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John Cassavetes. The godparent of all indie filmmakers. Wrote some of the strongest, most complex female characters in the history of film. Definitive. Utterly original. I love this shot of him shooting, crammed into a corner.

John Nicholas Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, by writing and directing over a dozen movies

John Cassavetes, actor, director, writer 1929-89

"When I started making films, I wanted to make Frank Capra pictures. But I've never been able to make anything but these crazy, tough pictures.

Director John Cassavetes I absolutely am in love with this amazing man❤️

Art films aren't necessarily photography. If we can capture a feeling of a people, of a way of life, then we made a good picture.

missavagardner: John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands with son Nick Cassavetes, photographed by Leo Fuchs, 1961.

John Cassavetes, wife Gena Rowlands and son Nick Cassavetes / photographed by Leo Fuchs, 1961