GOODBYE JIMMY G.

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What we’ll miss:

Tony Soprano waddling down his steep driveway in a bathrobe, wife-beater and boxers…

Tony the badass all his minions were physically afraid of….

Tony taking the Mafia into therapy….

Tony pulling women he wouldn’t have had a chance at if he wasn’t a mob big shot.

Tony demanding and getting fear-induced respect from everyone, except his family, which tortured him like only families can.

Tony showing how engaging screen charisma can be… commanding every scene he was a part of… (In films as well.)

Tony’s active and sociopathic mind finally being snuffed by an assassin in the series finale, taking him and the show abruptly to a final curtain of black…

Gandolfini the intense, an actor who never mailed it in.

Gandolfini the man, who could project a vulnerability today’s weepy wimp-ites will never understand.

Gandolfini the humble craftsman, doing what he was born to do, better than most and without the advantages of an HGH body or a Model’s face…

Most of all, we’ll just miss him, proving that the mundaneness of life and its debilitations don’t have to be a solitary journey, even if so much of his was.

Thanks Jimmy – for everything.

  1. Nik says:

    Well said, gbm. Had a presence on screen that few will ever possess. Rest in peace, James.