Response From Hollywood To Death Of ‘Ultra-Conservative’ James Caan

Actor James Caan passed away on Wednesday at the age of 82 after a long and illustrious career in Hollywood. 

The actor’s friends and former co-workers spoke out about the actor’s life: “So sorry to hear the news,” Rob Reiner wrote. “I loved working with him. And the only Jew I knew who could calf rope with the best of them. Love to the family.”

“James Caan. Loved him very much. Always wanted to be like him,” comedian Adam Sandler shared on Twitter. “So happy I got to know him. Never ever stopped laughing when I was around that man. His movies were best of the best. We all will miss him terribly. Thinking of his family and sending my love.”

“RIP James Caan, 82. Brilliant actor — loved him as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, such a ferocious, menacing, magnificent performance. Met him once at a party in LA and he was a very funny & highly entertaining man. Sad news,” Piers Morgan wrote.

“Very sad to hear the news that James Caan has died. Heartbroken for his family & his friends. Wonderful to know him & call him a pal,” actor Gary Sinise, of “Forrest Gump” fame, wrote on Twitter. “Jimmy was so supportive of Gary Sinise Foundation & my work w/ our veterans. He will be missed. Thank you my friend. Rest In Peace. God bless you.”

“James Caan always had the funniest stories. Once he told me [Francis Ford] Coppola had the habit of grabbing food off his plate & eating it, so one day he made a sandwich with very hot jalapeños between two pieces of buttered bread, & waited outside Coppola’s airstream…” Jennifer Tilly shared.

“We were lucky enough to work with  James Caan on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” Hollywood producer Christopher Miller wrote. “He brought a pathos and authenticity to the role of Tim Lockwood that held the film together. RIP to a legend.”

Caan was an outspoken Republican who declared his support for Donald Trump in 2016: “I’m an ultra-conservative,” he said at Moet & Chandon’s 6th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival Opening Night Celebration in Los Angeles, per Fox News. “I’m not a G**d*** Hollywood liberal, I’m not,” he continued, saying he only watched Fox News.

Caan was most well known for his role in The Godfather and more recently he appeared in the movie Elf with Will Ferrell in 2003. He was also a voice actor in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.”