Bio

After studying Drama at Oberlin College and Boston University, wiry-nosed, melancholy character actor John Cazale established himself as one of the off-Broadway scene's most intensely fascinating talents. He won Obie Awards for his stage performances in The Indian Wants the Bronx and The Line. At the invitation of his close friend Al Pacino, Cazale tried out for a role in The Godfather (1972), landing the part of Fredo Corleone. He was subsequently seen in The Godfather Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Looking far older than his forty-two years, John Cazale made his last appearance in The Deer Hunter (1978), which co-starred his then-fiancée Meryl Streep, but died of cancer before it was released.

celebrity-postercelebrity-poster

John Cazale
August 12, 1935 - March 12, 1978 (aged 42)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Bio

After studying Drama at Oberlin College and Boston University, wiry-nosed, melancholy character actor John Cazale established himself as one of the off-Broadway scene's most intensely fascinating talents. He won Obie Awards for his stage performances in The Indian Wants the Bronx and The Line. At the invitation of his close friend Al Pacino, Cazale tried out for a role in The Godfather (1972), landing the part of Fredo Corleone. He was subsequently seen in The Godfather Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Looking far older than his forty-two years, John Cazale made his last appearance in The Deer Hunter (1978), which co-starred his then-fiancée Meryl Streep, but died of cancer before it was released.

Appears In

Scroll Left
Scroll Right
The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980 poster art
The Godfather Saga poster art
The Godfather poster art
The Godfather, Part II poster art
The Deer Hunter poster art
Dog Day Afternoon poster art
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale poster art
The Conversation poster art
The Godfather, Part III poster art
The Freshman poster art
The American Way poster art
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside poster art
COMPANY

AboutPrivacy PolicyTerms of Service