Quotes by James Caan

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.
– James Caan
Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn't 'done Brando' is lying.
– James Caan
How good a Little League coach was I? I was a little hyper. One thing I learned was that talent comes from everywhere; it doesn't have to come just from the ghetto. But in Beverly Hills, because Daddy has a grocery store, the kids lack a lot of try.
– James Caan
I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago.
– James Caan
I didn't turn the script down. It was the title. It didn't sound... right. From The Godfather to Elf? My agents told me: We're sending you a script called Elf, and I said: No you're not!
– James Caan
I don't think silicone makes a girl good or bad.
– James Caan
I had great, great times as a Little League coach. People were talking about me quitting acting, and they would say, What about your creative juices? Coaching is creative, because you could take a kid who thought he wasn't any good and, within four minutes, change his mind. And I didn't have to wait six months for them to put music to it.
– James Caan
I had my first puff on a joint when I was twenty-four and a half, and I was petrified. I thought I was gonna see elephants.
– James Caan
I never rode a bull - I'm not that stupid.
– James Caan
I never saw my dad cry. My son saw me cry. My dad never told me he loved me, and consequently I told Scott I loved him every other minute. The point is, I'll make less mistakes than my dad, my sons hopefully will make less mistakes than me, and their sons will make less mistakes than their dads. And one of these days, maybe we'll raise a perfect Caan.
– James Caan
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.
– James Caan
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.
– James Caan
I'll bump into a guy in a bar, and he'll say, I'm sorry, Sonny! It's surreal.
– James Caan
I'll see a beautiful girl walking up to me and I'll think, Oh, my God, I can't believe my good luck. But then she'll say, Where's your son? or My mother loves you.
– James Caan
I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery. But I'm not sure which is more painful.
– James Caan
I'm sort of a Walter Mitty. I got fewer brain cells than most people, so when I got friendly with cowboys, I started rodeoing. When I was calf-roping, there was something about the dirt that made me feel clean.
– James Caan
I've been lucky. The critics never went out of their way to single me out for doing bad work.
– James Caan
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.
– James Caan
It was surprising for a picture called Elf. It was actually edgy. I think the nice thing about the film is that my mother laughed, my kids laughed, my friends laughed, and usually when they call something a family movie, I think, uh-oh! I'll have to suffer through it.
– James Caan
It's a very charming movie about the mob - a real stretch for me.
– James Caan