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April 12, 2011
New Hollywood Godson: An In-Person Tribute to James Caan Where: American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica General admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. "The Gambler" Thursday at 7:30 p.m. "Harry and Walter Go to New York," "Cinderella Liberty" Friday at 7:30 p.m. "Thief," "Hide in Plain Sight;" Caan will appear in person....
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September 25, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Imperfect, impossible and irascible dads are in heavy rotation this fall, with comedic paternal roles drawing big-ticket names including Robin Williams, Michael J. Fox, Peter Riegert and now James Caan. Caan is the costar of ABC's "Back in the Game," which, if subjected to DNA testing, might find its parenthood traced to Clint Eastwood's "The Trouble With the Curve" and various "Bad News Bears" renditions. Which is more promising than perhaps it sounds. Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson)
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September 25, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Imperfect, impossible and irascible dads are in heavy rotation this fall, with comedic paternal roles drawing big-ticket names including Robin Williams, Michael J. Fox, Peter Riegert and now James Caan. Caan is the costar of ABC's "Back in the Game," which, if subjected to DNA testing, might find its parenthood traced to Clint Eastwood's "The Trouble With the Curve" and various "Bad News Bears" renditions. Which is more promising than perhaps it sounds. Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson)
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May 24, 2013 | By Susan King
Hollywood producers have long cried  "Viva Las Vegas. " Over the decades, Sin City has been the backdrop for musicals such as 1941's “Las Vegas Nights,” featuring a very young Frank Sinatra, Oscar-winning best films (1974's “The Godfather: Part II,” 1988's “Rain Man”), dramas (1995's “Leaving Las Vegas”) and countless comedies including 2009's blockbuster “The Hangover” and the just-released “The Hangover Part III. So if you are in a Vegas frame a mind, here are some solid Sin City cinema bets: “Ocean's Eleven” (1960)
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February 13, 1989 | From United Press International
Actor James Caan broke several ribs when he crashed his new motorcycle Sunday in Santa Monica, police said. Caan, 48, was applying the brakes of the new Harley Davidson when he lost control and crashed, Lt. Frank Fabrega said. Caan, who starred in such films as the "The Godfather" and "Thief," was taken to Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center. "He was not wearing a helmet and he's lucky he didn't have any serious head injuries," Fabrega said.
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March 12, 1994
Actor James Caan, famous for his role as a gangster in "The Godfather," was released on his own recognizance Friday after his arrest on suspicion of brandishing a weapon. Caan was arrested at 10 p.m. Thursday after another man accused him of brandishing a pistol, Los Angeles Police Lt. John Dunkin said. Brandishing a weapon is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum six-month jail term.
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April 12, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Since he vividly and viscerally brought to life the hot-tempered Sonny Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 Oscar-winning classic "The Godfather," James Caan has always been thought of as being an authentic tough guy. In real life, he often came across as a toughie with his no-nonsense New York swagger and streetwise attitude. But appearances can be deceiving. Though one can't describe the 71-year-old Caan as a teddy bear, he's clearly mellowed over the years. Caan has been stressing over his tough guy image of late — he's amazed that Hollywood is still "pushing this tough guy stuff.
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March 12, 1994 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor James Caan, famous for his role as a hotheaded gangster in "The Godfather," was released on his own recognizance Friday after being arrested because a rap musician accused him of pulling a gun during an argument, police reported. Caan was arrested at 10 p.m. Thursday and booked for investigation in connection with an accusation of brandishing a weapon, a misdemeanor, Los Angeles Police Lt. John Dunkin said.
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April 15, 2011 | By Sheri Linden
Life-changing epiphanies come in all shapes and sizes, but the one that transforms the protagonist of "Henry's Crime" is a strange bird indeed: implausible and barely perceptible. In part, that's because of Keanu Reeves' blank take on a working stiff turned lawbreaker. Beyond his performance, the film's ungainly mix of heist, romance and backstage comedy never jells. It's never painful, though, especially when James Caan and Vera Farmiga are onscreen. But there's only so much life anyone could breathe into this inert caper.
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November 29, 1990 | NIKKI FINKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He's back. A little more gray. A lot less angry. And just as outspoken as ever. "Oh, yeah, 'Ol' big mouth' got myself in trouble many times in the days when I used to be a star," rues James Caan as he quickly claps his hand over his mouth to emphasize his new circumspect self. But then he proceeds to poke fun at Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, and, of course, James Caan.
