James Gandolfini in The Man Who Wasn't There

James Gandolfini (1961 - 2013)

Film DeathsEdit

  • A Stranger Among Us (1992) [Tony Baldessari]: Killed in a car crash, when Melanie Griffith shoots at him as he’s driving towards her in a stolen taxi, prompting him to swerve and drive into a store front window. He dies after Griffith opens the driver’s side door and holds his hand.
  • True Romance (1993) [Virgil]: Shot in the chest with his own shotgun by Patricia Arquette in her hotel room, after first being bashed on the head with a toilet-tank lid, burned with the lit spray from an aerosol can, and stabbed in the back with a corkscrew.
  • Terminal Velocity (1994) [Ben Pinkwater]: Slashed to death (off-screen) by the propellers of a wind turbine/aero generator when Charlie Sheen pulls the ripcord of James' parachute, causing him to be sucked back into the propellers (while James is bear-hugging Charlie during a struggle). On impact we cut to Charlie's shocked reaction (followed by a shot of the gory propellers).
  • 8mm (1999) [Eddie Poole]: Beaten to death with a gun butt by Nicolas Cage in a warehouse. His body is later seen when Cage sets it on fire.
  • Violet & Daisy (2011) [Michael]: Shot in the head (off-camera) by Saoirse Ronan, as James lies in bed and accepts his fate; we only hear the shot from the other room. His body is partially shown (just a close-up of his hands resting on his chest) later on as the police investigate.
  • The Drop (2014) [Cousin Marv]: Shot numerous times while he is sitting in his car by a Chechen gangster. (Which was released a year after his real life death).

Television DeathsEdit

  • The Sopranos: Toodle-Fucking-Oo (2000) [Tony Soprano]: In a dream sequence Lorraine Bracco is having, he gets into a car crash with a big rig that propels his body out of the car. James survives the episode in reality. 
  • The Sopranos: Funhouse (2000) [Tony Soprano]: Blown up in a dream sequence by Tony Sirico after James douses himself with gasoline and Sirico lights a match and James blows up after briefly talking to Sirico and the gang. James survives the episode in real life and wakes up from the nightmare.
  • The Sopranos: Made in America (2007) [Tony Soprano]: Possibly shot to death (off-screen) by a hitman while eating at a diner with his family.  The scene cuts to black possibly indicating that James's vision had gone black.  The scene is left ambigious for the viewer to decide on his fate. 

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