Hollywood pays tribute to late Godfather actor

Caan played Sonny Corleone in Coppola's classic 1972 gangster movie.

Pacino, who starred as Michael Corleone, described him as a "great actor" and a "dear friend".

Ford Coppola said Caan's work "will never be forgotten".

In a statement provided to the PA news agency, the director said:

"Jimmy was someone who stretched through

my life longer and closer than any motion picture figure I've ever known."

"From those earlier times working together on [1969 film] The Rain People

and throughout all the milestones of my life, his films and the many great

roles he played will never be forgotten."