Thursday, June 20, 2013

James Gandolfini, 1961-2013: A Great Actor, A Better Man

He wasn't one of them. He was one of us.

"I'm an actor," he once told a reporter.

"I do a job and I go home. Why are you interested in me? You don't ask a truck driver about his job."

In the wake of James Gandolfini's death –of a heart attack, at the appallingly young age of 51 –I keep coming back to that realness, and the source of it, his goodness.

I got to know him a bit as a reporter, and I can testify that what you've heard is true. He was a good man.


James Gandolfini - Inside the Actor's Studio