James Bond star Pierce Brosnan described James Caan as an “inspiration” after seeing him act in the upcoming film Fast Charlie despite being “very painful and physically uncomfortable”.
The scarred nominated actor Caan, known for his roles in The Godfather, Thief and Misery, died Wednesday, aged 82.
Brosnan, 69, shared a snap of “the great man himself” Caan sitting in a wheelchair on the set of the thriller Fast Charlie, slated to premiere in March 2023.
He captioned it: “We had a lot of laughs together during our five days in New Orleans… you were an inspiration to me as a young actor starting out, and even more amazing as a person. Men watch you work every day against physical pain and discomfort.
“You gave your all to the art of acting and performing until the very end. My heart has a deep sadness today for your passing. I will always cherish the memory of you. “
Caan played Sonny Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 gangster epic, starring royalty Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton.
Coppola said in a statement provided to the PA news agency that “his films and the many great roles he has played will never be forgotten.”
Meanwhile, Pacino, who plays Michael Corleone in the classic films, said that Caan was “his fictional brother and lifelong friend” and De Niro added that he was “so sad when heard the news of Jimmy’s death.”
Talia Shire, who plays Connie Corleone in crime films, described Caan, in a statement to PA, as “a good man, a good man, a man of the family. family and a man with a wild gift.”
Similarly, The Godfather III star Joe Mantegna said that being Caan’s friend was “one of the great gifts of being part of the Godfather family”.
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Top filmmakers including Michael Mann and Rob Reiner also paid tribute to Caan.
Mann, who directed the 1981 new heirs thriller, said Caan was “not only a great actor with an adventurous spirit, but he also had a life in him”, which This has produced many “odd and amusing anecdotes”.
Reiner, who directed the 1990 psychological thriller Misery, said he “enjoyed” working with Caan.
Other notable credits for the veteran actor include starring in the 2003 family comedy Elf, playing Will Ferrell’s on-screen biological father Walter Hobbs, as well as playing a football player. football player of the Chicago Bears with cancer Brian Piccolo in Brian’s Song, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination.
Caan’s Brian’s Song co-star and Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams shared a photo on Twitter of Caan smiling while sitting on his lap, writing: “Teammates and friends till the end.” accompanied by a broken heart emoji.
Sharon Stone, who co-starred with Caan in the 1981 historical drama Les Uns Et Les Autres, said the actor “always” has her back.
Comedian and actor Adam Sandler, who starred with him in Bulletproof and That’s Boy, said he “always wanted to be like him” and “didn’t stop laughing” around him, adding that he would “I miss him terribly”.
Caan was born in March 1940 in the Bronx in New York and initially pursued a career in American football before becoming interested in acting during college.
The actor has been married four times and has 5 children – Tara, Scott, Alexander James, James Arthur and Jacob Nicholas Caan.
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