Wednesday, June 19, 2013
ACTOR JAMES GANDOLFINI DIES - SAD NEWS
Sad news, and a shocker, of course.
I was never able to get into The Sopranos, the acclaimed television series in which Gandolfini starred as "Tony Soprano", but I did appreciate the show's qualities. The man deserved the accolades he won, for he made the viewer believe.
Interesting I should be watching a doc on Woody Allen; one of my favourite quotes from James Gandolfini concerned the famous comedian: Gandolfini said that he found it odd that he was admired for his portrayal of a mobster. He clarified by saying something like, "I'm really a wimpy guy in real life... a sort of beefy Woody Allen".
I understand that James Gandolfini was a very nice man. He did much to spread the wealth with his fellow Sopranos cast, for instance. It's admirable that an actor at the height of fame should be so well-balanced, kind, and generous. You don't often see that.
The Toronto Star...
James Gandolfini of ‘Sopranos’ fame dead at 51