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 

 

 

2 comments:

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.