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jimgandolfiniIt is always a sad occasion when the industry loses an actor whose work has moved so many people. It just makes you angry when it happens to a person as young as the 51-year old James Gandolfini. I really believed that even after his iconic turn as Tony Soprano, Gandolfini hadn’t peaked and that he was on his way to an extraordinary film career over the next two decades had he not died suddenly. Here is a clip from Enough Said. Friends of Gandolfini tell me the character he played was probably the closest to how his pals saw him. It seems a good way to remember him, even if he has a final turn coming up alongside Tom Hardy in Animal Rescue.

Kirk
8 months
Tony Lip, the actor who played Carmine Lupertazzi on The Sopranos, died last year, too. No disrespect...
Frank Johnson
9 months
"AN" actor we'll miss. Not "THE ONLY" actor we'll miss. Go grab yourself a grape soda and...
Alex
9 months
James Gandolfini playing Tony Soprano was one of those great cosmic pairings like Carroll O'Connor playing Archie...