John Cassavetes

1929 - 1989

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John Nicholas Cassavetes ( KASS-ə-VET-eez; Greek: Ιωάννης Νικόλαος Κασσαβέτης, romanized: Ioánnis Nikólaos Kassavétis; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was a Greek-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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Cassavetes has received more than 4,275,124 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). John Cassavetes is the 341st most popular actor (down from 285th in 2019), the 680th most popular biography from United States (down from 567th in 2019) and the 185th most popular American Actor.

John Cassavetes is most famous for his independent films, which he made in the late 1950s and 1960s. He was a pioneer of the American independent film movement, and he was the first American director to win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Among actors, John Cassavetes ranks 341 out of 10,030Before him are Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman, Hattie McDaniel, Jason Robards, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Bancroft. After him are Gene Wilder, Chris Hemsworth, Salma Hayek, Katie McGrath, John Goodman, and Andy García.

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Among people born in 1929, John Cassavetes ranks 38Before him are Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Francis Gary Powers, Murray Gell-Mann, and Babrak Karmal. After him are Bill Evans, James Last, Rudolf Mössbauer, Ursula K. Le Guin, Chespirito, and Zdzisław Beksiński. Among people deceased in 1989, John Cassavetes ranks 30Before him are Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Silvana Mangano, Hu Yaobang, Ferdinand Marcos, John Hicks, and William Shockley. After him are Hermann Oberth, Daphne du Maurier, Leon Festinger, Emilio Segrè, Guy Williams, and Abdullah Yusuf Azzam.

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Among people born in United States, John Cassavetes ranks 680 out of 15,968Before him are Jason Robards (1922), Donald Knuth (1938), Fred Trump (1905), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Thorstein Veblen (1857), and Anne Bancroft (1931). After him are Ritchie Valens (1941), Kenneth Arrow (1921), John Irving (1942), Gene Wilder (1933), Robert Nozick (1938), and Theodore William Richards (1868).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Cassavetes ranks 185Before him are Joan Crawford (1904), Walter Matthau (1920), Larry Hagman (1931), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Jason Robards (1922), and Anne Bancroft (1931). After him are Gene Wilder (1933), John Goodman (1952), Ed O'Neill (1946), Kim Novak (1933), Tippi Hedren (1930), and Don Johnson (1949).

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