James Caan

James Caan

Highest Rated: 100% El Dorado (1967)

Lowest Rated: 0% T.R. Baskin (1971)

Birthday: Mar 26, 1940

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

Actor James Caan was a gifted performer who was as capable of pulling heart strings as he was of breaking someone's kneecaps. Caan emerged from the cauldron of New York City's thriving acting scene in the 1950s to become a noted player on the stage and on television. Though he graduated to films soon after his salad days in New York after swearing off television for the next several years, he had his first big breakthrough on the small screen, playing dying football player Brian Piccolo in "Brian's Song" (ABC, 1971). His performance in what was considered to be one of the best television movies ever made earned Caan considerable acclaim, as well as an Emmy Award nomination. But the following year put Caan on the map permanently, with his energetic portrayal of the hot-headed Sonny Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972), a role with which he was forever identified - most notably in the numerous mobster roles he played in the ensuing decades.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift Tap Peterson (Character) - 2020
38% 37% Out of Blue Col. Tom Rockwell (Character) $11.7K 2018
29% No Score Yet Holy Lands Harry (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 42% Con Man Agent Gamble (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Enough Roger Flynn (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 25% The Red Maple Leaf George Lawrence Secord (Character) - 2016
29% 46% The Waiting Harold Grainey (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 26% Undercover Grandpa Grandpa (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 44% J.L. Family Ranch Tap Peterson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 22% The Throwaways Lt. Col. Christopher Holden (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 27% Wuthering High Earnshaw (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 33% Sicilian Vampire Professor Bernard Issaacs (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 35% A Fighting Man Unknown (Character) - 2014
44% 36% Preggoland Walter (Character) - 2014
5% 12% The Outsider Schuuster (Character) - 2014
69% 67% Altman Himself (Character) - 2014
70% 66% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Tim Lockwood (Voice) $119.8M 2013
52% 39% Blood Ties Leon (Character) $41.2K 2013
100% 90% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya The Bamboo Cutter (Voice) $681.1K 2013
30% 41% Small Apartments Mr. Allspice (Character) - 2012
0% 49% For the Love of Money Micky (Character) - 2012
20% 51% That's My Boy Father McNally (Character) $36.9M 2012
57% 74% Detachment Mr. Seaboldt (Character) $71.2K 2011
42% 25% Henry's Crime Max (Character) $101.9K 2010
40% 56% Middle Men Jerry Haggerty (Character) $723.7K 2009
60% 69% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Unknown (Character) $21.9K 2009
37% 37% New York, I Love You Mr. Riccoli (Character) $1.6M 2009
43% 56% Mercy Gerry (Character) $5.1K 2009
86% 72% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Tim Lockwood (Voice) - 2009
50% 67% Get Smart The President (Character) $130.3M 2008
No Score Yet 62% Wisegal Salvatore Palmeri (Character) - 2008
70% 89% Dogville The Big Man (Character) $1.5M 2003
56% 61% Dallas 362 Walter (Character) $18.9K 2003
84% 79% Elf Walter (Character) $173.6M 2003
No Score Yet 29% Jericho Mansions Leonard Grey (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 67% The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Mr. Harry Dewitt (Character) - 2003
47% 45% City of Ghosts Marvin (Character) $325.5K 2002
41% 62% Night at the Golden Eagle Prison Warden (Character) $17.3K 2002
