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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 Israel Horovitz's play "Acrobats & Line" at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, opening February 15, 1971 and closing Date March 14, 1971 after 31 performances. See more »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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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 »


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

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