The Godfather actor James Caan dies aged 82

The Godfather actor James Caan dies aged 82


ames Caan popular for his purpose as the sizzling-headed Sonny Corleone in The Godfather has died aged 82.

The tragic information was produced by the actor’s Twitter account on Thursday.

A statement go through: “It is with wonderful sadness that we advise you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6.

“The spouse and children appreciates the outpouring of really like and heartfelt condolences and asks that you proceed to regard their privacy in the course of this challenging time.

They finished the concept with the Oscar-nominated actor’s trademark indication-off: “End of Tweet”.

The Hollywood legend also received acclaim for his purpose as trapped writer Paul Sheldon reverse Kathy Bates in Misery, Thief and later on in his occupation the household favorite Xmas film Elf.

Rob Reiner director of 1990’s Distress was a single of the very first to spend tribute to the icon.

He wrote on Twitter: “So sorry to hear the news. I loved functioning with him. And the only Jew I realized who could calf rope with the greatest of them. Appreciate to the household.”

Director of The Godfather movies Francis Ford Coppola mentioned: “Jimmy was somebody who stretched as a result of my everyday living more time and closer than any movement photo figure I have at any time identified.

“From those people previously instances performing alongside one another on The Rain Folks and through all the milestones of my existence, his films and the several terrific roles he played will hardly ever be overlooked.

“He will constantly be my previous good friend from Sunnyside, my collaborator and a person of the funniest people I have ever acknowledged.”

Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise tweeted: “Very sad to hear the information that James Caan has died. Heartbroken for his relatives & his mates. Superb to know him & connect with him a pal. Jimmy was so supportive of Gary Sinise Foundation & my operate w/ our veterans. He will be skipped. Thank you my good friend. Rest In Peace. God bless you.”

Grosse Pointe Blank star John Cusack just wrote “wonderful actor” even though Star Trek actor Robert Picardo tweeted: “RIP James Caan. An unforgettable Sonny. A excellent vocation.”

British filmmaker Edgar Wright tweeted: “RIP to a real megawatt film star, Mr Jimmy Caan, star of not just The Godfather, but also Thief, Distress, Freebie And The Bean, Slither, Rollerball, Bottle Rocket, Gardens Of Stone, The Way Of The Gun, Honeymoon In Vegas, Elf & a lot of extra.”

Caan at first auditioned for the job of Michael Corleone in The Godfather but the director Francis Ford Coppola at some point went for Al Pacino, inspite of Caan getting favoured by the studio executives.

He ended up getting the profession-defining part of Michael’s older brother Sonny.

Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, left and James Caan as Sonny Corleone in a scene from “The Godfather”

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Caan been given his only Oscar nomination, for greatest supporting actor, for the film. His ugly and in excess of-the-major demise- in the Coppola basic has long gone down in cinematic history for which Caan said he was fitted with above 140 squibs to simulate the gunshot wounds.

Caan reprised his role as Sonny Corleone for a flashback scene in The Godfather Section II.

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