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James Caan

James Caan

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Born: March 26, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1960:
Made his acting debut on the stage in "La Ronde" (billed as Jimmy Caan)
1961:
First Broadway play, "Blood, Sweat, and Stanley Poole"
1961:
Made TV episodic debut on "Naked City" (ABC)
1963:
First film appearance, played a bit part in "Irma la Douce"
1963:
Film acting debut, "Lady in a Cage"
1967:
Appeared in "El Dorado" with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum
1968:
Landed starring role in Robert Altman's second feature film "Countdown"
1969:
First screen collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola, "The Rain People"
1971:
Won acclaim as dying football player Brian Piccolo in the ABC movie "Brian's Song"; earned Emmy nomination
1972:
Re-teamed with Coppola to play Sonny Corleone in "The Godfather"; garnered Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor
1973:
Co-starred with Marsha Mason for first time in "Cinderella Liberty"; also first film with director Mark Rydell
1974:
Earned praise for his leading role in "The Gambler"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor
1975:
Played Billy Rose opposite Barbra Streisand in "Funny Lady"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor
1979:
Played opposite Mason again in "Chapter Two"
1980:
Made his feature directing debut with "Hide in Plain Sight"; also starred
1981:
Played the title role of a professional safe cracker in Michael Mann's "Thief"
1987:
Returned to films after a five-year absence in Coppola's "Gardens of Stone"
1990:
Played Spuds Spaldoni in Warren Beatty's feature adaptation of the comic strip character "Dick Tracy"
1990:
Played writer Paul Sheldon opposite Kathy Bates as the obsessive fan in the thriller "Misery," based on the novel by Stephen King
1991:
Co-starred with Bette Midler in the Mark Rydell directed "For the Boys"
1992:
Garnered praise for his turn as a Las Vegas gambler in "Honeymoon in Vegas"
1993:
Co-starred as Dennis Quaid's father in "Flesh and Bone"
1996:
Played supporting role in "A Boy Called Hate"; first film opposite his son Scott Caan
1996:
Appeared in Wes Anderson's debut feature "Bottle Rocket"
1998:
Portrayed detective Philip Marlowe in the HBO movie "Poodle Springs," adapted from Raymond Chandler's unfinished novel
1999:
Cast as an Irish schoolteacher investigating his roots in "This Is My Father"
1999:
Cast as Hugh Grant's crime boss father-in-law in the comedy "Mickey Blue Eyes"
2000:
Portrayed a mob-connected NYC subway contractor in "The Yards"
2002:
Cast in lead role in the USA Network film "Hearts of Men"
2003:
Cast as Big Ed Deline, the head of the surveillance team for a Vegas casino on the NBC drama "Las Vegas"; left the show's after the fourth season
2003:
Played Will Ferrell's biological father in the comedy "Elf"
2003:
Appeared as The Big Man in Lars von Trier's "Dogville"
2008:
Cast as The President in the film adaptation of "Get Smart," based on the 1960s spy parody television series
2009:
Voiced Flint's father in the animated feature "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
2010:
Cast opposite his son Scott Caan in "Mercy"; film also written and produced by his son
2010:
Cast opposite Luke Wilson in the crime film "Middle Men"
2012:
Guest starred opposite his son Scott on the reboot of "Hawaii Five-0" (CBS)
2012:
Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg in "That's My Boy"

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