I have to admit it, the first time I saw James was in the Hbo's hit "The Sopranos" and I immediately fell in love for that actor and his towering presence.
He was the reason why I've become a great fan of that show and after that, I've started watching some other of his works.
The way he portrais so different characters makes you completely forget that he's James Gandolfini, not Tony Soprano, Col. Winter, Eddie Poole and Big Dave. Why in 8mm you easily hate him and in The Man Who Wasn't There you even would be happy to see his character dead? Because he can really act. He's one of the few actors of our time who can really do his job, seriously.