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GQ Honors James Gandolfini in ‘Men of the Year’ Issue

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James Gandolfini is gone, but not forgotten. GQ magazine has composed a touching cover and feature, honoring the late actor who died in June 2013.

Gandolfini’s longtime friend, German watchmaker Michael Kobold, shared stories about the actor and his own feelings about Gandolfini as well.

Check out what he had to say about Gandolfini below.

On James’ mercurial temperament:
“I’d been scanning ‘The New York Times’ for hours when Jim shuffled out, grumbled at me, and sat down to red the ‘New York Post.’ For five minutes or so, we had a one-sided conversation… Jim’s grip on the paper began to tighten until he was practically crumpling it. ‘So help me God, if you ask me one more f***ing question, I will get you deported, you f***ing German!’ he yelled. Jim’s temper could run hot, but it also passed quickly. Ten minutes later, after some coffee, he smiled at me. ‘I’m sorry, Kobold, but you can be so f***ing annoying in the morning.’ ‘I’ll try to be less happy tomorrow,’ I told him. ‘No, don’t do that. Just don’t direct your happiness towards me.'”

On Michael’s difficulties to bring James’ body home from Italy:
“The initial news in Rome wasn’t good: Paticia Hill, the U.S. vice consul at the embassy told me it would be as long as a week before the body could be cleared. Jim had passed on Wednesday night and was already at the morgue by the time I got to Rome the next morning. After an autopsy, he would be held until we could get his remains repatriated. But in the near term, progress was looking grim.”

On Michael addressing James’ death:
“The minute that door opened, it was like stepping into a movie scene: There were probably ten TV cameras, twenty still photographers, and so many journalists that every seat in the small meeting room was filled. The spillover was standing along the walls. If you watch the tape, I seem cold and wooden – the prototypical German! – but I was basically frozen with fear, capable only of reading a prepared statement. ‘Today, we received the results of the autopsy, which stated he died of a heart attack, of natural causes.’ I read. ‘Once we have the clearance, we will put him on a flight to America. It is up to the Italian authorities to decide how quickly.’ I took no questions. And then I had to do it again the next day and the one after.”

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Official Trailer for ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ [Video]

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The widely popular Grand Theft Auto game is back with another installment.

It’s been five-years since Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) hit the scene, and now fans of the life-like video game can’t wait to get their hands on Grand Theft Auto V.

Game Synopsis-

Los Santos: a sprawling metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap cable TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals risk everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

Wikipedia Game Synopsis-
The narrative of the game follows three characters with interconnected stories.[21] Michael is a retired former bank robber in his early forties who lives with his dysfunctional family on the proceeds of his former life in the upper-class suburb of Rockford Hills, based on Beverly Hills. Trevor, his former partner in crime, lives alone in a trailer in the desert of Blaine County, where his reckless and psychopathic behaviors are fueled by drug addiction. Franklin makes a living in Vespucci Beach—based on Venice Beach—as a repo man for an unscrupulous Armenian car dealership. The three acquaintances are drawn into Los Santos’ criminal underworld “in the pursuit of the almighty American dollar”. According to Dan Houser, each of the protagonists is unlike any primary character that has appeared in a Grand Theft Auto title to date:[23] Michael represents a protagonist who “won” and is now trying to adjust to life after his story has come to an end; Trevor is styled after a supporting character who has been re-cast in the role of protagonist; and Franklin is someone who has had no real exposure to a life of crime until the events of the game, and his attempts to avoid such a life end up thrusting him into the middle of it.

Grand Theft Auto V hits shelves September 17, 2013. The game is available for pre-order now. Visit http://www.rockstargames.com/V for more information.

Check out the trailer below.

 

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