|Birthplace:||New York New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA, Ελλάς|
|Cause of death:||Cirrhosis of the liver contributed by alcohol|
|Place of Burial:||Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California|
|Managed by:||George Paxinos Bodill|
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About John Cassavetes
John Nicholas Cassavetes (in Greek: Ιωάννης Νικόλαος Κασσαβέτης; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967). Cassevetes was also a pioneer of American independent film by writing and directing over a dozen movies, some of which he partially self-financed, and which pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. He studied acting with Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. Nick Cassavetes is his son.