Gandolfini played many memorable characters on TV and in film, but arguably no role is more memorable than his portrayal of the iconic Tony Soprano, the patriarch of HBO's "The Sopranos."
"The Sopranos" ran from 1999 to 2007. In his lead role as crime boss, Tony Soprano, Gandolfini won both the Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series and Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series three times. Gandolfini also won a Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a dramatic TV series.
Watch some of Gandolfini's most memorable moments as gangster and family man, Tony Soprano:
Tony Soprano shows he's still the boss.
Tony meets Meadow's boyfriend.
Tony kills Ralph Cifaretto.
Tony's speech to the Family.
Tony talks about John Gotti.
Tony comes bearing gifts.
The final scene.
Tony says goodbye to Uncle Junior.
Tony ends it for Christopher.
Tony in therapy.