Actor James Gandolfini is first and foremost remembered for the role of the ruthless mafiabossen Tony Soprano in the tv series "The Sopranos".
He was a genius. All who saw him, even in the smallest roles, be able to see it. He is one of the greatest actors ever, said "Sopranos"-creator David Chase (73) of the actor in 2013, the same year Gandolfini passed away, only 51 years old.ICONIC: James Gandolfini has colleagues been referred to as a genius. Here in the role of Tony Soprano. Photo: NTB Scanpix Show more
Now it appears that another Gandolfini will take over the baton. Deadline reports that the actor's son, Michael Gandolfini (19), has been given the role of young Tony Soprano in that which is to be the precursor to the mafia series.
19-year-old is striking similar to his father, and he is clearly proud of the role he has landed.
- It is an honor to continue my father's legacy by stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano, " says Gandolfini in a statement to Deadline, courtesy of Vice.DO AS DADDY: Michael Gandolfini follow in his father's footsteps, and to deputise in the role of Tony Soprano. Here is the father and son pictured in 2007. Photo: NTB Scanpix Show more
Gandolfini has some experience skuespillerindustrien, and has among other things been to see in the HBO series "The Deuce". According to Vice he also had a minor role in "Ocean's Eight", but this will be his first major film role.
the Site writes that the movie producers finally landed on Michael Gandolfini for the role just because of the similarity to the original Tony Soprano.After seven years of silence opened the final "Sopranos"-creator about tony's fate Took his father's death,
James Gandolfini was on vacation in Italy with his family when he in 2013 passed away.
- We are all in shock and are in great sorrow because of the loss of a loved member of our family. He was a special man, a great talent, but more importantly, he was a sensitive and loving person, who treated everyone with respect no matter who they were, wrote HBO in a press release after death became known.
the 51-year-old had a cardiac arrest, and it must have been the son Michael Gandolfini who found his father in the hotel room. He was rushed to the hospital in haste, before he was declared dead - after repeated gjenopplivingsforsøk in the ambulance and at the hospital.Bloody violence and crime. Here are the secrets behind "The Sopranos" Dagbladet Plus