Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Everyone is great for at least a week after they die. is part of the process. I never saw Sopranos or True Romance, I have heard of him and saw the 'news' shows talking up and then the disappointment of the final episode.
Past that I don't know if he will be one of the greats a year from now. Time will tell.
My condolences to his family.
I watched the Sopranos religiously, and loved watching James Gandolphini
and the rest of the actors do a pretty convincing portrayal of a NJ Mob family.
That said I don't chalk up his acting with that of say Joe Pesci. In Casino and Goodfella's he was so convincingly evil for a moment you thought you were sure to be the next poor schlub on his hit list.
Robert Deniro and Al Sorvino in Goodfellas and of course Marlon Brando in the Godfather, great actors.
What drew me away from Sopranos was a far better show, Breaking Bad.