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John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes as he appeared in the trailer for the movie Edge of the City (1957)
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Nicholas Cassavetes
Birth dateDecember 9, 1929
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 3, 1989(age 59)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Film editor
Years active1951 1988
SpouseGena Rowlands (1954-1989, his death)

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John Nicholas Cassavetes (in Greek: Γιάννης Νικόλαος Κασσαβέτης; December 9, 1929 - February 3, 1989) was an American actor, screenwriter and filmmaker. He acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967). Cassevetes was also a pioneer of American independent film by writing and directing over a dozen movies, which he financed in part with his Hollywood paychecks, and which pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style.

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