LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Caan, the Oscar-nominated actor recognized for roles in “The Godfather,” ”Brian’s Music,” “Distress,” and ”Elf,” died Wednesday at age 82. Caan’s demise drew tributes and expressions of grief from business colleagues and followers.
“Jimmy was my fictional brother and my lifelong buddy. It’s onerous to consider that he received’t be on the earth anymore as a result of he was so alive and daring. A fantastic actor, a superb director and my pricey buddy. I cherished him, gonna miss him.” — Al Pacino, who starred in 1972’s ”The Godfather,” in an announcement.
“I’m very very unhappy to listen to about Jimmy’s passing.” — Robert De Niro, who starred in 1974’s “The Godfather: Half II,” in an announcement.
“Crew Mates and mates until the tip. RIP Jimmy.” — Billy Dee Williams, who starred with Caan within the 1971 TV soccer film “Brian’s Music,” by way of Twitter.
“Liked him very a lot. All the time needed to be like him. So completely satisfied I acquired to know him. By no means ever stopped laughing after I was round that man. His motion pictures have been better of one of the best.” — Adam Sandler, by way of Twitter.
“I’m so sorry to listen to about Jimmy. He was so proficient.” — Barbra Streisand, who starred with Caan within the 1975 film “Humorous Woman,” by way of Twitter.
“Was fortunate sufficient, after a lifetime of loving his work, to get to work with him and I cherished him as an individual much more. Humorous, heat, self-deprecating, and effortlessly proficient. They are saying by no means meet your heroes, however he proved that to be very very unsuitable.” — Andy Richter, who appeared with Caan within the 2003 film “Elf,” by way of Twitter.
“Heartbroken for his household & his mates. Great to know him & name him a pal. Jimmy was so supportive of Gary Sinise Basis & my work w/ our veterans. He will probably be missed. Thanks my buddy.” — Gary Sinise, by way of Twitter.
“All the time a enjoyable man to be round. He was at all times supportive of my profession. He even did a cameo in my television particular and acquired Robert Duvall to be in it. A spotlight of my profession. God bless James Caan. — Jon Lovitz, by way of Twitter.
“I’ll at all times bear in mind him not solely as a superb actor however as a person of humor & heat enjoying with my 1 yr previous son on set.” — Jill Hennessy, who appeared with Caan within the TV sequence, “Las Vegas,” by way of Twitter.
“So unhappy about Jimmy Caan. He was a legend. He was at all times variety to me. Sending his household my love.” — Maria Shriver, by way of Twitter.
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