Legendary actor who shot for Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann or Howard Hawks, James Caan died on Wednesday July 6, 2022. The actor was 82 years old.
Death of James Caan at the age of 82
Actor James Caan died on Wednesday July 6, 2022 at the age of 82. The comedian’s official Twitter account announced the sad news this Thursday, July 7, using the comedian’s usual conclusion:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy’s passing on the evening of July 6th.
The family appreciates the outpouring of love and sincere condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
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James Caan was born on March 26, 1940 in New York. He began his career in the early 1960s in soap operas like Naked City, The Incorruptibles or Young Doctor Kildare. At the movie theater, he finds his first role in Irma the sweet, edited by Billy Wilder. Subsequently, he turns for some of the greatest American filmmakers.
Sonny Corleone, Paul Sheldon, Frank and many more
The actor reveals himself to the general public by giving the answer to John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in the western Eldorado by Howard Hawks, released in 1966. The consecration came in 1972 with The Godfatherin which he lends his features to Sonny Corleone, Vito’s eldest son who dies horribly at a tollbooth.
Subsequently, James Caan becomes a play-addicted literary teacher in The Flambeur of Karel Reisz, an athlete playing an ultra-dangerous sport in roller ball of Norman Jewison, a bodyguard accustomed to dirty work in The Killer Elite by Sam Peckinpah or even himself in The Last Madness of Mel Brooks.
Michael Mann offers him another of his great roles in The solitarywhere he plays an ultra-methodical thief who offers himself a chance for a bright future following a meeting with Tuesday Weld. After playing a cop collaborating with an alien in Immediate future, Los Angeles 1991he plays the writer Paul Sheldon kidnapped and tortured by his biggest fan, the formidable Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), in Misery. In addition, he toured twice under the direction of Claude Lelouch, in 1977 in Another man, another chance and in 1981 in One and the other.
The actor also gives the reply to Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Erasergives a hard time to Mark Wahlberg in The Yards and Benicio Del Toro in Way of the Gun. The actor also wears the series Vegas. At the end of his career, he collaborated with Guillaume Canet for Blood Ties and Amanda Sthers for Holy Lands.
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James Caan, legendary actor of “Misery” and “The Godfather” died at the age of 82