American actor best remembered for films such as The Godfather Parts I and II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Mar/23
John lived from the 12th August, 1935 until the morning of the 13th March, 1978. He was only 42 and died of lung cancer. 🥲
The poor guy, who started his acting career as a theatre actor, didn’t even live long enough to see his last film, the multi award-winning The Deer Hunter.
I hope he’s able to see us from wheresoever he is still enjoying his films.
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Mar/23
I’ve been watching the first two Godfather movies on Film 4 over the past two nights and I’ve discovered that John Cazale died at a tragically early age. He was married to Meryl Streep, and I found out while reading up on him last night that he didn’t even reach the age of 43.
The poor fellow never grew old enough to lose height. I believe it was cancer that John died of. I’ll be back later with his dates and, if I’ve made any errors, I’ll be putting them right.
5ft10.75. He was definitely the tallest of the Corleone brothers.
RIP John XXX 💐
RisingForce said on 15/Mar/17
I actually think more 178 cm or just a solid 5'10". Still might make him the tallest of the Godfather stars barefoot.
richie said on 2/Oct/16
Rob's spot on i think, Cazale just edged De Niro in The Deer Hunter and Walken had roughly 2 inches on him, a strong 5'10" is pretty accurate.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jan/16
Looked around this mark. One of those actors who would have had a huge career if he had lived longer
Sam said on 19/Dec/14
You might as well list all of his movies, because there was only a few and they were all great ones: "American actor best remembered for The Godfather Parts I and II, The Conservation, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter."
Just realized he looks strikingly like an Italian version of Conrad Veidt. I thought he could pass for 5'11", looked easily 5 inches (or more) over Al Pacino.
RuNnInGrIoT said on 7/Sep/14
He seems that tall
Jake: 1.82 m--1.83 m--1.84 m said on 13/Aug/12
1.79 m is perfect for Cazale.
Spencer said on 14/Dec/11
Looked slightly taller than Duvall who was a solid 5'9 at peak. I say this listing is pretty accurate.
fred said on 10/Dec/11
i think he had the same height of sonny corleone .... he was little taller than marlon brando in godfather
jtm said on 23/Feb/11
he was probably the only one that wasn't wearing lifts in godfather.
TELLEM said on 29/Nov/08
he was towered by gene hackman in "the conversation" by 4-5 inches...i think he was only 5'10
thekiddd said on 26/Apr/08
He had Bone Cancer. Does Bone Cancer make one lose height?
Anthony said on 17/Dec/06
182 looks about right. Great actor who died way too young.
Gonzalo said on 18/Sep/06
Sounds too much. 1`79 will be my guess
Anon said on 8/May/06
I think if you get bone cancer, you could get shorter as well but I am not totally sure on this.
Mario said on 8/Jan/06
At the begening of The Deer Hunter, we see Cazale next to De Niro and he is slighty taller than De Niro. In other shots he looks like 1.5 inches taller than De Niro. My guess is that he was 5 ft 11.
Anonymous said on 21/Dec/05
Well maybe but you have to remember than he died of bone cancer and that disease makes you shrink. But he is alot taller than Pacino
wow... said on 15/Sep/05
I would have pegged him at around 5'9"... his character in the Godfather is very frail and thin... i envisioned him closer to pacino than the 6' barrier...