We learned sadly of James Gandolfini’s death. Aside from his family’s and friends’ grief, we’ve all lost something with his passing.
Gandolfini masterfully played mob kingpin, Tony Soprano. Despite the ugliness of gangland life, Tony was a character for whom we had a rich cocktail of feelings: admiration; anger; frustration; love; fear; respect; even envy. Gandolfini was supremely talented at conveying a range of feelings. His voice could convey childlike yearning and poisonous rage shouted to the rafters. Just as powerfully, one look from Tony could speak many pages of dialogue.