Rushmore actor and John Cassavetes collaborator Seymour Cassel dies at 84
Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor known for his collaborations with filmmakers John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died at 84, according to the Associated Press.
Cassel’s daughter told the AP he died Sunday, following complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Cassel made several movies with Cassavetes and was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting performance in the filmmaker’s 1968 drama Faces. He also worked with Cassavetes on 1959’s Shadows, 1961’s Too Late Blues, 1971’s Minnie and Moskowitz, 1976’s The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, 1977’s Opening Night, and 1984’s Love Streams. Later in his career, Cassel became a favorite of Anderson, who cast him in 1998’s Rushmore, 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums, and 2004’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
Cassel’s many other film credits included 1990’s Dick Tracy and 1993’s Indecent Proposal.
He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, according to the AP.