Enigmatic James Caan: The Irresistible And Most Italian Sonny Corleone Of Hollywood
November 18, 2017
Charming and enigmatic, James Caan, who is famous thanks to his role of Don Corleone’s eldest son, Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone, in The Godfather, has had more ups and downs in his career than any other actor of Hollywood.
Caan was born in Bronx, New York, in a family of Jewish immigrants from Germany. His father, Arthur Caan, was a butcher and a meat dealer. First, he became interested in playing football and doing karate, however, while studying at Hofstra University, acting became his passion. He was accepted at Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse and won a scholarship to study under acting coach Wynn Handman. Then he started appearing in off-Broadway productions.