James Caan

1940 - Today

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James Edmund Caan ( KAHN; born March 26, 1940) is an American actor who has been nominated for several awards, including four Golden Globes, an Emmy and an Oscar. Caan was awarded a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978.After early roles in Howard Hawks's El Dorado (1966), Robert Altman's Countdown (1967) and Francis Ford Coppola's The Rain People (1969), he came to prominence for playing his signature role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather (1972), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. He reprised the role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974) with a cameo appearance at the end. Caan had significant roles in films such as Brian's Song (1971), Cinderella Liberty (1973), The Gambler (1974), Rollerball (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Alan J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Caan has received more than 10,065,304 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). James Caan is the 218th most popular actor (up from 244th in 2019), the 423rd most popular biography from United States (up from 489th in 2019) and the 110th most popular American Actor.

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

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Among actors, James Caan ranks 218 out of 10,030Before him are Peter Fonda, Leonard Nimoy, Dianne Wiest, Franco Nero, Susan Sarandon, and Anna Magnani. After him are Nicole Kidman, Fernandel, Julia Roberts, Ernest Borgnine, Bryan Cranston, and Jack Lemmon.

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Among people born in 1940, James Caan ranks 29Before him are Joachim Gauck, Martin Sheen, John Hurt, Zodiac Killer, Patrick Stewart, and Peter Fonda. After him are Terry Gilliam, Joseph Brodsky, Abbas Kiarostami, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Julie Christie, and Giorgio Moroder.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Caan ranks 423 out of 15,968Before him are Jeff Bezos (1964), Susan Sarandon (1946), Barry Barish (1936), Bernie Madoff (1938), Katherine Johnson (1918), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922). After him are Nicole Kidman (1967), Julia Roberts (1967), Dean Martin (1917), Ernest Borgnine (1917), Bryan Cranston (1956), and Jack Lemmon (1925).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Caan ranks 110Before him are Doris Day (1922), Richard Kiel (1939), Peter Fonda (1940), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Dianne Wiest (1946), and Susan Sarandon (1946). After him are Nicole Kidman (1967), Julia Roberts (1967), Ernest Borgnine (1917), Bryan Cranston (1956), Jack Lemmon (1925), and Lauren Bacall (1924).

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