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12/22/2014 12:26 pm ET Updated Dec 22, 2014

Josh Brolin Recalls James Gandolfini's Willingness To Mortify Himself For A Scene

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Eighteen months after James Gandolfini's death, Hollywood is still reminiscing about the "Sopranos" star's contributions to entertainment. In an exclusive clip from the Best Supporting Actor roundtable airing Monday night on Epix, "Inherent Vice" actor Josh Brolin recounts a story about Gandolfini imitating a chicken before takes on the HBO series in order to ensure he'd mortified himself enough offscreen so that nothing onscreen could intimidate him.

"You take your technique -- it's like golfing -- and then you work on it, work on it, work on it, and the one time that you don't think about anything is when you actually swing," Brolin says after detailing Gandolfini's penchant.

Best Supporting Actor marks Epix's third Oscar roundtable, part of its ongoing "Hollywood Sessions" series, produced alongside the Los Angeles Times. Brolin is joined by Edward Norton (“Birdman”), Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”), J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash") and Christoph Waltz (“Big Eyes”). The full roundtable airs at 8 p.m.

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