James Gandolfini's Most Human Moments

"They take a bit of a toll."

As Seen In: Inside the Actor's Studio (2009)

Gandolfini's appearance on Inside the Actor's Studio revealed much about the actor's past, including gems about a gig managing a nightclub, but the most surprising moment comes while discussing She's So Lovely. The little talked about 1997 feature includes a brutal moment where Gandolfini's character, Keifer, attacks his neighbor. At this point in the interview, Lipton asks Gandolfini about on-screen violence. You can see it in his posture, the slumped shoulder, and his downward gaze-Gandolfini isn't like these violent men. "They take a bit of a toll," he tells Lipton. As was the case with his best roles, Gandolfini lets his body speak for his interior. —RS

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