James Gandolfini: the greatest TV star of his age dies
JAMES Gandolfini, star turn in the greatest TV show of all time – that’s The Sopranos – has died. The man who gave flesh and bone to Tony Soprano died in Italy. He was 51.
The Sopranos creator David Chase (see above) pays tribute:
“[James] was a genius. Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes. I remember telling him many times, ‘You don’t get it. You’re like Mozart.’ There would be silence at the other end of the phone.”
Even the intro was fantastic: