Top Ten Best Sopranos Characters

One of the greatest T.V. series ever made. Who are the top 10 best characters?

The Top Ten

1 Brendan Filone Brendan Filone

Had the best story in season one and was the most useful plot device character as well as being executed the most memorable way.

Brendan Filone is shot clean through the eye, "Moe Greene Special" and it's the most powerfully climactic scene, coupled with the "All Through The Night" montage. Best death scene + he was my favorite character in the series run.

2 Matthew Bevilaqua Matthew Bevilaqua

Amazing how Matt plots to take out Chris and flees the scene of the attempted assassination gone awry only to be tracked down by Pussy and Tony and riddled with bullets after begging for his life when tied to a chair! What an amazing character!

3 Sean Gismonte Sean Gismonte

Sean surprises Christopher, wazzup! Bang! Get that mo$&@&! *+ Seatbelt! The seatbelt was stuck and Chris retaliated, Sean dead with a bullet to the head and smoking glock in his hand as the car slides and crashes with Matt fleeing the scene and bullets riddled on the pavement. Amazing scene.

4 Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri

Paulie was a manipulative borderline Sociopath who was dismissive of others feelings and was always seeking approval from his criminal boss Tony Soprano.he started out as the loyal soldier he was in the first two seasons but started to resent Tony,s favoritism toward his nephew Christopher moltisanti and Ralph Cifarettto who was a better earner than paulie could ever hope to be paulie was also an incredibly spiteful person as he tried to have Ralph whacked for the smallest things. after being arrested on charges of gun possession and feeling isolated from the family paulie outright betrayed Tony by trading secrets with new York underboss Johnny Sack which Tony later discovers and plots to kill paulie but let,s him live as Tony much like the audience knows Paulie,s a snake a rat an ass and a bully but loves him anyway

5 Tony Soprano Tony Soprano Anthony John Soprano is a fictional character and the protagonist in the HBO television drama series The Sopranos, portrayed by James Gandolfini.

Evil Mobster who killed his nephew but also a loving father who has been known to feel guilt or do someone a good turn now and then.

The greatest T.V. character of all time. Gleason is #2.

Of course he is. Maybe even the top character in T.V. history.
The show was so concentrated on him that this list should be Top 10 besides Tony. - Billyv

6 Christopher Moltisanti Christopher Moltisanti

Christopher is a really loveable scumbag who takes pride in his murders frequently takes out his anger at his girlfriend Adrianna Lacerva. and thinks he,s entitled to more respect than he actually deserves yet somehow you feel great sympathy when the equally scummy Paulie Gualtieri punishes him. Christopher is an extstremely witty individual with a tough guy exterior who secretly feels lonely and insecure something his uncle Tony Soprano used to manipulate Christopher into being loyal to him. Christopher,s loyalty was so great he sacrificed Adrianna after she turned rat something he felt a lot of remorse for after falling of the wagon going back to drugs due to taunting from paulie Christopher was considered a liability to the family by Tony who coldly killed his surrogate son

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7 Livia Soprano Livia Soprano
8 Corrado 'Junior' Soprano Corrado 'Junior' Soprano

As uncle to crime boss Tony Soprano corado soprano Junior,s life was full of tragedy starting when his brother Johnny boy Soprano died. While junior,s morality was questionable at best you had to feel bad for the guy it,s obvious he did love his nephew but Tony was seeing a therapist and junior had to fulfil his duties by ordering a hit on Tony. The fact he was being manipulated by Tony,s mother Livia also helped build audience sympathies. Junior is an old school mobster seen when he refuses to break Omerta after being arrested at the end of season one.Junior felt remorse for his treatment of his nephew insisting Tony make peace with Livia for the sake of his nephew,s mental state junior did briefly conspire with Richie Aprile against Tony but ultimately betrayed him due to a mix of business interest and genuine love for his nephew. Junior then get diagnosed with cancer beating it only to fall victim to dementia which made him crazy shooting Tony because he thought Tony was an old ...more

9 Silvio Dante Silvio Dante

Silvio always did his best to Comfort Tony defended him from others and just seemed less sadistic Compared with guys like Chris and Paulie Even Tony who Murdered his own nephew obviously loved Silvio dearly as shown by his reaction when Silvio was hospitalized

