John Cazale

1935 - 1978

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John Holland Cazale (; August 12, 1935 – March 13, 1978) was an American actor. He appeared in five films over seven years: The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and The Deer Hunter (1978), each of which was nominated as Best Picture at their respective Academy Awards. Cazale started as a theater actor in New York City, ranging from regional, to off-Broadway, to Broadway acting alongside Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and Sam Waterston. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Cazale has received more than 11,476,158 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. John Cazale is the 266th most popular actor (up from 346th in 2019), the 503rd most popular biography from United States (up from 642nd in 2019) and the 130th most popular American Actor.

John Cazale is most famous for his role as Fredo in the Godfather series.

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  • 11M

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  • 66.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, John Cazale ranks 266 out of 13,578Before him are Bill Murray, Sylvia Kristel, Emma Thompson, Talia Shire, Giuliano Gemma, and Colin Firth. After him are Jean Seberg, Nancy Reagan, Benny Hill, Virna Lisi, David Carradine, and George Lazenby.

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Among people born in 1935, John Cazale ranks 27Before him are Omar Bongo, Faisal II of Iraq, Fairuz, Luis Suárez, Theo Angelopoulos, and Edward Said. After him are Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Sylvia Earle, William Friedkin, Gherman Titov, Mylène Demongeot, and Mercedes Sosa. Among people deceased in 1978, John Cazale ranks 16Before him are Manne Siegbahn, Adolf Dassler, Umberto Nobile, Ramón Mercader, Anastas Mikoyan, and Ricardo Zamora. After him are Harry Martinson, Kurt Student, Houari Boumédiène, Margaret Mead, Willy Messerschmitt, and Ronnie Peterson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Cazale ranks 503 out of 20,380Before him are George R. R. Martin (1948), Richard E. Byrd (1888), Francis Fukuyama (1952), Bill Murray (1950), Talia Shire (1946), and Richard Stallman (1953). After him are Jean Seberg (1938), Nancy Reagan (1921), David Carradine (1936), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Kathy Bates (1948), and Michael Landon (1936).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Cazale ranks 130Before him are Nick Nolte (1941), Faye Dunaway (1941), Reese Witherspoon (1976), James Coburn (1928), Bill Murray (1950), and Talia Shire (1946). After him are Jean Seberg (1938), Nancy Reagan (1921), David Carradine (1936), Kathy Bates (1948), Michael Landon (1936), and Glenn Close (1947).

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