Nicolas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and filmmaker.Cage has been nominated for numerous major cinematic awards, and won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas (1995).
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Nicolas Cage, Actor: Face/Off. Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish and German (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own ...
Nicolas Cage was a versatile Academy Award-winning actor whose wide-ranging body of work spanned everything from oddball comedies (1987's "Raising Arizona", 2002's "Adaptation"), to dark character ...
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Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation, succeeding brilliantly with a host of classic, quirky roles by the late 1980s.
Initially studying theatre at Beverly Hills High School (though he dropped out at seventeen), he secured a bit part in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) -- most of which was cut, dashing his hopes and leading to a job selling popcorn at the Fairfax Theater, thinking that would be the only route to a movie career. But a job reading lines with actors auditioning for uncle Francis' Rumble Fish (1983) landed him a role in that film, followed by the punk-rocker in Valley Girl (1983), which was released first and truly launched his career.
His one-time passion for method acting reached a personal limit when he smashed a street-vendor's remote-control car to achieve the sense of rage needed for his gangster character in The Cotton Club (1984). In his early 20s, he dated Jenny Wright for two years and later linked to Uma Thurman. After a relationship of several years with Christina Fulton, a model, they split amicably and share custody of a son, Weston Cage Coppola (b.1992). In 2004, he married Alice Kim Cage, with whom he has a son.
- 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' 'Raising Arizona,' 'Moonstruck' Cage got his start in teenage comedies, with his debut in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982, also featuring Sean Penn), followed by a leading role as a punk rocker in Valley Girl (1983).
- Oscar for 'Leaving Las Vegas' By 1994 Cage was valued at about $4 million per picture, but agreed to star in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas (1995) for only $240,000 because of the strength of the role.
- 'The Rock,' 'Con Air,' 'Face/Off,' 'City of Angels' Since 1995, Cage has made a series of action thrillers, including The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), John Woo's Face/Off (1997, opposite John Travolta), and Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes (1998).
- 'The Family Man,' 'Adaptation' Cage played a more traditional romantic lead in his next two movies, the Christmas 2000 release The Family Man and the World War II-era epic Captain Corelli's Mandolin, starring the much-in-demand actress and Spanish import Penelope Cruz.
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman. Votes: 129,111 | Gross: $22.85M. 13.
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Nicholas Cage Movies (All) 1. The Best of Times (1981 TV Movie) Error: please try again. Here's the lives of 7 teenage friends in 1981, singing, dancing and breaking the 4th wall. Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Crispin Glover, Jill Schoelen, Nicolas Cage, Julie Piekarski. 2. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Mar 06, 2021 · Nicolas Cage married Riko Shibata (Courtesy The Wynn Hotel) This is the fifth marriage for Cage. In 1995, he married fellow actor Patricia Arquette. They were married for six years until their divorce in 2001. One year later in 2002, the "Face/Off" star married Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, and they were together for two years.