James Gandolfini with some extra weight & a big bushy beard: horrible or still sexy?


These are some newish photos of James Gandolfini filming in NYC last week. He’s doing an HBO movie called Cinema Verte, and it also stars Diane Lane. I’m thinking he grew out the black-silver beard for the role, whatever it is. But I was still taken aback by how different he looks. Not just the beard, but he’s gained a lot of weight too, right? He’s always been a large man, tall and broad and just BIG. But he really looks overweight here, and now I’m worried about him.

But anyway, the beard: at first I thought it was SNL’s Horatio Sanz, before he lost all of his weight. As far as whether or not I would still hit it – eh. I’ve always found James very sexy (the Tony Soprano thing, plus he seems like he would be fun in bed), but the beard is killing my libido. Not cool, Gandolfini.


James G. on August 26, 2010. Credit: Bauer-Griffin.

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46 Responses to “James Gandolfini with some extra weight & a big bushy beard: horrible or still sexy?”

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  1. Liana says:

    I’ve never found him sexy.

  2. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL Horatio Sanz wasn’t scary looking when he was overweight. James Gandolfini looks scary and he isn’t ugly but I don’t find him attractive. He could stand to lose some weight but what are you gonna do?

  3. LindaR says:

    Still? How about never was!

  4. Genevieve says:

    WHEN was he ever sexy?! Gross.

  5. Schnauzers!!!! says:

    He would be a great snuggle buddy grizzly bear…

  6. Tess says:

    Something’s a tad askew with his hair, too. Tony was balding, but in a very masculine, high testosterone way.

    But it matters not. The new look doesn’t ooze with the kind of dangerous, brooding, dirty, male sex appeal that Tony Soprano had. But I still like James Gandolfini. A lot.

  7. Eden says:

    I don’t think he looks bigger than he did on the Soprano’s!
    From the waist down he look normal and then of course the gut, which looks the same as it was.
    I think it’s the long hair and facial hair that make him look beefier but he looks the same to me.

    I definitely think there is something sexy about him.
    Not a fan of the long hair-do or the full blown facial hair at all.
    It looks good on some men but I would never want to deal with it on a personal level with my man…it seems so dirty.
    I don’t think I’ve ever even kissed a guy who had a mustache/beard.
    But, he’s still sexy.

  8. Catherine says:

    Um, no. Never has been sexy but this just brings it to the bottom of the pond.

  9. denise says:

    Yes there is something sexy about Tony Soprano, but I don’t like this look for him.

  10. LolaBella says:

    He looks like Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Taylor’s sidekick Al from Home Improvement.

    While I’ve never found his sexy, there was always something charismatic about his Tony Soprano character.

  11. Rose says:

    What do you mean ‘still’?

  12. RobN says:

    What do you mean “still sexy”. When was he ever sexy? Doesn’t help that he treats fans like crap, either.

  13. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I was always repulsed when Tony and Carmela engaged in sexay times, so I have never found him sexy.

    Good actor, but certainly not sexy!

  14. Liana says:

    I’m OK with facial hair, hubby has a goatee, but there’s just something “mean” about James Gandolfini. I feel like he’s totally full of himself, and that’s not sexy.

  15. LindyLou says:

    Ewww he looks like Luciano Pavarotti. Not sexy at all.

  16. Snackysnaxx says:

    He was sexy on Sopranos but now he looks like the love child of Luciano Pavarotti and Paul Sorvino.

  17. Sandra says:

    it’s “libido”

  18. funnygirl says:

    His belly looks like a MAJOR beer gut-is he an alcoholic? I hope not but looks like it to me!

  19. mln says:

    I’ve never found him sexy just likeable but I have a friend who loves him.

  20. Poopie says:

    hey TONY !! you’re still sexy baby !

  21. buckley says:

    Still sexy?
    Yikes…never has been for me.

  22. jc126 says:

    Yes, that’s it, Pavarotti.
    I never found him sexy. In the slightest.

  23. lucy2 says:

    Never has been for me either.
    Didn’t he recently get divorced? Maybe it’s stress.

  24. Jess says:

    I hate to admit it, but I found him sexy in his Tony Soprano days. But now, ugh. And he looks a lot like Artie Lange here too, which is not a compliment.

  25. Jeri says:

    Entering Brando territory (only as respect size – not sexiness).

  26. aenflex says:

    Never sexy.

  27. Leo says:

    OMG! Stephano DiMera from Days of Our Lives!

  28. NancyMan says:

    As we say in the South- “Bless his heart!”

  29. Chris says:

    Still sexy? Since when was he sexy?
    I’ve heard it all now.

  30. Lisa says:

    He looks Horrible. He did have that passive- aggressive attitude on Sopranos, that was very sexy, but now he looks like Gumby.

  31. Ron says:

    he looks really different with the beard. i wouldn’t recognize him

  32. Deven says:

    truly unattractive in every way, including the smoking

  33. RhymesWithSilver says:

    Orson Welles, is that you?

  34. Tia C says:

    My vote is for horrible. He gets points for authenticity in his acting though.

  35. velcrodots says:

    OMG it’s Hagrid! What…what?

  36. original kate says:

    wait…this is a serious question?

  37. suzie says:

    Still unbelievably sexy!!!

  38. Missfit says:

    LMAO @ comment 36…lol @ Hagrid! I also agree with comment 10, he also does look alot like Tim the tool man! lol

  39. CIdee says:

    Yes, please. Loved him when he was T. Soprano and love him now.

  40. RHONYC says:

    yeah, uh…gimme a pound of lamb chops, 4 ny strip sirloins, and 3 lbs of ground beef. lean!

    he looks like my butcher. for real.


  41. jzhz says:

    Ugh! He looks like a puppy molester!

  42. Mouse says:

    Oh holy dog crap on a stick. I had a thing for James in The Sopranos, the man has a presence that makes me want to know what he’s like in the bedroom…but now he looks WAY TOO MUCH like my Irish dad! I think I need a drink.

  43. excuse me says:

    Holy crap, not sexy at all. Never was.

  44. chris says:

    This is such BS. We wouldn’t be having this conversation with an equivilent female: 50-something, 50 pounds overweight, out of shape. I refuse to give men anymore slack they give us. Just because he’s a wealthy, somewhat powerful man doesn’t mean he’s sexy. He looks awful. That doesn’t mean he’s a bad person, but he isn’t attractive.

  45. Jenny says:

    Sexy? This greasy piece?