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 file film publicity image released by Sony Pictures shows James Gandolfini as the C.I.A. Director in a scene from \"Zero Dark Thirty.\" Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's \"The Sopranos\" helped createone 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/Sony Pictures, Jonathan Olley, File)