James Gandolfini Drives with Suspended License, Gets Caught

“You wanna talk rules? You wanna talk all that old-school bulls**t? Then remember this rule: I am the motherf****n'-f****n' one who calls the shots!”

Not quite. Most of us have come to know James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano from the multiple Golden Globe award winning series “The Sopranos.” The above quote belongs to the aforementioned character, a character we reckon Gandolfini would have liked to be when he got caught while driving with a suspended license.

It all happened on Tuesday morning in the Hollywood Hills, where Gandolfini was pulled over by a police officer who noticed the star was breaking some other, let's call them minor, traffic rules: he ran a stop sign while talking on his cell.

According to, Gandolfini was found to have been driving with a suspended driver's license. TMZ reports that the police officer called a tow truck and ordered the star's car to be impounded, for a period of 30 days.

Sad, we know, but yet another proof that not even the man who gave life to Tony Soprano is above the law. We do wonder however if Gandolfini learned anything from his character.

We mean, think about it. Say you have a dead body in your trunk. Logic says you'll try to blend in and do nothing which draws the attention of anybody, let alone a police officer. Common sense, being that of a gangster or a commoner, says that if you know you're breaking the law, you try as much as possible to be inconspicuous. Under no circumstances do you go about trying your best to catch a police officer's eye by running a stop sign while talking on the phone...
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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