Friday, 21 June 2013

So farewell, James Gandolfini – the best TV acting performance ever immortalised in the funniest TV parody ever

It’s obviously a generational thing, but when I told my 19-year old son that the great James Gandolfini had died, he responded with "Don't call me English!":

I'll leave you with the best TV drama opening sequence of all time:

So long, Big Man - and many, many thanks.


  1. Gandolfini fan21 June 2013 at 19:51

    Thank you for this. During the 6 seasons of the Sopranos he never struck a false note and in his other filmwork he was never less than very good. Like Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall he was incapable of bad acting. 51-years old! Steve McQueen was 50 and Warren Oates 53.

    And what are we left with? Catch James Lipton's 250-episodes celebration of his guests on "Inside the Actor-s Studio" on Sky Arts. I wonder about the ages of Will Ferrel, Adam Sandler or Vince Vaughn - but it never works like that, does it?

  2. Jamal Ginsberg? As Lowell George sang in 'Rock n Roll Doctor' - " Can't be beat."