John Cassavetes, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Cassavetes

American actor, film director, and screenwriter (1929-1989)

Date of Birth: 09-Dec-1929

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: 03-Feb-1989

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, author, character actor, film director, film producer, film editor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About John Cassavetes

  • John Nicholas Cassavetes (; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter of Greek descent.
  • Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and directing over a dozen movies, which he partially self-financed, and pioneered the use of improvisation and a cinéma vérité style.
  • He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967).
  • He studied acting with Don Richardson, utilizing an alternative technique to method acting which privileged character over traditional narrative.
  • His income from acting made it possible for him to direct his own films independently.Cassavetes was nominated for three separate Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for The Dirty Dozen (1967), Best Original Screenplay for Faces (1968) and Best Director for A Woman Under the Influence (1974) alongside Gena's Best Actress nomination.
  • He collaborated frequently with various actors, including his wife Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, and Seymour Cassell. His children Nick Cassavetes, Zoe Cassavetes, and Xan Cassavetes are also filmmakers.

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