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Nick Cassavetes

AKA Nicholas David Rowland Cassavetes

Born: 21-May-1959
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Assault of the Killer Bimbos

Nick Cassavetes studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and made his living for several years with straight-to-video erotic thrillers like Sins of Desire, Body of Influence, and Sins of the Night, not to mention Assault of the Killer Bimbos. Cassavetes has a lot of schlock on his résumé, but he's responsible for at least 2˝ movies his parents would be proud of: Unhook the Stars, She's So Lovely, and Blow (which he co-wrote).

As an actor, Cassavetes had a small role in Mask, and starred opposite Charlie Sheen in the science fiction farce The Wraith. His other films include Face/Off in 1997 and The Astronaut's Wife in 1999. Other than cameos, Cassavetes hasn't worked as an actor since, as his career behind the camera has kept him busy.

As a director, Cassavetes' first film was Unhook the Stars, starring his mother Gena Rowlands and Marisa Tomei. She's So Lovely was a labor of love, with a script by Cassavetes' dead father, and a strong performance by Sean Penn. Cassavetes' first big-budget movie was John Q in 2002; since then, Cassavetes has found steady work as a director, including the Alzheimer's tearjerker The Notebook.

Father: John Cassavetes (actor, b. 9-Dec-1929, d. 3-Feb-1989)
Mother: Gena Rowlands (actress, b. 19-Jun-1930)
Sister: Alexandra Cassavetes (b. 1965)
Sister: Zoe R. Cassavetes (b. 1969)
Daughter: Sasha Cassavetes
Daughter: Virginia Cassavetes

    The Other Woman (1-Apr-2014)
    My Sister's Keeper (26-Jun-2009)
    Alpha Dog (27-Jan-2006)
    The Notebook (20-May-2004)
    John Q (15-Feb-2002)
    She's So Lovely (15-May-1997)
    Unhook the Stars (4-Sep-1996)

    The Hangover Part II (25-May-2011) · Tattoo Joe
    The Independent (12-Mar-2000) · Himself
    The Astronaut's Wife (27-Aug-1999)
    Life (13-Apr-1999) · Sgt. Dillard
    Face/Off (27-Jun-1997) · Dietrich Hassler
    Black Rose of Harlem (Mar-1996)
    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (7-Sep-1994)
    Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (29-Mar-1994)
    Twogether (1994)
    Body of Influence (21-Apr-1993)
    Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (18-Dec-1991)
    Backstreet Dreams (29-Sep-1990) · Mikey
    Blind Fury (17-Aug-1989)
    Assault of the Killer Bimbos (6-May-1988)
    Under the Gun (25-Apr-1988)
    The Wraith (21-Nov-1986) · Packard
    Quiet Cool (8-Nov-1986)
    Black Moon Rising (10-Jan-1986) · Luis
    Mask (8-Mar-1985) · T. J.

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