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As the story goes, James Gandolfini was so moved by all of the critical praise his performance as Tony Soprano received throughout the HBO show's debut season in 1999 that he wanted to acknowledge their kindness in some way. That Christmas, he personally wrote out and mailed "Thank You" cards to many of the critics who'd written so positively about his acting, an atypical move for your garden variety Hollywood actor, but one that suited Gandolfini. —MB