James Caan and Sonny Corleone from Coppola’s The Godfather have died- Corriere.it

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The star was the protagonist in many films between the seventies and eighties. To announce the death of the family on Twitter

Matt James Caan, the memorable Academy Award nominee as Sonny Corleone, the brash son of mafia boss Marlon Brando in The Godfather. He was 82 years old. The news was posted by the family on Twitter. The actor has also had notable roles in notable films such as Misery Must Not Die, Violent Roads, Brian’s Song, Rollerball, and $40,000 Will Not Die. Sonny’s violent ending in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather – which is covered in bullets in a car – is one of the most memorable scenes in the film that celebrated its fiftieth anniversary this year. The actor initially auditioned for the role of Michael, then went to Al Pacino.

Born in New York, in a suburb of the Bronx, on March 26, 1940, Kahn began acting on television in series such as The Untouchables (1962). His first noteworthy performance in a movie was that of a dangerous criminal in the thriller Day of Terror (1964). In 1966 he appeared in El Dorado with John Wayne. He gained early recognition for his portrayal of a soccer player who suffered brain damage in Francis Ford Coppola’s I’m Not Home Tonight (1969). His portrayal of dying football player Brian Piccolo in the TV movie Brian’s Song (1970) was even more popular. The following year Coppola invited him to The Godfather (1971), as Santino Sonny Corleone, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Another of her great roles is in Misery Must Not Die, adapted from Stephen King’s bestseller, playing a writer kidnapped by a sinister woman, played by Kathy Bates. Jimmy was one of the greats. Not only was he one of the best actors our industry has ever seen, he was also fun, loyal, caring and loving, said star director Matt Delpiano. Kahn also had roles in the films Violent Roads and Rollerball.

Jul 7, 2022 (changed Jul 7, 2022 | 20:55)

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