Cassavetes' facility for character-driven intimacy was evidenced when he made his feature film directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Unhook the Stars, starring Marissa Tomei, Gerard Depardieu and Gena Rowlands. An incisive and deeply felt drama about a lonely widow whose lust for life is rekindled through a series of unlikely relationships, this critically acclaimed film was recognized by the National Board of Review, while also garnering Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Rowlands and Tomei.
A one-time student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cassavetes began his career as an actor, appearing in such films as Just Like Dad, Blind Fury, Quiet Cool, The Wraith and Twogether, as well as on television in NBC's L.A. Law and Quantum Leap, and in CBS's critically acclaimed Shannon's Deal. Most recently he starred opposite William H. Macy in Henry Bromell's Panic, with Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron in New Line's The Astronaut's Wife and opposite Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence in Ted Demme's Life. In addition, Cassavetes appeared as playwright Robert E. Sherwood in Alan Rudolph's Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, and opposite John Travolta and Nicholas Cage in John Woo's Face/Off.
In addition, Cassavetes has penned several projects including Blow, The Godforsaken and Unless That Someone is You.
Cassavetes is the son of the late director John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands.
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|Nicholas David Rowland Cassavetes
|May 21, 1959 (64)
|New York, New York, USA
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