James Gandolfini RIP

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  1. Patrick_S

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    Just heard this on CNN, he was only 51.
     
  2. RobertR

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    What a shocker. Tony Soprano was one of the all time great TV characters.
     
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    While on vaca in Rome...sheesh.
     
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    Just.. what a stunner. Absolutely stunned by this news. His last few films were absolutely fantastic stuff.


    http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/r-i-p-james-gandolfini/
     
  5. TonyD

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    Hard to believe.
     
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    Jeez, that's depressing. The man leaves behind a character and show that will live forever.

    Not many people saw it but I thought he was really great in last year's Not Fade Away (directed by David Chase).
     
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    I juts watched Get Shorty last week. He was really goodin that.This removes any questions on a possible Sopranos movie.
     
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    Dang. I'm gonna watch True Romance this weekend.
     
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    Agreed. He was terrific in Not Fade Away.

    Very very sad; he was an enormous talent.
     
  10. Michael Elliott

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    Shocked to read this. I've seen quite a few of the movies he had been doing and it seems like he had gained a lot of weight. I remember watching KILLING THEM SOFTLY and being rather concerned because it seemed like he was really gasping for air when doing a scene where he's shouting. It just didn't seem like "acting."
     
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    In addition to some of the films mentioned by others, I really enjoyed him in The Mexican and 8MM.


    Really shocked and saddened by this.
     
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    among the many great mentions in this of his films also include Where the Wild Things Are, with just his voice, he brought a passion and compassion to his "creature" .Prayers for his family, RIP
     
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    Hard to believe that he was only 36 or 37 in the first season of The Sopranos.

    I just watched him in Killing Them Softly a few days ago.
     
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    He was in several films (Get Shorty indeed) where I liked his performance. Of course The Sopranos and I happened to see him in New York in The God of Carnage on stage. A very subtly played strong role, which we liked very much.

    This is really too bad news - he was too young - and for us, this world, we're robbed from further fine performances.

    Thanks mr. Gandolfini, for what you managed to give us and may you rest in peace.


    Cees
     
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    That depends on how you interpret the cut to black in the last episode of the TV series.

    RIP. He was far too young.
     
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    I figured it made it much more likely, set after his death with who takes over.
     
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    Not many believed me when I posted this on my Facebook wall yesterday.

    RIP, Mr. Gandolfini.
     
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    I never watched The Sopranos, but I do remember him in that movie, especially that scene with the fire hairspray.

    Rest In Peace, James Gandolfini.
     
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    I heard about that, Tony. That's a fitting tribute.
     

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