Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Jewish Side of James Gandolfini

Tony Soprano Knew He Was in a 'Very Jewish Business'

 Italian-American actor James Gandolfini, who died at 51, while not Jewish, showed a deep affinity with Jews. His most iconic role, Tony Soprano, in the award-winning mafia TV series “The Sopranos,” was engaged in a very Jewish business. There were many Jewish gangsters and criminals both in film and reality. These included crime czar Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg) in “The Godfather: Part II” (1974) – a fictional character, based heavily on real-life gangster Meyer Lansky.

***Read article at The Jewish Daily Forward*** 


Found this at THE END OF ZION 




Noor al Haqiqa said...

You just know they wish he was Jewish somewhere along the line so they could claim him as one of their own!

Signifier said...

Yeah, I got that feeling, too, reading the article. Gandolfini wasn't Sicilian, so there's no chance.