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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 »

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(1975)
(1972)
The Godfather: Part II Fredo Corleone
(1974)
(1974)

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 1978 The Deer Hunter
Stan
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Fredo Corleone
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Fredo Corleone
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Fredo Corleone
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Fredo Corleone
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Fredo Corleone
 1975 Dog Day Afternoon
Sal
 1974 The Godfather: Part II
Fredo Corleone
 1974 The Conversation
Stan
 1972 The Godfather
Fredo
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Tom Andrews
- The Peep Freak (1968) ... Tom Andrews
 1962 The American Way (Short)
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Other Works:

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 | 4 Articles | 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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