The late, great James Gandolfini will always be remembered as Tony Soprano -- and it’s unquestionably his best role -- but he was also one of the best character actors in movies. After he exploded on the scene with ‘The Sopranos’ he was asked to do meatier roles in films, but as a television star transitioning into cinema, he often made films that weren’t big hits or didn’t attract much attention. So it’s worth pointing out five roles he had in films that you may have missed, especially if you’re looking for something to watch in memorial.
Not Fade Away
'The Sopranos' creator David Chase made his feature film debut with 'Not Fade Away,' the story of how the Rolling Stones changed the lives of a group of friends, and now the flick has come home on DVD and Blu-ray. In celebration, we've partnered up with sibling site Ultimate Classic Rock to offer up five Blu-ray copies.
Due to the size of the screens and budgets, most television auteurs (Aaron Sorkin, David Milch, Louis C.K.) are writers first and directors second, if at all. In contrast, David Chase, the creator of the watershed series 'The Sopranos' and now the impressive feature 'Not Fade Away,' is the total package. His dialogue is always outstanding -- and the rat-a-tat back-and-forth of a New Jersey Italian family in turmoil will sound mighty familiar to 'Sopranos' fans -- but he's also a naturally gifted visual storyteller, equally at home speaking through images instead of words.
After the massive success of 'The Sopranos' series creator David Chase decided to stay in New Jersey for his feature directorial debut. The film 'Not Fade Away' follows a group of teens in the 60s who get together to form a rock band. The cast includes 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini and Bella Heathcote. The first trailer just debuted and featured a bluesy rock song throughout. But what was that song in the 'Not Fade Away' trailer?
'Sopranos' creator David Chase is making the jump from television to film with his feature debut, 'Not Fade Away.' The first trailer has arrived for the film that follows three friends who see the Rolling Stones on TV in 1964 and decide to follow their musical dreams.