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One of the most versatile actors in motion pictures, JAMES CAAN (Tim Lockwood) is best known for his Academy Award®-nominated performance as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of football star Brian Piccalo in Brian's Song.

Appearing in more than 50 feature films over the course of his career, Caan also earned great recognition starring in Robert Reiner's highly successful and critically acclaimed film, Misery, a psychological thriller based on the novel by Stephen King and in For The Boys, a romantic drama co-starring Bette Midler. He was equally praised for his performance as a brain damaged football star in Francois Ford Coppola's The Rain People, garnering him the Best Actor of the Year honor from the national Association of Theatre Owners for his role in The Gambler.

Born in the Bronx and raised in Queens, New York, Caan knew early on that he did not want to follow his father's footsteps and work in the family meat business. He entered Michigan State University at age sixteen to study economics and play football.

Caan transferred to Hofstra University to study law and during a spring break was interviewed by, and accepted to Stanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse. He then won a scholarship to study with Wynn Handman, and went on to get the first four jobs he auditioned for in the theatre.

Caan began his career on stage in the 1961 off-Broadway production of "La Ronde.” He followed with a powerful slate of guest appearances in virtually every major television series of the day.

In addition to the previously names titles, Caan's other film credits include Cinderella Liberty, Funny Lady, A Bridge Too Far, Thief, T.R Baskin, Slither, Silent Movie, Rollerball, The Killer Elite, Another Man, Another Chance, Comes A Horseman, Gardens of Stone, Alien Nation, Flesh and Bone, The Program, Honeymoon in Vegas, Eraser, and Mickey Blue Eyes.

He also starred in The Yards, for Miramax films, opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Whalberg and Charlize Theron, and Artisan Entertainment's The Way of the Gun, in which he co-starred with Benecio Del Toro. He directed, as well as starred in, the critically acclaimed film Hide in Plain Sight.

Caan was also seen in New Line Cinema's mega-hit comedy Elf, in which he co-starred with Will Ferrell and Lars von Trier's Dogville, co-starring Nicole Kidman. 

He starred on the hit NBC series "Las Vegas” for 4 seasons.


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