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The Best Characters on The Sopranos

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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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    Tony Soprano

    James Gandolfini More
    100
  2. 2
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    Michael Imperioli More
    90
  3. 3
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    most listed
    Adriana La Cerva

    Drea de Matteo More
    87
  4. 4
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    Steven Van Zandt More
    81
  5. 5
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    Dominic Chianese More
    81
  6. 6
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    Edie Falco More
    79
  7. 7
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    Lorraine Bracco More
    78
  8. 8
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    Steve Schirripa More
    78
  9. 9
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    Vincent Pastore More
    76
  10. 10
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    Vince Curatola More
    73
  11. 11
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    Joe Pantoliano More
    73
  12. 12
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    Steve Buscemi More
    72
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    Federico Castelluccio More
    69
  14. 14
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    Jamie Lynn Sigler More
    69
  15. 15
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    Jerry Alder More
    67
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    John Ventimiglia More
    66
  17. 17
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    Frank Vincent More
    64
  18. 18
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    Joseph R. Gannascoli More
    61
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    Nancy Marchand More
    61
  20. 20
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    David Proval More
    59
  21. 21
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    Robert Iler More
    48
  22. 22
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    Dan Grimaldi More
    47
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Janice Soprano

    Aida Turturro More
    46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Rosalie Aprile

    Sharon Angela More
    45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Harris

    Matt Servitto More
    44
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    Max Casella More
    42
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    Annabella Sciorra More
    41
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    Ray Abruzzo More
    41
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    Julianna Margulies More
    30
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    Robert Funaro More
    30
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    Arthur J. Nascarella More
    29
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