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)
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)
Beatnik
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Israel Horovitz's play "Acrobats & Line" at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, opening February 15, 1971 and closing Date March 14, 1971 after 31 performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Parents:

Cecilia Howard | John Cazale
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Trivia:

Years after his death he appeared in a sixth feature film, The Godfather: Part III (1990) in archive footage. That film, like all of the films Cazale appeared in, was nominated for Best Picture. See more »

Trademark:

Playing deadbeat, loser characters See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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