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James Caan

James E. Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring roles in The Godfather, Thief, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, Elf, and El Dorado. He also starred as "Big Ed" Deline in the television series Las Vegas. Caan was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Sophie (née Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan, Jewish immigrants from Germany. His father was a meat dealer and butcher. Caan had a sister, Barbara, and has a brother, Ronald. He grew up in Sunnyside, Queens, New York City. He was educated at P.S. 150 40-01 43rd Avenue School in Queens, at the private Rhodes Preparatory School, also in New York City, and then attended Michigan State University. He later transferred to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, but did not graduate. While studying at Hofstra University, however, he became intrigued by acting and was interviewed for, accepted to, and graduated from, New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. There, one of his instructors was Sanford Meisner. Caan began his acting career in television on such series as The Untouchables, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Kraft Suspense Theatre,

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James Caan Divorce -- Not Without My Kid and Some Cash ... Wife Responds

James Caan Divorce
Not Without My Kid and Some Cash ... Wife Responds

James Caan's estranged wife is firing back in divorce papers, and her message is clear -- our son's coming with me, Sonny!Linda Caan filed her response to "The Godfather" star's divorce petition… READ MORE >

James Caan -- Files for Divorce From Wife Linda ... for the Third Time

James Caan
Files for Divorce From Wife Linda ... for the Third Time

James Caan has filed for divorce from his wife Linda and if you think you've heard that before, it's because you have ... it's the THIRD time!Caan filed papers on January 8 to divorce from wife… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
'The Godfather' -- Cool NYE Reunion ... Plus James Franco? (PHOTO)

'The Godfather'
Cool NYE Reunion ... Plus James Franco?

Three major pieces of "The Godfather" -- Francis Ford Coppola, James Caan and Robert Duvall -- reunited on New Year's Eve for an epic selfie ... and somehow James Franco was a part of it.It was… READ MORE >

- 185 days ago
James Caan -- Sony Pulled My Movie Too ... But I Don't Care!

James Caan
Sony Pulled My Movie Too ... But I Don't Care!

James Caan has a dog in the Sony hacking scandal fight, but you don't see him complaining ... because he's already been paid! Lost in all the commotion about "The Interview" is a movie called "The… READ MORE >

- 193 days ago
James Caan -- Kinda, Sorta Rips 'The Program'

James Caan
Kinda, Sorta Rips 'The Program'

Put the women and children to bed ... 'cause it seems James Caan just took a shot at his 1993 college football classic, "The Program."Caan -- who played Coach Sam Winters in the flick -- was… READ MORE >

- 283 days ago
James Caan -- Biased Opinion About 'Godfather' Franchise

James Caan
Biased Opinion About 'Godfather' Franchise

James Caan agrees with Francis Ford Coppola -- there should have only been one "Godfather" movie. Of course ... when you hear his reason why, you'll see his opinion is a little tainted. READ MORE >

- 1318 days ago
James Caan's Ex Isn't Kiddin'

James Caan's Ex Isn't Kiddin'

James Caan's soon-to-be ex wife wants one hell of a parting gift -- physical custody of their two minor children.Linda Caan filed papers in L.A. County Superior Court, asking for full physical… READ MORE >

- 2033 days ago
James Caan Files for Divorce ... Again

James Caan Files for Divorce ... Again

James Caan has filed for divorce from Linda -- for the second time. James had filed back in 2005, but called off the divorce a month later, claiming they had patched things up. Now, James has… READ MORE >

- 2054 days ago
James Caan -- Go to Smell!

James Caan -- Go to Smell!

It's official -- James Caan stinks.After getting one whiff of Sonny Corleone outside Boa this weekend, one fan couldn't help but talk about how good the actor smelled.We tried to get him to share… READ MORE >

- 2127 days ago
James Caan -- Sonny One So True

James Caan -- Sonny One So True

James Caan "has confused himself with his character from the first "Godfather" movie and thinks he can act like a bully..." -- so alleges a film company that Caan sued.Fish Weir Filmworks has… READ MORE >

- 2288 days ago

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