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John Cazale (1935–1978)


John Cazale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an Irish-American mother, Cecilia (Holland), and an Italian-American father, John Cazale. Cazale only made five feature films in his career, all which many fans and critics alike call classics. But before his film debut, the short The American Way (1962), he won numerous Obie Awards for his stage ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

Known For

Dog Day Afternoon
(1975)
The Godfather
(1972)
The Conversation
(1974)
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part II Fredo Corleone
(1974)

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 1978 The Deer Hunter
Stan
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Fredo Corleone
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Fredo Corleone
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Fredo Corleone
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Fredo Corleone
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Fredo Corleone
 1975 Dog Day Afternoon
Sal
 1974 The Godfather: Part II
Fredo Corleone
 1974 The Conversation
Stan
 1972 The Godfather
Fredo
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Tom Andrews
- The Peep Freak (1968) ... Tom Andrews
 1962 The American Way (Short)
Beatnik
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Stage: Appeared in his first Broadway play, Joseph Papp's production of Aeschylus' "Agamemnon," which began previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on April 29, 1977. Cazale was replaced during the previews before the show opened on May 18, 1977. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Five of John Cazale's six films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter are on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, and are deemed "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" films. Since 1989, the Library has added 25 films to the registry each year. The Godfather films made the list the first year. See more »

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Playing deadbeat, loser characters See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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