Caan, greatest recognized for his Oscar-nominated efficiency as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather movies alongside Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Diane Keaton, died on Wednesday night, his household confirmed.
The veteran actor’s different notable credit embody taking part in cancer-stricken Chicago Bears footballer Brian Piccolo in sporting drama Brian’s Tune, which noticed him earn an Emmy nomination in 1972.
Billy Dee Williams, Gary Sinise and Jon Lovitz had been among the many Hollywood stars remembering the lifetime of James Caan following his loss of life aged 82.
Brian’s Tune co-star and Star Wars actor Williams led tributes to the actor on Thursday, sharing an image on Twitter of Caan smiling whereas perched on his lap.
He wrote: “Crew Mates and associates until the top. RIP Jimmy,” with a broken-heart emoji.
Actor Sinise, who starred as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, tweeted: “Very unhappy to listen to the information that James Caan has died. Heartbroken for his household & his associates.
“Great to know him & name him a pal. Jimmy was so supportive of Gary Sinise Basis & my work w/ our veterans. He shall be missed. Thanks my good friend. Relaxation In Peace. God bless you.”
Grosse Pointe Clean star John Cusack merely wrote “great actor” whereas Star Trek actor Robert Picardo tweeted: “RIP James Caan. An unforgettable Sonny. An important profession.”
British filmmaker Edgar Wright tweeted: “RIP to a real megawatt film star, Mr Jimmy Caan, star of not simply The Godfather, but in addition Thief, Distress, Freebie And The Bean, Slither, Rollerball, Bottle Rocket, Gardens Of Stone, The Approach Of The Gun, Honeymoon In Vegas, Elf & many extra.”
On listening to the information of Caan’s loss of life, actor and comic Lovitz tweeted: “Properly, this simply sucks about James Caan. I used to be fortunate sufficient to work with him & be associates.
“All the time a enjoyable man to be round. He was all the time supportive of my profession. He even did a cameo in my television particular and bought Robert Duvall to be in it. A spotlight of my profession. God bless James Caan.”
In the meantime, filmmaker James Gunn stated: “There are such a lot of motion pictures of his I like, The Godfather movies after all being on the very prime, however listed below are just a few extra I like (Thief specifically was a Gunn household basic – I had the poster on my wall in highschool).”
American actor James Urbaniak described Caan as a “actual one” in a tribute to the actor.
He tweeted: “James Caan swooping in throughout the flashback scene on the finish of The Godfather Half II is among the all-time nice star reveals. You’ll be able to virtually hear the viewers cheering.”
In the meantime, actress Jennifer Tilly stated the actor all the time had the “funniest tales”.