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James Caan Bottle RocketJames Caan was a New Yorker in the same way that Willie Nelson is a Texan. He exemplified the spirit of the place he was from, reflecting somehow both the self-image of his home and the way that outsiders perceived it. The actor, who died on Wednesday at 82, was a man of many talents, capable of delivering iconic performances in films as disparate as The Godfather and Elf. There’s not much crossover between Caan’s career and the mandate of Texas Monthly—he could no more pass as a Texan than Matthew McConaughey could play a Brit—but there’s one role, from the seven decades in which Caan portrayed mostly heavies and gangsters, that brought him to the Lone Star State for a spell—and helped transform Texas…

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