James Gandolfini's Impact

Hollywood friends, including Edie Falco, mourn the loss of their friend and colleague.
2:36 | 06/20/13

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James gandolfini's portrayal of tony soprano changed forever the kind of man american families route for. His character in trouble and causing trouble and so many p found themselves pulling for him and his wife. Reporter: It was the war inside tony soprano that made this character so riveting, a mob boss who sees a shrink. What are you doing to do, it's the human condition. Reporter: A loving father. Some day soon you're going to have families of your own. And if you're lucky you'll remember the little moments. Cheers. Reporter: Who occasionally kills people. Gandolfini played him as a bear, a bore, a pig. But also a pussycat. The miracle of tony soprano was that no matter how many bad things he did, we still cared about him. I have some dark moments and I think it's useful that I have a place to put them. It's channelled into creativity. Reporter: On scre mobsters have been around for decades but this was something brand new. God forgive you! There is no god. Hey! Reporter: We saw college trips with his daughter, his fascination with ducks, his morning ritual of fetching the paper. Today at the house here in new jersey that served as the soprano family residents on the show, there's a real family in residence. That newspaper that tony picked up every morning, the star ledger, his facebook is on the front page. A tribute to a man who ushered in the golden age of television. Every time you're fascinated by cable tv anti-heros like don draper or dexter morgan you have tony soprano and james gandolfini to thank. Our thoughts and prayer is with his family nt to. His 13-year-old son and 9-month-old daughter included. An outpouring growing tonight from his convene family. Gandolfini had the ability to make you feel like everything would be all right if he was around. Edie falco saying she is devastated, calling their time together intense and beautiful and saying the love between them was one of the greatest loves I've ever known.

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