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John Cassavetes

( Director, screenwriter, actor, producer)

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Biography John Cassavetes
Cassavetes (Cassavetes) John (09. 12. 1929 - 03. 02. 1989), American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer.
Over the years career Cassavetes gained a unique reputation for independent film director and actor of popular films. He gained fame in the early 50's in the era of 'golden age' television, where for three years has played more than 80 roles, and then wrote scripts for TV films.
. In 1959, Cassavetes said of himself as an original filmmaker, taking off on a 16-mm film black and white ribbon 'Shadows' (Shadows), which opened a new era in American cinema
. By analogy with the French 'new wave' talking about the American 'new wave'. The difference is that French filmmakers have brought to the cinema experience of critics, but Cassavetes worked on the set, remembering his acting experience.
. His films are often viewed as a improvisation, but in reality, they are based on carefully prescribed by the script, and me acting conceived in detail
. 'Shadows', . on the racial problem (the main character, . musician Hugh - Afro, . and his brother and sister could easily pass for white), . attracted the attention of the producers, . but cooperation with them is not satisfied with Cassavetes, . and he continued to appear in foreign films 'killers' (The Killers, . 1964), . 'Dirty Dozen' (The Dirty Dozen, . 1967), . 'Rosemary's Baby' (Rosemary's Baby, . 1968), . to finance itself.,
. In 1968, the director created a low-budget tape 'Faces', which nevertheless competed for audience success with commercial hits
. Movies Cassavetes chamber and on a plot, and execution. This is a story of love, family relations, which are usually filmed his friends and family. This is Peter Falk, . and Ben Gazzara in the films 'Husbands' (Husbands, . 1970), . 'The murder of a Chinese bookie' (The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie, . 1976), . sure, . his wife - Gena Rowlands in the film 'Minnie and Moskowitz' (Minnie And Moskowitz, . 1971), . 'Woman Under the Influence' (A Woman Under The Influence, . 1974), . 'Premiere' (Opening Night, . 1977), . 'Gloria' (Gloria, . 1980), . 'Threads of Love' (Love Streams, . 1984),
. As an actor Cassavetes often 'replay' of its directors. It happened in the 'Tempest' (Tempest, 1982) Paul Masurian, where he played Prospero.
Cast team was his family, and it is not surprising that his son Nick went to his father's footsteps. After the American School of Dramatic Art, he became a professional actor (starred in Peter Bogdanovich's 'Mask', Oliver Stone's 'The Doors', Alan Rudolph 'Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle'), and in 1995 he made his debut as a director. Film 'Get off on the stars' with his mother, Gena Rowlands - about a woman who is happy at the moment, but then loses its illusions. In 1997 Nick Cassavetes put tape 'She is so beautiful'.
. Nina Tsyrkun
. 1951 FOURTEEN HOURS Executive
. 1953 TAXI Executive
. 1955 THE NIGHT HOLDS TERROR Executive
. 1956 CRIME IN THE STREETS Artist
. 1957 AFFAIR IN HAVANA Executive
. 1957 EDGE OF THE CITY singer
. 1958 SADDLE THE WIND Artist
. 1959 VIRGIN ISLAND singer
. 1960 SHADOWS / SHADOWS director, screenwriter
. 1962 TOO LATE BLUES producer, director, screenwriter, singer
. 1962 THE WEBSTER BOY singer
. 1963 A CHILD IS WAITING director
. 1964 KILLERS / THE KILLERS singer
. 1967 DEVIL'S ANGELS singer
. 1967 Dirty Dozen / THE DIRTY DOZEN Executive
. 1968 FACES director, screenwriter, editor
. 1968 ROMA COME CHICAGO singer
. 1968 Rosemary's Baby / ROSEMARY'S BABY singer
. 1969 IF IT'S TUESDAY, THIS MUST BE BELGIUM Executive
. 1970 Husbands / HUSBANDS director, screenwriter, singer
. 1970 GLI INTOCCABILI Executive
. 1971 Minnie and Moskowitz / MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ director, screenwriter, singer
. 1974 A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE / A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE director, screenwriter
. 1975 CAPONE Executive
. 1976 KILLING OF CHINESE Bookmaker / THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE director, screenwriter
. 1976 MIKEY AND NICKY Executive
. 1976 TWO MINUTE WARNING Executive
. 1977 PREMIERE / OPENING NIGHT director, plot, singer
. 1978 BRASS TARGET Executive
. 1978 Rage / THE FURY Artist
. 1979 FLESH & BLOOD Executive
. 1980 GLORIA / GLORIA producer, director
. 1981 WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAYN Executive
. 1982 THE HAIRCUT singer
. 1982 THE INCUBUS singer
. 1982 STORM / TEMPEST Executive
. 1983 I'M ALMOST NOT CRAZY: JOHN CASSAVETES: THE MAN AND HIS WORK Executive
. 1983 MARVIN AND TIGE Executive
. 1984 TRANSFER OF LOVE / LOVE STREAMS director, song, artist
. 1985 BIG TROUBLE director, screenwriter
. 1990 HOLLYWOOD MAVERICKS director
. The main prize of the Venice Film Festival for 1980
. Gold Prize of the Berlin Film Festival for 1984


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