It’s a refreshing change of pace to be looking into someone real. No offense to the fictional characters, but other than Elvira, we’ve only covered fictional characters. Humans are in media, too!
The actor we’ll be looking at today is an eclectic, talented artist that does not get much attention or remembrance these days but is a foundational part of American cinema for his roles in a key handful of films.
He deserves praise for his range of roles, which run the gamut from serious to silly, drama to horror to sci-fi.
James Edmund Caan is a multiple Golden Globe winner who is known for his varied roles in iconic films like The Godfather (1972), Elf (2003), The Rain People (1969), and Misery (1990). His career has spanned decades straddling two different centuries.
He is still alive and kicking, currently tapped to star in another Francis Ford Coppola project entitled Megalopolis; this project starts shooting later this Fall.
Megalopolis will be his fifth time working with the iconic director and vineyard owner. Their friendship has endured some professional disagreements over The Godfather.
James Caan’s Age and Life
Born in 1940s Bronx, New York, Caan would grow up and attend the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.
It seems that this education did him well, as he has starred in hits like Funny Lady and lucrative sillier films like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. A guy’s gotta eat.
His most famous role is that of Sonny Corleone in the Godfather movies.
This Italian mob classic ranks among the pantheon of iconic movies of all time, and it’s one of two posters a single guy in his 20s might have in his first apartment. The Godfather, or Scarface. It’s the law that at least one must be present.
How Old Is James Caan?
In his long life, James has had four wives: Dee Jay Mattis, Sheila Marie Ryan, Ingrid Hajek, and Linda Stokes. He’s fathered five children, too.
Caan was born on March 26, 1940. This means that James Caan is 82 years old as of March 2022.
Being this old, his fellow actor and son, Scott Caan is nearly 50.
What is James Caan’s Net Worth?
It’s impolite to talk about wealth outside of certain settings, but good luck trying to research celebrities without finding many mentions of their respective net worth values. James Caan is no exception.
His net worth is estimated to be $20 million dollars. For those keeping track at home, that’s seven zeroes, eight figures total. Wowza.
It’s no surprise considering his eight decades on earth, six of which have been full of fame and well-reputed work.