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 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.

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.

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

2 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

3 Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri

Paulie was a manipulative, borderline sociopath who was dismissive of others' feelings and always seeking approval from his criminal boss, Tony Soprano. He started out as a loyal soldier in the first two seasons, but started to resent Tony's favoritism toward his nephew, Christopher Moltisanti, and Ralph Cifaretto, 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 discovered and plotted to kill Paulie for. However, Tony let him live as he, much like the audience, knows that Paulie is a snake, a rat, an ass, and a bully but loves him anyway.

4 Livia Soprano
5 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

6 Brendan Filone

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.

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

7 Silvio Dante

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

He's the kind of guy I'd want to have in my crew, a true friend and loyal to the end

8 Matthew Bevilaqua
9 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.

10 Bobby Baccalieri
The Contenders
11 Johnny Sack

Howcome 1-episode-rs are on #2 and #3 and Johnny Sack sits here at 23 geez. One of the best characters on the show. And I just realized Melfi is 24. Has anyone voting here even watched the show?

12 Adriana La Cerva
13 Carmela Soprano
14 Ralph Cifaretto
15 Dino Zerilli
16 Sal "Big P****" Bonpensiero
17 Tony Blundetto
18 Joe Peeps
19 Fat Dom Gamiello
20 Gerry Torciano
21 Jackie Aprile, Jr.
22 Artie Bucco

I like Artie's character not because his personality is particularly interesting or compelling, rather because he has a way of bringing out the soft side of murdering thug Tony Soprano. Tony's plan to burn down Vesuvius was immoral, but he was (in his own way) trying to do something good for his childhood friend. Tony's love for Artie is also clear when he invites him to live with him. Who else but Artie Bucco could insult Tony, beat up one of his associates, aim a gun at him, etc.? To put it simply, Artie and Tony's affection and blind spot for him prove that our favorite Mob boss still has some good in him.

I think of Artie as the voice of reason that keeps Tony in check and that's why I find him likable

23 Jack Massarone
24 Phil Leotardo
25 Meadow Soprano
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