A James Gandolfini retrospective

Versatile actor James Gandolfini, who most notably played mobster Tony Soprano on HBO's seminal drama "The Sopranos," died suddenly at the age of 51. Gandolfini was traveling in Italy when he died.

FILE - This 1999 file photo provided by HBO, shows James Gandolfini as mob boss Tony Soprano, in an episode from the first season of the HBO cable television mob series, "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, File)
FILE - This 1999 file photo provided by HBO, shows James Gandolfini as mob boss Tony Soprano, in an episode from the first season of the HBO cable television mob series, "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, File)
FILE - This 1999 file photo provided by HBO, shows James Gandolfini as mob boss Tony Soprano, in an episode from the first season of the HBO cable television mob series, "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, File)
 James Gandolfini passed away after suffering a massive heart attack in Italy on Jun 19, 2013. He was touring the country with his 13 year old son. He leaves behind his wife Deborah Lin, his son Michael, and daughter Liliana.
James Gandolfini Dead at 51
James Gandolfini passed away after suffering a massive heart attack in Italy on Jun 19, 2013. He was touring the country with his 13 year old son. He leaves behind his wife Deborah Lin, his son Michael, and daughter Liliana.
FILE - This 1999 file photo released by HBO shows actor James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Nesta, file)
FILE - This 1999 file photo released by HBO shows actor James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Nesta, file)
FILE - This 1999 file photo released by HBO shows actor James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Nesta, file)
FILE - This Sept. 21, 2003 file photo shows actors Edie Falco, left, and James Gandolfini with the awards they won for outstanding lead actress and actor in a drama series for their work on The Sopranos at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51.(AP Photos/Mark J. Terrill, file)
FILE - This Sept. 21, 2003 file photo shows actors Edie Falco, left, and James Gandolfini with the awards they won for outstanding lead actress and actor in a drama series for their work on The Sopranos at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51.(AP Photos/Mark J. Terrill, file)
FILE - This Sept. 21, 2003 file photo shows actors Edie Falco, left, and James Gandolfini with the awards they won for outstanding lead actress and actor in a drama series for their work on The Sopranos at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51.(AP Photos/Mark J. Terrill, file)
This undated photo, provided by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano, left, Robert Iler, as Anthony Soprano Jr., right, and Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano in the last scene of the HBO series, "The Sopranos." Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51.(AP Photo/HBO, Will Hart, File)
This undated photo, provided by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano, left, Robert Iler, as Anthony Soprano Jr., right, and Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano in the last scene of the HBO series, "The Sopranos." Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51.(AP Photo/HBO, Will Hart, File)
This undated photo, provided by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano, left, Robert Iler, as Anthony Soprano Jr., right, and Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano in the last scene of the HBO series, "The Sopranos." Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51.(AP Photo/HBO, Will Hart, File)
FILE - This 2007 file photo originally supplied by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, left, Steven Van Zandt and Tony Sirico, right, members of the cast of the HBO cable television mob drama "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO,Craig Blankenhorn)
FILE - This 2007 file photo originally supplied by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, left, Steven Van Zandt and Tony Sirico, right, members of the cast of the HBO cable television mob drama "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO,Craig Blankenhorn)
FILE - This 2007 file photo originally supplied by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, left, Steven Van Zandt and Tony Sirico, right, members of the cast of the HBO cable television mob drama "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO,Craig Blankenhorn)
FILE - This file photo released by HBO in 2007 shows James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the HBO dramatic series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Craig Blankenhorn, File)
FILE - This file photo released by HBO in 2007 shows James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the HBO dramatic series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Craig Blankenhorn, File)
FILE - This file photo released by HBO in 2007 shows James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the HBO dramatic series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Craig Blankenhorn, File)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by HBO shows James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano, right, and Lorraine Bracco, as Dr. Jennifer Melfi, from a scene from the fourth season of "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, File)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by HBO shows James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano, right, and Lorraine Bracco, as Dr. Jennifer Melfi, from a scene from the fourth season of "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, File)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by HBO shows James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano, right, and Lorraine Bracco, as Dr. Jennifer Melfi, from a scene from the fourth season of "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, File)
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2000 file photo shows actors Edie Falco, left, and James Gandolfini with their awards for best performance by an actress and actor in a dramatic televison series for "The Sopranos," during the 57th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2000 file photo shows actors Edie Falco, left, and James Gandolfini with their awards for best performance by an actress and actor in a dramatic televison series for "The Sopranos," during the 57th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2000 file photo shows actors Edie Falco, left, and James Gandolfini with their awards for best performance by an actress and actor in a dramatic televison series for "The Sopranos," during the 57th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
FILE - This undated publicity image released by HBO shows, from left, Tony Sirico, Steven Van Zandt, James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Vicint Pastore,from the HBO drama series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, file)
FILE - This undated publicity image released by HBO shows, from left, Tony Sirico, Steven Van Zandt, James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Vicint Pastore,from the HBO drama series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, file)
FILE - This undated publicity image released by HBO shows, from left, Tony Sirico, Steven Van Zandt, James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Vicint Pastore,from the HBO drama series "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, file)
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2000 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini with his award for outstanding lead in a drama series for his work in "The Sopranos" at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2000 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini with his award for outstanding lead in a drama series for his work in "The Sopranos" at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2000 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini with his award for outstanding lead in a drama series for his work in "The Sopranos" at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
