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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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Stage: Appeared as Angelo in William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" for Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. The play opened at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park on July 29, 1976 and closed on August 29, 1976 after 27 performances. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Unlike most of the casting of the film, Cazale easily won his part as Fredo Corleone in The Godfather (1972) after being seen in the play 'Line' by producer of the film, Albert S. Ruddy, who was invited to see the play by Cazale's co-star Richard Dreyfuss. He was an obvious choice to both Ruddy and Coppola for Fredo. See more »

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Most often appeared with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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