"John Nicholas Cassavetes" was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, by writing and directing over a dozen movies, some of which he partially self-financed, which pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby (film)/Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967). He studied acting with Don Richardson (director)/Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. Actor and film director Nick Cassavetes is his son.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More John Cassavetes on Wikipedia.