John Cazale

John Cazale


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 12-08-1935
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Also Known As:

    John Holland Cazale

  • Popularity: 10.29
  • Homepage: N/A


John Holland Cazale 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.




Year Movie Character
2009 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale as Himself (archive footage)
1974 The Conversation as Stan
1975 Dog Day Afternoon as Salvatore 'Sal' Naturile
1962 The American Way as Beatnik
1978 The Deer Hunter as Stan
2022 Becoming Al Pacino as Himself (archive footage)
1974 The Godfather: Part II as Frederico 'Fredo' Corleone
1990 The Godfather Family: A Look Inside as Fredo Corleone (archive footage)
1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 as Fredo Corleone
1972 The Godfather as Frederico 'Fredo' Corleone
1969 The Box
1962 The American Way
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1977 Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television (4 episode) as Frederico "Fredo" Corleone
1967 N.Y.P.D. (1 episode) as Tom Andrews

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