FILE - This Sept. 13, 2008 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini and his wife Deborah Lin at the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
FILE - This Sept. 13, 2008 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini and his wife Deborah Lin at the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
FILE - This Sept. 13, 2008 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini and his wife Deborah Lin at the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Ben Mendelsohn, Vincent Curatola, Brad Pitt, and James Gandolfini attend The Cinema Society with Men's Health and DeLeon hosted screening of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly" on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
The Cinema Society With Men's Health And DeLeon Host A Screening Of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly" - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Ben Mendelsohn, Vincent Curatola, Brad Pitt, and James Gandolfini attend The Cinema Society with Men's Health and DeLeon hosted screening of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly" on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor James Gandolfini arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Zero Dark Thirty" held at the Dolby Theatre on December 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)
Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Zero Dark Thirty" - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor James Gandolfini arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Zero Dark Thirty" held at the Dolby Theatre on December 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)
This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows James Gandolfini in a scene from, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)
This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows James Gandolfini in a scene from, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)
This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows James Gandolfini in a scene from, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: (L-R) Actor James Gandolfini, VP of HBO Documentary Sara Bernstein, President of HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins, and filmmaker/journalist Sebastian Junger attend the HBO Documentary Films New York Premiere of "Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?" at HBO Theater on April 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)
HBO Documentary Films New York Premiere Of "Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?"
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: (L-R) Actor James Gandolfini, VP of HBO Documentary Sara Bernstein, President of HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins, and filmmaker/journalist Sebastian Junger attend the HBO Documentary Films New York Premiere of "Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?" at HBO Theater on April 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Actors James Gandolfini and Chris Noth attend the after party for a screening of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly" hosted by The Cinema Society With Men's Health And DeLeon on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
The Cinema Society With Men's Health And DeLeon Host A Screening Of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly" - After Party
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Actors James Gandolfini and Chris Noth attend the after party for a screening of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly" hosted by The Cinema Society With Men's Health And DeLeon on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
This film image released by Paramount Vantage shows James Gandolfini, left, with writer-director David Chase during the filming of "Not Fade Away." The film is Chase's first movie and his long-awaited follow-up to "The Sopranos," the venerated HBO drama he created and produced for six seasons. The '60s rock 'n' roll drama is set around a suburban teenager in New Jersey whose garage band aspires to be the next Rolling Stones, an ambition at odds with his traditional Italian father, played by James Gandolfini. (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage, Barry Wetcher)
This film image released by Paramount Vantage shows James Gandolfini, left, with writer-director David Chase during the filming of "Not Fade Away." The film is Chase's first movie and his long-awaited follow-up to "The Sopranos," the venerated HBO drama he created and produced for six seasons. The '60s rock 'n' roll drama is set around a suburban teenager in New Jersey whose garage band aspires to be the next Rolling Stones, an ambition at odds with his traditional Italian father, played by James Gandolfini. (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage, Barry Wetcher)
This film image released by Paramount Vantage shows James Gandolfini, left, with writer-director David Chase during the filming of "Not Fade Away." The film is Chase's first movie and his long-awaited follow-up to "The Sopranos," the venerated HBO drama he created and produced for six seasons. The '60s rock 'n' roll drama is set around a suburban teenager in New Jersey whose garage band aspires to be the next Rolling Stones, an ambition at odds with his traditional Italian father, played by James Gandolfini. (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage, Barry Wetcher)
FILE - This undated publicity film image released by The Weinstein Company shows James Gandolfini in a scene from "Killing Them Softly." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Melinda Sue Gordon, File)
FILE - This undated publicity film image released by The Weinstein Company shows James Gandolfini in a scene from "Killing Them Softly." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Melinda Sue Gordon, File)
FILE - This undated publicity film image released by The Weinstein Company shows James Gandolfini in a scene from "Killing Them Softly." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Melinda Sue Gordon, File)
**FILE**In this file photo, originally released by HBO in 2007, Edie Falco portrays Carmela Soprano and James Gandolfini is Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the hit HBO dramatic series "The Sopranos." (AP Photo/HBO,Craig Blankenhorn, File)
**FILE**In this file photo, originally released by HBO in 2007, Edie Falco portrays Carmela Soprano and James Gandolfini is Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the hit HBO dramatic series "The Sopranos." (AP Photo/HBO,Craig Blankenhorn, File)
**FILE**In this file photo, originally released by HBO in 2007, Edie Falco portrays Carmela Soprano and James Gandolfini is Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the hit HBO dramatic series "The Sopranos." (AP Photo/HBO,Craig Blankenhorn, File)
In this film image released by Paramount Vantage shows James Gandolfini, as Pat, in a scene from "Not Fade Away." (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage)
In this film image released by Paramount Vantage shows James Gandolfini, as Pat, in a scene from "Not Fade Away." (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage)
In this film image released by Paramount Vantage shows James Gandolfini, as Pat, in a scene from "Not Fade Away." (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage)
This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows James Gandolfini playing the C.I.A. Director in Columbia Pictures' new thriller, "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)
This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows James Gandolfini playing the C.I.A. Director in Columbia Pictures' new thriller, "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)
This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows James Gandolfini playing the C.I.A. Director in Columbia Pictures' new thriller, "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)

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