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 - In this Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, James Gandolfini, Executive Producer of the HBO documentary \"Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq\", left, meets with U.S. Marine Cpl. Michael Jernigan, who is featured in the film, at the film's premiere in Washington. 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 Phot