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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 which 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 14,599,149 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). James Caan is the 306th most popular actor (down from 218th in 2019), the 549th most popular biography from United States (down from 423rd in 2019) and the 151st most popular American Actor.

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

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  • 15M

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  • 65.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James Caan ranks 306 out of 9,996Before him are Lída Baarová, Nathalie Delon, Jerry Lewis, Anthony Perkins, Juliette Gréco, and Salma Hayek. After him are Robbie Coltrane, Farrah Fawcett, Vittorio Gassman, Doris Day, Deborah Kerr, and Gene Kelly.

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Among people born in 1940, James Caan ranks 40Before him are Joseph Brodsky, Terry Gilliam, Anna Karina, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, Peter Fonda, and Dario Argento. After him are Tabaré Vázquez, Andrzej Żuławski, H. R. Giger, Eduardo Galeano, Raquel Welch, and George A. Romero.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Caan ranks 549 out of 18,182Before him are T. S. Eliot (1888), James E. Webb (1906), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Jerry Lewis (1926), Anthony Perkins (1932), and Francis Fukuyama (1952). After him are Margaret Keane (1927), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Joseph Barbera (1911), and Washington Irving (1783).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Caan ranks 151Before him are Bradley Cooper (1975), F. Murray Abraham (1939), Jennifer Aniston (1969), Matt Damon (1970), Jerry Lewis (1926), and Anthony Perkins (1932). After him are Farrah Fawcett (1947), Doris Day (1922), Gene Kelly (1912), Martin Landau (1928), Harold Lloyd (1893), and Walter Matthau (1920).

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