Best Quotes by James Gandolfini

I don’t think I will do a Mafia character again. I want to get away from the violence a little bit, because it is starting to bother me personally.

James Gandolfini

I’m not a big, three-hour-play, Ibsen-revival kind of man.

James Gandolfini

Good writing will bring you to places you don’t even expect sometimes.

James Gandolfini

All writers are vampires.

James Gandolfini

You know, all writers are vampires and they’ll look around and they watch you when you’re not even thinking they’re watching you and they’ll slip stuff in.

James Gandolfini

Standing in public in other people’s clothes, pretending to be someone else. It’s a strange way for a grown man to make a living.

James Gandolfini

I’ve been very lucky, considering what I look like and what I do.

James Gandolfini

It is a dark, dark world. If you’re going to be in a dark world, I can’t think of any better one to be in. I still think I’m very lucky to be in it.

James Gandolfini

I’m an actor… I do a job and I go home. Why are you interested in me? You don’t ask a truck driver about his job.

James Gandolfini

I just don’t think I’m that interesting. I don’t think what I have to say is that interesting. To hear me go blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I mean, who… cares?

James Gandolfini

Actors will say, ‘My character wouldn’t say that.’ Who said it was your character?

James Gandolfini

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any career move any of us wanted to make.

James Gandolfini

I lost 30 pounds to play my character in ‘The Mexican’, but people don’t take to skinny mafia men, and I don’t feel right when I’m thin.

James Gandolfini

I was voted best-looking kid in high school but, as you can see, things changed. I used to say I was a 260 pound Woody Allen. You can make that 295 pound now.

James Gandolfini

I love hearing people laugh.

James Gandolfini

I have nothing but respect for HBO.

James Gandolfini

I want nothing to do with privilege.

James Gandolfini

Part of the fun of acting is the research, finding out about other people.

James Gandolfini

I find it hard to relax. I live in New York.

James Gandolfini

I like dark places.

James Gandolfini

I’d love to live in New Orleans. I love the freedom of it – for good and for bad.

James Gandolfini

I like idiotic comedies.

James Gandolfini

I dabbled a little bit in acting in high school, and then I forgot about it completely. And then at about 25 I went to a class. I don’t think anybody in my family thought it was an intelligent choice. I don’t think anybody thought I’d succeed, which is understandable. I think they were just happy that I was doing something.

James Gandolfini

People don’t know and they shouldn’t know that you work incredibly hard as an actor.

James Gandolfini

Putting somebody else’s pants on and pretending to be somebody else is occasionally, as you grow older, horrifying.

James Gandolfini

‘The Sopranos’ all came down to the writing. I wouldn’t have been on for as long as I was if the writing weren’t so good.

James Gandolfini

What they say about TV shows is true. You’re really a family. You laugh, you fight, you get close, you know? Movies are shorter. They’re over quicker. You don’t form the same bonds.

James Gandolfini

I’m an angry guy.

James Gandolfini

I love doing theaters, cracking people up, hearing them physically roll in the aisles. But we need to get serious. These are serious times. No joke. No joke.

James Gandolfini