James Gandolfini

Biography: It's rare that someone with character-actor looks becomes a bona fide leading man, but Gandolfini's career has been anything but ordinary. In 1992, the New Jersey-born thespian made his debuts on both Broadway (A Streetcar Named Desire) and the big screen (A Stranger Among Us). He played a mobster in the latter, which turned out to be prophetic casting. Throughout the '90s, Gandolfini carved out a solid career as a supporting player, until he became a megastar overnight as gangster Tony Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos. Along with the accolades and awards came media scrutiny of his personal life, culminating in an acrimonious divorce from Marcy Wudarski, his wife of three years. After The Sopranos wrapped in 2007, Gandolfini stayed busy with film work, appearing in the acclaimed political comedy In the Loop (2009) and lending his voice to Spike Jonze's adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are.

James Gandolfini's Scores

Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 95 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest Metascore: 19 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
28 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
69 The Drop Sep 12, 2014 Cast / Cousin Marv / Cousin Marv 7.5
81 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Feb 21, 2014 Himself 7.8
78 Enough Said Sep 18, 2013 Albert / Albert / Albert / Albert 6.0
43 Violet & Daisy Jun 7, 2013 Michael / Michael / Michael / Michael 8.4
54 Down the Shore Apr 5, 2013 Bailey tbd
44 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Mar 15, 2013 Doug Munny / Doug Munny 5.9
35 Escape from Planet Earth Feb 15, 2013 Shanker / Shanker 5.3
65 Not Fade Away Dec 21, 2012 Pat / Principal Cast / Pat 6.4
95 Zero Dark Thirty Dec 19, 2012 Cast 6.9
64 Killing Them Softly Nov 30, 2012 Cast / Mickey 6.1
46 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Dec 25, 2011 Cast 5.8
50 Welcome to the Rileys Oct 29, 2010 Doug Riley / Doug Riley 8.2
71 Where the Wild Things Are Oct 16, 2009 Carol 6.5
83 In the Loop Jul 24, 2009 Lt. Gen. George Miller 7.9
55 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Jun 12, 2009 Mayor / Mayor tbd
55 Romance & Cigarettes Sep 7, 2007 Nick Murder 7.5
60 Lonely Hearts Apr 13, 2007 Det. Charles Hilderbrandt 7.2
37 All the King's Men Sep 22, 2006 Tiny Duffy / Tiny Duffy 4.0
19 Surviving Christmas Oct 22, 2004 Tom Valco 8.2
73 The Man Who Wasn't There Oct 31, 2001 Big Dave Brewster 7.8
43 The Last Castle Oct 19, 2001 Col. Winter 7.6
43 The Mexican Mar 2, 2001 Winston Baldry / Winston Baldry 3.8
19 8MM Feb 26, 1999 Eddie Poole 4.7
68 A Civil Action Dec 25, 1998 Al Love 7.7
58 Night Falls on Manhattan May 16, 1997 Joey Allegretto / Joey Allegretto tbd
82 Get Shorty Oct 25, 1995 Bear 8.6
66 Crimson Tide May 12, 1995 Lt. Bobby Dougherty 7.7
59 True Romance Sep 10, 1993 Virgil 8.7