Kramer but also to many others in her career, like The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, The Bridges of Madison County, etc.This is the story not of her happy marriage, but her earlier tragic romance that changed her forever and contributed to making her the exceptional actress we all adore The first born of artist Mary Wolf Wilkinson and pharmaceutical executive Harry William Streep Jr., Meryl was named Mary Louise Streep at birth.Film critic Bruce Fretts wrote in Entertainment Weekly, “Cazale’s devastatingly raw turn intensifies the impact of the drama’s emotional climax.” With Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon With Gene Hackman in The Conversation Dominic Chianese who plays Ola in the second installment of the trilogy spoke about the depth with which he inhabited a role: “John could open up his heart, so it could be hurt.That’s a talent few actors have.” Cazale again starred alongside Pacino in Sidney Lumet’s 1975 crime drama Dog Day Afternoon, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award.Both were naturally gifted actors with legendary director Joe Papp as their patron.All was well until one day in May 1977, Cazale, who was starring in Agamemnon, had been feeling ill enough to miss performances.
Another ancestor, William Penn was the founder of Pennsylvania. Meryl recalled her mother encouraging and motivating her by saying, “You’re capable. She really taught herself.” She quickly became known for her ability to mimic accents and to effortlessly memorize her lines, a big requirement for an actor.
Cazale plays the feeble-minded older brother Fredo to Pacino’s Michael Carleone.
The film later became a cult classic and broke box office records making the newcomer famous overnight.
Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, , & John Cazale in The Godfather (1972) The Godfather Part II Pleased with the success, Coppola cast Cazale opposite Gene Hackman in his psychological mystery thriller The Conversation, which won the Palm d’Or at the ’74 Cannes Film Festival.
Next, Cazale reprised his role as Fredo Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974).