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The Internet Remembers James Gandolfini

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | June 20, 2013 | Comments ()


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Tributes abound for television giant James Gandolfini this morning. Here are some of the best.

In the dozens of hours he had on the screen, he made Tony Soprano--lovable, repulsive, cunning, ignorant, brutal--more ruthlessly alive than any character we've ever encountered in television. (The New Yorker)

Gandolfini's goodness was, I believe, at the heart of the powerful connection he forged with viewers. (Vulture)

The Humble, Self-Effacing James Gandolfini: In His Own Words (Uproxx)

"James Gandolfini was far nicer to us than he ever had to be, and I'll never forget that." (HuffPo)

In Honor of James Gandolfini, 'Sopranos' Finale Eatery Reserves Tony's Table (Hypervocal)

"I was [his] PR assistant. I remember one day he called and asked politely if he had to go to "that event tonight." It was the Emmys." (Twitter)

Without Tony, there would be no Walter White, no Vic Mackey, no Carrie Mathison. (Time)

"He was a genius." -- David Chase (EW)

"I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time." (Steven Van Zandt)

Edie Falco on Gandolfini's death. (THR)

"When he finally made it, when he proved all the 'suits' wrong by becoming a star without looking like Leonardo DiCaprio, he was taken from us. (Ken Levine)







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  • e jerry powell

    I'm an ass, but I was kind of waiting to hear what Edie had to say. I liked it.

  • Slash

    Yeah, this sucks. Was hoping to see him for decades longer. He was just awesome. He was this big, super-intimidating guy, but could be lovable, just seconds after looking like he was ready to kick someone's ass. Kinda like the New York/New Jersey version of John Goodman.

  • frank247

    It is a great tribute to Mr Gandolfini that every article I have read today has mentioned how nice and down to earth he was.

    RIP James, x.

  • This was an interesting read as well: http://www.gq.com/entertainmen...

  • Kala

    Just finished watching Gandolfini read Maurice Sendak's 'In The Night Kitchen.' And now my squishy, saddened heart demands baked goods:

    http://flavorwire.com/newswire...

  • John W

    R.I.P. James.

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