The American actor, who was Oscar-nominated in 1973 for his efficiency as Sonny Corleone – the hot-headed on-screen son of Marlon Brando’s character, died on Wednesday night.
The 1972 traditional crime saga, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, additionally stars Al Pacino and Diane Keaton.
James Caan, who starred in The Godfather movies, has died on the age of 82, his household have confirmed.
An announcement on Twitter stated: “It’s with nice disappointment that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the night of July 6.
“The household appreciates the outpouring of affection and heartfelt condolences and asks that you just proceed to respect their privateness throughout this troublesome time.”
The veteran actor’s different notable credit embrace taking part in terminal cancer-stricken Chicago Bears footballer Brian Piccolo in sporting drama Brian’s Track, which noticed him earn an Emmy nomination for excellent single efficiency by an actor in a number one function in 1972.
Caan additionally starred in 2003 household comedy Elf, taking part in Will Ferrell’s on-screen organic father Walter Hobbs, in addition to psychological thriller Distress, motion movie Thief, and crime hit The Gambler.
Different appearances embrace Honeymoon In Vegas, Bulletproof and Mickey Blue Eyes.
Caan was born in March 1940 within the Bronx in New York and initially fancied a profession in American soccer earlier than changing into inquisitive about performing throughout his time at college.
His break-out function got here in The Godfather, which additionally noticed him nominated for greatest supporting actor on the Golden Globes.
The actor was married 4 instances – to Dee Jay Mattis, Sheila Ryan, Ingrid Hajek and most just lately Linda Stokes.
He’s survived by his 5 youngsters – Tara, Scott, Alexander James, James Arthur and Jacob Nicholas Caan.
Scott adopted in his father’s footsteps, showing in Ocean’s Eleven, Gone In 60 Seconds and the Hawaii 5-0 reboot.