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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 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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Three of the five feature-length movies he made also starred Al Pacino: The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »


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