Legendary actor, John Cassavetes, was born John Nicholas Cassavetes on Dec 9, 1929 in New York City, NY. Cassavetes died at the age of 59 on Feb 3, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
MINI BIO:Spare, dark, lean-and-hungry-looking American actor who largely escaped the gangster roles for which his Italianate features seemed to destine him. Also a director of critical acclaim, although his films' public appeal remained limited. His biggest popular success was a TV series, Johnny Staccato. He married actress Gena Rowlands, subsequent star of many of his films. Oscar-nominated for The Dirty Dozen, he died at 59 from complications arising from cirrhosis of the liver. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Cassavetes was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1967||Best Supporting Actor||The Dirty Dozen (1967)||Victor Franko||Nominated|
|1968||Best Writing||Faces (1968)||N/A||Nominated|
|1974||Best Director||A Woman under the Influence (1974)||N/A||Nominated|
Cassavetes was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2003.
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Criterion: Shadows,By Aaron West on Aug 2, 2014 From Criterion Blues
Aug 2 Posted by aaronwest SHADOWS, , 1959 As I watched ? first film, I was struck immediately by how different it was from the films of the era, and how much in common it had with the French New Wave films that were just about to burst onto the scene. I have no idea wh... Read full article
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Guy Woodhouse: What are you talking about? You look great. It's that haircut that looks awful.
Major John Reisman: [briefing the dozen] Shoot any officers you see in there.
Victor R. Franko: Who? Ours or theirs?
Elise Dunstan: Why, congratulations, papa!
Guy Woodhouse: Thanks! There was nothing to it.
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