Hollywood Legend James Caan Dead at 82

Oscar-nominated Hollywood legend James Caan has died at age 82, his family announced today.

Cann’s family posted on his Twitter account:

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

“End of tweet.”

Caan was born on March 26, 1940, in the Bronx, New York City.

His father was a meat dealer and butcher.

Caan grew up in Sunnyside, Queens.

He went to Michigan State University where played football and was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

Caan had roles in:

  • El Dorado (1966)
  • Robert Altman’s Countdown (1967)
  • Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rain People (1969)
  • Sonny Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
  • Sonny Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974) with a cameo appearance at the end.
  • Brian’s Song (1971)
  • Cinderella Liberty (1973)
  • The Gambler (1974)
  • Rollerball (1975)
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  • Alan J. Pakula’s Comes a Horseman (1978)
  • Thief (1981)
  • Gardens of Stone (1987)
  • Misery (1990)
  • Dick Tracy (1990)
  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
  • The Yards (2000)
  • Dogville (2003)
  • Elf (2003)
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