James Gandolfini’s passing in 2013 was a shock to many of his fans and peers. He was best known for his iconic role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, one of the most watched and critically acclaimed television series of all time. But this only scratched the surface of his tremendous contribution to the entertainment industry.
The HBO documentary titled James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend paints an intimate portrait of this beloved actor and provides an opportunity to gain insight into who he was beyond just Tony Soprano. Among the cast members from The Sopranos featured in this documentary are Edie Falco (Carmela), Steve Buscemi (Tony Blundetto) and Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), each providing unique anecdotes about what it was like to work with him on a daily basis for so long.
This film gives viewers a chance to join friends, family, and coworkers in paying tribute to one of the most talented, gracious, and humble individuals ever seen on screen. From interviews with those closest to him, what emerges is a portrait that reveals both sides – not just the larger than life Tony Soprano we know but also the emotional vulnerability that drew us in as viewers all those years ago.
If you want to take part in celebrating James Gandolfini’s life and legacy then watching this heartfelt documentary is essential viewing. It is filled with emotion-filled stories told by colleagues, friends, and family members which are sure to move even the toughest among us. Whether you consider yourself an avid fan or simply wish to learn more about one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, then James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend is certainly worth your time.