John Cazale - Famous Actor

John Cazale Net Worth


Famous in cinema industry, John Cazale had a net worth of $2 million at the time of his death due to lung cancer in 1978 at the age of 42 which is mainly accounted for his roles in movies such as The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter which went on to win Best Picture Academy Awards.

Key facts:

  • John Cazale was an American actor known for his roles in some of the most revered films in history.
  • All five of Cazale's prominent featured films were nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award which includes; The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter, of which the three movies: The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II and The Deer Hunter won the prestigious award.
  • Cazale began his theatrical career in 1959 and appeared in many regional, off-Broadway, and Broadway theatrical productions before making it big in the Hollywood film industry.
  • He appeared in just five rather high-profile movies, but all of which are considered some of the greatest film works of all time.
  • Cazale passed away due to lung cancer at the age of 42 on March 12, 1978, soon after completing his work in one last movie: The Deer Hunter.

Basic Information About John Cazale

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$2,000,000
Date of birth1935-08-12
Place of birthRevere
Date of death1978-03-12 (aged 42)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksPlaying deadbeat, loser characters
Vibrant voice
Often played depressed characters
Subtle but emotional performances
Expressive eyes
Most often appeared with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro
Height5 ft 10 in (1.791 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did John Cazale win?


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John Cazale roles

Movie / Series Role
The GodfatherFredo
The Deer HunterStan
The ConversationStan
Dog Day AfternoonSal
The Godfather: Part IIIFredo Corleone (archive footage) (uncredited)
The FreshmanFredo Corleone (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Godfather: Part IIFredo Corleone

Interesting Facts about John Cazale

  1. Was in a relationship with Meryl Streep at the time of his death.
  2. Was dying of cancer while filming The Deer Hunter (1978) and ultimately passed before the film actually premiered.
  3. Cazale appeared in only five feature films in his career, and all of them were nominated for Best Picture.
  4. Graduated from the drama school at Boston University.
  5. Played characters named Stan in two movies The Conversation (1974) and The Deer Hunter (1978).
  6. His father, John Cazale, was of Italian descent. His mother, Cecilia (Holland), was of Irish ancestry.
  7. Years 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.
  8. Was friends with Al Pacino when they both were working as messengers in New York in their 20's.
  9. In 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.
  10. Has 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.
  11. Cited 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".
  12. Close friend and frequent co-star, Al Pacino, referred to Cazale as his "acting partner", the guy he could've acted with his entire life.
  13. Three 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)
  14. Greatly 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).
  15. Unlike 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.
  16. Friend 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.
  17. Ad-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.
  18. Three of the five feature films he appeared in, The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Deer Hunter (1978) won the Oscar for Best Picture. The other two, The Conversation (1974) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975) were nominated. The Godfather Part II and The Conversation were both released in the same year, 1974.
  19. All 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.
  20. Of 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.

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