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James Caan

Actor

Born - 26 March 1938, New York City, USA
Died - 6 July 2022

Fuzzy-haired, hard-living American leading man of German heritage, with slow but engaging smile, whose performances on the way to the top were often better than those he gave when he got there. Capable of excellent work with strong direction, he was nominated for an Oscar for his keynote role as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather (1972). Both he and his career hit problems in the 1980s until he came back in star character roles. On TV from 1961, he broke into films two years later: Irma La Douce (1963), Lady in a Cage (1964), The Glory Guys (1965), El Dorado (1966), Submarine X-1 (1967), Rabbit, Run (1970), Slither (1973), Cinderella Liberty (1973), The Gambler (1974), The Godfather Part II (1974), Rollerball (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Comes a Horseman (1978), Hide in Plain Sight (1980, and directed), Violent Streets/Thief (1981), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), Gardens of Stone (1987), Alien Nation (1988), Misery (1990), For the Boys (1991), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Flesh and Bone (1993), Eraser (1996), Bulletproof (1996), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), The Yards (2000), City of Ghosts (2002), Dogville 2003), Elf (2003), Get Smart (2008), Mercy (2009), That's My Boy (2012), The Outsider (2014), Undercover Grandpa (2017), Out of Blue (2018), Queen Bees (2021), Fast Charlie (2022), his last, and many more. Four times married and divorced, Caan had five children; he died from a heart attack following treatment for coronary artery disease.