40% 27% This Thing of Ours Jimmy 'the con' (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 52% Lathe of Heaven Dr. William Haber (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 24% Blood Crime Sheriff Morgan McKenna (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock John Flinders (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% Viva Las Nowhere Roy Baker (Character) - 2001
33% 42% A Glimpse of Hell Capt. Fred Moosally (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 41% In the Shadows Lance Huston (Character) - 2001
45% 70% The Way of the Gun Sarno (Character) $6M 2000
64% 51% The Yards Frank Olchin (Character) $882.7K 2000
No Score Yet 21% Luckytown Charlie Doyles (Character) - 2000
45% 42% Mickey Blue Eyes Frank Vitale (Character) $33.9M 1999
75% 81% This Is My Father Kieran Johnson (Character) $1.1M 1998
No Score Yet 20% Poodle Springs Philip Marlowe (Character) - 1998
38% 39% Eraser Robert Deguerin (Character) $101.3M 1996
No Score Yet 24% North Star Sean McLennon (Character) $3K 1996
85% 80% Bottle Rocket Abe Henry (Mr. Henry) (Character) $488.6K 1996
8% 44% Bulletproof Frank Colton (Character) $21.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Boy Called Hate Jim (Character) - 1995
68% 41% Flesh and Bone Roy Sweeney (Character) $9.1M 1993
43% 80% The Program Sam Winters (Character) $22.8M 1993
63% 35% Honeymoon in Vegas Tommy Korman (Character) $33.5M 1992
45% 59% The Dark Backward Dr. Scurvy (Character) $7.9K 1991
43% 75% For the Boys Eddie Sparks (Character) $17.7M 1991
90% 89% Misery Paul Sheldon (Character) $54.7M 1990
53% 44% Alien Nation Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes (Character) $24.7M 1988
47% 55% Gardens of Stone Sgt. Clell Hazard (Character) $4.4M 1987
No Score Yet 59% Kiss Me Goodbye Jolly (Character) - 1982
67% 89% Bolero Jack Glenn/Jason Glenn (Character) - 1981
94% 81% Thief Frank (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 38% Hide in Plain Sight Thomas Hacklin (Character),
Director
- 1980
50% 32% Chapter Two George Schneider (Character) - 1979
70% 54% Comes a Horseman Frank "Buck" Athearn (Character) - 1978
67% 56% Another Man, Another Chance David Williams/Photographer (Character) - 1977
64% 86% A Bridge Too Far Staff Sergeant Dohun (Character) - 1977
56% 31% Harry and Walter Go to New York Harry Dighby (Character) - 1976
80% 72% Silent Movie Himself (Character) - 1976
66% 61% Rollerball Jonathan E. (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gone With the West Jud McGraw (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 27% Little Moon and Jud McGraw Jud McGraw (Character) - 1975
50% 34% The Killer Elite Mike Locken (Character) - 1975
33% 55% Funny Lady Billy Rose (Character) - 1975
25% 65% Freebie and the Bean Freebie (Character) - 1974
78% 77% The Gambler Axel Freed (Character) - 1974
63% 62% Cinderella Liberty John Baggs Jr. (Character) - 1973
86% 55% Slither Dick Kanipsia (Character) - 1973
98% 98% The Godfather Santino "Sonny" Corleone (Character) $134.8M 1972
0% No Score Yet T.R. Baskin Larry Moore (Character) - 1971
92% 82% Brian's Song Brian Piccolo (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 0% Rabbit, Run Rabbit Angstrom (Character) - 1970
83% 62% The Rain People "Killer" Kilgannon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 14% Journey to Shiloh Buck Burnett (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 19% Submarine X-1 Cmdr. Richard Bolton (Character) - 1968
67% 27% Countdown Lee Stegler (Character) - 1968
100% 87% El Dorado Mississippi (Character) - 1967
57% 47% Games Paul Montgomery (Character) - 1967
60% 31% The Glory Guys Pvt. Anthony Dugan (Character) - 1965
60% 33% Red Line 7000 Mike (Character) - 1965
20% 65% Lady in a Cage Randall Simpson O'Connell (Character) - 1964

