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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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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 | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

Greatly impressed with his performance in The Godfather (1972), director Francis Ford Coppola wrote a much bigger and central role for Cazale in the sequel, The Godfather: Part II (1974). See more »

Trademark:

Playing deadbeat, loser characters See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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