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Nick Cassavetes is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 21 may 1959 at New York City (USA)

Nick Cassavetes

Nick Cassavetes
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Birth name Nicholas David Rowland Cassavetes
Nationality USA
Birth 21 may 1959 (64 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Daytime Emmy Award

Nicholas David Rowland "Nick" Cassavetes (Greek: Νικόλαος Δαβίδ Ρουλαντ "Νίκος" Κασσαβέτης; born May 21, 1959) is an American film actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker.


In 1985, Cassavetes married Isabelle Rafalovich. They had two daughters together, Virginia Sara (born 1986) and Sasha (born 1988), before divorcing. He then married Heather "Queenie" Wahlquist, who has appeared in several of his films, including a small role in The Notebook as Sara, a secondary character and best friend to the female lead Allie Hamilton, portrayed by Rachel McAdams. The movie is effectively a family project, as Cassavetes's own mother, Gena Rowlands, appears as the older, married Allie (Hamilton) Calhoun.

Sasha was born with a heart defect and underwent substantial surgery; Cassavetes' film John Q. was dedicated to Sasha, and his later adaptation of My Sister's Keeper was based in part on Sasha's medical experience.

Cassavetes was named as one of the Top 500 Tax Delinquents by the State of California in April 2012. He was cited as owing close to $250,000 in back taxes. In July 2012 he caused some controversy when he defended incest and linked it to gay marriage.

Best films

The Other Woman (2014)
John Q (2002)
Life (1999)

Usually with

Ted Demme
Ted Demme
(4 films)
Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(5 films)
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nick Cassavetes (30 films)

