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.
"Killing Them Softly"
In the 2012 crime thriller "Killing Them Softly," Gandolfini played New York hitman Mickey Fallon.
"In the Loop"
Though often cast as anti-authority characters, the satirical black comedy "In the Loop" found him playing Lieutenant General Miller, senior military assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Gandolfini starred alongside Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts in "The Mexican," about the pursuit of an antique gun.
Gandolfini was among the heavy-duty cast of the 1995 crime caper "Get Shorty," starring alongside John Travolta, Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito.
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," released earlier this year, found Gandolfini working his comedic chops.
The submarine thriller "Crimson Tide" found Gandolfini acting alongside Hackman again, as Lt. Bobby Dougherty.
"The Man Who Wasn't There"
The Coen Brothers film "The Man Who Wasn't There" paired Gandolfini with Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand.
"The Last Castle"
Gandolfini once again played an authority figure in "The Last Castle," as a prison commandant.
"Zero Dark Thirty"
Tony Soprano, CIA Director? "Zero Dark Thirty" found Gandolfini as a head of the spy agency in the 2012 film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.