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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)

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Stage: Appeared in a production of "Measure for Measure" with Meryl Streep for Joseph Papp's Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival in 1976. Other actors in the cast who would become well-known were Sam Waterston and Howard E. Rollins Jr. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Of the four actors who played Vito Corleone's children in the Godfather films, he was the only one not nominated for an Oscar for doing so. Al Pacino and James Caan were nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the first film. Al Pacino was nominated again, this time for Best Actor, for the second film, in which Talia Shire was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. See more »

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Often played depressed characters See more »

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Leo

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