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  • James Gandolfini funeral: Family and friends share memories

    At a  funeral service Thursday morning at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, James Gandolfini was memorialized by friends and family as a man whose considerable talents were exceeded by his kindness and generosity. The actor, who...
  • Brett Martin and Alan Sepinwall look at the TV revolution

    Brett Martin and Alan Sepinwall look at the TV revolution
    The unexpected death of James Gandolfini, who was best known for his work on the series "The Sopranos," recently re-ignited the conversation over How Much Television has Changed, which has become so intense and widespread in the last few years that...
  • Remembering James Gandolfini: David Chase's moving eulogy

    David Chase, creator of "The Sopranos," delivered a moving 15-minute eulogy for actor James Gandolfini during funeral services for the star of the series, held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. Below is an unedited...
  • Times reporter at Gandolfini funeral didn't see Alec Baldwin's wife tweeting

    Times reporter at Gandolfini funeral didn't see Alec Baldwin's wife tweeting
    Alec Baldwin was the talk of Twitter on Thursday night after unleashing a torrent of 140-character invectives at a British tabloid reporter who accused the actor's wife of callously tweeting during the funeral of James Gandolfini. I reported on...
  • 'The Sopranos' lifted HBO and the TV industry to new heights

    'The Sopranos' lifted HBO and the TV industry to new heights
    Tony Soprano may not have put HBO on the map, but he sure made its address famous. The portrayal of the conflicted mob boss by James Gandolfini, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, lifted HBO and indeed the entire television industry to new creative...
  • James Gandolfini's surprising film career

    James Gandolfini's surprising film career
    Though he'll forever be known as Carmella's husband, Junior's nephew and a thorn in the side of every two-bit stoodge who tried to cross him, James Gandolfini had a pretty robust acting career outside his Tony Soprano role, particularly in film. The...
  • James Gandolfini dies; brought swagger, genius to 'The Sopranos'

    James Gandolfini dies; brought swagger, genius to 'The Sopranos'
    James Gandolfini, 51, who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome, Italy. The cause of death was not immediately known but was initially...
  • James Gandolfini's Unlikely Stardom, and the Role of a Lifetime

    In a different, pre-HBO world, James Gandolfini the TV star never would have happened. Fox wanted Anthony LaPaglia for the lead role when they were developing "The Sopranos," and it's hard to imagine a major network having gone with a guy of Gandolfini'...
  • James Gandolfini dies: A look at Tony Soprano's best scenes

    James Gandolfini dies: A look at Tony Soprano's best scenes
    One of the many reasons James Gandolfini entered into the hearts of TV viewers around the world was the level of depth he brought to what was traditionally viewed as a one-dimensional tough guy on the HBO series "The Sopranos." As mobster Tony Soprano,...
  • James Gandolfini: A Rich Bigscreen Career in the Shadow of Tony Soprano

    It's no knock on James Gandolfini to note that this remarkable and galvanizing actor was not exactly a chameleon. He was and will forever be defined by Tony Soprano, to the point where it became almost impossible to see the actor on the bigscreen and to...
  • RIP James Gandolfini. Will 'World War Z' rise?

    RIP James Gandolfini. Will 'World War Z' rise?
    After the coffee. Before remembering how fleeting life can be. The Skinny: Very sad about James Gandolfini. I only met him once, and it wasn't on duty. I used to hang out in a little bar in Chelsea that "Sopranos" costar Michael Imperioli owned, and...
  • James Gandolfini dies: A last interview with Tony Soprano

    James Gandolfini dies: A last interview with Tony Soprano
    James Gandolfini described himself as a “300-lb. Woody Allen," when I met him at the end of November, just about six months before he passed away at 51 from a heart attack while on vacation in Italy. Appearing a lot more vulnerable than his heft...