James Caan net worth: James Caan is an American actor who has a net worth of $40 million. James Caan is one of the most famous macho leading man of film. Born on March 26, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, Caan made his screen debut with the 1963′s Irma la Douce. Next, he played the role of a dying football player in the 1971 TV-movie Brian's Song, a performance that fetched him raves and an Emmy nomination. While his turn as the hot-headed Sonny Corleone in 1972′s crime drama, The Godfather, put him permanently on the map and earned him an Oscar nod. In the early 1970′s, Caan really seemed he have it all. However, it was just a short merry period followed by a string of disappointing features in 1975′s Funny Girl to Funny Lady and Gone with the West, as well as in 1980′s Hide in Plain Sight, which he also directed. In 1982, Caan suddenly exited the Hollywood scene for several years, before returning in Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987). Ever since, Caan continued to work steadily, sometimes parodying his gangster persona like in Honeymoon in Vegas, in the role of Mickey Blue Eyes. After approximately 14 years in movie-biz, he took a gamble on TV series and hit the jackpot on the popular drama Las Vegas. After starring as "Big Ed" Deline in the show for four seasons, he quit in order to pursue big-screen work. But after all, it was the variation of mobster roles he played that made him famous.