Gandolfini Sheds Tony Soprano's Threads for Charity
James Gandolfini courtesy HBO
' patriarch may have had a debatable moral compass, but his real-life portrayer,
, knows how to give back. The actor is auctioning off many of his costumes from the HBO show at Christie's June 25 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that supports soldiers who have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Some of the items from Tony's wardrobe up for sale will include his monogrammed bathrobe, the blue shirt he wore in the show's opening credits and, for the more macabre among us, his blood-spattered outfit from when he was shot by Uncle Junior. Price tags are estimated to start at $500, says the
, but the robe might fetch up to $1500, while the bloody duds could run closer to $3k.
In addition to Gandolfini's costumes, 37 other outfits from fellow
characters will be up for auction, with their proceeds going elsewhere. Gandolfini's benefit sounds like a great idea - but would you shell out the big bucks for a charitable piece of the show?
- Anna Dimond
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