Watched the re-broadcast of Sopranos season 5 this past weekend. I so miss him, he was a GREAT actor!
The acting world lost one of it's greatest talents on June 19th with the death of Sopranos star James Gandolfini.
To commemorate his passing, Bravo will be re-airing his October 17, 2004 appearance on Inside the Actors Studio. The show will air Sunday, June 23 at 6pm ET/PT and encore presentations will broadcast June 24 at 10:30am and June 26 at 6pm. You can also watch segments from the episode below.
Throughout his career, Gandolfini was a largely press-shy celebrity and rarely gave long-form interviews. But his appearance on IAC is one of his most in-depth ever. James Lipton got the actor to open up about his Italian heritage, working on the Sopranos, and more. Of course, Lipton also grilled Gandolfini with his famous Pivot Questionnaire and the actor makes some amazing revelations. His favorite word? "Pickle." What turns him off? "Greed" And his favorite sound? "Someone who's close to me belching!"
Perhaps most chilling is Gandolfini's answer to the Pearly Gates question. What would he hear God say when he approached heaven? "Take over for a while," Gandolfini says, "I'll be right back."
James Ganddolfini opens up about his Italian heritage:
James Gandolfini answers the Pivot Questionnaire: