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The Best Characters on The Sopranos

The Sopranos is one of the greatest television programs in history. Originally aired on HBO in 1999, some of the most memorable characters in television have been on this show. No one can forget James Gandolfini's portrayal of troubled crime boss Tony Soprano, who had to battle both his immediate family, battling his uncle and mother over control the crime family while managing his daily responsibilities as a father to Meadow and AJ and husband to Carmela.

Throughout these character's tumultuous time on television, they've had to battle internal and external demons, which allowed them to grow as characters and become some our favorites from the show. In addition to Carmela, Christopher Moltisanti, Tony's nephew, became one of the best characters on the show. His constant struggles and internal demons led to his drug use, putting his ambitions of being a director aside and his always problematic relationship with Adriana La Cerva. The show also helped launch the acting career of E-Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who played Tony's close confidant Silvio Dante.

Vote for the best Sopranos character on this Ultimate List. If you're a fan of Tony Soprano, then vote him up and if you don't like Paulie Walnuts, Livia Soprano or Dr. Jennifer Melfi, then vote them down. This list will determine who the best characters on The Sopranos are so the choice is your who that should be.
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    the people's #1 James Gandolfini

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    Michael Imperioli

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    Steven Van Zandt

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    most listed Drea de Matteo

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    Dominic Chianese

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    Steve Schirripa

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    Lorraine Bracco

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    Edie Falco

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Vincent Pastore

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    Steve Buscemi

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    Joe Pantoliano

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    Federico Castelluccio

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    Jerry Alder

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    Vince Curatola

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    Jamie Lynn Sigler

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    John Ventimiglia

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    Frank Vincent

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    Joseph R. Gannascoli

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    David Proval

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    Nancy Marchand

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert Iler

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    Matt Servitto

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    ranked low on reranks Dan Grimaldi

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Aida Turturro

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    Ray Abruzzo

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    Sharon Angela

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    Max Casella

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    Annabella Sciorra

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    Robert Funaro

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    Julianna Margulies

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