In a too-brief career that ended Wednesday at age 51 while he was vacationing in Rome, Actor James Gandolfini can be celebrated for performances on TV, on stage and in films that reached beyond the obvious triumph of "The Sopranos"
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2000 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini with his award for outstanding lead in a drama series for his work in \"The Sopranos\" at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's \"The Sopranos\" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)