The Sopranos Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


8th April 2015

Quote: "I've had some of the greatest plastic surgery ever. I had mini-liposuction right in here (jaw) and it made a huge difference; it took away those big jowl things. I was very happy with that." Former The Sopranos star Lorraine Bracco is thrilled with her look after a little cosmetic surgery.


27th December 2014

Fact: Former The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli has joined the cast of hit police series Hawaii Five-0. He'll play a reformed criminal with a passion for surfing in episodes slated to air in the U.S. next year (15).


17th June 2014

Fact: The Sopranos star Lorraine Bracco has become a first-time grandmother after one of her daughters gave birth to a baby girl, called Vivienne. The actress showed off photos of the tot, who was born several months ago, during an appearance on U.S. daytime show The Talk on Tuesday (17Jun14). Gushing about her new role, she said, "It's the greatest thing ever... It's great."


22nd April 2014

Fact: Former The Sopranos star Steve Schirripa served as the Entertainment Director at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas before becoming an actor, booking musicians and comedians such as Frankie Valli and Rosie O'Donnell to perform at the venue.


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).


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: "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).


29th January 2013

Tweet: "Let's toast to @JamieLSigler and @CutterDykstra on their engagement!! Love you guys!! I'm prepping my liver now for this wedding!!" Singer Lance Bass congratulates the former The Sopranos actress after she accepted Washington Nationals baseball player Cutter Dykstra's proposal on Monday (28Jan13).


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.


6th June 2011

Quote: "If the cancer wanted to win, it was gonna win. I was lucky... There are women who fought much harder than me who did not make it... There are cancers and there are cancers and mine was curable." Former The Sopranos star Edie Falco on her cancer battle.


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.


21st September 2010

Fact: Actors Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman gambled for charity in New York on Sunday night (19Sep10) when they took part in the LAByrinth Theater Company's Poker LAB benefit. The Sopranos star Cara Buono also participated to raise money for the stage company.


28th July 2010

Fact: Former The Sopranos star TONY LIP will celebrate his 80th birthday with a star-studded bash on Sunday (01Aug10). Lip, who played New York crime boss Carmine Lupertazzi on the hit U.S. TV drama, will be joined by friends, family and celebrity pals Vincent Pastore, former New York Yankees baseball star JOE PEPITONE and former heavyweight champion boxer JOE FRAZIER at the Portobello Restaurant party in Oakland, New Jersey.


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 June 2009

Fact: Former The Sopranos star Edie Falco has another hit on her hands - her new medical drama NURSE JACKIE scored the biggest debut ever for a new series on U.S. cable network Showtime. The pilot episode attracted over a million viewers when it aired on Monday (08Jun09).


28th May 2009

Fact: Actress Edie Falco's latest TV romance will be a familiar one - her beau in new U.S. cable show NURSE JACKIE is actor PAUL SCHULZE, whose character Father Phil wooed Falco's Carmela Soprano in The Sopranos.


16th September 2008

Fact: The Sopranos stars Vincent Pastore, Frank Pellegrino, ROBERT FUNARO, ANTHONY RIBUSTELLO and Ricky Aiello will give fans missing the mob series a quick fix when they reunite onstage for the off-Broadway revival of Tony Award-winning play LAMPPOST REUNION, which debuts in New York in November (08).


27th March 2008

Fact: The Sopranos creator DAVID CHASE's screenwriting career will be honoured with the Writers Guild Of America West's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award For Television in Los Angeles on 23 April (08).


5th March 2008

Quote: "TONY (SOPRANO) and I can be in diapers. I'll do it in actual diapers, and Tony can drink whiskey from a gigantic baby bottle." The Sopranos star Steve Schirripa has an idea for a prequel to the hit U.S. TV series.


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 October 2007

Quote: "Being a 56-year-old male, I'm changing my name from Joey Pants to Joseph Trousers." Former The Sopranos star JOEY PANTOLIANO is considering changing his nickname.


22nd September 2007

Fact: The Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler took a giant leap of faith to avoid the doom and gloom of the 9/11 anniversary - she bungee jumped off Australia's Kawarau Bridge.


17th September 2007

Fact: The Sopranos star Aida Turturro is set to follow Queen Latifah and Kelly Osbourne to prison - she'll play MAMA MORTON in hit musical Chicago on Broadway. Osbourne is currently wowing London audiences as Mama Morton, while Latifah played the role in the 2002 Chicago movie.


17th September 2007

Quote: "The way that show ended is the same way sex ends for me - I just shut (off) the lights and my wife sits up: 'What the hell was that? It's over, it's over!'" Emmy Awards presenter Ray Romano jokes his sex life is like the abrupt ending of The Sopranos.


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: "The way that show ended is the same way sex ends for me - I just shut (off) the lights and my wife sits up: `What the hell was that? It's over, it's over!'" Emmy Awards presenter Ray Romano jokes his sex life is like the abrupt ending of The Sopranos.


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.


21st August 2007

Fact: The stripper poles, bar stools and other fittings from the New Jersey club that served as the Bada Bing bar in U.S. TV series The Sopranos are to be sold on online auction eBay.


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 July 2007

Fact: This is gonna be like The Sopranos for black people." Rapper T.I. on his new movie AMERICAN GANGSTER, which also stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.


