Birthday: 31-08-1928
Date of death: 18-11-2002
Star sign: Virgo

James Coburn was a well - known actor in America. He was born on 31st August in 1928. He has done more than 70 films, while the majority of movies he acted in are action-oriented. With that, he had done 100 appearances on television, during a total of 45 years of career.

In 1997, he won the Academy Award for supporting role in the movie named Affliction. His appearance was of a stong guy in various movies that he has done including Our Man Flint, You Sucker, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Cross of Iron, etc. In Hollywood, he had the image of strong looking and cool guy. While talking about his life in early stages he was born in Laurel, Nebraska in 1928. His mother was an immigrant from Sweden while his father was from Scots-Irish ancestry. He was brought up in Compton of California, and he went to Compton Junior College there.

During 1950, he also got himself enlisted in Army of United States. There he was working as a truck driver and even sometimes worked as a disc jockey in the Texas on radio stations of Army. He had also worked to narrate training movies of Army in Mainz of Germany. He also attended City College of Los Angeles and studied action there. Then in La Jolla Playhouse he made a debut for his stage in Herman Melville's Billy Budd.

Even he also got selected for razor commercial of Remington Products. In this, he was able to shave beard growth of 11 days in duration which was less than sixty seconds. While talking about his early work, his debut came in 1959. He also came in many television roles, like he appeared in Butch Cassidy in the episode of Wells Fargo tales. In the NBC series of Adventure and drama, he was a co-star with Joi Lansing. In Perry Mason of CBS, he appeared two times as the guest and in these two roles John was the victim of murder.

During 1960’s and 1970’s, in some action and western films he got great fame for his tough guy looks and roles. Some of these movies includeThe Great Escape, Charade, Major Dundee, The Americanization of Emily, etc. In 1966, he was seen as a genuine star. In the year followed by 1966, he was chosen as 12th biggest star in Hollywood and in 1973 he got the honour of the most famous star. Due to rheumatoid arthritis, during 1980’s, he appeared in very fewer movies, but still he kept his work continue until he got died in 2002.Even he was very fond of writing songs and has written many songs with Lynsey de Paul, who is a British singer as well as writes songs.

The credit of fond of cars goes to his father’s garage, and this interest remained with him throughout his whole life. Even in 1960’s,he owned the car Ferrari 250 GT Lusso and Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB, which was just 13 of 56 constructed. On November 18, 2002, he died because of heart attack. At the time of his death, at Beverly Hills, he was hearing the music

