'The Sopranos': 6 Moments to Remember

Famous scenes from HBO's 'The Sopranos.'
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The unexpected death of James Gandolfini at 51 has left fans recalling his portrayal of mafia boss Tony Soprano on HBO's hit drama "The Sopranos." For six seasons the New Jersey native was married to the mob in a career-changing role that centered in the Garden State and landed him three Emmy Awards. Take a look at some of the reasons for the acclaim.

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Carmela vs. Tony

Tony sparred with wife Carmela when he wasn't raging at his mob rivals and associates. Sometimes his anger resulted in unique alterations to the walls in his home.

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Mouthy Meadow

The Soprano children offered Tony another opportunity to shed his anger. A.J. faced off with his father a number of times, but daughter Meadow also experienced his wrath in their New Jersey household.

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'Every Day Is a Gift'

Tony Soprano solved organized-crime problems at the barrel of a gun, but the demons in his mind were battled from an armchair in a psychiatrist's office. Scenes with Dr. Melfi, played by Lorraine Bracco, cast light into the troubled psyche of a mafia madman.

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Christopher's Troubles

Tony's cousin fell apart after realizing that his long-term girlfriend, Adriana, was an FBI informant.

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Goodbye, Big Pussy

Tony's disloyal soldier was rewarded with a boat trip from which there was no return.

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Tony's Tender Toast

A rare and quiet moment among family gave Tony the opportunity to ask them to "remember the little moments" that were good.

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