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James Gandolfini talks about how he chose roles on 'Inside the Actors Studio'

James Gandolfini, who won three Emmy Awards for

James Gandolfini, who won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos" died suddenly June 19 in Rome. Many of his fellow "Sopranos" cast members have strong ties to the Hudson Valley. (Jan. 7, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

James Gandolfini, who has died at the age of 51, appeared on "Inside the Actors Studio" just about a decade ago (2004) while "The Sopranos" was still roaring merrily along. Here's an interesting outtake where he discusses with James Lipton  his reasons for taking specific roles. Hint: The writing...

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