James Caan Overview:

Actor, James Caan, was born James Edmund Caan on Mar 26, 1940 in The Bronx, NY. As of December 2020, James Caan was 80 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Caan was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1972Best Supporting ActorThe Godfather (1972)Sonny CorleoneNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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and Michael Mann Team Up for "Thief"

By Rick29 on Sep 21, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

James Cann as Frank. Michael Mann makes a remarkably self-assured debut as feature film director with his sleek 1981 drama Thief. After graduating from the London Film School in the 1960s, Mann gained experienced on television, working on crime dramas such as Starsky and Hutch and Joseph Wambaugh's... Read full article


and Michael Mann Team Up for "Thief"

By Rick29 on Sep 21, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

James Cann as Frank. Michael Mann makes a remarkably self-assured debut as feature film director with his sleek 1981 drama Thief. After graduating from the London Film School in the 1960s, Mann gained experienced on television, working on crime dramas such as Starsky and Hutch and Joseph Wambaugh's... Read full article


2012 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 31:

By ScribeHard on Aug 31, 2012 From ScribeHard on Film

Um … this is it. ?Day 31. ?The last day. ?My thoughts on all of this will come over the weekend. ?Until then … Leading the day is Sean from The Joy and Agony of Movies with his take on Michael Mann’s Thief. Tony Dayoub from Cinema Viewfinder also takes a look at Caan... Read full article


Day 31:

By Jill Blake on Aug 31, 2012 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Today is the last day. Whew! It’s been a hell of a month! Closing out TCM’s festival is , making his Summer Under the Stars debut. I’ll be back this weekend with my wrap-up.... Read full article


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James Caan Quotes:

Randall: [to George] We're gonna kill you. First you, then the pig... and then, the human being
[above, Mrs. Hilyard screams]


[Buck's men have been thrown out of an elegant party because of their ragged buckskin clothing]
Airybelle Sumner: As an Alabama patriot, I implore you to come back inside.
Buck Burnett: Oh, I don't think we'll do that ma'am. A man can get bit once by a rattler by accident; if he gets bit twice, well, that's just bein' stupid.
Airybelle Sumner: Then please accept my apology and my gratitude for the brave and noble thing you're doin'. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Buck Burnett: Ma'am, we don't know much about this here war, but as long as there are ladies like you that support it like you do, then I'm sure we'll win. We'll remember what you said when we get to war. It'll help us from bein' tired.


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James Caan Facts
Father (with Sheila Ryan) of actor Scott Caan.

After being turned down by Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino, Julia Phillips inquired of Caan's agent if he would be interested in taking the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Caan's agent responded that he would read the script for a guarantee of $1 million plus 10% of the gross if he accepted the role. Phillips went with the original choice, Richard Dreyfuss.

Spent 9 years on the pro rodeo circuit.

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