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John Cazale

John Cazale

  • Born on
    • August 12th, 1935
  • Died on
    • March 12th, 1978
John Holland Cazale was an American actor. He appeared in five films during six years that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter. He appeared in archival footage in The Godfather Part III, also nominated for Best Picture, making him the only actor to have this multi-film distinction. From his start as a theater actor, he became one of Hollywood's premier character actors, starting with his role as the doomed, weak-minded Fredo Corleone opposite longtime friend Al Pacino in Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather and its 1974 sequel. Cazale chose to continue acting despite being diagnosed with lung cancer. He died in New York City on March 12, 1978, shortly after completing his role in The Deer Hunter. Theatre producer Joseph Papp called Cazale "an amazing intellect, an extraordinary person and a fine, dedicated artist". A film documentary tribute to Cazale, I Knew It Was You, was screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Description above from the Wikipedia article John Cazale, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (7 Credits)

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1992The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 as Fredo Corleone
1978The Deer Hunter as Stan
1977The Godfather Saga as Frederico "Fredo" Corleone
1975Dog Day Afternoon as Salvatore 'Sal' Naturile
1974The Conversation as Stan
1974The Godfather: Part II as Frederico "Fredo" Corleone
1972The Godfather as Frederico "Fredo" Corleone

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