THE OTHER WOMAN
NICK CASSAVETES (Director) is a writer, director and actor.
He previously directed Cameron Diaz in the film adaptation of the novel "My
Sister's Keeper," which also starred Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin.
Cassavetes directed the hit romantic drama "The Notebook, based on the
bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel and starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams,
James Garner and Gena Rowlands. He helmed "John Q," starring Denzel Washington,
and "She's So Lovely," (the only film to win two awards at the 1997 Cannes Film
Festival), which starred Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn and John Travolta.
Most recently Cassavetes co-wrote (with Heather Wahlquist) and directed an
emotional drama called "Yellow," in which Wahlquist starred as a troubled
teacher. He also wrote and directed the gritty drama "Alpha Dog" based on a true
story and starring Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake and Emile Hirsch.
Cassavetes' facility for character-driven intimacy was first evident in his
feature film directorial debut, the critically acclaimed "Unhook the Stars,"
starring Marissa Tomei, Gerard Depardieu and Gena Rowlands. Cassavetes also
co-wrote the incisive drama, which was recognized by the National Board of
Review and garnered Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Rowlands and Tomei.
Cassavetes studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before beginning
his career as an actor and appearing in such films as "Blind Fury," "Quiet
Cool," "The Wraith" and "Twogether." He starred opposite William H. Macy in
Henry Bromell's "Panica"; with Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron in "The
Astronaut's Wife" and with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence in Ted Demme's
"Life." He also made a cameo appearance in Demme's "Blow," after co-writing the
screenplay. In addition, Cassavetes appeared as playwright Robert E. Sherwood in
Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" and with John Travolta and
Nicholas Cage in John Woo's "Face/Off."
Cassavetes has also appeared on television in such series as "L.A. Law,"
Quantum Leap," and John Sayles' "Shannon's Deal," and in the telefilms "Just
Like Dad" and "Shooter."
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