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John Nicholas Cassavetes (December 9, 1929 ￢ﾀﾓ February 3, 1989) was an American actor, screenwriter and filmmaker. He appeared in many Hollywood films. He is most notable as a pioneer of American independent film. His films are noted for their use of improvisation and a realistic cinￃﾩma vￃﾩritￃﾩ style.
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