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August 6, 2013 | By John Horn
Funny. And comforting. And sexy to me. That's what Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character says about James Gandolfini's in the new trailer for “Enough Said,” one of Gandolfini's last films. The “Sopranos” star died in June at age 51. PHOTOS: James Gandolfini | 1961-2013 In the romantic comedy from writer-director Nicole Holofcener (“Lovely & Amazing”), Louis-Dreyfuss plays a massage therapist named Eva, a single woman falling in love with Gandolfini's Albert.
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January 10, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Alec Baldwin has taken his lumps as a verbal loose cannon, but Americans for the Arts, a leading national advocacy group for nonprofit arts organizations, still trusts Baldwin as one of its go-to guys. It announced this week that the actor will be back at its podium for the annual Arts Advocacy Day proceedings in Washington, D.C., in late March. The keynote address each year is called the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy; Baldwin delivered it in 2012, after being introduced by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
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June 21, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
There have been a lot of clips from "The Sopranos" posted online the last couple of days. And several from "Get Shorty," "True Romance," "The Mexican" and many other of James Gandolfini's finest roles. But a tribute to the actor, who passed away in Rome on Wednesday, also came from a most unexpected place: "Sesame Street. " Gandolfini was, without a doubt, an actor for adults. Most all of his roles came in films and TV written and directed explicity for grown-up audiences, and his characters carried enough edge and complexity that they would never have fit in anything meant for all ages.
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December 27, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
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June 20, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Key cast members of HBO's "The Sopranos" expressed deep sadness and grief with the death of James Gandolfini, the show's lead actor who died Wednesday of a possible heart attack while traveling in Italy. Edie Falco, who played Carmela Soprano, the wife of Gandolfini's Tony Soprano, said in a statement: "I am shocked and devastated by Jim's passing. He was a man of tremendous depth and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague.
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June 20, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Details are emerging in the sudden death of “Sopranos” actor James Gandolfini , who passed away Wednesday in Rome at the age of 51. Dr. Claudio Modini, head of the emergency department at the Policlinico Umberto I Hospital in Rome, confirmed to The Times that Gandolfini died of cardiac arrest.   “When he arrived, [he] was already in cardiac arrest. He was put under resuscitation treatment for 40 minutes, but the emergency staff failed to restart his heart, and at 23:00, he was pronounced deceased," said Modini, who did not personally treat the actor, via telephone, adding that "he could have been deceased on arrival since he was already in cardiac arrest.” PHOTOS: James Gandolfini | 1961-2013 Modini also told the Associated Press that, in accordance with Italian law, an autopsy would be conducted 24 hours after his death.
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June 21, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
An autopsy has confirmed that James Gandolfini, acclaimed star of "The Sopranos," died of a heart attack. "Today we received the results of the autopsy, which stated he died of a heart attack, of natural causes," family spokesperson Michael Kobold told reporters Friday in Rome, adding that "nothing else was found in his system. " On Thursday, Dr. Claudio Modini, head of the emergency department at the Policlinico Umberto I Hospital in Rome, attributed the actor's death to cardiac arrest , although the exact cause for it was not immediately known.
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June 19, 2013 | By Scott Collins
James Gandolfini, who rose to fame as the agonized mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," has died, the network confirmed late Wednesday. FULL OBITUARY: James Gandolfini brought swagger, genius to 'The Sopranos' Gandolfini, who was 51, was stricken during a stay in Italy, according to reports. The cause of death was not immediately known but was initially attributed to either a heart attack or stroke. On "The Sopranos," Gandolfini played New Jersey crime boss Tony Soprano, who alternated acts of mayhem with a visits to his psychiatrist.
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June 21, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Actor James Gandolfini had long been a big fan of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the feeling was mutual, in particular for guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who worked closely with Gandolfini on “The Sopranos” in his role as mob lieutenant Silvio Dante. So it was no surprise when Springsteen, Van Zandt and company played “Born to Run” Thursday night at their concert in Coventry, England, and dedicated it to Gandolfini, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Rome.
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June 20, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
“All due respect, you got no [...] idea what it's like to be Number One.” -- Tony Soprano. In the wake of James Gandolfini's death, fans of his work pulled out their credit cards to have his iconic character, Tony Soprano, accessible whenever they like. As of 10:30 a.m. (Pacific), "The Sopranos: The Complete Series" -- at a whopping $124.99 a pop if you buy it new -- currently sits atop Amazon.com's DVD bestsellers list. PHOTOS: James Gandolfini | 1961-2013 Elsewhere on the list, "The Sopranos: The Complete First Season" ranked No. 14. And "The Sopranos: Season 6, Part 2" came in at No. 20. And so it went, as various seasons of the groundbreaking HBO series popped up throughout the top 100. HBO, meanwhile, spotlighted the series on its streaming website HBOGo.
