John Cazale Net Worth

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John Holland Cazale net worth is
$2 Million

John Holland Cazale Wiki Biography

John Holland Cazale (/k??ze?l/; Italian pronunciation: [ka?dza?le]; August 12, 1935 – March 12, 1978) was an American actor. During his six-year film career he appeared in five films, each 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 the Best Picture Oscar, making him the only actor to have this multi-film distinction. From his start as an acclaimed theater actor, he became one of Hollywood's premier character actors, starting with his role as Fredo Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather."Cazale broke hearts on screen with portrayals of volatile, vulnerable, vacillating men, including Pacino's tragic bank-robbing partner in Dog Day Afternoon," wrote David Germain of the Associated Press. Cazale is described as an actor "whose intense face is known to just about any serious cinema fan but whose name often escapes them".He chose to continue acting despite being diagnosed with lung cancer and died in New York City on March 12, 1978, shortly after completing his role in The Deer Hunter. He was 42 years old.Cazale was characterized as "an amazing intellect, an extraordinary person and a fine, dedicated artist" by Joseph Papp. A film documentary in tribute to Cazale, titled I Knew It Was You, was an entry at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival featuring interviews with Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Francis Ford Coppola and Sidney Lumet.

Full NameJohn Cazale
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1935
Place Of BirthRevere, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height5' 10½" (1.79 m)
ProfessionActor, Cinematographer, Editor
EducationOberlin College, Boston University
ParentsCecilia Cazale, John Cazale
SiblingsSteve Cazale
PartnerMeryl Streep
AwardsObie Award for Performance
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
MoviesThe Deer Hunter, Dog Day Afternoon, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, The Godfather, The American Way
1Most often appeared with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro
2Expressive eyes
3Subtle but emotional performances
4Often played depressed characters
5Vibrant voice
6Playing deadbeat, loser characters
1Although he played Morgana King and Marlon Brando's son in The Godfather (1972), he was only five and eleven years their junior respectively.
2Although he played James Caan's younger brother in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), he was five years his senior in real life.
3Of the four actors who played Vito Corleone's children in the Godfather films, he was the only one not nominated for an Oscar for doing so. Al Pacino and James Caan were nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the first film. Al Pacino was nominated again, this time for Best Actor, for the second film, in which Talia Shire was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
4He and Meryl Streep met during a "Shakespeare in the park" stint, acting in a production of "Measure for Measure".
5Was an avid fan of baseball.
6Brother of Steve Cazale.
7Was the middle kid of three children.
8His father was a wholesale coal salesman and his mother was a homemaker.
9Worked as a messenger, photographer, and taxi driver in his early days as a struggling actor.
10Five of John Cazale's six films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter are on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, and are deemed "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" films. Since 1989, the Library has added 25 films to the registry each year. The Godfather films made the list the first year.
11Of the five films he appeared in, three also featured Robert Duvall, three starred Al Pacino, three were directed by Francis Ford Coppola, two starred Bobby DeNiro, and three won the Oscar for Best Picture.
12All of his films involved either Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, or Robert De Niro. Or, in the case of the Godfather Part II, all three.
13Three of the five feature films he appeared in won the Oscar for Best Picture. The other two were nominated.
14Ad-libbed his famous "Wyoming?" line in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Director Sidney Lumet laughed so hard that he feared he had ruined the take. It wasn't ruined, however, and was used in the final cut.
15Friend 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.
16Unlike most of the casting of the film, Cazale easily won his part as Fredo Corleone in The Godfather (1972) after being seen in the play 'Line' by producer of the film, Albert S. Ruddy, who was invited to see the play by Cazale's co-star Richard Dreyfuss. He was an obvious choice to both Ruddy and Coppola for Fredo.
17Greatly impressed with his performance in The Godfather (1972), director Francis Ford Coppola wrote a much bigger and central role for Cazale in the sequel, The Godfather: Part II (1974).
18Three of the five feature-length movies he made also starred Al Pacino: The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
19Close friend and frequent co-star, Al Pacino, referred to Cazale as his "acting partner", the guy he could've acted with his entire life.
20Cited as a "Distinguished Performance" by the Off-Broadway Obie Awards for the 1967-1968 season for his performance in Israel Horovitz's play "The Indian Wants the Bronx".
21Has a theater named after him, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, located at 2162 Broadway at 76th Street, NY, NY above the former Promenade Theatre (now closed) on the fourth floor. The theater sits from 99 to 108 people. The "McGinn" in the theater's title is for actor Walter McGinn.
22In spite of the desperate, violent characters he played in a handful of films, he was by all accounts an enormously kind and gentle person off screen, having been a close personal friend of most of the actors he had worked with. Among his greatest achievements was that he helped the discovery of childhood friend Al Pacino, fellow,actor Robert De Niro, and his girlfriend at the time of his early death, Meryl Streep.
23Was friends with Al Pacino when they both were working as messengers in new york in their 20's.
24Years 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.
25His father, John Cazale, was of Italian descent. His mother, Cecilia (Holland), was of Irish ancestry.
26Played characters named Stan in two movies (q.v.) The Conversation (1975) and The Deer Hunter (1978).
27Studied drama at Oberlin College and Boston University.
28Cazale appeared in only five feature films in his career, and all of them were nominated for Best Picture.
29Was dying of cancer while filming The Deer Hunter (1978)
30Was in a relationship with Meryl Streep at the time of his death.


The Deer Hunter1978Stan
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977TV Mini-SeriesFredo Corleone
Dog Day Afternoon1975Sal
The Godfather: Part II1974Fredo Corleone
The Conversation1974Stan
The Godfather1972Fredo
N.Y.P.D.1968TV SeriesTom Andrews
The American Way1962ShortBeatnik


The Box1969Short


The American Way1962Short uncredited


The Deer Hunter1978performer: "Down From Heaven" - uncredited


The American Way1962Short production assistant


Lumet: Film Maker1975Documentary shortHimself
The Godfather: Behind the Scenes1971Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale2009Documentary shortFredo Corleone Stan Sal ...
Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep2008TV SpecialStan
The Godfather2006Video GameFredo Corleone (uncredited)
'Dog Day Afternoon': The Story2006Video shortHimself
Based on a True Story2004Documentary
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoFredo Corleone
The Godfather: Part III1990Fredo Corleone (uncredited)
The Freshman1990Fredo Corleone (uncredited)
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentaryFredo Corleone

Nominated Awards

1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - Motion PictureDog Day Afternoon (1975)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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