joaquin Phoenix. The 2015 release is currently untitled but is expected to start shooting this July. The project could also mean a shot at more highbrow filmmaking for Stone, who made her name appearing in several teen rom-coms.

Allen's last film, the critically-acclaimed Blue Jasmine, landed Cate Blanchett a lead actress Oscar and Sally Hawkins a supporting actress nomination.

Magic in the Moonlight will be released on the 25th July in the USA and on the 19th September in the UK.

More: Emma Stone hurt by criticism over weight loss.

The trailer has been released for Woody Allen's bewitching new comedy drama, Magic in the Moonlight, which stars The Amazing Spider-Man's Emma Stone alongside The King's Speech star Colin Firth in a movie set in 1920s Europe.

Emma Stone
Emma Stone Dazzles As The Bewitching Sophie In The 'Magic In The Moonlight' Trailer.

Set for release throughout summer and early fall 2014, Magic in the Moonlight stars Firth as Stanley, a man who poses as an Asian magician whilst secretly trying to debunk fake spiritualists. He is directed to the South of France where his assignment is to unmask a purported spiritual medium named Sophie (Stone), who has been mystifying people with her seemingly otherworldly skills.

More: Colin Firth admits he tries to impress his parents with "distinguished" roles.

In order to try to expose Sophie, Stanley spends a lot of time by her side to observe her techniques and watch for cracks in her spiritual visage. However, in doing so, the Englishman instead ends up falling for Sophie's charms and a classic, quirky Allen love story is born.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth Plays A Man Sent To Unmask Sophie Who Ends Up Falling For Her Charms.

Stone and Firth share the stage with Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Eileen Atkins, Simon McBurney, Antonia Clarke and Jeremy Shamos in what looks to be an exquisitely shot and heart racing story of love and deception.

Watch the 'Magic In The Moonlight' trailer here.

"I had it on a piece of notepaper in my drawer for ages," Allen said, explaining that the film has been on the cards for some time. "I knew it was a good plot, but I kept seeing it as a contemporary thing and something about that just didn't smell right to me. Then when it occurred to me it could be set in the south of France in the 1920s, all of a sudden it just felt good," he told Entertainment Weekly in April.

Woody Allen
Woody Allen Seems To Have Found His New Muse In The Actress Emma Stone.

It seems that Stone has truly been cemented as Allen's new muse as she's also lined up to star in his next movie alongside Joaquin Phoenix. The 2015 release is currently untitled but is expected to start shooting this July. The project could also mean a shot at more highbrow filmmaking for Stone, who made her name appearing in several teen rom-coms.

Allen's last film, the critically-acclaimed Blue Jasmine, landed Cate Blanchett a lead actress Oscar and Sally Hawkins a supporting actress nomination.

Magic in the Moonlight will be released on the 25th July in the USA and on the 19th September in the UK.

More: Emma Stone hurt by criticism over weight loss.

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Who's Who In Fifty Shades Of Grey [Pictures] 4040587 News

E.L. James' bestselling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey has become a cultural phenomenon since the publication of the first instalment in 2011. The trilogy is being adapted into a series of films which, despite the first tame poster released yesterday by Universal, promise to be as risqué as the books. 

E.L. James
E.L. James wrote the Fifty Shades trilogy, the first of which was published in 2011.

Although the trilogy has sold in their millions, for those of you who need a refresher or simply haven't read the books, here's a quick outline of the characters involved and the actors who will play them in the upcoming film.

Fifty Shades of Grey is due to be released on 14th February 2015.

Christian Grey

Christian Grey, the millionaire playboy with a penchant for domination, bondage and other controversial sexual practices, is played by Jamie Dornan. Grey has, before he meets Anastasia Steele, a series of sexual partners who have signed contracts listing their 'conditions of service'. When he meets Steele, he is infatuated and attempts to lure the complete innocent into his world of BDSM. Whether he succeeds, for those of you who haven't read this delightful trilogy, well you'll just have to see. 

Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey.

