James Caan

Biography: A macho leading man best known for his role as the hot-headed Sonny Corleone from The Godfather, Caan seemed to have it all in the early 1970s. After earning raves and an Emmy nomination as a dying football player in the 1971 TV-movie Brian's Song, he made a splash on the big screen the next year in The Godfather and earned an Oscar nod. A string of mostly disappointing features followed (Funny Girl, Gone with the West and Hide in Plain Sight, which he also directed) before Caan suddenly exited the Hollywood scene in 1982. For five years he was MIA, and although rumors about his absence abounded, no one ever figured out the entire story. He returned to the big screen in the Vietnam drama Gardens of Stone (helmed by Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola) and continued to work steadily, sometimes parodying his gangster persona (Honeymoon in Vegas, Mickey Blue Eyes). In 2003, after four decades in showbiz, he took a gamble on series television and hit the jackpot on the popularA macho leading man best known for his role as the hot-headed Sonny Corleone from The Godfather, Caan seemed to have it all in the early 1970s. After earning raves and an Emmy nomination as a dying football player in the 1971 TV-movie Brian's Song, he made a splash on the big screen the next year in The Godfather and earned an Oscar nod. A string of mostly disappointing features followed (Funny Girl, Gone with the West and Hide in Plain Sight, which he also directed) before Caan suddenly exited the Hollywood scene in 1982. For five years he was MIA, and although rumors about his absence abounded, no one ever figured out the entire story. He returned to the big screen in the Vietnam drama Gardens of Stone (helmed by Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola) and continued to work steadily, sometimes parodying his gangster persona (Honeymoon in Vegas, Mickey Blue Eyes). In 2003, after four decades in showbiz, he took a gamble on series television and hit the jackpot on the popular drama Las Vegas. He left the show after its fourth season to pursue big-screen work. In his spare time, Caan practices martial arts and is a sixth-degree black belt. Expand

James Caan's Scores

Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 100 The Godfather
Lowest Metascore: 23 The Outsider
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36
36 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
33 Holy Lands Jun 21, 2019 Harry tbd
49 Out of Blue Mar 22, 2019 Col Tom Rockwell 5.5
tbd Undercover Grandpa Jul 7, 2017 Grandpa / Grandpa tbd
32 The Good Neighbor Sep 16, 2016 Harold Grainey 7.0
45 Preggoland May 8, 2015 Walter 6.6
89 The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Oct 17, 2014 Cast / The Bamboo Cutter / The Bamboo Cutter 8.6
45 Blood Ties Mar 21, 2014 Cast / Leon / Leon 6.8
23 The Outsider Feb 7, 2014 Schuuster 6.2
77 Seduced and Abandoned Oct 18, 2013 Himself 8.1
59 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sep 27, 2013 Tim Lockwood / Tim Lockwood 3.4
31 That's My Boy Jun 15, 2012 Father McNally / Father McNally tbd
52 Detachment Mar 16, 2012 Mr. Charles Seaboldt / Mr. Seaboldt 7.8
49 Henry's Crime Apr 8, 2011 Max 5.4
60 Middle Men Aug 6, 2010 Jerry Haggerty 8.7
55 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Jul 30, 2010 Himself 7.9
46 Mercy Apr 30, 2010 Gerry Ryan tbd
49 New York, I Love You Oct 16, 2009 Mr. Riccoli (Segment "Brett Ratner") 5.3
66 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sep 18, 2009 Tim Lockwood 7.6
54 Get Smart Jun 20, 2008 The President / The President tbd
60 Dogville Mar 26, 2004 The Big Man 8.3
64 Elf Nov 7, 2003 Walter 8.6
36 This Thing of Ours Jul 18, 2003 Jimmy 'The Con' 7.8
57 City of Ghosts Apr 25, 2003 Marvin / Marvin 7.2
58 The Yards Oct 20, 2000 Frank Olchin 8.5
49 The Way of the Gun Sep 8, 2000 Joe Sarno / Joe Sarno 4.6
49 Mickey Blue Eyes Aug 20, 1999 Frank Vitale 8.6
30 Bulletproof Sep 6, 1996 Colton 7.3
56 Eraser Jun 21, 1996 U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin 7.8
tbd Honeymoon in Vegas Aug 28, 1992 Tommy Korman tbd
75 Misery Nov 30, 1990 Paul Sheldon 8.6