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Prisoners of the Ghostland
Directed by Sion Sono
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime, Western
Themes Ghost films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Imogen Poots, Sofia Boutella, Ed Skrein, Bill Moseley, Nick Cassavetes
Roles Psycho
Rating42% 2.116152.116152.116152.116152.11615
Un criminel a pour mission de retrouver et de sauver une jeune fille kidnappée dans un univers surnaturel appelé le « Ghostland » où ils devront briser la malédiction qui les garde prisonniers de mystérieux revenants.
The Hangover Part II, 1h42
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about apes, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha
Roles Tattoo Joe
Rating64% 3.249783.249783.249783.249783.24978
Two years after their escapade in Las Vegas, Stu Price, Phil Wenneck, Alan Garner and Doug Billings travel to Thailand to celebrate Stu's upcoming wedding to Lauren. Much to Alan's dismay, they are joined by Lauren's younger brother, Teddy. Lauren's father's reveals his disapproval of Stu during a toast. At the end of the night, Stu hesitantly joins Phil, Doug, Alan and Teddy for a beer. Sitting at a campfire and roasting marshmallows, the group toast to Stu and Lauren's future happiness.
Blow (2001)
, 2h4
Directed by Ted Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about drugs
Actors Johnny Depp, Jordi Mollá, Penélope Cruz, Jesse James, Ray Liotta, Paul Reubens
Roles Man in Derek's Salon (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.7489353.7489353.7489353.7489353.748935
The film opens to a young George (Jesse James) and his parents Fred (Ray Liotta) and Ermine (Rachel Griffiths) of Weymouth, Massachusetts. When George is ten years old, Fred files for bankruptcy and loses everything, but tries to make George realize that money is not important.
The Independent, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jerry Stiller, Paul Logan, Janeane Garofalo, Roger Corman, Max Perlich, Ben Stiller
Roles Nick Cassavetes
Rating59% 2.9501052.9501052.9501052.9501052.950105
Panic (2000)
, 1h28
Directed by Henry Bromell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors William H. Macy, John Ritter, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland, Tracey Ullman, Barbara Bain
Roles Barry
Rating66% 3.3467753.3467753.3467753.3467753.346775
Alex (Macy), a sad-eyed mournful man, goes into psychotherapy disclosing that he is a hit man. He also tells the doctor (Ritter) after a few sessions that he is attracted to a young woman he has met in the waiting room. She is Sarah (Campbell), 23, quick, edgy, and perhaps attracted to him as well. But he is married, the dutiful father of a young precocious boy, so Sarah brushes him off. In flashbacks we see him get his start as a killer, at his father's prompting since it is the family business. Dad gives Alex his next assignment: to kill the therapist. Alex keeps returning to Sarah, calling her, stopping by her apartment, as he decides what to do about the hit, his father, his marriage and his malaise.
Life (1999)
, 1h48
Directed by Ted Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, Ned Beatty, Nick Cassavetes, Obba Babatundé, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.
Roles Sergeant Dillard
Rating67% 3.398783.398783.398783.398783.39878
Elderly inmate, Willie Long (Obba Babatundé) attends the burial of two friends who recently perished in an infirmary fire in a Mississippi prison. He begins telling the two young inmates digging the graves (Heavy D and Bönz Malone) his friends' life story.
The Astronaut's Wife, 1h49
Directed by Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Donna Murphy, Nick Cassavetes
Roles Captain Alex Streck
Rating54% 2.7014552.7014552.7014552.7014552.701455
While on a space-walking mission, Spencer Armacost, a NASA astronaut, and fellow astronaut Alex Streck, experience an explosion from a satellite which results in a communication loss for two minutes between the astronauts and Earth.
Face/Off (1997)
, 2h18
Directed by John Woo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, L'usurpation d'identité, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films, Escroquerie
Actors John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, Dominique Swain, Alessandro Nivola
Roles Dietrich Hassler
Rating72% 3.648263.648263.648263.648263.64826
FBI Special Agent Sean Archer (Travolta) has a personal vendetta against civil freelance terrorist Castor Troy (Cage) who six years earlier killed Archer's son Michael while trying to assassinate Archer. Archer lays an ambush to capture Castor and his younger brother and terrorist accomplice Pollux at a small Los Angeles airport. During the ambush, Castor goads Archer with knowledge of a bomb located somewhere in the city set to go off in a few days, but is knocked into a coma before Archer can learn more.
Omega Doom
Omega Doom (1996)
, 1h24
Directed by Phillip Noyce, Albert Pyun
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Rutger Hauer, Shannon Whirry, Norbert Weisser, Rick Overton, Anna Katarina, Terry O'Quinn
Rating40% 2.0099052.0099052.0099052.0099052.009905
On the last day of the war between the human and the robot army, one of the robots, Omega Doom, is hit in his head and his programming for the destruction of mankind is erased.
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, 2h6
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher, Sam Robards, Jennifer Beals
Roles Robert Sherwood
Rating63% 3.198183.198183.198183.198183.19818
La vie de la poétesse Dorothy Parker dans le New York des années 1920 dans le cercle littéraire de la table ronde de l'Algonquin.
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute, 1h27
Directed by Spiro Razatos
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Sasha Mitchell, Caitlin Dulany, Diego Serrano, Nick Cassavetes, John Cothran, Jr.
Roles Emmett Grazer
Rating43% 2.1599852.1599852.1599852.1599852.159985
In this sequel to the 1990 movie Class of 1999, the setting is still a violent future metropolis where gangs rule the hallways and themes like education and higher learning are a mere memory. Jenna McKenzie is a young, sweet high school teacher who witnesses the killing of one of her students by gang member Sanders. Jenna wants to testify, so Sanders and his thugs try to intimidate her with threats and even going as far as to try to rape her. The principal cannot suspend Sanders without definite proof of wrongdoing, the cops have no evidence and Jenna's boyfriend Emmett wants to deal with Sanders himself, but Jenna does not want him to do that. Jenna starts to question whether or not suspending Sanders will improve the educational system or not. Enter John Bolen, a substitute teacher who believes in extremely strict discipline. Jenna takes a liking to him and feels she has found a friend who is willing to listen to her problems. John teaches Jenna that students should not be allowed to gain control of any situation in the classroom and that she must have a firm hand when it comes to teaching students. When Sanders and his gang try again to harm Jenna, John shows up in the nick of time and defends her from harm. John realises that Sanders and his crew have no respect for the faculty and decides to kill the gang members one by one. Then, Emmett and the local sheriff learn that an ex-C.I.A. operative named Gordon Ash is in town and is tailing John. It turns out that John is not an ordinary teacher after all: it seems that he believes he is the last of a group of cybernetic fighting machines who are programmed to teach students and discipline those who misbehave. But, in reality is only a human ex-soldier wearing body armor. As it happens, Sanders and his group are at the top of John's "Termination" list. But then, John starts to malfunction and starts to target almost everyone for termination, even Jenna.
Delta Force 3: The Killing Game, 1h37
Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Nick Cassavetes, Eric Douglas, Mike Norris, Mark Ivanir, John Saint Ryan
Roles Charlie
Rating34% 1.7200451.7200451.7200451.7200451.720045
Terrorist Kahlil Kadal (Jonathan Cherchi) has threatened to bomb Miami, Florida unless western influence is removed from the Middle East. In order to keep Kadal from detonating an atomic bomb in Miami, The Delta Force, with new leaders Charles (Nick Cassavetes) and Greg (Mike Norris), team up with a group of Russian soldiers and head to El-Qutar, Kadal's hometown in the fictional country of Sudalia, so they can hunt for Kadal.
Backstreet Dreams, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Brooke Shields, Sherilyn Fenn, Anthony Franciosa, Burt Young, Nick Cassavetes, Elias Koteas
Roles Mikey
Rating48% 2.4299752.4299752.4299752.4299752.429975
Dean, a young hood, and his wife take their disturbed young son, Shane, to a clinic where the boy is diagnosed by Stevie, a psychologist. They discover that the boy is autistic. As the couple's marriage falls apart, Stevie believes she can help Shane as well as possibly help Dean break away from the backstreet dealings that he is living with.
Blind Fury
Blind Fury (1989)
, 1h26
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about disabilities, Political films, La cécité
Actors Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Meg Foster, Lisa Blount, Noble Willingham
Roles Lyle Pike
Rating63% 3.152643.152643.152643.152643.15264
Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer), an American soldier serving in the Vietnam War, is blinded by a mortar explosion, and soon after rescued by local villagers, who help him recover his health. Although he remains blind, as a part of his recovery, he is taught by the local master to be an expert swordsman, and to train his other senses.