Godfather actor James Caan, 81, cuts a dapper figure in a blue suit jacket as he uses a walker to leave restaurant after enjoying dinner with friends
Godfather star James Caan looked typically suave in a blue suit jacket as he uses a walker to get to his car after grabbing dinner with friends in California, on Friday.
The veteran actor, 81, appeared to be in good spirits as he left Craig’s in West Hollywood, which is a popular eatery among the stars of tinsel town.
He matched his outerwear with a purple and blue checked shirt and dressed down the look with a pair of jeans.
Stepping out: James Caan, 81, looked typically suave in a blue suit jacket as he uses a walker to get to his car after grabbing dinner with friends in West Hollywood on Friday
Sporting some black trainers for comfort, the star was helped to his vehicle as he left the eatery.
The Bronx native is best known for his role as Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone in The Godfather as well as starring in Misery, Elf and Mickey Blue Eyes.
In February last year, at insiders revealed to MailOnline that James had undergone a back operation, and had to spend time in a wheelchair after surgery.
Leaving: The veteran actor appeared to be in good spirits as he left Craig’s in West Hollywood, California, and matched his outerwear with a purple and blue checked shirt
Last year, James revealed that an Elf sequel ‘will never happen’ because of tension between star Will Ferrell and director Jon Favreau.
The star, who played the father of Ferrell’s character Buddy Hobbs in the 2003 festive classic, explained that he and the cast were both excited and prepared to make a sequel, but it never came to be due to friction between Favreau and Ferrell, 53.
‘We were gonna do it and I thought, “Oh my god, I finally got a franchise movie, I could make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do,”‘ he told Cleveland’s 92.3 The Fan’s Bull & Fox.
He continued, ‘The director and Will didn’t get along very well. So, Will wanted to do it, he didn’t want the director, and he had it in his contract, it was one of those things.’
Reportedly the contracts were structured in a way that mandated both the director and actor to be on board for the project in order for a sequel to be made.
Bad blood:James revealed the reason a sequel to Elf will never happen is because Will Ferrell, 53, and director Jon Favreau, 53, do not get along; from left, Amy Sedaris, Caan and Ferrell
James has a checkered relationship history, and has been married four times.
James’ first marriage to Dee Jay Mathis ended in 1966 after five years, and they share daughter Tara, 55.
Ten years later he tied the knot with Sheila Marie Ryan, but they divorced the following year in 1976, the same year they welcomed son Scott, 43.
In 1990, James married Ingrid Hajek, they welcomed son Alexander, 28, the following year and divorced in 1994.
James’ fourth marriage occurred in 1995, when he tied the knot to Linda Stokes. The couple had sons James, 24, and Jacob, 21, before divorcing in 2009, citing irreconcilable differences.
One to watch: James’ most famous role was Sonny Corleone in the Godfather franchise, which earned him an Oscar nomination (pictured with Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and John Cazale)
His most famous role was Sonny Corleone in the Godfather franchise, which earned him nominations for an Oscar and Golden Globe.
James suffered a health scare in 2015 when he was rushed to hospital suffering with chest pain.
But the Hollywood vet was not having a heart attack; rather he was suffering from a chest infection.
The star has not slowed down with his work in recent years, last starring in 2019 crime drama, Out of Blue.
Family man: James has four children with three of his ex wives (pictured with his youngest children James and Jacob, now 24 and 21, and his fourth wife Linda Stokes in 2007)
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