100+ James Caan quotes


James Caan Quotes
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Name: James Caan Find on Amazon India: Link
Nationality: AmericanFind on Amazon: Link
Profession: Actor
Born: 26-Mar-1940 

I play a guy who believes he’s a king. He’s the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It’s about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships.

I never rode a bull – I’m not that stupid.

I don’t think silicone makes a girl good or bad.

I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago.

Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn’t ‘done Brando’ is lying.

Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them – who would want to hurt an actor? – but because they want to get recognized. God forbid someone doesn’t recognize them.

I think we have to believe in things we don’t see. That’s really important for all of us, whether it’s your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That’s pretty much what it’s about.

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don’t see somebody’s brain.

The initial contact has to be the sniffing.

Showing up every day isn’t enough. There are a lot of guys who show up every day who shouldn’t have showed up at all.

You’re the only one who’s closing your eyes at night. There’s no one else who can do it for you.

You have to be very careful when you let someone win.

What’s the difference between sex and love? I have four wives and five kids. I apparently don’t know the difference.

To get over my divorce, I got a prescription to live at the Playboy Mansion for a while.

There’s nothing more boring than actors talking about acting.

People wonder why first-time directors can make a brilliant picture, then suck on the second one. It’s because they’re a little terrified the first time. So they listen to all the experts around them.

There are a lot of guys in Hollywood who clap you on the back just a little too hard.

One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?

My least favorite phrase in the English language is “I don’t care.”

It’s a very charming movie about the mob – a real stretch for me.

It is that, but really, it’s about how we don’t recognise the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging. A sense of belonging is a big thing today.

I’ve been lucky. The critics never went out of their way to single me out for doing bad work.

I’m here instead of having shoulder surgery. But I’m not sure which is more painful.

There’s a big difference between wanting to work and having to work. And I had to learn that the hard way. Now money is very important to me, because I ain’t got it.


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