Oscar Oddities : John Cazale

“You broke my heart, Fredo.”

The late character actor John Cazale appeared in only five features , but they were all nominated for Best Picture: The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather Part 2 (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and The Deer Hunter (1978). Both Godfathers won, as did ‘The Deer Hunter; only Dog Day Afternoon and The Conversation failed to win Best Picture, but The Conversation was up against Part 2 so the loss can hardly be counted against him.

[Not that the Oscars mean anything]