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John Cazale

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Freelance Hack, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I'm watching The Deer Hunter on one of the Encore networks. It's been a while since I've seen it, but everytime I see it, it just makes me sad because it's John Cazale's last film.

    I was like 4 when he passed, so obviously I didn't come to appreciate his work until several, several years later. But damn, he was just as strong an actor as Pacino or DeNiro. Not a top-bill star, mind you, but a solid supporting actor.

    Also, am I the only one who thinks Steve Buscemi tries to play a poor man's John Cazale in most of his films?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Okay, I'm drawing a blank here. Godfather I and II, Dog Day Afternoon and Deer Hunter. Was he in anything else? If if he wasn't, I agree, it was one hell of a resume.
  3. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Was he in The Conversation with Gene Hackman? (Just a guess, I didn't Google).
  4. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    He did "The Conversation". And it wasn't a movie, but he was in Meryl Streep.
  5. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

    starring or supporting role?
  6. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Definitely starring. A tragic love story.
  7. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    He was born to play a looser/weasel, which he did very well.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    He was in only five feature films and all five were Oscar nominated for best picture. Damn is that a good legacy.
  9. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I'm hard pressed to name an actor who was in a stronger string of films.
  10. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    If I'm not mistaken, the Deer Hunter producers threatened to replace him when they found out how ill he was. His fiancee, Meryl Streep, said if he goes, she goes, and he thus stayed.

    To recap:

    Godfather I and II, Dog Day AFternoon, Deer Hunter, was the love of an in-her-absolute-prime Meryl Streep.

    Yeah, I'd say he defines quality over quantity.
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Tied with Sarah Holcomb?

    Say what?
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    He was making a joke, Pube.
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