Anastasia 'Ana' Steele 

Anastasia Steele, an English student at Washington State University, has an obsession with intense classic literature and a change encounter with Grey leaves her questioning all her preconceptions about sex. Grey shows her a series of contracts which state their relationship, should she consent to the agreement, would never be romantic. Ana struggles to come to terms with the nature of her feelings for a man who shows affection through BDSM.  

Dakota Johnson, the daughter of actress Melanie Griffith and step-daughter of Antonia Banderas, has landed the lead role. The movie premieres are definitely something family may want to steer well clear of as Johnson will, mostly likely, be finding herself in a number of compromising positions. 

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson is set to play Ana Steele.

Ana's Friends

Kate Kavanagh, Ana's roommate and fellow university student, is a constant source of advice to her friend. She engages in a romantic relationship with Grey's brother Elliott but finds it difficult to accept the controlling nature of Grey, Ana's first boyfriend.

José Rodriguez (Victor Rasuk), a photographer and Ana's co-worker at a hardware store, is one of her many admirers. He is concerned when Ana begins her relationship with Grey, not merely out of jealousy, but genuine concern. 

Eloise Mumford
Eloise Mumford plays Kate, Ana's college friend. 

 

Ana's Family

Carla May Wilks, played by Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice), is Ana's mother. She is carefree and slightly irresponsible, a quality her daughter finds irritating. She immediately takes to Christian owing to his charm and good looks. 

Ray Steele is Ana's step-father but the man she considers to be her 'real' father as he raised her from a young age. An ex-solider, he is supportive of Ana and enjoys Grey's company when they finally meet. Callum Keith Rennie (Californication) plays Ray.

, is Carla's husband and Ana's latest step-father. 

Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle will play Carla May Wilks, Ana's mother.

 

Grey's Family

Grey, despite being financially independent, is from a high powered family. His mother, played by Marcia Gay Harden (The Newsroom), is Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, a world renowned doctor. Grey's three children are all adopted. 

Elliot Grey, played by Luke Grimes, is Christian's older adoptive brother. He is involved in the Grey family business in an engineering and construction capacity. He becomes enamoured with Ana's friend Kate. Grimes is best known for appearing in Taken 2

Singer Rita Ora is, arguably, the most famous name on the cast list. She plays Mia Grey, Christian and Elliot's younger sister. 

Jason Taylor, Christian's bodyguard and head of security, is played by Max Martini. The actor is known for his roles in action films such as Pacific Rim and Captain Phillips

Rita Ora
Rita Ora will play Mia Grey, Christian's adoptive sister.

E.L. James' bestselling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey has become a cultural phenomenon since the publication of the first instalment in 2011. The trilogy is being adapted into a series of films which, despite the first tame poster released yesterday by Universal, promise to be as risqué as the books. 

E.L. James
E.L. James wrote the Fifty Shades trilogy, the first of which was published in 2011.

Although the trilogy has sold in their millions, for those of you who need a refresher or simply haven't read the books, here's a quick outline of the characters involved and the actors who will play them in the upcoming film.

Fifty Shades of Grey is due to be released on 14th February 2015.

Christian Grey

Christian Grey, the millionaire playboy with a penchant for domination, bondage and other controversial sexual practices, is played by Jamie Dornan. Grey has, before he meets Anastasia Steele, a series of sexual partners who have signed contracts listing their 'conditions of service'. When he meets Steele, he is infatuated and attempts to lure the complete innocent into his world of BDSM. Whether he succeeds, for those of you who haven't read this delightful trilogy, well you'll just have to see. 

Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey.

Anastasia 'Ana' Steele 

Anastasia Steele, an English student at Washington State University, has an obsession with intense classic literature and a change encounter with Grey leaves her questioning all her preconceptions about sex. Grey shows her a series of contracts which state their relationship, should she consent to the agreement, would never be romantic. Ana struggles to come to terms with the nature of her feelings for a man who shows affection through BDSM.  

Dakota Johnson, the daughter of actress Melanie Griffith and step-daughter of Antonia Banderas, has landed the lead role. The movie premieres are definitely something family may want to steer well clear of as Johnson will, mostly likely, be finding herself in a number of compromising positions. 