James Caan English Actor

James Caan

James Edmund Caan is a well- known actor in U.S.A. He took birth on March 26, 1940 in New York. Although he appeared in movies from 1960’s, he became more well-known during 1970’s. His mother is Sophie and father is Arthur Caan, both emigrated from Germany and are of Jewish blood. His father was a dealer of meat as well as the butcher. He was brought up in Sunnyside, Queens in New York City. He got the education in New York City and after then attended Michigan State University. Later he took admission in the Hofstra University of Hempstead but did not graduate from there. When he was studying at Hofstra University, he got fascinated by acting. He went for an interview in Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and after clearing it; he got graduated from this school and studied there for five years. Caan started his career with television series such as Kraft Suspense Theatre, Dr. Kildare, The Untouchables, Alcoa Premiere, Naked City, etc. In 1964, in the show of "My Son, the All-American", he has performed the role of Jewish athlete. In 1965, he did his first acting role in Howard Hawks. In 1966, he appeared in movie El Dorado, while in 1968 appeared in film Countdown. In 1969, James performed the role of "Rupert of Rathskeller" on Getting Smart, which is a spy sitcom. Even in 1969, he got praise for acting in The Rain People, where he performed the role of the football player, who was brain damaged. He became more known in 1971 when he did the movie Brian's Song in which he performed the role of a football player. In 1972, he played the role of Sonny Corleone in the movie Godfather. He was even selected for the role of supporting actor in Academy Award. From 1971-1982, he did many films. Some of them are: Comes to A Horseman, T.R. Baskin, The Godfather Part II, Rollerball, etc. From 1982 to 1987, he was in depression due to death of his sister who was suffering from leukemia and did not go for acting in any movie. In 1987, he again started starring with the film Gardens of Stone. In 1988 and 1990, he performed in film Dick Tracy, Misery and Alien Nation. In 1992, he did movie Honeymoon in Vegas, in 1996 he did movie Bottle Rocket and Eraser while in 1998, he did movie Poodle Springs. Some of his recent films include- Mickey Blue Eyes in 1999, The Yards in 2000, The Way of the Gun in 2000, the City of Ghosts in 2002. In 2002, he did another movie Night at the Golden Eagle, Elf and Dogville in 2003. In 2008, he appeared in movie Get Smart, while in 2012, he appeared in Hawaii Five-0 as a guest star. In 2013, he acted in Starz TV drama Magic City, while in 2014, he appeared in comedy Preggoland. Even in 2010, he became the chairman of internet company Openfilm. Besides being an actor, he is well skilled in martial arts and even got training for around 30 years with Takayuki Kubota. While considering his personal life, he married Dee Jay Mathis in 1961 and both got divorced in 1966. The couple had a daughter Tara, who was born in 1964. After then, he got married to Sheila Marie Ryan in 1976, which was short lived and both had broken up in the year following it. Then he married Ingrid Hajek in September 1990 and got divorced in March 1994. The couple gave birth to a son in 1991 named Alexander James Caan. On 7th October in 1995, he got married once again with Linda Stokes and the couple is having two children, named James Arthur Caan, who was born in 1995 and Jacob Nicholas Caan, who was born in 1998. Caan is having five children and four grandchildren, one from Scott and three from Tara, who was his eldest daughter.


James Cosmo

James Cosmo is a renowned Scottish film and television actor. He was born on May 24, 1948, in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire in Scotland. He studied at Hartfield Primary School. His father, James Copeland, is also an actor. He got married to Annie Harris in the year 2000, and they have two children namely Findlay and Ethan Cosmo. During the late 60’s, he appeared in the British Second World War film, Battle of Britain and the comic novel, The Virgin Soldiers. In the 1970s, he appeared in films like Assault, Doomwatch, The Stone Tape, Young Winston, and Sutherland’s Law. From 1982 to 1983, he played as Alex Geddes in the British soap opera, Take the High Road. James went on to appear in several films and became popular as Angus Macleod in the British-American film, Highlander in 1986; as Campbell in the historical drama war epic film, Braveheart (1995); and as Father Christmas in the high fantasy film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005). Through the years, he had appeared in several films including the black comedy crime drama film, Trainspotting, which was helmed by Danny Boyle in 1996; Doug Lefler’s action adventure film, The Last Legion (2007); and the short science fiction film, 2081 (2009). In 2004, he was also seen as Glaucus in the epic adventure War film, Troy, along with Julian Glover and Sean Bean of Game of Thrones. He was seen in many short films such as Santa/Claws (1997), Billy and Zorba (1999), Reflections Upon the Origin of the Pineapple (2000), Where Have I Been All Your Life (2007), Sea Out (2013), The Boogeyman (2014), Hole (2014), Carried (2015), and Milelis (2016). In 2013, James voiced the character of Blucher in the English-Spanish 3D computer-animated fantasy film, Justin and the Knights of Valour. He is currently working on the post-production of Gunned Down and the Scottish film, “Whisky Galore!”.He is set to play Quintus in the upcoming American epic historical action film, Ben-Hur, along with Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman. James is also working on the upcoming films, Dark Signal, Tomorrow, Monochrome, Eliminators and The Ten Bells, which is set to release in 2017. Aside from working on the big screen, James has been on television since the 1960s up-to-the-present. He was seen in Dr. Finlay’s Casebook, St. Ives, Detective, Warship, and Dick Barton: Special Agent, Thundercloud, The Justice Game, Soldier, Soldier, Biography, and Life House on the Prairie, Game of Thrones, and a lot more. This 2016, he appeared in the television shows, Shetland, Stag and the sex-part drama series, The Durrells.

James Cosmo English Actor