Caan, James

 James Caan Name: James Caan

Born: March 26, 1940

Strengths: Intensity

Weaknesses: Range

Best Role: The Godfather

Rating:   rating-153609_640 3.5

Grizzled voice, athletic, and shoulders like a plank of wood, few modern actors have tough guy role so honed as James Caan. Exploding onto the scene in the early 1970’s in the role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, he remained a popular actor for the next decade, peaking in 1981 with his personal second favourite performance of the master thief on a vengeance spree in Michael Mann’s Thief. He disappeared from the mainstream after that but resurfaced in the early 1990’s in Rob Reiner’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery. An actor of underrated talent, he has demonstrated an ability to play a number of roles but his natural frame and demeanor seem to always imbue him with a certain strength that has unfortunately limited his range. Even as the aged bag-man he out-muscled young guns Benico Del Toro, Ryan Phillippe, and Nicky Katt in Christopher McQuarrie’s The Way of the Gun (2000) just through his presence and a hilarious yet intimidating vocabulary of violence. His stint on the 2003 television series Las Vegas may have marked another subsidence in his film career but he’s demonstrated before that he’s only one intense role away from becoming box-office gold again!

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