John Cazale

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Birthday
12, 1935
Birthplace
Revere, MA
Death Date
Mar 12, 1978 (42)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1935
Birthplace
Revere, MA
Death Date
Mar 12, 1978 (42)

About

Remembered for his roles in such celebrated films as The Godfather, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter, this acclaimed actor was known for his multi-layered portrayals of violent and unstable, yet vulnerable, characters.

Before Fame

He met his future artistic collaborator, Al Pacino, while working for the New York City office of Standard Oil.

Trivia

A stage performer as well as a screen actor, he appeared in New York productions of Measure for Measure, Line, and The Indian Wants the Bronx.

Family Life

Born in Revere, Massachusetts, he grew up in a family of Italian heritage.

Associated With

From 1976 until his death from lung cancer in 1978, he was romantically involved with the acclaimed film actress Meryl Streep.