TV

Credit
48% 56% Back in the Game Terry "The Cannon" Gannon Sr. (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013
65% 70% Magic City Sy Berman (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragons' Den Unknown (Character) 2010 2007-2008
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Unknown (Character) 2003-2007
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
95% No Score Yet NewsRadio Himself (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Magic City Sy Berman (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Bob (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Keith Gregory (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961

QUOTES FROM James Caan CHARACTERS

Waitress says: Excuse me I didn't mean to interrupt but are you Paul Sheldon?

Paul Sheldon says: Yes I am.

Waitress says: I just want to let you know, I'm your number one fan.

Paul Sheldon says: That's very sweet of you. (movie ends)

Paul Sheldon says: That's very sweet of you.

Spaldoni says: I'm out.

Big Boy Caprice says: It only works if we're all in.

Spaldoni says: Then it don't work.

Sonny Corleone says: What are you gonna do? Nice college boy, didn't want to get mixed up in the family business. Now you want to gun down a police captain. Why? Because he slapped you in the face a little? What do you think this like the Army where you can shoot 'em from a mile away? No you gotta get up like this and, badda-bing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere.

Sonny Corleone says: What are you gonna do? Nice college boy, didn't want to get mixed up in the family business. Now you want to gun down a police captain. Why? Because he slapped you in the face a little? What do you think this like the Army where you can shoot 'em from a mile away? No you gotta get up like this and badda-bing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere.

Mike Locken says: You're not a psycho. You're...you're the patron poet of the manic depressives.

Mike Locken says: You're not a psycho. You're, you're the patron poet of the manic depressives.

Sonny says: Whatcha go to college? To get stupid? You're really stupid!

Sonny Corleone says: [Tessio brings in Luca Brasi's bulletproof vest, delivered with a fish inside] What the hell is this?

Clemenza says: It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Sonny Corleone says: Goddamn FBI don't respect nothin'.

Sonny says: Your country ain't your blood remeber that

Sonny says: Your country ain't your blood remember that.

Sonny says: they're saps, cause they risk their lives for strangers

Sonny says: They're saps because they risk their lives for strangers.

Paul Sheldon says: You want it EAT IT!, EAT IT till you Choke, you sick twisted Fuck!

Paul Sheldon says: Eat it till ya choke, you sick, twisted fuck!

Sonny Corleone says: What you think this is the army where you shoot them a mile away, you got to get them close like this and Bada-Bing! you blow your brains over your nice Ivy League suit

Sonny Corleone says: What you think this is the army where you shoot them a mile away, you got to get them close like this and Bada-Bing! You blow your brains over your nice Ivy League suit.

Sonny Corleone says: (unwrapping the package of Luca's bulletproof vest-wrapped fish] What the hell is this?

Sonny Corleone says: [unwrapping the package of Luca's bulletproof vest-wrapped fish] What the hell is this?

Clemenza says: It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Cole Thornton says: Cole Thornton: What about using a gun? Mississippi: Johnny didn't believe in using guns. Cole Thornton: He's dead. Think about that.

Cole Thornton says: What about using a gun?

Alan Bourdillon Trehearne (Mississippi) says: Johnny didn't believe in using guns.

Cole Thornton says: He's dead. Think about that.

Coach Sam Winters says: I used to be Sonny, remember?

Sonny Corleone says: i don't want my brother to come out of that toilet with just his dick in his hand.

Sonny Corleone says: I don't want my brother coming out of that toilet with just his dick in his hands.

Frank says: If I wanna meet people, I'll go to a fuckin' country club.

Bull Harris says: ...might have anyhow if I wasn't tryin' to figure out what that fella's got on his head.

Alan Bourdillon Trehearne (Mississippi) says: It's called a hat.

Bull Harris says: Well, I'll have to take your word for it.

Cole Thornton says: Did you get him?

Alan Bourdillon Trehearne (Mississippi) says: Who?

Cole Thornton says: The fella that ran outta the church!

Alan Bourdillon Trehearne (Mississippi) says: Well, yes and no.

Cole Thornton says: Yes and no? Did you or didn't you?

Alan Bourdillon Trehearne (Mississippi) says: I hit the sign, and the sign hit him.

Cole Thornton says: Well, that's great.

Alan Bourdillon Trehearne (Mississippi) says: He was limping when he left!

Cole Thornton says: He was limping when he got here!

Brian Piccolo says: So, Concannon calls this trap play, and it's just beautiful... 43 yards, wasn't it 43? Ah. So, Halas sees he's tired, and sends me in, so I go in, he comes out. Concannon then figures he's gonna get REALLY foxy... you know, Concannon is... So, he says, "Um, same play. VERY SAME PLAY." Now, a trap play is also called, a SUCKER play, because it makes the defense look REAL bad when it works. Now, defenses DO NOT like to look real bad, see... it makes 'em kinda surly... So, anyway, all the linemen go this way, and it's like I am lookin' at a team portrait of the Los Angeles Rams! "Hey, Deacon! Merlin! How's the family, Rosey?"

Brian Piccolo says: So, Concannon calls this trap play, and it's just beautiful... 43 yards, wasn't it 43? Ah. So, Halas sees he's tired, and sends me in, so I go in, he comes out. Concannon then figures he's gonna get REALLY foxy... you know, Concannon is... So, he says, 'Um, same play. VERY SAME PLAY.' Now, a trap play is also called, a SUCKER play, because it makes the defense look REAL bad when it works. Now, defenses DO NOT like to look real bad, see... it makes 'em kinda surly... So, anyway, all the linemen go this way, and it's like I am lookin' at a team portrait of the Los Angeles Rams! 'Hey, Deacon! Merlin! How's the family, Rosey?'

