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James Gandolfini's most memorable moments

The late James Gandolfini, was undeniably one of the most loved actors of our time. His last film The Drop is out on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD 23rd March. To celebrate his life, his achievements and the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Drop, here’s a look at some of his most memorable films.

Shock! Shock! Shock (1987)
Shock! Shock! Shock! was James Gandolfini’s first film where he played the part of the orderly. The film is described as an adventure, comedy-fantasy and depicts the story of a patient who escapes from a lunatic asylum where nothing is what it seems, not even the past.

Get Shorty (1995)
In Get Shorty James played the role of Bear, a bearded ex-stuntman with a southern accent. The film is about a mobster who travels to Hollywood to collect a debt only to discover the movie business is much the same as his current job.

8mm (1995)
James played the role of Eddie Poole, a sleazy talent scout, in this American-German crime mystery thriller 8mm. The plot follows a private investigator who is hired to discover if a “snuff film” is authentic or not. Starring Nicholas Cage.

The Sopranos (1999-2007)
James starred as the American mobster Tony Sporano in this American crime-drama television series. The show revolved around the New Jersey-based family as Tony tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and his criminal organization. James garnered enormous praise for this performance throughout the series, winning three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

The Mexican (2001)
James played the role of Winston Baldry in The Mexican, also starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. The story follows Jerry Welbach, played by Brad Pitt, as he tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways. 

Sesame Street (2002)
James was invited as a guest to appear in one episode of Sesame Street in 2002. The long-running American children’s television series, created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett, is known for its educational content communicated through the much-loved Muppets. 

Romance & Cigarettes (2006)
Romance & Cigarettes is a down-and-dirty musical set in New York. It tells the story of Nick Murder, played by James Gandolfini, and his journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife. James stars alongside Susan Saradon and Kate Winslet.

In the Loop (2009)
In the Loop saw James star as Lt. General George Miller. The film is a foul-mouthed comedy where the US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war but not everyone agrees war is a good thing.

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
The Taking of Pelham 123 tells the story of armed men who hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage for ransom. James plays the role of the Mayor of New York where an ordinary day is turned into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
James did the voice of Carol in Where the Wild Things Are, an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story. It tells of a little boy called Max who is sent to bed without any supper and so creates his own world where he is crowned as the ruler.

Enough Said (2013)
James received multiple nominations for his performance as Albert in Enough Said. He received posthumous Best Supporting Actor awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Chicago Film Critics Association. The film tells of a divorced woman whose love interest turns out to be her new friend’s ex-husband.

The Drop (2014)
The Drop is James Gandolfini’s final film, where he played the role of Uncle Marv. It tells the story of Bob Saginowski, played by Tom Hardy, and Uncle Marv, who find themselves at the center of a robbery. The investigation that follows digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, family and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.