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