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Remembering James Gandolfini

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    Tony Soprano is dead. James Gandolfini, the actor known for playing the troubled mob boss on HBO's hit drama was on vacation in Italy when he died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 51. Gandolfini won three Emmys for his work on "The Sopranos," which ran six seasons on HBO. Here's a look back on a remarkable and memorable career...
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    James Gandolfini in his yearbook photo when he was an 18-year-old graduate from Park Ridge High School in his hometown of Park Ridge, New Jersey.

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    He was named class flirt.

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    He had already started acting in school productions.

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    Robert Iler, James Gandolfini, and Edie Falco on set for the 4th season of The Sopranos.

    Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection

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    Tony Sirico and James Gandolfini at the Satriale's Pork Store in Kearny, New Jersey.

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    James Gandolfini and son Michael attend the screening of 'Shrek 2' at the Beekman Theatre May 17, 2004 in New York City.

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    Actor James Gandolfini arrives at the "The Wiseguy Show" dinner at Il Cortile in Manhattan's Little Italy, on May 26, 2004 in New York City.

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    Actors James Gandolfini and Ben Affleck arrive for the premiere of their movie 'Surviving Christmas' October 14, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Actors Edie Falco, James Gandolfini and Lorraine Bracco attend "The Sopranos: The Complete Fifth Season" DVD launch party at English is Italian on June 6, 2005 in New York City.

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    James Gandolfini in the press room during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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    James Gandolfini attends the BAFTA Brits to watch event held at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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    James Gandolfini in 'Welcome to The Rileys.'

    Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection

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    James Gandolfini of the film 'In The Loop' poses for a portrait at the Film Lounge Media Center during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2009 in Park City, Utah.

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    Edie Falco and James Gandolfini in the audience at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2009 in New York City.

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    James Gandolfini speaks during the 'Cinema Verite' panel at the HBO portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 7, 2011 in Pasadena, California.

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    Actor James Gandolfini attends IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil premiere Sunday, September 25, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

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    Deborah Lin, James Gandolfini and son Michael attend the premiere of 'IRIS - A Journey Through the World of Cinema' By Cirque du Soleil at Kodak Theatre on September 25, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

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    James Gandolfini in Columbia Pictures' action thriller 'The Taking of Pelham 123,' starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

    Photo: Everett Collection

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    James Gandolfini in Columbia Pictures' gripping new thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty.

    Photo: Everett Collection

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    James Gandolfini as Carol and Max Records as Max in Warner Bros. Pictures’, Legendary Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ adventure film “Where the Wild Things Are,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

    Photo: Everett Collection

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    James Gandolfini at the 'Not Fade Away' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on November 30, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

    Photo: WireImage

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    Steve Carell as Burt Wonderstone and James Gandolfini as Doug Munny in New Line Cinema’s comedy 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.'

    Photo: Everett Collection

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    Memory Alive foundation's 'Power of Love Gala' celebrating Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena February 18, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event benefits the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center.

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    James Gandolfini attends 'Which Way Is The Frontline From Here?' New York Premiere at HBO Theater on April 10, 2013 in New York City.

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