As mobster Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini had the kind of role that reached the very heights of popular culture — a character so famous we end up quoting him, comparing real-life people to him and knowing more about him than our own friends and neighbors. Gangsters have long made for some of the most colorful and quotable characters in TV and movie history. Here are a few who top the list:
James Gandolfini, best known for his role as an anxiety-ridden mob boss on HBO's "The Sopranos," died after suffering a possible heart attack in Italy, an HBO spokeswoman and the actor's managers said Wednesday. He was 51.
In a different, pre-HBO world, James Gandolfini the TV star never would have happened. Fox wanted Anthony LaPaglia for the lead role when they were developing “The Sopranos,” and it’s hard to imagine a major network having gone with a guy of Gandolfini’s limited profile at the time. SEE ALSO: James Gandolfini Dies at 51... Read more »
James Gandolfini has died from a suspected heart attack at age 51, according to multiple reports. Deadline.com was first to report the news, claiming Gandolfini died early Tuesday in Italy. The actor was in Europe attending the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily and was booked to appear at an event this weekend. OK! News: James Gandolfini Engaged To Be Married! Gandolfini was best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the hit HBO show, The Sopranos—he won 3 Emmys for his portrayal of the mob boss. He also appeared in a number of movies over his career, including his first high profile role as a hit man in 1993's True Romance; Get Shorty; Zero Dark Thirty and The Mexican. Gandolfini is survived by his wife Deborah Lin and their newborn daughter as well as his teenage son, Michael, from his first marriage to Marcy Wudarski. Leave your messages of condolence in comments below and tweet us @OKMagazine Photo credit: splash News
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