John Cassavetes biography

John Cassavetes

Film director

1929 – 1989

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Who was John Cassavetes?

John Nicholas Cassavetes was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. Cassevetes was a pioneer of American independent film, by writing and directing over a dozen movies, some of which he partially self-financed, which pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby and The Dirty Dozen. He studied acting with Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. Nick Cassavetes is his son.

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Born
Dec 9, 1929
New York City
Also known as
  • John Nicholas Cassavetes
  • Nick Colasanto
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Blair Academy
  • Colgate University
  • Port Washington High School
    (1945 - 1947)
  • Mohawk College
Died
Feb 3, 1989
Los Angeles
Resting place
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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