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson is set to play Ana Steele.

Ana's Friends

Kate Kavanagh, Ana's roommate and fellow university student, is a constant source of advice to her friend. She engages in a romantic relationship with Grey's brother Elliott but finds it difficult to accept the controlling nature of Grey, Ana's first boyfriend.

José Rodriguez (Victor Rasuk), a photographer and Ana's co-worker at a hardware store, is one of her many admirers. He is concerned when Ana begins her relationship with Grey, not merely out of jealousy, but genuine concern. 

Eloise Mumford
Eloise Mumford plays Kate, Ana's college friend. 

 

Ana's Family

Carla May Wilks, played by Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice), is Ana's mother. She is carefree and slightly irresponsible, a quality her daughter finds irritating. She immediately takes to Christian owing to his charm and good looks. 

Ray Steele is Ana's step-father but the man she considers to be her 'real' father as he raised her from a young age. An ex-solider, he is supportive of Ana and enjoys Grey's company when they finally meet. Callum Keith Rennie (Californication) plays Ray.

, is Carla's husband and Ana's latest step-father. 

Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle will play Carla May Wilks, Ana's mother.

 

Grey's Family

Grey, despite being financially independent, is from a high powered family. His mother, played by Marcia Gay Harden (The Newsroom), is Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, a world renowned doctor. Grey's three children are all adopted. 

Elliot Grey, played by Luke Grimes, is Christian's older adoptive brother. He is involved in the Grey family business in an engineering and construction capacity. He becomes enamoured with Ana's friend Kate. Grimes is best known for appearing in Taken 2

Singer Rita Ora is, arguably, the most famous name on the cast list. She plays Mia Grey, Christian and Elliot's younger sister. 

Jason Taylor, Christian's bodyguard and head of security, is played by Max Martini. The actor is known for his roles in action films such as Pacific Rim and Captain Phillips

Rita Ora
Rita Ora will play Mia Grey, Christian's adoptive sister.

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Parkland 3951498 Film Reviews

This starry drama has documentary realism going for it, although without a single well-developed character it never finds any resonance. By recounting JFK's assassination from a variety of previously unseen angles, we learn some new things about that fateful day in November 1963. Oddly, the script doesn't even focus on the hospital that gives the film its name. That might have helped give the film some focus.

We watch the shooting in Dallas through the eyes of Abraham Zapruder (Giamatti), famously the only person to capture the event on film. He is immediately contacted by a Secret Service agent (Thornton), who helps him process the film and make copies. Meanwhile at Parkland Hospital, two residents (Efron and Hanks) and a tenacious nurse (Harden) are working against the odds to save Kennedy's life. And elsewhere, an FBI agent (Livingston) is following the trail of the shooter, whose brother and mother (Dale and Weaver) have very different reactions to what has just happened.

Writer-director Landesman jumps straight into the events without properly establishing the characters. But it's impossible to feel emotion when we don't know anything about the people we're watching, and we can't feel suspense when we know what's going to happen. So we're left to soak up the details, which are often fascinating (ever wonder how to get a coffin into a plane?). And while the actors are good enough to play the intensity of each scene for all it's worth, the only ones who register with us are Giamatti and Dale, because what their characters go through is more complex than we expect.

It would have been much more effective to simply focus on the hospital and let us learn something about these doctors, nurses and most intriguingly the priest (Haley) who feature strongly at two points over the period of time the film covers. But even if it doesn't work as a drama, this finely crafted film has educational and historical value for the way it dramatises this massively important event. And it serves as a potent reminder of how much the world has changed in just 50 years.

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Parkland 3886187 Videos 30th September 2013

On November 22nd 1963 in Dallas, Texas, the hugely adored President John F. Kennedy was shot to death as he arrived in the city with First Lady Jackie Kennedy. A women's clothing manufacturer named Abraham Zapruder had no idea of the events that would unfold as he set up his camera preparing for Kennedy's arrival; no idea that his footage would be seen by millions repeatedly as the only visual evidence for what took place that day. Few people know anything about this man, or indeed the other people who ended up becoming involved in this historic tragedy, such as the doctors and nurses who were forced to perform immediate life-saving attempts even with their initial shock and devastation, and the family of alleged killer US Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.

