The Sopranos star James Gandolfini has revealed his TV mobster ranting and raging is based on his own "useless temper".
The actor, who plays Tony Soprano in the hit drama series, insists creator David Chase used his temper flashes as the basis for his revered character.
Gandolfini says: "I have a little bit of a temper, but it's… useless. It doesn't accomplish anything, generally. It's just a lot of ranting and raving and nothing, so David probably saw that and put it into the character.
"All writers are vampires and... they'll look around and they watch you when you're not even thinking they're watching you and they'll slip stuff in."