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: 55
Highest Metascore: 100 The Godfather
Lowest Metascore: 23 The Outsider
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
23 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
100 The Godfather Mar 11, 1972 Santino 'Sonny' Corleone 8.9
78 Thief Mar 27, 1981 Frank tbd
77 Seduced and Abandoned Oct 18, 2013 Himself 7.0
66 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sep 18, 2009 Tim Lockwood 7.6
64 Elf Nov 7, 2003 Walter 7.7
60 Middle Men Aug 6, 2010 Jerry Haggerty 7.0
59 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sep 27, 2013 Tim Lockwood 7.1
59 Dogville Mar 26, 2004 The Big Man 7.9
58 The Yards Oct 20, 2000 Frank Olchin 7.4
57 City of Ghosts Apr 25, 2003 Marvin 6.6
56 Eraser Jun 21, 1996 U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin 7.0
55 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Jul 30, 2010 Himself tbd
54 Get Smart Jun 20, 2008 The President 7.3
52 Detachment Mar 16, 2012 Mr. Charles Seaboldt / Mr. Seaboldt 8.1
49 Mickey Blue Eyes Aug 20, 1999 Frank Vitale 6.5
49 Henry's Crime Apr 8, 2011 Max 5.6
49 New York, I Love You Oct 16, 2009 Mr. Riccoli (Segment "Brett Ratner") 5.8
49 The Way of the Gun Sep 8, 2000 Joe Sarno 8.0
46 Mercy Apr 30, 2010 Gerry Ryan 5.5
46 Blood Ties Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Leon / Leon 5.0
36 This Thing of Ours Jul 18, 2003 Jimmy 'The Con' 8.8
31 That's My Boy Jun 15, 2012 Father McNally 5.4
23 The Outsider Feb 7, 2014 Schuuster 4.5