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December 19, 2013 | By Sam Adams
"I'm tired of being funny," sighs West L.A. single mom Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) in Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said," as she lies next to the man she's just had sex with, the will-we-or-won't-we pressure of their early dates finally ebbing. "Me too," he sighs back. What about Louis-Dreyfus? "Oh, yeah," she says in her Baltimore hotel after a day on the set of her HBO political comedy "Veep," blowing air between pursed lips to add an unspoken, "Are you kidding?" FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2014 "I relate to [that moment]
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December 2, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards handed their best feature award to a surprise contender Monday: the Coen brothers' folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis. " "Fruitvale Station," the movie about an unarmed young man who was fatally shot at an Oakland train station in 2009, was also a big winner at the annual New York independent-film confab, with the film's Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan winning breakthrough director and breakthrough actor, respectively. Matthew McConaughey won the ceremony's first-ever best actor prize for his role as unlikely AIDS crusader Ron Woodroof in "The Dallas Buyers Club.
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November 20, 2013 | By Susan King
The late Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini will be presented with a posthumous tribute by Steve Buscemi at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. The awards ceremony takes place Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. "We are honored to pay tribute to a man whose life and work has inspired and moved so many who knew him personally, or through his vast body of work on stage and screen, where he collaborated with so many independent artists to bring to life unforgettable, iconic characters," said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project and the Made in New York Media Center by IFP in a statement Wednesday.
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November 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Justin Timberlake joins actor Matthew McConaughey, comedian Will Ferrell, rapper Kendrick Lamar and the late "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini as GQ magazine's 2013 Men of the Year. Timberlake was bestowed the magazine's "#Hashtag of the year" honor, Lamar was rapper of the year, McConaughey was the magazine's leading man of the year, Ferrell was funnyman of the year and Gandolfini was honored with a tribute cover on the mag's five-cover 18th annual edition . The "Suit & Tie" crooner has had quite the 2013, indeed, stating that he doesn't see himself "as someone who's ever going to be defined by one moment.
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October 16, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey
If you haven't caught Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the delightfully out-of-her depth vice president in her Emmy-winning HBO comedy "Veep," and have only dim memories of Elaine, "Seinfeld's" yuppie princess with a pea, "Enough Said" is an excellent example of her goofy, gracious way with comedy. Writer-director Nicole Holofcener's bittersweet romantic comedy about the difficulties of middle-age relationships is right in the actress' sweet spot, where insecurities and good intentions battle it out. Both Louis-Dreyfus and costar James Gandolfini (in his final role)
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September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Sunday night's Emmy Awards featured the standard "In Memoriam" segment, in which the faces and clips of the recently deceased played to varying levels of applause. But this year, they made a decision to single out five people to receive special tributes, delivered - sometimes tearfully - by former costars. One of the most curious decisions made for these tributes was that no actual clips were used to demonstrate said person's exceptional mastery of the craft. Instead, we got secondhand descriptions of Jonathan Winters' best comedy bits courtesy of Robin Williams, or a pivotal scene between Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as re-created by Rob Reiner.
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March 11, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Is there an actor who's been taking on more colorful roles lately than James Gandolfini? In the last few months he's been a blitzed-out hit man (“Killing Them Softly”), self-promoting casino magnate (this weekend's “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”), hectoring immigrant dad (“Not Fade Away”). And, oh yeah, Leon Panetta (“Zero Dark Thirty”). Gandolfini is adding another notch to that list. According to a person familiar with the production who was not authorized to talk about it publicly, he'll play opposite Tom Hardy - will play Hardy's cousin, actually - in “Animal Rescue,” the new movie written by Dennis Lehane that Fox Searchlight is just beginning to shoot.
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June 27, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
At a  funeral service Thursday morning at Manhattan's Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, James Gandolfini was memorialized by friends and family as a man whose considerable talents were exceeded by his kindness and generosity. The actor, who earned three Emmys for his role as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO's “The Sopranos,” died last week of a heart attack while vacationing in Rome. The service, held under the soaring arches of New York City's largest house of worship, was attended by several hundred mourners, including “Sopranos” co-stars Edie Falco, Joe Pantoliano, Aida Turturro and Dominic Chianese, as well as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, NBC's Brian Williams and actor Alec Baldwin.
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September 18, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes her phone out of her purse in the middle of lunch to show off a photo that's served as her screen saver for the last three years. It's a shot of the actress, her husband, Brad Hall, and their two sons just before they left their eldest on the doorstep of his new college. It's also the picture that helped her land the lead role in Nicole Holofcener's new movie, "Enough Said. " "Seeing how emotional she was about her son going away … it was a big topic," said Holofcener, 53, recalling how Louis-Dreyfus, 52, turned to the snapshot when they first met to discuss empty nest syndrome and the film's protagonist, a divorcée contending with the wild emotions associated with sending her child off into the world.
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September 18, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Writer-director Nicole Holofcener is her own person, and her work, once seen, reminds you of no one else's. Actors James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are the boldface names that will convince moviegoers to see her latest film, "Enough Said," but it is Holofcener's world they will be entering - and celebrating when they leave. In this, her fifth feature, Holofcener continues to make funny, melancholy, dead-on honest films about fallible people attempting not to make a complete mess of their lives.
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