In his words: "I used to say I was a 260 lb. Woody Allen. You can make that 295 lb. now."
Best known for his role as brutish, yet charming, mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit show Sopranos, James Gandolfini's size was key to making his character believable. "I should exercise, but I'm too old for that shit," Gandolfini revealed in a 2006 edition of Esquire U.K. "I lost 30 lbs. 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." Now that Gandolfini has wrapped up the Sopranos series, we hope that he drops the weight or else . . . fugetaboutit!
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A 2002 divorce to public relations executive Marcella Wudarski stirred up allegations from Wudarski of drug and alcohol abuse by the Sopranos star. Gandolfini has freely acknowledged having substance problems but has long since pulled himself together through rehab.