John Cazale

Gender: male | Birthday: 1935-08-12 | Place of Birth:

John Holland Cazale (/kəˈzeɪl/; Italian pronunciation: [kaˈdzaːle]; August 12, 1935 – March 12, 1978) 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.

Movies of John Cazale

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale   2009

Release Date: 2009-01-16

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies:

Director: Al Pacino / Al Pacino /

Stars: 
John Cazale  /  Al Pacino  /  Meryl Streep
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside

The Godfather Family: A Look Inside   1990

Release Date: 1990-07-12

Rating: 8.2

Production Companies:

Director: Jeff Werner / Jeff Werner /

Stars: 
Francis Ford Coppola  /  Marlon Brando  /  James Caan
The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter   1978

Release Date: 1978-12-08

Rating: 7.9

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / EMI Films Ltd. /

Director: Michael Cimino / Michael Cimino /

Stars: 
Robert De Niro  /  John Cazale  /  John Savage
The Godfather Epic
The Godfather Epic

The Godfather Epic   1977

Release Date: 1977-11-12

Rating: 8.2

Production Companies:

Director: Al Pacino / Al Pacino /

Stars: 
Marlon Brando  /  Al Pacino  /  Robert Duvall
Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon   1975

Release Date: 1975-08-11

Rating: 7.7

Production Companies: Artists Entertainment Complex / Warner Bros. /

Director: Al Pacino / Al Pacino /

Stars: 
Al Pacino  /  John Cazale  /  Charles Durning
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II   1974

Release Date: 1974-12-20

Rating: 8.4

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / The Coppola Company /

Director: Roger Corman / Roger Corman /

Stars: 
Al Pacino  /  Robert Duvall  /  Diane Keaton
The Conversation
The Conversation

The Conversation   1974

Release Date: 1974-04-07

Rating: 7.6

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / The Coppola Company /

Director: Francis Ford Coppola / Francis Ford Coppola /

Stars: 
Gene Hackman  /  John Cazale  /  Frederic Forrest
The Godfather
The Godfather

The Godfather   1972

Release Date: 1972-03-14

Rating: 8.6

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Alfran Productions /

Director: Raymond Martino / Raymond Martino /

Stars: 
Marlon Brando  /  Al Pacino  /  James Caan
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