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Hollywood’s iconic main man James Caan, who rose to fame within the Seventies together with his function as Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather,” died Wednesday at age 82.

Whereas he’s identified for loads of different roles — “Elf” and “Misery” to call two greats — Caan was most related to tough-guy mafioso Corleone, whose hot-headed methods received the very best of him within the Francis Ford Coppola masterpiece … an actual clever man.

However for admirers, younger Caan, usually photographed shirtless and putting a come-hither pose, was merely simply sizzling.

Oozing intercourse attraction, the actor — who famously engaged in testosterone-driven hobbies like motorcycle-riding, karate and rodeo — was no stranger to lovely ladies, famously telling Esquire in 2003: “To recover from my divorce, I received a prescription to dwell on the Playboy Mansion for some time.”

“There have been tons of women over there and nicely, I’m sorry, however I preferred ’em,” he told The Guardian in 1999, admitting that he additionally loved romps with hookers — residing as much as his fearlessly crass fame.

“Hookers? Nicely, I by no means paid for them, you recognize,” he divulged. “I simply gave all of them the cocaine they needed.”

"The Godfather" star James Caan, who died this week, had infamous antics and "excess" — namely cocaine benders and feuds with John Wayne — were much-discussed in the media and he's even admitted to living in the Playboy mansion and romps with "hookers."
“The Godfather” star James Caan, who died this week, was notorious for his antics and “extra” — specifically, cocaine benders and feuds with John Wayne — that have been much-discussed within the media. He’s even admitted to residing within the Playboy Mansion and romps with “hookers.”
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In truth, his wicked antics and “extra” — namely, cocaine benders and feuds with John Wayne — have been much-discussed within the media, which he told the Independent was presumably one of many causes for which he missed out on Oscar glory.

Recalling a gathering with the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation throughout awards season, the group was extra involved about his intercourse life than the movie he was in. “A bunch of those guys had trash magazines at their homes, and all they’d need to know was who I used to be bedding. What was I consuming? Who was I screwing? Something however the film!”

He didn’t blame his bed room completely, however Caan stated even 5 a long time in cinema nonetheless left him with questions.

“I actually do want I had an Academy Award,” he informed the Impartial. “However pay attention, right here’s what you gotta know. Primary: anyone who will get most cancers [in a movie] routinely wins the Academy Award that yr. Quantity two: I sound like I’m bitter, and I’m!”

Caan gets cozy with actress Ali MacGraw.
Caan cozying as much as actress Ali MacGraw.
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Trying again, Caan additionally stated his raging habits was reactionary to when he misplaced his youthful sister Barbara, who died from leukemia.

“I began doing cocaine, which is sort of a dying sentence. That lasted some time,” he informed the Impartial.

James Caan and Barbra Streisand in "Funny Lady."
James Caan and Barbra Streisand in “Humorous Girl.”
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“I used to be on a particularly harmful kick. My sister had died of most cancers and I used to be simply indignant, raging on the world. Getting excessive and partying appeared like the best choice,” he informed the Guardian.

On his downward spiral, Caan determined to go away Hollywood and return to his roots as a kids’s baseball coach — he performed soccer and aspired to go professional rising up in NYC —and made his comeback in 1987 with Coppola’s “Gardens of Stone.”

“That was after I got here again!” Caan informed the Impartial. “With starvation and thirst!”

James Caan and Ingrid Hajek in 1991.
James Caan and Ingrid Hajek in 1991.
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Whereas he stated he “was all the time forged as Mister Powerful Man,” Caan was clearly a Romeo at coronary heart — “I feel that’s why God made women and men, so that they could possibly be attracted to one another,” he once said — having been married 4 occasions.

“I’ve 4 wives and 5 children,” he additionally informed Esquire, jokingly responding to a query in regards to the distinction between intercourse and love. “I apparently don’t know the distinction.”

And so far as intercourse, he bluntly admitted: “For the document, I’ve by no means been in an orgy.”

With a watch for the women, Caan additionally stated: “I don’t suppose silicone makes a lady good or dangerous,” however he definitely had some dangerous experiences with the alternative intercourse.

The Oscar-nominee is known for his role in 'The Godfather.'
The Oscar-nominee is understood for his function in “The Godfather.”
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“I’ll see an attractive woman strolling as much as me and I’ll suppose, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t consider my good luck.’ However then she’ll say, ‘The place’s your son?’ or ‘My mom loves you.’”

Throughout his 60-year-career and 82 years of life, Caan had 5 kids. Caan’s first marriage was to Dee Jay Mathis, in 1961, divorcing 1966. The pair share a toddler, Caan’s solely daughter, Tara Caan, who was born in 1964.

James Caan and Lauren Hutton in "The Gambler."
James Caan and Lauren Hutton in “The Gambler.”
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A decade later, the actor married former Playboy cowl woman and Elvis Presley’s ex-girlfriend Sheila Marie Ryan in January 1976. The wedding was short-lived, with the pair divorcing lower than two years later in December 1977. Sheila handed away in September 2012 on the age of 60.

Though a whirlwind marriage, the pair welcomed a toddler, Scott Caan, who’s an actor himself, showing within the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies, in addition to “Varsity Blues” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.”

James Caan with his first wife Dee Jay Mathis. The pair share Caan's only daughter, Tara.
James Caan together with his first spouse, Dee Jay Mathis. The pair share Caan’s solely daughter, Tara.
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Scott even frolicked on the Playboy Mansion together with his father whereas he lived there, with the elder Caan telling People in a 2010 interview that he’d “have Scott carry me ladies.”

The actor took one other lengthy break earlier than tying the knot once more, marrying Ingrid Hajek in September 1990, in accordance with the Daily Mail.

The wedding lasted for 4 years earlier than they separated in March 1995, they usually had a son, Alexander James Caan, whereas they have been collectively. Nonetheless, Caan’s marriage to Hajek was presumably his most controversial, as he was accused of getting an affair with madame Heidi Fleiss, who claimed she had a relationship with the actor in a 1994 Vanity Fair article.

The actor's marriage to Ingrid came with controversy.
The actor’s marriage to Ingrid Hajek was beset by controversy.
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Fleiss claimed she visited him on the set of “Flesh and Bone” in 1992, however Caan had repeatedly denied the connection, as soon as telling the Guardian it was “purely platonic.”

Caan married not lengthy after his divorce, saying “I do” to costume designer Linda Stokes in 1995.

His marriage to Linda was his longest, with the pair staying collectively for 20 years and welcoming two sons, James Arthur Caan in 1995 and Jacob Nicholas Caan in 1998.

Caan's marriage to costume designer and actress Linda Stokes lasted over two decades.
Caan’s marriage to costume designer and actress Linda Stokes lasted 20 years.
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He filed for divorce from Linda twice, in each 2005 and 2009, earlier than the wedding ended for good, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

“I used to say marriages have been like tornadoes,” he informed the Guardian on the ripe age of 59. “There’s all this blowing and sucking in the beginning; and on the finish, you all the time lose your own home. However, hey, I’m maturing.”

Although Caan additionally then stated he wasn’t into reflection, which is why he by no means wrote an autobiography.

“I haven’t received the endurance for that, and who’d consider it anyway? It’s been a fairly full life, although. And I’ll be certain I slap the f- -k out of you earlier than I’m carried out,” he informed the Guardian. “What can I say? I’m blissful, I’m right here, and I ain’t going again there.”