John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes

John Nicholas Cassavetes (December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter. First known as an actor on television and in film, Cassavetes also became a pioneer of American independent cinema, writing and directing movies financed in part with income from his acting work. AllMovie called him "an iconoclastic maverick," while The New Yorker suggested that he "may be the most influential American director of the last half century." As an actor, Cassavetes starred in notable Hollywood films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including Edge of the City (1957), The Dirty Dozen (1967), and Rosemary's Baby (1968). He began his directing career with the 1959 independent feature Shadows and followed with independent productions such as Faces (1968), Husbands (1970), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Opening Night (1977), and Love Streams (1984), in addition to intermittent studio work. Cassavetes' films employed an actor-centered approach which privileged character examination over traditional Hollywood storytelling or stylized production values. His films became associated with an improvisational, cinéma vérité aesthetic. He collaborated frequently with a rotating group of friends, crew members, and actors, including his wife Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, and Seymour Cassel. For his role in The Dirty Dozen, Cassavetes received a Best Supporting Actor nomination. As a filmmaker, he was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Faces (1968) and Best Director for A Woman Under the Influence (1974). Description from the Wikipedia article John Cassavetes, licensed under CC-BY-SA.
    Known for
    Directing
    Place of birth
    New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    12/9/1929
Edge of the City
Edge of the City
7.1
Affair in Havana
Affair in Havana
5.2
Machine Gun McCain
Machine Gun McCain
6.1
Tempest
Tempest
5.9
Devil's Angels
Devil's Angels
5.5
Incubus
Incubus
5.7
Anything for John
Anything for John
6
Marvin & Tige
Marvin & Tige
6.2
Virgin Island
Virgin Island
5
The Haircut
7.5
Bandits in Rome
Bandits in Rome
5
A Constant Forge
A Constant Forge
6.4
Nightside
Nightside
0
Out of the Shadows: The Films of John Cassavetes
Out of the Shadows: The Films of John Cassavetes
0
The Making of 'Husbands'
The Making of 'Husbands'
0
Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby
7.8
Two-Minute Warning
Two-Minute Warning
6.2
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
7.1
The Fury
The Fury
6.3
Opening Night
Opening Night
7.5
Love Streams
Love Streams
7.1
Brass Target
Brass Target
5.9
Mikey and Nicky
Mikey and Nicky
6.8
Operation Dirty Dozen
Operation Dirty Dozen
6
Nederland C
4
The Webster Boy
The Webster Boy
0
No Right to Kill
No Right to Kill
0
The Killers
The Killers
6.9
Crime in the Streets
Crime in the Streets
6
Husbands
Husbands
6.7
Saddle the Wind
Saddle the Wind
6.5
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
5
Fräulein Berlin
0
150 Miles of Rotting, Rutted, Lumpy, Dilapidated Pavement
150 Miles of Rotting, Rutted, Lumpy, Dilapidated Pavement
0
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood
6
The Night Holds Terror
The Night Holds Terror
5.4
Movies Are My Life
Movies Are My Life
6
I'm Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes - The Man and His Work
I'm Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes - The Man and His Work
8.4
The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen
7.6
Capone
Capone
6
Flesh & Blood
Flesh & Blood
6.5
Arena - John Cassavetes
0
Gena Rowlands: A Life on Film
Gena Rowlands: A Life on Film
7.2
Taxi
Taxi
6.4
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
7.9
Minnie and Moskowitz
Minnie and Moskowitz
6.7
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
6.4
Terror in the Aisles
Terror in the Aisles
6.1
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
5.6
Shadows
Shadows
7
Fourteen Hours
Fourteen Hours
7.1
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Kid Stays in the Picture
6.6
Heroes
Heroes
6.3
Edge of Outside
Edge of Outside
5.8
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
7.2
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