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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 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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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

Unlike most of the casting of the film, Cazale easily won his part as Fredo Corleone in The Godfather (1972) after being seen in the play 'Line' by producer of the film, Albert S. Ruddy, who was invited to see the play by Cazale's co-star Richard Dreyfuss. He was an obvious choice to both Ruddy and Coppola for Fredo. See more »

Trademark:

Subtle but emotional performances See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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