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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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 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 »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

Friend Al Pacino requested him to audition for the role of Sal in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Director Sidney Lumet was, however, unsure, with Cazale not being anything like the real-life counterpart (the real Sal was eighteen, while Cazale was in his late thirties). Cazale immediately won over the part with the audition. See more »

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Most often appeared with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro See more »

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Leo

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