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  • Summer of Sam

  • Do the Right Thing

  • Hair

  • The Deer Hunter

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  • Hotel Colonial

  • Bereavement

  • Handsome Harry

  • Buffalo Bushido

  • The Golden Boys

  • Iowa

  • Inside Moves

  • Kill Your Darlings

  • The Killing Kind

  • Steelyard Blues

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John Savage Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Aug 25, 1949
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, John Savage helped organize a children's theatre troupe, giving non-profit performances at various housing projects. When next heard from, Savage had won a Drama Circle award for his starring performance in a Chicago-New York revival of [[Feature~V36363~One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.~oneflewoverthecuckoosnest]] In films and television from 1972, Savage reached a watershed in 1975, starring as cub reporter Jim Malloy in the TV series [[Feature~V129659~Gibbsville~theturningpointofjimmalloy]] and both starring in and composing the music for the theatrical feature [[Feature~V206133~Sister-in-Law.~thesisterinlaw]] His career continued to flourish as the 1970s drew to a close: he played paraplegic war veteran Steven in the Oscar-winning [[Feature~V13060~The Deer Hunter~thedeerhunter]] (1978), hippie convert Claude in Hair, guilt-ridden police officer Karl Hettinger in [[Feature~V36479~The Onion Field~theonionfield]] (1979) and the suicidal, physically challenged Roary in [[Feature~V24930~Inside Moves~insidemoves]] (1980). For reasons unknown, Savage's star began fading in the 1980s, despite such choice roles as a cynical photojournalist in Oliver Stone's [[Feature~V42687~Salvador~salvador]] (1986). Most of John Savage's footage as Andrew Hagen in 1990's The Godfather III unfortunately wound up on the cutting room floor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi