John Cassavetes Movies List

John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
New York City, New York, U.S.
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Actor John Cassavetes Filmography

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A Constant Forge
A Constant Forge ( English )
Director: Charles Kiselyak
Music Director: Bo Harwood , Mark A. Rozett
Release Year: 2000
Gloria ( English )
Artist: Sharon Stone , Jeremy Northam , Cathy Moriarty , Jean-Luke Figueroa , Mike Starr
Director: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 22-01-1999
She's So Lovely
She's So Lovely ( English )
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Music Director: Joseph Vitarelli , Mike Le Mare , Mike Le Mare , Tom Scurry , Edmund J. Lachmann , Karola Storr , Brian Ruberg , Thomas Barquee , Christina Tucker , Gregg Barbanell , Bess Hopper , Brady Schwartz , Jim Stuebe , Greg Conway , Steve Livingston , Amanda Scheer-Demme , Patty von Arx
Release Year: 1997
Anything for John
Anything for John ( English )
Artist: John Cassavetes , Seymour Cassel , Peter Falk , Samuel Fuller , Ben Gazzara
Director: Dominique Cazenave , Doug Headline
Release date: 06-09-1993
Big Trouble
Big Trouble ( English )
Director: John Cassavetes , Julie Pitkanen , Andrew Bergman
Music Director: Bill Conti
Release date: 30-05-1986
Marvin & Tige
Marvin & Tige ( English )
Artist: John Cassavetes , Gibran Brown , Billy Dee Williams , Denise Nicholas
Director: Eric Weston
Release date: 08-03-1985
Love Streams
Love Streams ( English )
Artist: Gena Rowlands , John Cassavetes , Diahnne Abbott , Seymour Cassel
Director: John Cassavetes
Music Director: Bo Harwood
Release date: 24-08-1984
Tempest ( English )
Artist: John Cassavetes , Gena Rowlands , Susan Sarandon , Vittorio Gassman , Raúl Juliá
Director: Paul Mazursky
Music Director: Stomu Yamashta
Release date: 13-08-1982
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Director: John Badham
Release date: 02-12-1981
Incubus ( English )
Artist: John Cassavetes , John Ireland , Helen Hughes , Erin Noble , Erin Noble
Director: John Hough
Release date: 26-08-1981
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John Cassavetes Biography

John Nicholas Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and directing over a dozen movies, which he partially self-financed, and pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967). He studied acting with Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. By 1956, Cassavetes had begun teaching an alternative to method acting in his own workshop in New York City. An improvisation exercise in his workshop inspired the idea for his writing and directorial debut, Shadows. Cassavetes raised the funds for the production from friends and family, as well as listeners to Jean Shepherd's late-night radio talk-show Night People. His stated purpose was to make a film about little people, different from Hollywood studio productions. Cassavetes was unable to gain American distribution of Shadows, but it won the Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival. European distributors later released the movie in the US as an import. With payment for his work on television, as well as a handful of film acting jobs, he was able to relocate to California and to make his subsequent films independent of any studio, as Shadows had been. Faces (1968) was the second film to be both directed and independently financed by Cassavetes. The film starring his wife Gena Rowlands, whom he had married during his struggling actor days, depicts the slow disintegration of a marriage. Faces was nominated for three Academy Awards. Around this time, Cassavetes formed "Faces International" as a distribution company to handle his films. In 1970, Cassavetes directed and acted in Husbands, with Peter Falk and Ben Gazzara. They played a trio of married men on a spree in New York and London after the funeral of one of their best friends. Cassavetes stated this was a personal film for him; his older brother died at the age of 30. Minnie and Moskowitz (1971), about two unlikely lovers, featured Rowlands with Seymour Cassel. A Woman Under the Influence (1974) stars Rowlands as an increasingly troubled housewife. Rowlands received an Academy Award nomination, while Cassavetes was nominated for Best Director. In The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976), Ben Gazzara plays a small-time strip-club owner with a gambling habit, pressured by mobsters to commit a murder to pay off his debt. Opening Night (1977) Rowlands portrays an aging film star working in the theater and suffering a personal crisis. Cassavetes directed the film Gloria (1980), featuring Rowlands as a Mob moll who tries to protect an orphan boy. Rowlands earned another Best Actress nomination for it. After receiving the prognosis from his doctor that he had six months to live, Cassavetes made Love Streams (1984), which featured him as an aging playboy. It won the Golden Bear at the 34th Berlinale. Cassavetes died on February 3, 1989, at the age of 59. By then, he had amassed a collection of more than forty unproduced screenplays, as well as a novel, Husbands. The New Yorker wrote that Cassavetes "may be the most influential American director of the last half century". Description from the Wikipedia article John Cassavetes, licensed under CC-BY-SA.

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