Silvio is a more complex character than it seems at first glance he,ll murder without remorse yet has a system of honor always following the old codes and loved his family deeply but always cheats on his wife and is Pervy enough to own a strip club. I think he is probably the most loyal of tony,s crew other than maybe christopher. Props to steven van Zandt who doesn,t get enough credit for his nuanced portrayal of his character

10 Dino Zerilli Dino Zerilli

The Contenders

11 Bobby Baccalieri Bobby Baccalieri

Bobby,s just too kind to be a mobster due to the writers amazingly portraying Bobby,s kinder side such as his loyalty protectiveness of his children love for his wife etcetera you forgive Bobby more than you do the others I mean the guy was involved with loan sharking intimidation and murder but somehow his death comes off as tragedy instead of well deserved karma i,d also like to add I think Tony Soprano came to love Bobby in a way after Bobby married his sister Janice

12 Carmella Soprano Carmella Soprano
13 Joe Peeps Joe Peeps
14 Adriana La Cerva Adriana La Cerva
15 Fat Dom Gamiello Fat Dom Gamiello
16 Ralph Cifaretto Ralph Cifaretto
17 Artie Bucco Artie Bucco
18 Gerry Torciano Gerry Torciano
19 Jackie Aprile, Jr. Jackie Aprile, Jr.
20 Jack Massarone Jack Massarone
21 Furio Giunta Furio Giunta

Furio was a hard nosed assassin and enforcer for new jersey mob boss Tony Soprano who he was immensely loyal to while he first comes off as a sociopath who,d beat a kid as punishment and not bat an eyelid Furio had a more sensitive side seen with his grief over his father,s death and his secret interest in Tony,s wife carmela while he contemplated murdering Tony to be With Carmela he felt too strongly about mob code he then went into hiding as he was worried he,s break his own moral code proving he had more decency than guys like Tony Phil Leotardo or Ralph cifaretto ever did

22 Eugene Pontecorvo Eugene Pontecorvo
23 Johnny Sack Johnny Sack

Johnny Sack was the underboss of new York a pragmatic manipulate man who sincerely loved his wife and daughter who he was loyal to however his loyalty to his friends in the mob were questionable as he manipulated Ralph Cifaretto Paulie Gualtieri and Tony Soprano though in Tony,s Case there was some genuine affection John got much more ruthless during the power struggle with Little Carmine Lupertazzi When he was arrested John took a plea agreement to provide for the wife he was always faithful to costing him respect however after his death from cancer Tony raised a glass in Honor of his fallen friend showing he missed the Scumbag and we do to.

24 Jackie Aprile Sr. Jackie Aprile Sr.

In a series full of prices Jackie was one of the more likeable characters perhaps as he was so short lived he was reasonable level headed funny and a good friend so what if he was a womanizing mob boss by this show,s standards he,s a saint making his death from cancer and the conflicts it caused between Tony Soprano and his uncle junior for control all the more tragic

25 Tony Blundetto Tony Blundetto
26 Sal "Big P****" Bonpensiero Sal
27 Jimmy Altieri Jimmy Altieri
28 Herman 'Hesh' Rabkin Herman 'Hesh' Rabkin
29 Richie Aprile Richie Aprile
30 Dr Jennifer Melfi Dr Jennifer Melfi
31 Bobby Baccalieri, Sr. Bobby Baccalieri, Sr.
32 Meadow Soprano Meadow Soprano
33 Little Carmine Little Carmine
34 Janice Soprano Janice Soprano
35 Svetlana
36 Anthony Soprano, Jr. Anthony Soprano, Jr.
37 Vito Spatafore Vito Spatafore
38 Mikey Palmice Mikey Palmice
39 Phil Leotardo Phil Leotardo
40 Salvatore "Mustang Sally" Intile Salvatore
41 Emil Kolar Emil Kolar
42 Donnie Paduana Donnie Paduana
43 Jimmy Bones Jimmy Bones
44 Chucky Signore Chucky Signore
45 Carlo Renzi Carlo Renzi
46 Billy Leotardo Billy Leotardo
47 Rusty Irish Rusty Irish
48 Jason Evanina Jason Evanina
49 Eddie Pietro Eddie Pietro
50 Dwight Harris Dwight Harris
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