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Nicolas Cage

Born: 1964

Biography

Nicolas Cage (born Nicolas Kim Coppola) is an American actor and filmmaker; he is also nephew to Francis Ford Coppola. He is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. During the early years of his career, Cage starred in a variety of films such as Rumble Fish (1983), Racing with the Moon (1984), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Raising Arizona (1987), Vampire's Kiss (1989), Wild at Heart (1990), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), and Red Rock West (1993). During this period, John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36 listed him as one of twelve Promising New Actors of 1984. For his performance in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received his second Academy Award nomination for his performance as Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation (2002). He subsequently appeared in more mainstream films, such as The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), City of Angels (1998), 8mm (1999), Windtalkers (2002), Lord of War (2005), The Wicker Man (2006), Bangkok Dangerous (2008) and Knowing (2009). He also directed the film Sonny (2002), for which he was nominated for Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival. Cage owns the production company Saturn Films and has produced films such as Shadow of the Vampire (2000) and The Life of David Gale (2003). In October 1997, Cage was ranked No. 40 in Empire magazine's The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list, while the next year, he was placed No. 37 in Premiere's 100 most powerful people in Hollywood. In the 2010s, he starred in Kick-Ass (2010), Drive Angry (2011), Joe (2013), The Runner (2015), Dog Eat Dog (2016), Mom and Dad (2017), Mandy (2018), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), and Color Out of Space (2019). His participation in various film genres during this time increased his popularity and gained him a cult following.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Long Beach, California, USA

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Rumble Fish

Smokey in Rumble Fish

Raising Arizona

H.I. in Raising Arizona

Wild at Heart

Sailor Ripley in Wild at Heart

Leaving Las Vegas

Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas

City of Angels

Seth in City of Angels

Face/Off

Castor Troy in Face/Off

Ghost Rider

Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider in Ghost Rider

Peggy Sue Got Married

Charlie Bodell in Peggy Sue Got Married

Con Air

Cameron Poe in Con Air

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Antonio Corelli in Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Lord of War

Yuri Orlov in Lord of War

World Trade Center

John McLoughlin in World Trade Center

Moonstruck

Ronny Cammareri in Moonstruck

The Cotton Club

Vincent Dwyer in The Cotton Club

Red Rock West

Michael Williams in Red Rock West

Adaptation.

Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman in Adaptation.

It Could Happen to You

Charlie Lang in It Could Happen to You

Birdy

Sergeant Al Columbato in Birdy

The Family Man

Jack Campbell in The Family Man

Kiss of Death

Little Junior Brown in Kiss of Death

Amos & Andrew

Amos Odell in Amos & Andrew

Fire Birds

Jake Preston in Fire Birds

Guarding Tess

Doug Chesnic in Guarding Tess

Season of the Witch

Behman in Season of the Witch

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Benjamin Franklin Gates in National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The Weather Man

David Spritz in The Weather Man

Kick-Ass

Damon Macready / Big Daddy in Kick-Ass

Vampire's Kiss

Peter Loew in Vampire's Kiss

Trapped in Paradise

Bill Firpo in Trapped in Paradise

Matchstick Men

Roy Waller in Matchstick Men

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

Terence McDonagh in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

8MM

Tom Welles in 8MM

Bringing Out the Dead

Frank Pierce in Bringing Out the Dead

Snake Eyes

Rick Santoro in Snake Eyes

Windtalkers

Sergeant Joe Enders in Windtalkers

Honeymoon in Vegas

Jack Singer in Honeymoon in Vegas

Gone in Sixty Seconds

Memphis Raines in Gone in Sixty Seconds

The Wicker Man

Edward Malus in The Wicker Man

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Balthazar Blake in The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Rock

Dr. Stanley Goodspeed in The Rock

Deadfall

Eddie in Deadfall

The Ant Bully

Zoc (voice) in The Ant Bully

Bangkok Dangerous

Joe in Bangkok Dangerous

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Brad's Bud in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Sonny

Acid Yellow in Sonny

Christmas Carol: The Movie

Jacob Marley (voice) in Christmas Carol: The Movie

Knowing

John Koestler in Knowing

Zandalee

Johnny Collins in Zandalee

Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted

Heartbreaker in Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted

Astro Boy

Dr. Tenma (voice) in Astro Boy

The Best of Times

Nicolas in The Best of Times

Drive Angry

Milton in Drive Angry

Racing with the Moon

Nicky / Bud in Racing with the Moon

The Croods

Grug Crood (voice) in The Croods

Valley Girl

Randy in Valley Girl

G-Force

Speckles the Mole (voice) in G-Force

Trespass

Kyle Miller in Trespass

Time to Kill

Enrico Silvestri in Time to Kill

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

The Boy in Blue

Ned Hanlan in The Boy in Blue

Seeking Justice

Will Gerard in Seeking Justice

Stolen

Will Montgomery in Stolen

Never on Tuesday

Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) in Never on Tuesday

Joe

Joe Ransom in Joe

The Frozen Ground

Jack Halcombe in The Frozen Ground

Left Behind

Rayford Steele in Left Behind

Rage

Paul Maguire in Rage

The Death of

Self (archive footage) in The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

