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Scott Caan

Scott Caan has appeared in both major motion pictures and independent feature films. In addition, he written, directed and starred in both independent films and theatrical plays that have received praise from critics, as well as his peers.

This spring, Caan is starring in the limited release Brooklyn Rules, with Alec Baldwin, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Mena Suvari. He also recently wrote and directed the indie The Dog Problem, in which he also starred with Giovanni Ribisi, Lynn Collins, Mena Suvari and Kevin Corrigan, with an appearance by Don Cheadle. The film was warmly received by critics and audiences when it premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. Caan had previously made his feature film writing and directing debut with Dallas 362, in which he also starred with Shawn Hatosy, Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Lynch. The film premiered at the 2003 CineVegas International Film Festival, where it won the Critics Award. Dallas 362 went on to screen at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival, and later received critical acclaim when it opened in limited release in 2005.

Caan more recently co-starred in Todd Robinson's crime thriller Lonely Hearts, with John Travolta, James Gandolfini and Salma Hayek; the romantic comedy Friends with Money, with Jennifer Aniston; and the action thriller Into the Blue, alongside Paul Walker, Jessica Alba and Ashley Scott. He also starred in Steven Soderbergh's hit comedy caper Ocean's Eleven and the sequel Ocean's Twelve, joining an all-star ensemble cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.

Caan's other film credits include the comedy Western American Outlaws, with Colin Farrell; the dark comedy Novocaine, with Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter and Laura Dern; the indie drama Sonny, directed by Nicolas Cage and starring James Franco, Brenda Blethyn and Mena Suvari; Dominic Sena's crime actioner Gone in Sixty Seconds, with Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie; the acclaimed drama Boiler Room, with Giovanni Ribisi; and the wrestling comedy Ready to Rumble.

He had earlier starred in the hip-hop drama Black and White, and includes among his additional film work Brian Robbins' Varsity Blues, Tony Scott's Enemy of the State and Greg Araki's Nowhere.

Caan has also written several screenplays, including Chasing the Party, a comedy about trying to crash the ultimate party at the Playboy mansion, which is set up at Jerry Bruckheimer Productions with Caan attached to star. He is also in the process of setting up two additional screenplays, a boxing drama entitled The Fight and an ensemble drama called Lowest Common Denominator.

For the stage, Caan wrote, co-directed and starred in the play Almost Love, which was presented in the fall of 2001 at L.A.'s Playhouse West.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Scott Caan Facts

OccupationActor, Screenwriter
BirthdayAugust 23, 1976 (47)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Scott Caan compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Last Resort
Ocean's Eleven
Friends With Money
Ocean's Thirteen
Ready to Rumble
Meet Dave
American Breakdown
Boiler Room
Ocean's Twelve
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