Nobody expected this, now. Just eleven days back I saw him in VIOLET AND DAISY with Saiorse Ronan and Alexis Bledel. It's pretty much out of theatres already but he was outstanding in his supporting role.
Wilder still, the news broke literally four hours after I received DVDs of TERMINAL VELOCITY and 8MM, both featuring Gandolfini before his breakout parts.
If you can find the films, he's also impressive in NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN and William Friedkin's 12 ANGRY MEN remake.