James Caan

James Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. He is best-known for his starring roles in The Godfather, Thief, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, Elf, and El Dorado. He also starred as "Big Ed" Deline in the television series Las Vegas.

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Elf (2003)

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When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

Thief (1981)

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Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  James Caan  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Willie Nelson  •  Jim Belushi

Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  James Caan  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Willie Nelson  •  Jim Belushi

The Godfather (1972)

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Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Al Pacino  •  James Caan  •  Richard S. Castellano

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Al Pacino  •  James Caan  •  Richard S. Castellano

1941 (1979)

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

Alien Nation (1988)

A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Baker
CAST:  James Caan  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Terence Stamp  •  Kevyn Major Howard

A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Baker
CAST:  James Caan  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Terence Stamp  •  Kevyn Major Howard

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lumi Cavazos  •  Andrew Wilson

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lumi Cavazos  •  Andrew Wilson

Bulletproof (1996)

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  James Caan  •  Jeep Swenson  •  Damon Wayans

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  James Caan  •  Jeep Swenson  •  Damon Wayans

City of Ghosts (2002)

A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Dillon
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  James Caan  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Gérard Depardieu

A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Dillon
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  James Caan  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Gérard Depardieu

Dick Tracy (1990)

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Al Pacino  •  Madonna  •  Charlie Korsmo

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Al Pacino  •  Madonna  •  Charlie Korsmo

Dogville (2003)

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A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

El Dorado (1966)

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  James Caan  •  Charlene Holt

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  James Caan  •  Charlene Holt

Eraser (1996)

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Caan  •  Vanessa Williams  •  James Coburn

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Caan  •  Vanessa Williams  •  James Coburn

Filmmaker (1968)

A behind-the-scenes documentary by George Lucas about 29-year-old Francis Ford Coppola and his crew creating the 1969 film "The Rain People."  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Shirley Knight  •  James Caan  •  George Lucas

A behind-the-scenes documentary by George Lucas about 29-year-old Francis Ford Coppola and his crew creating the 1969 film "The Rain People."  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Shirley Knight  •  James Caan  •  George Lucas

Flesh and Bone (1993)

Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kloves
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Caan  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kloves
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Caan  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Freebie and the Bean (1974)

Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rush
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  James Caan  •  Valerie Harper  •  Loretta Swit

Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rush
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  James Caan  •  Valerie Harper  •  Loretta Swit

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  James Caan  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Boyle

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  James Caan  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Boyle

Bolero: Dance of Life (1981)

The film follows four families, with different nationalities (French, German, Russian and American) but with the same passion for music, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The various story lines cross each other time and again in different places and times, with their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Robert Hossein  •  Nicole Garcia  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Daniel Olbrychski

The film follows four families, with different nationalities (French, German, Russian and American) but with the same passion for music, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The various story lines cross each other time and again in different places and times, with their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Robert Hossein  •  Nicole Garcia  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Daniel Olbrychski

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  James Caan  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Burt Young

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  James Caan  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Burt Young

Silent Movie (1976)

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Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar
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