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John Cassavetes

1929 - 1989

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John Nicholas Cassavetes ( KASS-ə-VET-eez; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter. First known as a television and film actor, Cassavetes also helped pioneer American independent cinema, writing and directing movies financed partly by income from his acting work. AllMovie called him "an iconoclastic maverick", while The New Yorker suggested in 2013 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 5,197,215 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). John Cassavetes is the 403rd most popular actor (down from 341st in 2019), the 763rd most popular biography from United States (down from 680th in 2019) and the 204th 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 403 out of 9,996Before him are Woody Harrelson, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Hogan, Matthew McConaughey, Carmen Amaya, and Richard Dean Anderson. After him are Anne Baxter, Lana Turner, Alfred Molina, Richard Crenna, Tobey Maguire, and Emmanuelle Riva.

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Among people born in 1929, John Cassavetes ranks 42Before him are Petr Shelokhonov, Rudolf Mössbauer, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Murray Gell-Mann, Bernard Haitink, and Lata Mangeshkar. After him are Ursula K. Le Guin, James Last, Mike Hawthorn, Jean Simmons, Eric Kandel, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Among people deceased in 1989, John Cassavetes ranks 32Before him are Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, William Shockley, John Hicks, Hermann Oberth, Daphne du Maurier, and Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein. After him are Ferdinand Marcos, George Beadle, Emilio Segrè, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Jerzy Kukuczka, and Leon Festinger.

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Among people born in United States, John Cassavetes ranks 763 out of 18,182Before him are Steve Reich (1936), Matthew McConaughey (1969), Larry Ellison (1944), Michael Rockefeller (1938), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), and Bill Russell (1934). After him are Harry Belafonte (1927), Willard Libby (1908), Anne Baxter (1923), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Kamala Harris (1964), and James B. Sumner (1887).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Cassavetes ranks 204Before him are Burgess Meredith (1907), Mark Hamill (1951), Tobin Bell (1942), Woody Harrelson (1961), Matthew McConaughey (1969), and Richard Dean Anderson (1950). After him are Anne Baxter (1923), Lana Turner (1921), Richard Crenna (1926), Tobey Maguire (1975), Groucho Marx (1890), and Jada Pinkett Smith (1971).

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