perhaps He would have had to call James Caano. If it does not have the career and status of Robert De Niro or Al Pacino, James Caan is not less a figure of the New Hollywood and the star of a few notable films. At the Cinematheque, we’ll see the two films by Howard Hawks, red Line 7000 (1965) and El Dorado (1967), in which Caan give the answer to John Wayne. The actor is already athletic, manly, touchy.

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Caan is not a man of action, he made a sensation in the writer nailed to the bed in Misery. Jason Merritt/AFP

Gladiator futuristic ( Rollerball ) or spy karateka ( Killer elite ), Caan loves the brawls. But it is not a brawler and he has the chance to turn great films under the direction of major filmmakers: Coppola ( People of the rain , The Godfather , Gardens of stone ), Michael Mann ( The Solitary ), James Gray ( The Yards ).

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Proof that Caan is not a man of action, he made a sensation in the writer nailed to the bed in Misery (1990) Rob Reiner. Wednesday 5 December, the actor is in Paris to give a master class. It has the reputation of being generous and relevant in this exercise. And, unlike the one-man show by Al Pacino, you don’t have to mortgage your house to attend.

Retrospective James Caan

Cinémathèque française 51, rue de Bercy (Paris Xii)

Tel.: 01 71 19 33 33

Dates: from 5 to 17 dec.

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