This historical drama tells the stories of the lesser known figures who became involved with one of the most famous assassinations in the history of the world ahead its 50th anniversary. It has been directed and written by Peter Landesman who is best known for his sex slavery article 'The Girls Next Door' which was published in the New York Times. 'Parkland' will be released in UK theatres on November 8th 2013.

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Parkland Offers Fresh Perspective On JFK's Shooting - [Trailer + Poster] 3839917 News

As we approach the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s fatal shooting, commemorative programming is inevitable. Parkland tells the story of Abraham Zapruder – the amateur photographer who inadvertently caught the day’s tragic events on film – and Zac Efron as Dr. Charles James – the rookie doctor who saw the president of the United States enter his theatre.

Check out the Parkland trailer here
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"This is a movie about the ground truth from the ground level," Director Peter Landesman said about the film. "What surprised me was the power and poignancy of those who survived that day and the three that followed -- the heroism, the instincts and the pathos of those swept up in this tsunami. This is an event that happened to individuals."

"No one was prepared for what was coming. They thought the president had the flu," adds Landesman. Paul Giamatti plays Abraham Zapruder, the accidental witness who happened to film the whole thing. "That 26 seconds of film changed his life and all of our lives forever," says Landesman. "It's the most examined and investigated piece of celluloid in the history of film.

Zac Efron’s inclusion in the cast raised some eyebrows – the former Disney star isn’t known for his more dramatic work, but careful thought seems to have gone into it, and the one-time kids’ actor seems to maturing.

“Zac Efron continues to impress us with his recent shift into more dramatic roles which showcase his exceptional acting skills and Marcia Gay Harden is an unparalleled actress who gives tour de force performances in every film she appears. We look forward to seeing their combined talent in Peter Landesman’s powerful and mesmerizing story alongside the excellent cast already attached to this film,” said Guy East and Nigel Sinclair to Collider.

Given the subject matter and the all star cast – which also features Tom Welling, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacie Earle Haley – it’s difficult to see Parkland not having a say on proceedings come Oscars season.

Parkland posterThe official Parkland poster

As we approach the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s fatal shooting, commemorative programming is inevitable. Parkland tells the story of Abraham Zapruder – the amateur photographer who inadvertently caught the day’s tragic events on film – and Zac Efron as Dr. Charles James – the rookie doctor who saw the president of the United States enter his theatre.

Check out the Parkland trailer here
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"This is a movie about the ground truth from the ground level," Director Peter Landesman said about the film. "What surprised me was the power and poignancy of those who survived that day and the three that followed -- the heroism, the instincts and the pathos of those swept up in this tsunami. This is an event that happened to individuals."

"No one was prepared for what was coming. They thought the president had the flu," adds Landesman. Paul Giamatti plays Abraham Zapruder, the accidental witness who happened to film the whole thing. "That 26 seconds of film changed his life and all of our lives forever," says Landesman. "It's the most examined and investigated piece of celluloid in the history of film.

Zac Efron’s inclusion in the cast raised some eyebrows – the former Disney star isn’t known for his more dramatic work, but careful thought seems to have gone into it, and the one-time kids’ actor seems to maturing.

“Zac Efron continues to impress us with his recent shift into more dramatic roles which showcase his exceptional acting skills and Marcia Gay Harden is an unparalleled actress who gives tour de force performances in every film she appears. We look forward to seeing their combined talent in Peter Landesman’s powerful and mesmerizing story alongside the excellent cast already attached to this film,” said Guy East and Nigel Sinclair to Collider.

Given the subject matter and the all star cast – which also features Tom Welling, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacie Earle Haley – it’s difficult to see Parkland not having a say on proceedings come Oscars season.

