James Gandolfini and the Art of ‘The Sopranos’

June 20 (Bloomberg) -- Legendary acting coach Tanya Berezin once told an interviewer that what makes an actor great is the ability “to throw light ... in some sort of inexplicable way” on “what makes people tick and live and thrive and what makes people not.” James Gandolfini, who died yesterday in Italy at 51, possessed that rare gift. Every moment he spent on the screen illuminated the human condition.

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