John Cazale 1


For an actor to only make 5 feature films in a tragically short career, and those five films to be   – The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deerhunter and The Conversation are all classics,  you have some track record.

Starting off in a short The American Way (1962)

American Way Short

He honed his craft on stage working with Meryl Streep with whom he began a relationship.

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On Stage

His pal Al Pacino invited him to audition for The Godfather (1972) and he won the role of Fredo.


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The Conversation (1974) – 3 Oscar Nominations, BAFTA Winner (Best Editing), BAFTA Winner (Best Soundtrack), 3 other BAFTA Nominations. Winner of Palm’D;Or in Cannes and over 20 other nominations around the world. Starring Gene Hackman and Harrison Ford alongside Cazale.


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The Godfather Part II (1974)



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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)


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The Deer Hunter (1978)


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Michael Cimino’s Oscar acceptance speech.

A great book on John Cazale.

Cazale Book

Clip from Rediscovering John Cazale

A short Tribute

What a short, but amazing career. Now sit down, pick any one of his films and marvel at the work.