18th June 2007

Fact: JOURNEY's 1981 rock anthem DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' is the number one download on iTunes Music Rock Chart, following its use in The Sopranos' final scene on U.S. TV on 10 June (07).


14th June 2007

Quote: "I would like to say I'm a better parallel parker." Jamie-Lynn Sigler on her The Sopranos character MEADOW's efforts to park her car in pivotal scenes at the end of the explosive series finale.


13th June 2007

Fact: The cast of TV drama The Sopranos had one final reunion at DANNY De VITO's new Miami, Florida restaurant DeVito South Beach when the pint-sized actor opened the ritzy diner on Monday (11Jun07).


13th June 2007

Fact: The cast of TV drama The Sopranos had one final reunion at DANNY De VITO's new Miami, Florida restaurant DeVito South Beach when the pint-sized actor opened the ritzy diner on Monday (11Jun07).


12th June 2007

Fact: The stars of The Sopranos celebrated the end of the cult show on Sunday night (10Jun07) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel + Casino in Florida, where Anna Nicole Smith died in February (07).


5th June 2007

Quote: "Both the Adams from my band watch it, but I don't. I was too late on the whole thing. I see a couple of guys from the show in the neighbourhood with their kids, so I've lost my whole impression of them as bad guys.” Mafia characters in The Sopranos wouldn't frighten BEASTIE BOY MIKE D.


5th May 2007

Fact: Three separate endings were shot for The Sopranos, so even cast members wouldn't know how the mob drama would close.


16th April 2007

Quote: "I make it to the last episode... but I could have been tricked. A lot of us have said, like, we think we know how it ends and David probably takes some of the castmembers and shoots other scenes... just to throw us out." JAMIE LYNN SIEGLER is happy her The Sopranos character, Meadow, seemingly makes it to the end of the show, but creator David Chase could still have some surprises in store.


9th April 2007

Quote: "They didn't like the idea of a mobster going to therapy... It's like a joke that falls flat." The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli on why the hit drama didn't take off in Italy.


9th April 2007

Quote: "Maybe she comes (back) from beyond the grave, makes him a zombie and brings him to the netherworld." The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli offers suggestions for his character's demise at the hands of his late wife ADRIANA LA VERVA (Drea de Matteo), who he had killed after she turned FBI informant.


9th April 2007

Quote: "When I was younger I did the Atkins diet for two and a half months and lost 40 pounds. Now I use my treadmill and try to eat decent." The Sopranos star Robert Iler on his new slimline figure.


6th April 2007

Quote: "You're not supposed to have an acting job for 10 years, that's not what this business is about, but it happened and I've grown deeply attached to these people. The prospect of just walking away from this is just ridiculous... and it is necessary." Actress Edie Falco on saying goodbye to The Sopranos.


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.


6th March 2007

Fact: Rocker Steve Van Zandt was the first choice to play Tony Soprano in hit mob series The Sopranos but the guitarist/actor landed the role of SILVIO DANTE.


15th January 2007

Fact: A re-run of hit drama The Sopranos has broken cable records in America after 4.3 million people tuned in to the season premiere last week (10JAN07). The show, which debuted on the A+E network, became the most-watched premiere ever on basic cable.


15th January 2007

Fact: The Sopranos will return for the second half of its final season with one more episode than expected on 8 April (07). Creator DAVID CHASE produced nine episodes of the show's sixth and final season, rather than the eight that had been ordered. He is also writing and directing the finale, which will air on US network HBO.


31st August 2006

Fact: Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler will be guest starring as themselves on the new season of hit series ENTOURAGE. The Sopranos siblings were approached at HBO's Emmy party on Sunday (27AUG06) by Entourage producers who asked them to change their flights back to New York City so they could stay in Los Angeles and shoot an appearance on the show this week (ends 01SEP06).


29th May 2006

Quote: "Those people are terrific on that... This is the way these people are. It might be better than The Godfather." Movie icon Robert Duvall, who played concigliere TOM HAGEN in The Godfathers I and II, is a big fan of TV mobster series The Sopranos.


26th May 2006

Quote: "We beat them in softball, like 35-2... JIMMY (GANDOLFINI) is big, but he's really out of shape." Funnyman Denis Leary on the healthy competition between the casts of his US drama RESCUE ME and The Sopranos.


18th March 2006

Quote: "Two hours, every day. First thing I do is sit in the chair and glue the nails on - I'm over that." Edie Falco will be glad when US TV show The Sopranos ends and she doens't have to look like her character CARMELA SOPRANO.


15th March 2006

Fact: Gangsta rapper Treach is set to join the land of the TV gangsters when the former NAUGHTY BY NATURE star joins the cast of The Sopranos later this year (06).


12th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna doesn't watch regular television, but does watch DVDs of hit shows The Sopranos and the original British version of The Office. </p>


16th January 2006

Fact: <p>Oscar winner Ben Kingsley is set to star in the final episodes of hit mobster show The Sopranos. </p>


5th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Half of the acting I do is actually done by the hair." Actor Steve Van Zandt on his role as 1950s throwback SILVIO DANTE in The Sopranos. </p>


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