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JAMES GANDOLFINI (Albert) made his mark in a variety of motion picture and television roles. Gandolfini appeared last year in Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar nominated drama ZERO DARK THIRTY. He also recently starred in NOT FADE AWAY, which debuted at the 2012 New York Film Festival; Andrew Dominik's crime thriller KILLING THEM SOFTLY, with Brad Pitt; WELCOME TO THE RILEYS; Spike Jonze's adventure WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE; director Tony Scott's THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123; and the independent feature IN THE LOOP.

On the small screen, Gandolfini's executive producing credits include the HBO Documentary Films "Wartorn" and the Emmy-nominated "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq" in addition to the Emmy-nominated HBO Film "Hemingway and Gellhorn." He also starred in the HBO Film "Cinema Verite" opposite Diane Lane as well the Emmy Award-winning HBO drama series "The Sopranos," portraying the series lead, Tony Soprano. His portrayal of the mob boss brought him three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for 'Best Actor in a Drama Series.' He has also won four Screen Actors Guild Awards, including two for 'Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series' and two shared with The Sopranos cast for 'Outstanding Ensemble Cast.'

Gandolfini's other films credits include ROMANCE & CIGARETTES, in which he starred opposite Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet, directed by John Turturro with Joel and Ethan Coen producing; LONELY HEARTS, with John Travolta and Salma Hayek; director Steven Zaillian's ALL THE KING'S MEN, starring opposite Sean Penn and Jude Law; Mike Mitchell's SURVIVING CHRISTMAS, opposite Ben Affleck; the Coen brothers' THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE; THE LAST CASTLE, directed by Rod Lurie and starring Robert Redford; Gore Verbinski's THE MEXICAN, starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts; Joel Schumacher's 8MM, with Nicolas Cage and Joaquin Phoenix; Steven Zaillian's A CIVIL ACTION, with John Travolta and Robert Duvall; Peter Chelsom's THE MIGHTY, with Sharon Stone; Nick Cassavetes' SHE'S SO LOVELY, starring Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn; FALLEN, directed by Gregory Hoblit, with Denzel Washington; Sidney Lumet's NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN, with Andy Garcia and Lena Olin; Brian Gibson's THE JUROR, with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore; GET SHORTY, with Danny DeVito and John Travolta; Tony Scott's CRIMSON TIDE, starring Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington; ANGIE, with Geena Davis; and his first Tony Scott picture, TRUE ROMANCE, starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette.

Born in Westwood, New Jersey, Gandolfini graduated Rutgers University before beginning his acting career in New York theatre. He made his Broadway debut in the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, with Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange. Returning to the stage in 2009, Gandolfini earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, starring alongside Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis.


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