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James Gandolfini: 9 other great roles for 'The Sopranos' star

19 June 2013 11:26 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

James Gandolfini, who died suddenly at 51 on Wednesday (June 19), will forever be remembered for playing Tony Soprano. And rightfully so -- together with writer David Chase, he created one of the deepest and most compelling characters in recent TV history.

Gandolfini also had a varied and often very interesting film and stage career. Pre-"Sopranos" he often played heavies, and even after his star turn on the show he remained a character actor at heart, but later in his career more leading roles came his way. Here's a look at some of his more memorable roles.

"True Romance": After a few small roles in movies and a supporting part in the 1992 Broadway revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange*, Gandolfini got his first breakout role in the Quentin Tarantino-written thriller. He played Virgil, a mob enforcer who makes a mild first impression (see »


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