Thursday, June 20, 2013

How James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano Became TV's Favorite Mobster, Monster And Tormented Therapy Patient

Jim Shelly at the British newspaper the Daily Mail offers a piece on the late James Gandolfini, who died in Italy at age 51, and his popular TV character, mobster Tony Soprano.

Unlike any other mobster since Marlon Brando in The Godfather, Gandolfini's performance had two great facets: he made Tony both palpably human and compelling complex.

He could switch from a character of immense, charm, warmth and vulneability to the most intense, charmless violence in a second; from big noble bear to cold-eyed shark

You can read the rest of the story, view photos and a video clip featuring James Gandolfini in his best roles, via the below link:

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