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 - James Gandolfini attends the World Premiere of two new episodes of HBO's \"The Sopranos\" in this March 27, 2007 file photo at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 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/Stephen Chernin, File)