James Caan

About James Caan

James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. After early roles in Howard Hawk’s ‘El Dorado’, Robert Altman’s ‘Countdown’ and Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Rain People’, he came to prominence in the 1970s with significant roles in films such as ‘Brian’s Song’, ‘Cinderella Liberty’, The Gambler’, ‘Rollerball’,’ A Bridge Too Far’ and Alan J. Pakula’s ‘Comes a Horseman’. For his signature role in ‘The Godfather’, that of hot-tempered Sonny Corleone, Caan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe.

Caan’s subsequent notable performances include roles in Michael Mann’s ‘Thief’, Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Gardens of Stone’, ‘Misery’, ‘Dick Tracy’, Wes Anderson’s ‘Bottle Rocket’, James Gray’s ‘The Yards’, Lars Von Trier’s ‘Dogville’ and ‘Elf’. For his contributions to the film industry, Caan was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978 with a motion pictures star located at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard. Caan has an extensive filmography and still has a relatively active acting career as of 2021, with his most recent work being a role in ‘Queen Bees’. Learn More… 

James Caan