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Nick Cassavetes

Director

“We do have a problem in this country. You can either make a movie and ignore that, or you can acknowledge it and say, this is the water that we're living in. You know this - the movie lives in this - it's centered around this particular problem, and I chose to acknowledge it. ”

 

Biography

Scion of renowned maverick director John Cassavetes and extraordinary actress Gena Rowlands, Nick Cassavetes was an actor for over a decade before he added writing and directing to his Hollywood repertoire. Born and raised in New York, Cassavetes appeared in two of his father’s films, Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974), while growing up. The sturdy, 6’4" Cassavetes did not, however, want to be an actor and attended Syracuse University on a basketball scholarship. After an injury ended his collegiate athletic career, Cassavetes re-thought his aspirations and headed to his parents’ alma mater, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Though he scored his first role as an adult in Peter Bogdanovich’s acclaimed drama Mask (1985), Cassavetes made his living appearing in numerous B-movies during the 1980s and early ‘90s. Along with such actioners as Black Moon Rising (1986), Under the Gun (1988), and The Wraith (1987) (with fellow Hollywood offspring Charlie Sheen… read more

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Tøkk

1Nov12

“We do have a problem in this country. You can either make a movie and ignore that, or you can acknowledge it and say, this is the water that we're living in. You know this - the movie lives in this - it's centered around this particular problem, and I chose to acknowledge it. ” - What the hell does that even mean?????

Scumbalina and 3 others like this

ScintillaLuz, Yuki Aditya, Alcock Hitchfred

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Aflwydd

15Aug10

Disgrace to his father's memory.

Ulrich JARLØV and 8 others like this

lupiter, Tøkk, Alcock Hitchfred, Jimmy B., milkfloat, Loraine, ULA ZUHRA, Mário Quintas

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    Aflwydd

    23Nov12

    I sometimes think that this is an unfair comment, but then remember that he used one of his dad's scripts and butchered it beyond recognition. That's unforgivable.