Brian Piccolo says: Well, on uh, Fake Draw Screen Right I uh, pick up the linebacker if he's comin, 'less of course it's Butkus, then I simply notify the quarterback to send for a preacher.

Annie Wilkes says: It's the swearing, Paul. It has no nobility.

Paul Sheldon says: These are slum kids, I was a slum kid. Everybody talks like that.

Annie Wilkes says: THEY DO NOT! At the feedstore do I say, "Oh, now Wally, give me a bag of that F-in' pig feed, and a pound of that bitchly cow corn"? At the bank do I say, "Oh, Mrs. Malenger, here is one big bastard of a check, now give me some of your Christ-ing money!" THERE, LOOK THERE, NOW SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!

Annie Wilkes says: THEY DO NOT! At the feedstore do I say, 'Oh, now Wally, give me a bag of that F-in' pig feed, and a pound of that bitchly cow corn'? At the bank do I say, 'Oh, Mrs. Malenger, here is one big bastard of a check, now give me some of your Christ-ing money!' THERE, LOOK THERE, NOW SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!

Micky says: I'm comin' down there and I'm takin' your eyes out of your head and I'm sendin' them to your whore of a mother.

Brian Piccolo says: I said thank you.

Gale Sayers says: I know.

Brian Piccolo says: Well, usually when someone says thank you you're supposed to say you're welcome or How's Your mother?

Gale Sayers says: How's your mother?

Brian Piccolo says: She's doin' fine, thanks for asking.

Brian Piccolo says: I think I know what's wrong with me.

Gale Sayers says: Yeah? What's that?

Brian Piccolo says: I'm pregnant.

Paul Sheldon says: Do you remember for all those years, nobody ever knew who Misery's real father was, or will they ever be reunited? It's all right here. Does she finally marry Ian, or will it be Winthorne? It's all right here.

Annie Wilkes says: Paul you can't!

Paul Sheldon says: Why not? I learn it from you.

Mr. Seabolt says: The worst thing about this job is that nobody says thank you.

Walter says: *whispering* We should call security...

Emily says: *whispering* Good idea.

Buddy says: *whispering* I like to whisper too.

Calderon says: Hey, who does this guy think he is?

Robert Deguerin says: Who, him? Well, he thinks he's the best guy in the game. I think he's right. Try not to piss him off, okay?

Kilgannon says: "The rain people are made of rain, and when they cry, they disappear altogether."

Kilgannon says: The rain people are made of rain, and when they cry, they disappear altogether.

Frank says: Your criteria are so far up your ass, they can't see daylight! This is bullshit!

Frank says: Your criteria are so far up your ass, they can't see daylight!

Annie Wilkes says: [crazed] I don't want her dead! I want her! And you MURDERED her!

Annie Wilkes says: I DON'T WANT HER SPIRIT! I WANT HER, AND YOU MURDERED HER!

Paul Sheldon says: No! I didn't.

Paul Sheldon says: No I didn't.

Annie Wilkes says: Who did?!

Annie Wilkes says: WHO DID?

Paul Sheldon says: Annie, she died. She just slipped away.

Paul Sheldon says: No one did! She just died! She... she... slipped away!

Paul Sheldon says: Slipped away?! SLIPPED AWAY?! She didn't slip away, you did it! YOU did it! [gets metal stand] You murdered my Misery! [hits wall with stand]

Paul Sheldon says: SLIPPED AWAY! SLIPPED AWAY? SHE DIDN'T JUST SLIP AWAY! YOU DID IT! YOU DID IT! YOU DID IT! YOU MURDERED MY MISERY!

Flint Lockwood says: Ah, Dad your ok, Good, ok now I need you to grab a file on mycomputer, drag it into my e-mail window-ahh-type in my name and press send.

Flint Lockwood says: Ah, Dad your ok, good, ok now I need you to grab a file on mycomputer, drag it into my e-mail window-ahh-type in my name and press send.

Tim Lockwood says: Uhh, Window?

Sonny Corleone says: You touch my sister again and I'll kill you.

Frank says: I am the last guy in the world that you wanna fuck with.