James Gandolfini’s Most Memorable Roles (Photos)

James Gandolfiini was best known for playing gruff but likeable mob figure Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos," but he was more than just a wiseguy with a surprisingly cuddly interior

"The Sopranos"

Though Tony Soprano wasn't Gandolfini's first role, it certainly catapulted him into the national consciousness; he forced audiences to find the good in a guy who did bad, bad things, whether they wanted to sympathize with him or not.