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May 10, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
ABC has a load of new faces slated to make their debut next season, including a "Once Upon a Time" spin-off and comedies from Ryan Seacrest and Rebel Wilson. On the drama front, the network is tapping into its solid performer "Once Upon a Time" with the spin-off centered on Wonderland -- post- and pre-curse. Sophie Lowe ("Beautiful Kate") stars as resident fairy-tale figure Alice. It's written and executive produced by "Once Upon a Time" czars Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. And ABC continues to expand its soap drama initiative.
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July 1, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Melanie Griffith returns to the spotlight as a young man's dysfunctional mother in "No Way Around but Through," a new play written by and starring Scott Caan, which runs through July 8 at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank. You play a very different kind of role from the sweet, girlish characters you're famous for. Your character is jaded, steely, a bit of a monster. I don't know if she's really that much of a monster. I think she's a monster in his [her son's ] mind. You know, kids that don't want to be doing what they're supposed to do, like grow up. But yeah, I guess she's a monster in a way, but I've been through stuff like that with my kids.
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April 15, 2011 | By Sheri Linden
Life-changing epiphanies come in all shapes and sizes, but the one that transforms the protagonist of "Henry's Crime" is a strange bird indeed: implausible and barely perceptible. In part, that's because of Keanu Reeves' blank take on a working stiff turned lawbreaker. Beyond his performance, the film's ungainly mix of heist, romance and backstage comedy never jells. It's never painful, though, especially when James Caan and Vera Farmiga are onscreen. But there's only so much life anyone could breathe into this inert caper.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2011
New Hollywood Godson: An In-Person Tribute to James Caan Where: American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica General admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. "The Gambler" Thursday at 7:30 p.m. "Harry and Walter Go to New York," "Cinderella Liberty" Friday at 7:30 p.m. "Thief," "Hide in Plain Sight;" Caan will appear in person....
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Since he vividly and viscerally brought to life the hot-tempered Sonny Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 Oscar-winning classic "The Godfather," James Caan has always been thought of as being an authentic tough guy. In real life, he often came across as a toughie with his no-nonsense New York swagger and streetwise attitude. But appearances can be deceiving. Though one can't describe the 71-year-old Caan as a teddy bear, he's clearly mellowed over the years. Caan has been stressing over his tough guy image of late — he's amazed that Hollywood is still "pushing this tough guy stuff.
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May 9, 2010 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Mercy" is a new romantic drama that stars Scott Caan, who also wrote and produced it. He plays a novelist and swaggering Lothario who finally ditches his womanizing ways for the right woman — until she's gone. His father, James Caan, appears in the film as his character's father, a professor burned out on love. James, 70, and Scott, 33, recently discussed their on-screen and off-screen relationship over lunch at the Chateau Marmont. Is this the first time you've worked together?
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October 16, 1992 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Malibu restaurateur Ronald A. Lorenzo, long described by law enforcement officials as an organized crime figure but never previously convicted of a crime, was found guilty Thursday on a federal drug conspiracy charge. A Los Angeles jury reached the verdict in its third day of deliberation, unswayed by defense testimony from actor James Caan, who called Lorenzo his best friend, and rejecting Lorenzo's claim that he was entrapped into a cocaine deal by an FBI informant. U.S.
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May 2, 2010
Compiled by Liesl Bradner, these release dates and other details are subject to change. May 7 Babies A look at one year in the life of four babies, one each from Japan, Mongolia, Nambia and San Francisco. Directed by Thomas Balmès. Badmaash Company Four young friends start a business in '90s Mumbai. With Shahid Kapoor. Written and directed by Parmeet Sethi. In Hindi with English subtitles. Behind the Burly Q A look inside the art of burlesque during its golden age. Directed by Leslie Zemeckis.
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March 7, 2010
Events & Revivals The Cinefamily Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. (323) 655-2510. Comedy Death-Ray: Michael Cera presents "Freebie And The Bean" (1974) The comic actor presents Richard Rush's film starring James Caan and Alan Arkin as San Francisco cops gone awry. Next Sun., 8 p.m. UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 310-206-FILM. Brazilian Films of the 1950s Screening original prints from Brazil's "period of optimism."
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