Mark Wahlberg remembered the late James Caan during an appearance on Thursday’s “Tonight Show”.
Wahlberg, who worked with Caan on the 2000 film “The Yards”, called the actor “the best.”
The actor recalled, “The first time I worked with him, he goes, ‘You know I’m a dream to work with, right?’ And then I literally called him ‘The Dream’ ever since.”
Wahlberg, who was a regular attendee at Caan’s annual charity golf tournament, said of Caan’s death on July 6 at age 82: “It just puts things into perspective.
“I mean, life goes by so short. So everybody, people, friends, getting older, reach out to them, tell them you love them. Stay as close and connected as possible,” admitting he’d spent time with the late star not too long ago.
News of Caan’s death was announced on his Twitter account, which said, “The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences.”
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6.
The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
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— James Caan (@James_Caan) July 7, 2022