Thursday, June 20, 2013

Long Live The Don: James Gandolfini

The last 24 hours has been a tremendously sad one in Hollywood circles as the sudden death of actor JAMES JOSEPH GANDOLFINI is only now beginning to set into the hearts and minds of the acting community, as well as the countless fans who loved the body of work the Westwood, New Jersy Native left behind.

Oddly enough, even though Gandolfini made his bid for superstardom as Mafia kingpin Tony Soprano in HBO's THE SOPRANOS, as well as current films like ZERO DARK THIRTY and KILLING THEM SOFTLY, a large majority of film fans remembers his brief, yet scene stealing turn as the hitman 'Virgil' from TRUE ROMANCE (not too hard of a stretch considering the all star casting not seen since Abel Ferrerra's KING OF NEW YORK, but I digress...); a sure fire sign that a new talent was emerging... And now, at the age of 51, taken from us all too soon.


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