James Caan

1940 - 2022

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James Edmund Caan ( KAHN; March 26, 1940 – July 6, 2022) was an American actor. He came to prominence playing Sonny Corleone in The Godfather (1972) – a performance that earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He reprised his role in The Godfather Part II (1974). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Caan has received more than 17,884,947 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia. James Caan is the 413th most popular actor (down from 305th in 2019), the 747th most popular biography from United States (down from 549th in 2019) and the 208th most popular American Actor.

James Caan is most famous for playing Sonny Corleone in the 1972 film, The Godfather.

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  • 64.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, James Caan ranks 413 out of 13,578Before him are Walter Matthau, Alan Arkin, Gerard Butler, Ron Perlman, Robert Mitchum, and Burt Reynolds. After him are Magda Schneider, Albert Finney, Ali MacGraw, Richard Dean Anderson, Randy Quaid, and William Shatner.

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Among people born in 1940, James Caan ranks 54Before him are Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Patrick Stewart, Nancy Pelosi, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Mario Andretti, and Eduardo Galeano. After him are Tarō Asō, Shahnaz Pahlavi, Nancy Sinatra, Cliff Richard, Óscar Arias, and Jan Jongbloed. Among people deceased in 2022, James Caan ranks 37Before him are Peter Brook, Wolfgang Petersen, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Bruno Latour, Mylène Demongeot, and Ray Liotta. After him are Bill Russell, William Hurt, Angelo Sodano, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Ayaz Mutallibov, and Kakuichi Mimura.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Caan ranks 747 out of 20,380Before him are Josephine Cochrane (1839), Ron Perlman (1950), John Carpenter (1948), Alan Shepard (1923), Robert Mitchum (1917), and Burt Reynolds (1936). After him are Robert Altman (1925), Ali MacGraw (1939), David Fincher (1962), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), and Paul Morphy (1837).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Caan ranks 208Before him are Christopher Lambert (1957), Walter Matthau (1920), Alan Arkin (1934), Ron Perlman (1950), Robert Mitchum (1917), and Burt Reynolds (1936). After him are Ali MacGraw (1939), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Randy Quaid (1950), James Woods (1947), Roy Scheider (1932), and Jean Harlow (1911).

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