American entertainer James Caan, most popular for playing Sonny Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, has kicked the bucket at 82 years old.
American entertainer James Caan, most popular for playing Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, has kicked the bucket at 82 years old, his administrator said Thursday. The veteran entertainer, who additionally showed up in films like Misery, Thief, and Rollerball, was an Oscar-chosen one. He got the assignment in 1973 for his depiction of Sonny in the Francis Ford Coppola film.
“It is with extraordinary bitterness that we educate you regarding the death of Jimmy on the night of July 6,” his family said in a tweet presented for James Caan. “The family values the flood of adoration and ardent sympathies and requests that you proceed with deference to their security during this troublesome time,” the tweet read further. The entertainer’s chief later affirmed the advancement to the news office AFP.
James Caan was brought into the world in 1940 by a butcher. He fostered an interest in acting during his stretch at Hofstra University, where he met his future partner Francis Ford Coppola. He began his vocation in the mid-60s with theater, trailed by bit parts in TV shows and movies. In 1965, he showed up in his most memorable driving job in the hustling film El Dorado. However, his genuine distinguishing strength was seven years after the fact as the hot-headed Sonny in The Godfather. The job is viewed as his best and most critical execution. The actual film is viewed as one of the best made. It featured Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert Duvall.
Following the film’s prosperity, James then proceeded to work in various high-profile films during the 1970s and 80s, like A Bridge Too Far, The Gambler, Thief, and Misery. His last screen appearance was in the 2021 lighthearted comedy Queen Bees, which likewise featured Ellen Burstyn.
The entertainer wedded multiple times. His most memorable union with Dee Jay Mathis in 1961 endured five years. He was then momentarily hitched to Sheila Marie Ryan from 1975-76. In 1990, he wedded Ingrid Hajek yet they separated in 1994. His last marriage, to Linda Stokes in 1995, endured 22 years. He had five youngsters, one of whom, Scott Caan, followed him into acting.