I’ll always remember James Caan (1940-2022) as ‘Mississippi’ in “El Dorado” (1966).
James was 27 and costarring alongside John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. It was only his fourth film after several years in TV roles. He had previously worked with Howard Hawks in “Red Line 7000” in 1965.
Mississippi was bold enough to reveal his real name – Alan Bourdillion Traherne). He was deadly with a knife but useless with a gun. And he wore a very unusual hat.
Only two weeks ago I watched a 2021 movie , “Queen Bees” ,in which James costarred with Ellen Burstyn. He was quite stooped ( back problems I understand), but the charisma was still there.