James Caan is a Actor, Director and Thanks American born on 26 march 1940 at New York City (USA)
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Birth name James Edmund CaanNationality USABirth 26 march 1940
(81 years) at New York City (USA
James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. After early roles in films such as El Dorado (1966), Caan came into prominence in the 1970s with significant roles in films such as Brian's Song (1971) The Godfather (1972), The Gambler (1974), Rollerball (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1977). Some of Caan's subsequent notable performances include roles in Thief (1981), Misery (1990), and Elf (2003), as well as the role of "Big Ed" Deline in the television series Las Vegas (2003-2008). For his role in The Godfather, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Caan has been married four times. In 1961, he married Dee Jay Mathis; they divorced in 1966. They had a daughter, Tara A. Caan, born 1964. Caan's second marriage to Sheila Marie Ryan (a former girlfriend of Elvis Presley) in 1976 was short-lived; they divorced the following year. Their son, Scott Caan, who also is an actor, was born August 23, 1976.
Caan was married to Ingrid Hajek from September 1990 to March 1994; they had a son, Alexander James Caan, born 1991. He married Linda Stokes on October 7, 1995, they have two sons, James Arthur Caan (born 1995) and Jacob Nicholas Caan (born 1998). Caan filed for divorce on November 20, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences.
Caan describes his political views as "ultra conservative".
In 1994 he was arrested after being accused by a Los Angeles rap artist of pulling a gun on him.
According to Fortune magazine's profile of Barry Minkow, during the production of the biopic based on the investor's life, James Caan socialized with Minkow and was made aware by him that the financing of the film involved illegally obtained funds. However, nothing suggests Caan had any involvement with any illegalities.
James Caan has five children and four grandchildren, three from his eldest daughter Tara and one from his son Scott.