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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 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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Ad-libbed his famous "Wyoming?" line in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Director Sidney Lumet laughed so hard that he feared he had ruined the take. It wasn't ruined, however, and was used in the final cut. See more »


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