Dying of the Light

Evan Lake in Dying of the Light

Outcast

Gallain in Outcast

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Captain McVay in USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Looking Glass

Ray in Looking Glass

The Runner

Colin Price in The Runner

The Trust

Jim Stone in The Trust

Pay the Ghost

Mike in Pay the Ghost

Next

Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac in Next

Army of One

Gary Faulkner in Army of One

Vengeance: A Love Story

Det. John Dromoor in Vengeance: A Love Story

Dog Eat Dog

Troy in Dog Eat Dog

Mom and Dad

Brent Ryan in Mom and Dad

Snowden

Hank Forrester in Snowden

Grindhouse

Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) in Grindhouse

Arsenal

Eddie King in Arsenal

Inconceivable

Brian in Inconceivable

The Humanity Bureau

Noah Kross in The Humanity Bureau

Mandy

Red Miller in Mandy

Primal

Frank Walsh in Primal

211

Mike Chandler in 211

A Score to Settle

Frank in A Score to Settle

Between Worlds

Joe in Between Worlds

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Superman (voice) in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Running with the Devil

The Cook in Running with the Devil

Prisoners of the Ghostland

Hero in Prisoners of the Ghostland

Kill Chain

Araña in Kill Chain

The Croods: A New Age

Grug Crood (voice) in The Croods: A New Age

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man Noir (voice) in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Grand Isle

Walter in Grand Isle

Color Out of Space

Nathan Gardner in Color Out of Space

Love, Antosha

Narrator (voice) in Love, Antosha

Jiu Jitsu

Wylie in Jiu Jitsu

Werewolf Women of the S.S.

Fu Manchu in Werewolf Women of the S.S.

Pig

Rob Feld in Pig

Willy's Wonderland

The Janitor in Willy's Wonderland

Brubaker

Prisoner (uncredited) in Brubaker

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Nick Cage / Nicky in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels

Self in Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels

Dear Diary: World's First Pranks

Grug (voice) in Dear Diary: World's First Pranks

Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family

Self (archival footage) in Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family

I am My Films, Part 2... 30 Years Later

Self (archival footage) in I am My Films, Part 2... 30 Years Later

Butcher's Crossing

Miller in Butcher's Crossing

The Retirement Plan

Matt in The Retirement Plan

The Old Way

Colton Briggs in The Old Way

Renfield

Dracula in Renfield

Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery

Self in Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

Self in With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

Valley Girl: 20 Totally Tubular Years Later

Self in Valley Girl: 20 Totally Tubular Years Later

Valley Girl: In Conversation - Nicolas Cage And Martha Coolidge

Self in Valley Girl: In Conversation - Nicolas Cage And Martha Coolidge

The Music of Valley Girl

Self in The Music of Valley Girl

Hot Pink Horror: The Making of Color Out of Space

in Hot Pink Horror: The Making of Color Out of Space

Dream Scenario

Paul Matthews in Dream Scenario

Sympathy for the Devil

The Passenger in Sympathy for the Devil

Becoming Iconic

Self in Becoming Iconic

Arcadian

Paul in Arcadian

Live 8

Self in Live 8

National Treasure

Benjamin Franklin Gates in National Treasure

Lords of War

Yuri Orlov in Lords of War

The Surfer

The Surfer in The Surfer

Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man Noir (voice) in Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage) in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Self (archive footage) in Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Inside the Golden Statue

Self in Inside the Golden Statue

Longlegs

Longlegs in Longlegs

TMZ Investigates: Lisa Marie Presley: Unending Tragedy

in TMZ Investigates: Lisa Marie Presley: Unending Tragedy

The Path to Vengeance: Making Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Self in The Path to Vengeance: Making Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Dead Man's Wire

Tony Kiritsis in Dead Man's Wire

Mythos Hollywood - Das Geheimnis des Erfolgs

Self in Mythos Hollywood - Das Geheimnis des Erfolgs

HyperNormalisation

Self (archive footage) in HyperNormalisation

The Carpenter's Son

The Carpenter in The Carpenter's Son

The Gunslingers

Ben in The Gunslingers

The Flash

Superman (uncredited) in The Flash

Imensidão Cinza

? in Imensidão Cinza

Dream Like Nobody's Watching

Self in Dream Like Nobody's Watching

The Prince

in The Prince

Dark

Evan Lake in Dark

The Outsiders

Soc (uncredited) in The Outsiders

Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch

in Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch

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