James Caan 70th Birthday 26th March

It’s actor, James Caan’s birthday today. Best known for his role as Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone in 1972’s The Godfather, he is celebrating his 70th.

Masculine and enigmatic, James Caan has been married four times and is father to five children.
Born in the infamous Bronx in New York, he is the son of Sophie and Arthur Cann, Jewish refugees from Germany.

He was privately educated, and studied economics at Michigan State University. So how did he get into acting? Having transferred to another university, he became interested in drama there, and subsequently graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York.

Caan’s career began in television, with The Untouchables, Dr Kildare and much more. But he was destined to become a Hollywood movie star. His first major film role was as a villain in the 1964 thriller, Lady in a Cage.
Famous films in which he starred include Rollerball, A Bridge Too Far, and Misery.

Caan is an accomplished martial artist and keen golfer. Consequently, Birthday Gifts he would like may well include a personalised golf club and green set.

In addition, now that he has reached this landmark age, we think personalised 70th Birthday Gifts would be especially well received.