I remember The Sopranos being one of the only television series I watched through to the end without breaks (after it had finished and I could find all the seasons at the same time). Gandolfini was a very talented actor that never really got his big break as much in the cinema as he did in television, despite some very promising roles of his that most overlook.
Oh man, as Mr. Zsasz stated the first time I saw him as well was in my favorite movie of all time True Romance, in an absolutely horrific and satisfying scene. Loved the Sopranos and watched movies I wasnt interested in just because he was in it. RIP you will be missed
I remember the first time I saw him in True Romance. Menacingly good. And I am pretty sure he had a whole slew of roles lined up or in the can.
As a side note, he was one of my top three actors to have dinner with, the others being Paul Sorvino and John Goodman. [/quote]
I dont know what it was about the guy. I never watched The Sopranos and im having a hard time thinking of any memorable roles i liked that he played, but for some reason it bothers me more than usual to hear of his passing.
I used to haul scrap steel from 1976-1981 and I was in and out metal recyclers here on the Island also in Brooklyn and Queens. Definitely something the mob had a hand in, I saw those guys every day. You treat them with respect and that’s how they treated you. Mess with them and you could wind up in a load of iron going to the smelter in Pittsburgh.
Other stars on The Sopranos like Uncle Junior were cast perfectly. Dressed shabbily every day, lived in a modest house, but always had nice cars. Otherwise they didn’t flash their money around, unless they were going out somewhere. Richie Aprile was another good example.