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When Abraham Zapruder, a women's clothing manufacturer from Texas, excitedly set up his camera to record the grand arrival of the much-loved President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in Dallas on November 22nd 1963, he had no idea that he would in fact record one of the most shocking and most watched films in history when the President was fatally shot by a nearby gunman. He became one of a string of unlikely individuals to get involved in one of the world's most publicised assassination cases, along with all the doctors and nurses who were forced to overcome the shock when Kennedy was rushed to Parkland Hospital; the family of the alleged killer, US Marine Lee Harvey Oswald; and those FBI agents who could've prevented the incident when they had Oswald in their grasp.

'Parkland' is a new historical drama about one of the most famous assassinations in history which is set for release ahead of the event's 50th anniversary. It has been directed and written by Peter Landesman who is controversially best known for his New York Times article on sex slavery 'The Girls Next Door' which he later turned into a film called 'Trades' and which was publicly accused of being at least partly fictitious. 'Parkland' is set to be released in the UK on November 8th 2013.

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The funeral of Soprano's star James Gandolfini was held today (27th June 2013) at St John the Divine Catholic Church in New York. A private wake was held yesterday (Wednesday 26th June) in New Jersey for family members and close friends. 

Representing the cast and crew of The Sopranos was actress Aida Turturra and creator David Chase, who gave a eulogy. Gandolfini's widow Deborah Lin Gandolfini and two close family friends also spoke. 

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The late James Gandolfini, pictured here attending the 8th Starlit Benefit Gala, New York, 10th June 2013

In his speech, which Chase addressed as a letter to the late actor, he rememisced about something the actor had once said. Gandolfini, speaking to the creator said "A man. That's all. I want to be a man". Chase couldn't believe Gandolfini's wish as he considered the God Of Carnage star to be the embodiment of masculinity.

Other from the acting community paid their respects including Alec Baldwin and Steve Buscemi. 

The public was invited to attend the service once all invited guests were seated. The church was set up to accommodate 1500 people. 

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Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi attended Gandolfini's funeral. 

HBO are paying for the funeral and had cameras set up in order to create a special memorial video which will be presented as a token of their respect to Gandolfini's friends and family. 

Tributes poured in at the news of the actor's death: not only at his "flawless" acting abilities but at his "warmth", "friendliness" and "generosity". These were just some of the comments made of the actor by Patricia Arquette, Marcia Gay Harden, Vince Gilligan and Drea de Matteo. 

Contactmusic sends their condolences to James Gandolfini's friends and family.

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin, attending the same June 10th 2013 event as Gandolfini (pictured above) paid his respects today in New York.

The funeral of Soprano's star James Gandolfini was held today (27th June 2013) at St John the Divine Catholic Church in New York. A private wake was held yesterday (Wednesday 26th June) in New Jersey for family members and close friends. 

Representing the cast and crew of The Sopranos was actress Aida Turturra and creator David Chase, who gave a eulogy. Gandolfini's widow Deborah Lin Gandolfini and two close family friends also spoke. 

James Gandolfini
The late James Gandolfini, pictured here attending the 8th Starlit Benefit Gala, New York, 10th June 2013

In his speech, which Chase addressed as a letter to the late actor, he rememisced about something the actor had once said. Gandolfini, speaking to the creator said "A man. That's all. I want to be a man". Chase couldn't believe Gandolfini's wish as he considered the God Of Carnage star to be the embodiment of masculinity.

Other from the acting community paid their respects including Alec Baldwin and Steve Buscemi. 

The public was invited to attend the service once all invited guests were seated. The church was set up to accommodate 1500 people. 

Steve Buscemi
Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi attended Gandolfini's funeral. 

HBO are paying for the funeral and had cameras set up in order to create a special memorial video which will be presented as a token of their respect to Gandolfini's friends and family. 

Tributes poured in at the news of the actor's death: not only at his "flawless" acting abilities but at his "warmth", "friendliness" and "generosity". These were just some of the comments made of the actor by Patricia Arquette, Marcia Gay Harden, Vince Gilligan and Drea de Matteo. 

Contactmusic sends their condolences to James Gandolfini's friends and family.

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin, attending the same June 10th 2013 event as Gandolfini (pictured above) paid his respects today in New York.

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