Nicole Holofcener: James Gandolfini Played 'Sexy,' 'Hilarious' Romantic Lead
This story first appeared in the July 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Jim played a love interest for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He played a divorced dad who doted on his daughter and was crazy about Julia's character. He didn't believe he could play a romantic lead, even though everyone on the set thought he was sexy and hilarious. He was charming and self-effacing and incredibly talented. Not only did he pull off playing a leading man, his performance is subtle and moving and very, very lovely. I just can't believe it.
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