Scott Caan Movies
The eldest child of actor James Caan
, 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, the actor was born in 1977 and spent his childhood shuttling between his divorced father and mother. Although as a child he preferred sports to acting, 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.
As the new decade began, Caan appeared in Boiler Room, but he landed one of his most high-profile role in 2011 when he became one of Ocean's Eleven, playing a number of funny scenes opposite Casey Affleck. In 2005 he was in the thriller Into the Blue, and the next year had a small role in the indie comedy Friends With Money.
Over the course of the decade he would return to the Ocean's franchise two more times, and take a major part in the Eddie Murphy comedy Meet Dave. He would act opposite his famous father in 2009's Mercy, a film he also wrote. In 2010 Caan would find success on the small-screen in the reboot of Hawaii Five-O.
~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi