John Cassavetes

Oscar Nominee

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John was born under the official name Cassavetes, John Nicholas on December 9th, 1929. He died on February 3rd, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA (cirrhosis of the liver). He has been a credited actor since the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby.

To date, John has only starred in the 1982 comedy movie Tempest. John Cassavetes has yet to establish a position as a bankable star.

John was a dependable supporting cast member. He has appeared in four films including: the 1981 drama film Whose Life Is It Anyway? as the character Dr. Michael Emerson, the 1978 drama movie The Fury playing Ben Childress and the 1970 comedy release Husbands cast as Gus Demetri.

His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1968 drama film Rosemary's Baby, which brought in $33,000,000 at the box office.

Beyond acting, John Cassavetes was the director of the 1970 movie comedy Husbands.

John is a fan favorite, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines, captured in more than one pictorials and featured in ten magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least five books. He has been the subject of at least eight biographical films.

As an actor John Cassavetes has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Victor Franko in the 1967 movie The Dirty Dozen.


" I'm sort of my own Mafia, you know, breaking my own knees.

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John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes


Educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
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