John Cazale (1935–1978)


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

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 1978 The Deer Hunter
Stan
 1977 The Godfather Saga (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Parents:

Cecilia Howard | John Cazale
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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:

Often played depressed characters See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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