(p. 26. 03. 1939), American actor and director.
Born in New York. After graduating acting class, worked in theater and on TV, debuted on screen in 1964. Having played a race car driver in the movie Mr.. Hawks 'Red Line 7000' (Red Line 7000, 1965) Kaan has secured the on-screen and in the life of an athlete's reputation, 'real man'. The range of actors has expanded after work at the V. Coppola in 'rain-Men' (The Rain People, . 1969) and especially in the 'Godfather' (The Godfather, . 1972), . where his reckless gangster scion Sonny Corleone clan combines almost childish simplicity, . impudent self-confidence and temper, . reaching up cruelty,
. As a result, Caan
was rare for a Hollywood type of character actor, whose famous smile that shone carelessness, it looked neurotic grin.
. In 1980, Caan
has put his participation with the film 'Hide in plain sight' (Hide In Plain Sight), which acted as a divorced father struggling for their children
. Subject of sensitivity in fatherhood, family, home runs in the 'thief' (Thief, 1980, directed by M. Mann), where a professional burglar is forced to conduct the operation on the theft of jewelry.
Beginning 80 years due to mental crisis actor, initiation to drugs, family disintegration. Since 1982, over five years, Caan
is not removed, worked as a trainer for baseball. Back to the film helped him Coppola, invited to play in a film 'Gardens of Stone' (Gardens Of Stone, 1987). In an unusual role for himself Caan
appeared in the psychological thriller 'Misery' (Misery, 1990), playing the famous author of romance novels, captured by its devotedly with mental disabilities.
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