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    James Caan, star of The Godfather and other classic films, dies at 82

    From Entertainment Weekly-
    James Caan
    , the iconic actor who starred in some of the most beloved Hollywood films of the '70s and '80s before becoming an affable Twitter presence later in life, has died. Caan's representatives confirmed the sad news to EW. He was 82.


    Caan's passing was first announced on his official Twitter page, where he had in recent years developed a presence as a charming elder statesman who would post remembrances of his greatest films and former costars. His tweets were recognizable for ending with the same phrase every time: "End of tweet." Now, the page has posted that phrase for the last time.


    "It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6," the tweet reads. "The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

    Caan is perhaps most famous for his performance as hotheaded gangster Sonny Corleone in 1972's The Godfather, for which he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Marlon Brando's iconic line as Don Corleone, "look how they massacred my boy" [[which you've surely seen in gif form even if you've never watched director Francis Ford Coppola's classic film) is in reference to Sonny after he gets ambushed and riddled with bullets by rival gangsters surely one of the most famous death scenes in all of Hollywood.

    Caan was reportedly set to reunite with Coppola on the director's upcoming passion project Megalopolis. Unfortunately, we won't get to see that Godfather reunion after all.




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    This is a gut punch. What an incredible legacy he leaves. Rest in power--well done, sir.

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    Do you remember the look on Sonny's face when he looks at his sister Connie when she turns around to look at him after Carlo beats her up? I'll never forget that.
    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by moe View Post
    Do you remember the look on Sonny's face when he looks at his sister Connie when she turns around to look at him after Carlo beats her up? I'll never forget that.
    RIP
    Phew! How could I forget? And his final blaze-of-glory scene has been in my head on a loop since I got the news.

    And don’t get me started on “Brian’s Song.” Good Lord, that affected me deeply as a kid and still does today.

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