It has been exactly 43 long years since John Cazale died in New York on March 12, 1978 at the age of 42. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of John Cazale (The Deer Hunter, The Godfather, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Cazale, a cultural icon
Born John Holland Cazale in Revere on August 12, 1935, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Cazale was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1978 he touched the hearts of millions as Stosh in ‘The Deer Hunter’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 43 years since the tragic loss of John Cazale and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although John Cazale is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great John Cazale.
John Cazale career in pictures
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