Scott Caan: Biography
Muscular, swaggering, and tough, Scott Caan gives every indication of becoming a "man's-man" like his father, legendary actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn; James Caan's eldest son also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in the film Varsity Blues (1999). Raised being shuttled between his parent's homes (his mom is actress
and model Sheila Ryan; the Caan's divorced when Scott was a year old,) Scott benefited from his father's hands-on approach to child rearing (the elder Caan reportedly took a five-year hiatus to coach all of his son's little league teams.) Scott has appeared in a handful of independent films
such as _Last Resort, The (1997)_ , Nowhere (1997), Nowhere to Go (1998), and Bongwater (1997), and has been improving his craft with each of his mainstream entries. Scott Caan is one of the best of the current crop of second-generation actors.
Scott Caan: Career
Scott Caan started to make a name for himself in such films as Enemy of the State and Varsity Blues. Five feet-five inches of muscle and machismo. Caan was offered the title role in the 1995 drama A Boy Called Hate. Following his performance in the film, he attended acting classes at Los Angeles'
West Playhouse and acted in a few subsequent features, including Gregg Araki's 1997 Nowhere. In 1998, the actor got another break with a part in Tony Scott's thriller Enemy of the State and went on to make a number of small films that same year, including Wild Horses, which was co-directed
by a post-Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye. In 1999 came Varsity Blues and an accompanying rush of exposure for Caan, who supplied the film's comic relief as a hell-raising wide receiver. In addition, the actor increased his indie credibility with Saturn, which was screened at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
Scott Caan: Films
Into the Blue (2005), Dallas 362 (2005), In Enemy Hands (2004), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Speed of Life (2002), Sonny (2002), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Novocaine (2001), American Outlaws (2001), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Ready to Rumble (2000), Black and White (2000), Boiler Room (2000), Varsity Blues (1999), Enemy of the State (1998), Bongwater (1997), Nowhere (1997), A Boy Called Hate (1996)