“I’m a high-school drop-out,” Scott Caan says, laughing all the way from Oahu, Hawaii. The 40-year-old actor and LA native is taking time out of shooting the hit CBS show, Hawaii Five-O. Earlier in the day he visited the beach and squeezed in a session with his jujitsu instructor – as far a high school drop-outs go, he’s not doing too badly. He goes on, “I knew school wasn’t for me. Everybody in high school was thinking about what college they could go to or where to apply…and I was thinking about how not to go to the 11th grade.”
He is of course joking – in reality, Caan grew up in California as the son of the legendary actor James Caan and spent his childhood being immersed in the business of Hollywood. You might recognize him as the brash, blonde quiffed quick talker in Entourage, the crisp Turk Malloy in the Ocean’s 11 series or the slick detective Danny ‘Danno’ Williams in the long running hit Hawaii Five-O. It’s perhaps unsurprising then that he realized at an early age that academia wasn’t for him and there was an option to pursue his passion to be creative. [Source]
The LA Times did a little feature on Scott that was released yesterday with a couple of new photos. Here’s an excerpt of the feature:
The playwright Scott Caan — yes, the same square-jawed Scott Caan who has appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Danny “Danno” Williams on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” — doesn’t know from hiatus. While his hit TV show is on summer break, the 38-year-old actor-writer-producer-director-photographer is starring in his newest self-penned stage comedy, “The Trouble We Come From.” Last year, the prolific author released “Vanity,” his second volume of photographs. This fall he’ll release “The Performance of Heartbreak,” a collection of his 10 one-act plays, through Rare Bird Books. [more at source]
And you can check out the photos that accompanied the article by clicking on the preview below:
I’ve uploaded 3 additional Scotty photoshoots from 2006. You can check them out by clicking on the thumbnails below:
As promised, I’ve uploaded over 100 photoshoot of Scott during the years 2008 – 2013 and with that completing the photoshoot section of the gallery. Any addition from now on would be a new one, if you think I’m missing something, please don’t hesitate to email me with the details. As for now, you can check out the addition by clicking on the preview below:
I’ve uploaded 176 photos of Scott in different photoshoots through the years 2000 – 2006. I’ll be uploading the rest soon but for now, huge thanks to BookemDanno for helping with some missing photos. You can check them out by clicking on the thumbnails below:
I’ve uploaded 10 pictures of a small photoshoot Scotty did with the Hundreds upon the release of his new book Vanity, you can check them out by clicking on the thumbnails below:
How do you take time to be a photographer with everything else you have going on?
I don’t know man. I feel like I get more opportunities than – a lot of the photographers that I dig and respect, they’ll dedicate their lives to going on trips or taking trips. And I’m lucky enough that people send me on trips. Obviously, I don’t spend as much time, like the books or collections of photographs where people spend three, four, five years with a family or document a town; that’s not something I’d be able to do.
So my version of it is I get to move around, I’m somewhere for three months, I run around and I shoot photos. The next movie I’m around somewhere for three months, I run around and shoot photos. I got a month off? All right, let’s go to Central America. It’s an advantage in that sense and I guess a disadvantage because I don’t get to spend too much time in one place.
So I might be somewhere for a week and get two photos that I dig as opposed to being somewhere for six months where I’ll get 20 or 30 photos that I dig. A lot of these photos [from Vanity] are from a road trip. I drove across country and did a big triple W, and would stop somewhere for only two days and would just shoot what I saw and mess around. And I think in my photographs you can see that it is scattered, it is all over the place. [More at Source]