Al Pacino, Robert De Niro pay tribute to ‘Godfather’ co-star James Caan

The effect of Oscar-assigned entertainer James Caan reached out past the cinema he graced for over 60 years.

Caan, most popular for his jobs as Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather” and Paul Sheldon in “Wretchedness,” kicked the bucket at 82 on Wednesday, the entertainer’s true Twitter account partook in an explanation Thursday.

“The family values the overflow of affection and genuine sympathies and requests that that you proceed with deference their protection during this troublesome time,” the tweet read.

Pic Credit – Paramount Pictures From left: James Caan, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and John Cazale in 1972s ” The GodFather”

I’m very very sad to hear about Jimmy’s passing,” said Robert De Niro in a statement to The Associated Press.

The Oscar-winning actor played Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather: Part II” in 1974.

“Loved him very much,” Adam Sandler tweeted. “Always wanted to be like him. So happy I got to know him. Never ever stopped laughing when I was around that man. His movies were best of the best.”

“I’m so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was so talented,”  Barbra Streisand tweeted alongside a black-and-white photo of the two. 

Streisand and Caan co-starred in the 1975 biopic dramedy “Funny Lady.”

So miserable about Jimmy Caan,” Maria Shriver composed. “He was a legend. He was dependably kind to me. Sending his family my adoration.”

“Tear James ‘Jimmy’ Caan, a genuine legend of the cinema. They don’t make em like him any longer,” Miles Teller tweeted.

The “Top Gun: Maverick” star followed up and shared an immediate message on Twitter Thursday that Caan sent him in 2020, saying that the trade was one he would esteem for the “remainder of his life.”

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