Guillaume Canet, born April 10, 1973 in Greater Paris, is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer of French nationality. He began his career in theater and television before turning to his favorite medium, cinema. He recently separated from his partner Marion Cotillard. His first successful film, The Beach (2000), made him known to the great actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Over the years as a director, he met James Caan. Marked by sudden death of the latter, the famous director took the opportunity to reveal a beautiful anecdote about him. New revelations!
Guillaume Canet in mourning
The 7ᵉ world of art is today in mourning. And for a good cause, American actor James Caan left at the age of 82. “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6,” his relatives said on Twitter. “The family appreciates the outpouring of love and sincere condolences, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
The star’s manager, Matt DelPiano, also made an announcement to AFP. Throughout his career, James Caan has therefore worked with the greatest directors. The New York native has left his mark on his fans with his recognizable roles. For example, he played Sonny Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, to name just one.
“I am extremely sad to learn of his departure…”
Impossible to miss Misery, Le Solitaire or Rollerball, films in which the artist distinguished himself with a lot of talent. His talent has also inspired other big names in cinema. Namely Guillaume Canet. The happy father of two children spoke this Friday, July 8, 2022 on social networks to devote a last tribute.
Guillaume Canet expressed his gratitude via his Instagram story. ” I had the chance as director to live marvelous things and if there is one of which I am really proud, it is to have had the honor to make a film with James Caan ». He continued by putting the director on a standstill. “I grew up with his films, an absolute fan of this US cinema of the 70s. Meeting him, filming him was one of the greatest gifts that life gave me (…). The first day and all the others that followed, on a difficult shoot, he never stopped supporting me in this crazy adventure.
A complicity between Guillaume Canet and James Caan
Indeed, towards the end of his career, James Caan collaborated with French filmmakers, such as Guillaume Canet. Together, in 2013, they collaborated on a film called Blood Ties. Their complicity surely came from there, and continued to grow until his death.
The two men seem to have become very tight-knit over time. He expressed his sadness at the departure of his dear friend. “I am extremely sad to learn of his departure”. With a heavy heart, he continues his tribute. “ I will therefore continue to love him and see him again in my dreams! Thanks Jimmy! My warmest thoughts to all his family! Rest in Peace my friend! “.