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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1687 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 >

- 1708 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 >

- 1780 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 >

- 1942 days ago
James Caan's Fish Tale

James Caan's Fish Tale

It may be the first lawsuit that gets optioned for a movie script, and it begins like this...."Daniel Adams and Fish Weir Filmworks, LLC, like some miscreant characters from the hit television… READ MORE >

- 2018 days ago
James Caan't Find Someone His Own Age

James Caan't Find Someone His Own Age

James Caan is looking for wife #5 -- and this time, he's going young. Real young. See Also Caan Will Knock You the F**k Out!  READ MORE >

- 2131 days ago
Caan Will Knock You the F**k Out!

Caan Will Knock You the F**k Out!

James Caan refused to flip off a photog -- but had no problem threatening to beat him up. insertBCSinglePlayer(1459251919);Like father, like son. See Also The Wrath of Caan Jr.  READ MORE >

- 2319 days ago
Cuba Pucks Around with "OC" Star

Cuba Pucks Around with "OC" Star

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- 2611 days ago
Sly: Still A Bad, Bad Man!

Sly: Still A Bad, Bad Man!

Sly Stallone is still the man, and he proved it yesterday.He patiently went toe to toe with mobs of fans in Hollywood at last night's premiere of "Rocky Balboa," signing autographs and smiling for… READ MORE >

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