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The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Claim to Fame
Santino "Sonny" Corleone In The Godfather (1972), Paul Sheldon In Misery (1990), Edward Melvin "Ed" Deline In Las Vegas (2003-2008).
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James Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. He is best-known for his Academy Award nominated role of Santino `Sonny` Corleone in 1972`s The Godfather, Paul Sheldon in Stephen King`s Misery and for his role as Ed Deline on Las Vegas. Caan was born in The Bronx, New York, the son of Sophie and Arthur Caan, Jewish refugees from Germany. His father was a meat dealer. Caan grew up in Sunnyside, Queens. He was educated at the public P.S. 150 Christopher Street School in Brooklyn, New York City, at the private Rhodes Preparatory School, also in New York City, and then attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, studying economics. Caan played college football at the University, and later transferred to Hofstra University in Hempstead, but he did not graduate. However, while studying at Hofstra University, he became intrigued by acting and was interviewed, accepted and graduated from New York City`s Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where one of his instructors was Sanford Meisner.
Caan has been married four times. Caan is a practicing martial artist. He has trained with karate master Tak Kubota for nearly thirty years. He is also an avid golfer.
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Rhodes Preparatory School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
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James Langston Edmund Caan
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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), For the Boys (1991) 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.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States (Transferred To Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, New York, United States), Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, New York, United States (Attended, But Did Not Graduate), Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
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Arthur Caan (1910 - ?)
Sophie Falkenstein Caan (1917 - ?)
Barbara Caan Licker (December 31, 1923 - November 23, 1981)
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