Sylvester Stallone is paying tribute to his friend, the late James Caan. Following the death of his “good friend” Caan on Wednesday at the age of 82, the 76-year-old Golden Globe winner joined the tributes on Friday by posting a message and some flashback images of the two on Instagram.
“James Caan was a brilliant actor and a great friend. Hardy, astute, and totally a man. Absolutely unique! Stallone added the caption.
In 2005, he and Caan’s character, Ed Deline on NBC’s Las Vegas, had their first on-screen encounter.
In the new documentary Chuck Zito: An American Story, they shared a screen together. On Thursday, a message from Caan’s verified Twitter account confirmed his death. The reason for his death was not revealed right away.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jimmy’s passing on the evening of July 6,” the statement said. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and sympathies and begs that their privacy be respected while they grieve.
This tweet’s end. Caan had a 60-year acting career, with highlights including The Godfather (1972), Misery (1990), and Elf (2003). Brian’s Song (1971), Cinderella Liberty (1973), The Gambler (1974), Rollerball (1975), Dick Tracy (1990), Bottle Rocket (1996), and Eraser (1996) all feature him in leading roles.