R.I.P. Tony Soprano/James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini, the actor who created gangster Tony Soprano, died today. James and Tony were practically joined at the hip.  Nobody could have brought the complex character of Tony Soprano to the screen as well as incredible actor James Gandolfini did.  I was totally addicted to The Sopranos while it was on.  Not that I related to any of the characters - it was more like watching an ant farm (except they were all scorpions) to see what would happen next.  But something about Tony made it all more than that.  Gandolfini projected a humanity into his character that was hard to ignore.  And this despite the frequent times he was called on to either murder someone individually or assign it out to someone else.I’m not a psychologist so I don’t know exactly what quality in James Gandolfini that I reacted to that made me care about his character despite the obvious faults.  But whatever it was makes me so sorry that he is gone.  Guess if they’re really going to make a Soprano’s movie now it will have to be from the perspective that Tony did die in that diner.  Bummer. RIP to a really great and hugely talented guy and sincere condolences to his family and friends who must be devastated now by this news.

UPDATED for spelling corrections

Posted by marindenver on 06/20/13 at 12:11 AM • Permalink

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It’s Gandolfini, not Gandolfino. That is all.

I was very sad to hear this. He was amazing in The Sopranos, which I finally got around to watching on Netflix last year.

It’s Gandolfini, not Gandolfin

Oops!  You’re right - have corrected it.

DID TONY SOPRANO DIE? Here is the answer!
start watching from minute 32 and then watch the last scene. what are the kittens looking at? DEAD MEN

Comment by Luis on 06/24/13 at 04:51 PM
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