James Caan : Not really a great actor by any means

Not really a great actor by any means

When was the last time this guy had a movie worth watching?

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JC had his day. I think he suffered a back injury.

but watch 'the rain people'.

You better drop that blade, or you won't believe what happens next, even while it's happening.

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Watch "Thief" you might change your mind then.

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I believe 'Thief' was his last excellent acting performance.

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Brian's Song...

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The man is now 76. Not everyone's career is like Michael Caine's.

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name an english actor who has done anything like Caan too. he spent 9 years on the pro rodeo circuit. always hear about great english actors when they've never lived any life but acting for the most part. i can think of 3 actors off the top of my head who were rodeo riders before acting. Caan, Wilford Brimley, Slim Pickens.

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You don't look at what he's doing NOW - you look at what he did before: Thief, Misery... amongst others.

Besides, when has the quality of a movie said anything about a person's acting skill?! Some excellent actors have appeared in some dodgy movies... Doesn't mean they didn't do a great job IN them!






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Look, he was a wooden mother fucker.
He's dead now, we shouldn't talk about him.
But his blandness was reminiscent of some B actor who acted the same every role. A shoe horn has more talent.

Is that Davenport?

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He was great in "Thief" and "Misery" and solid in pretty everything else I saw him in. His small role in "Dogville" was better than almost anyone else's in this movie. Although I'm aware he's had his fair share of doing awful pictures.

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The movie's may not have been great, but what Caan did, he made it look all so easy. I bet it wasn't.

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I liked him in Elf.

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He had a fun loving comic side to him. Perfectly cast in Elf.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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He was more than competent. He had a lot of charisma and seemed likable. Plus, he was quite sexy in "The Godfather" and some others. So, it's not at all hard to understand why he did well for himself in Hollywood.

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He had several years hiatus in the early/mid 80’s and then made a comeback. 60’s cinema onwards has been better because of Caan….😇

Norman! What did you put in my tea?
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