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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

The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part II Fredo Corleone
(1974)
The Deer Hunter
(1978)
The Godfather
(1972)
Dog Day Afternoon
(1975)

Filmography

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Israel Horovitz's two-character play "The Indian Wants the Bronx" with Al Pacino as part of a two-act night of theater including Horovitz's "It's Called the Sugar Plum," which starred 'Marsha Mason'. Pacino's then-girlfriend Jill Clayburgh was Mason's understudy. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Playing deadbeat, loser characters See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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