Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino have all had their turns at playing made men, but it's easy to make the case that, out of anyone, the recently-deceased James Gandolfini was the best to ever do it. Known primarily for his role as Tony Soprano in the iconic HBO series The Sopranos, Gandolfini embodied one of the most compelling characters in modern television history, gaining critical acclaim for the manner in which he managed the delicate, emotional balance that comes with portraying any man of great power. And like many renowned actors, Gandolfini got his chance to sit down for a chat with the legendary interviewer--and one-time pimp--James Lipton on Inside The Actor's Studio. The conversation is a can't-miss, with Gandolfini going in on a number of topics concerning his life, craft, and, most notably, how he prepared for his award-winning performances as Tony Soprano. Watch and learn from one of the best. We lost him much too soon.
Watch James Gandolfini's interview on Inside The Actor's Studio.