James Caan

Biography: James Caan was born the son of a New York butcher. James was athletically gifted, and played football at Michigan State University. Acting intrigued him, and after gaining acceptance into Sanford Meisner's Neighbourhood Playhouse, Caan won a scholarship to study Wynn Handman. He began to appear in off-Broadway productions, including 'I Roam' & 'Mandingo.' He made his screen debut in 'Irma la Douce,' and went on to impressive roles 'El Dorado' and 'Journey to Shiloh.' It was the heart-rending television movie 'Brian's Song' that really put him on the map. After this, he cemented his screen status as Sonny Corleone in 'The Godfather' and 'The Godfather II.' Throughout the 70's he was hit-and-miss with films like 'Freebie and the Bean,' 'Funny Lady,' 'Rollerball,' 'Harry and Walter Go to New York,' 'Comes a Horseman,' and 'Chapter Two.' He rang in the 80's with Michael Mann's cult-fave, 'Thief.' He has continued working in varied films like 'Honeymoon In Vegas,' 'For the Boys,' 'Dick Tracy,' 'Alien Nation,' and 'Misery.'

He returned to televison and Sin City in NBC's drama series, 'Las Vegas.'

Caan holds a black belt in karate. He was even a regular on the rodeo circuit, and he earned the nickname "The Jewish Cowboy".
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James Caan's Scores

Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 100 The Godfather
Lowest Metascore: 23 The Outsider
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
25 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
87 The Tale of Princess Kaguya Oct 17, 2014 Cast tbd
45 Blood Ties Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Leon / Leon 6.9
23 The Outsider Feb 7, 2014 Schuuster 6.3
77 Seduced and Abandoned Oct 18, 2013 Himself 7.0
59 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sep 27, 2013 Tim Lockwood 7.0
31 That's My Boy Jun 15, 2012 Father McNally 5.3
52 Detachment Mar 16, 2012 Mr. Charles Seaboldt / Mr. Seaboldt 8.0
49 Henry's Crime Apr 8, 2011 Max 5.6
60 Middle Men Aug 6, 2010 Jerry Haggerty 7.0
55 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Jul 30, 2010 Himself tbd
46 Mercy Apr 30, 2010 Gerry Ryan 5.5
49 New York, I Love You Oct 16, 2009 Mr. Riccoli (Segment "Brett Ratner") 5.8
66 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sep 18, 2009 Tim Lockwood 7.6
54 Get Smart Jun 20, 2008 The President 7.3
59 Dogville Mar 26, 2004 The Big Man 7.9
64 Elf Nov 7, 2003 Walter 7.7
36 This Thing of Ours Jul 18, 2003 Jimmy 'The Con' 8.8
57 City of Ghosts Apr 25, 2003 Marvin 6.6
58 The Yards Oct 20, 2000 Frank Olchin 7.4
49 The Way of the Gun Sep 8, 2000 Joe Sarno 8.0
49 Mickey Blue Eyes Aug 20, 1999 Frank Vitale 6.3
56 Eraser Jun 21, 1996 U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin 7.0
45 Alien Nation Oct 7, 1988 Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes tbd
78 Thief Mar 27, 1981 Frank tbd
100 The Godfather Mar 11, 1972 Santino 'Sonny' Corleone 9.0