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,'
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:
100 The Godfather Mar 11, 1972 Santino 'Sonny' Corleone 9.0
89 The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Oct 17, 2014 Cast / The Bamboo Cutter / The Bamboo Cutter 8.2
60 Middle Men Aug 6, 2010 Jerry Haggerty 8.0
52 Detachment Mar 16, 2012 Mr. Charles Seaboldt / Mr. Seaboldt 8.0
59 Dogville Mar 26, 2004 The Big Man 7.9
36 This Thing of Ours Jul 18, 2003 Jimmy 'The Con' 7.8
64 Elf Nov 7, 2003 Walter 7.8
66 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sep 18, 2009 Tim Lockwood 7.5
49 Mickey Blue Eyes Aug 20, 1999 Frank Vitale 7.5
56 Eraser Jun 21, 1996 U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin 7.5
58 The Yards Oct 20, 2000 Frank Olchin 7.4
54 Get Smart Jun 20, 2008 The President 7.2
59 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sep 27, 2013 Tim Lockwood 7.0
77 Seduced and Abandoned Oct 18, 2013 Himself 7.0
45 Blood Ties Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Leon / Leon 6.8
57 City of Ghosts Apr 25, 2003 Marvin 6.6
23 The Outsider Feb 7, 2014 Schuuster 6.3
49 The Way of the Gun Sep 8, 2000 Joe Sarno 6.1
49 New York, I Love You Oct 16, 2009 Mr. Riccoli (Segment "Brett Ratner") 5.8
49 Henry's Crime Apr 8, 2011 Max 5.6
46 Mercy Apr 30, 2010 Gerry Ryan 5.5
31 That's My Boy Jun 15, 2012 Father McNally 5.2
78 Thief Mar 27, 1981 Frank 4.5
55 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Jul 30, 2010 Himself tbd
45 Alien Nation Oct 7, 1988 Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes tbd