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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, producer and director. He has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Cage is known for his prolificacy, appearing in at least one film per year, nearly every year since 1980 (with the exception of 1985 and 1991). In the early years of his career, Cage starred in critically acclaimed films such as Valley Girl (1983), Racing with the Moon (1984), Birdy (1985), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Raising Arizona (1987), Moonstruck (1987), Vampire's Kiss (1989), Wild at Heart (1990), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), and Red Rock West (1993). Cage received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as an alcoholic Hollywood writer in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) before coming to the attention of wider audiences with mainstream films such as The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), City of Angels (1998) and National Treasure (2004). He earned his second Academy Award nomination for his performance as Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation (2002). In 2002, he directed the film Sonny for which he was nominated for Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival. Cage owns a production company Saturn Films and produced films such as Shadow of the Vampire (2000) and The Life of David Gale (2003). Though his performances in The Weather Man (2005), Lord of War (2005), The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Kick-Ass (2010) earned critical acclaim, and films such as Ghost Rider (2007) and Knowing (2009) were box office successes, Cage has been strongly criticized in recent years for his choice of roles, some of which have been universally panned. Most recently, he voiced the character of Grug in the animated film The Croods. He was born Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, California, to parents August Floyd Coppola, a professor of literature, and Joy (Vogelsang), a dancer and choreographer. He was raised in a Catholic family. His father was of Italian descent and his mother is of German and Polish descent. His paternal grandparents were composer Carmine Coppola and actress Italia Pennino, and his paternal great-grandparents were immigrants from Bernalda, Basilicata, Italy. Through his father, Cage is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and of actress Talia Shire, and the cousin of directors Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola, film producer Gian-Carlo Coppola, and actors Robert Carmine and Jason Schwartzman. Cage's two brothers are New York radio personality Marc "The Cope" Coppola and director Christopher Coppola. He attended Beverly Hills High School, which is known for its many alumni who became entertainers. He aspired to act from an early age and also attended UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. His first non-cinematic acting experience was in a school production of Golden Boy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nicolas Cage, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jan 7, 1964 In Long Beach, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
105
First Appeared:
In the movie Exit 147
Latest Project:
Movie National Treasure 3 2018-06-22
Known For
Poster of Left Behind
Poster of Drive Angry
Poster of Kick-Ass
Poster of The Ant Bully
Filmography
Movie National Treasure 3 Benjamin Franklin Gates 2018-06-22
Movie Exit 147 2018
Movie The Croods 2 Grug (voice) 2018
Movie Arsenal Eddie King 2017-01-06
Movie Snowden Hank Forrester 2016-09-15
Movie The Trust Jim Stone 2016-04-29
Movie Army of One Gary Faulkner 2016-11-04
Movie Dog Eat Dog Troy 2016-11-04
Movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Captain McVay 2016-09-22
Movie The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Himself 2015-05-01
Movie Pay the Ghost Mike 2015-09-16
Movie The Runner Colin Price 2015-08-07
Movie Joe Joe Ransom 2014-04-11
Movie Rage Paul Maguire 2014-05-09
Movie Outcast Glenn 2014-09-26
Movie Billy Zabka Saves The Universe Disembodied Voice 2014-05-14
Movie Dying of the Light Evan Lake 2014-12-04
Movie Left Behind Rayford Steele 2014-10-03
Movie The Croods Grug Crood (voice) 2013-03-20
Movie The Frozen Ground Jack Halcombe 2013-07-18
Movie Stolen Will Montgomery 2012-05-17
Movie Season of the Witch Behman 2011-01-07
Movie Trespass Kyle Miller 2011-10-13
Movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 2011-12-10
Movie Seeking Justice Will Gerard 2011-09-02
Movie Drive Angry Milton 2011-02-24
Movie Kick-Ass Damon Macready / Big Daddy 2010-03-22
Movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice Balthazar Blake 2010-07-13
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Astro Boy Dr. Tenma (voice) 2009-10-15
Movie Knowing John Koestler 2009-03-19
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans Terence McDonagh 2009-09-11
Movie G-Force Speckles the Mole (voice) 2009-07-21
Movie Bangkok Dangerous Joe 2008-08-21
Movie Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider 2007-02-16
Movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets Benjamin Franklin Gates 2007-12-13
Movie Next Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac 2007-04-24
Movie Grindhouse Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) 2007-04-06
Movie Werewolf Women of the SS Fu Manchu 2007-04-06
Movie Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone Himself 2006-04-26
Movie The Ant Bully Zoc 2006-07-27
Movie World Trade Center John McLoughlin 2006-08-09
Movie The Wicker Man Edward Malus 2006-09-01
Movie The Weather Man David Spritz 2005-10-20
Movie Lord of War Yuri Orlov 2005-09-16
Movie National Treasure Ben Gates 2004-11-19
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Matchstick Men Roy Waller 2003-09-01
Movie Adaptation. Charlie/Donald Kaufman 2002-12-06
Series HypaSpace 2002-05-13
Movie Windtalkers Sergeant Joe Enders 2002-06-14
Movie Sonny Acid Yellow 2002-10-26
Movie Christmas Carol: The Movie Jacob Marley (voice) 2001-12-07
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Antonio Corelli 2001-08-17
Movie The Family Man Jack Campbell 2000-12-12
Movie Gone In Sixty Seconds Randall 'Memphis' Raines 2000-06-09
Movie 8MM Tom Welles 1999-02-25
Movie Bringing Out the Dead Frank Pierce 1999-10-22
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie City of Angels Seth 1998-04-10
Movie Snake Eyes Rick Santoro 1998-08-07
Movie Face/Off Castor Troy 1997-06-27
Movie Con Air Cameron Poe 1997-06-01
Movie The Rock Dr. Stanley Goodspeed 1996-06-06
Movie Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson 1995-10-27
Movie Kiss of Death Little Junior Brown 1995-04-21
Movie Guarding Tess Doug Chesnic 1994-03-11
Movie It Could Happen to You Charlie Lang 1994-07-29
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Trapped in Paradise Bill Firpo 1994-12-02
Movie Deadfall Eddie 1993-10-08
Movie Red Rock West Michael Williams 1993-06-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Amos & Andrew Amos Odell 1993-03-05
Movie Honeymoon in Vegas Jack Singer 1992-08-28
Series MTV Movie Awards Unknown 1992-06-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Zandalee Johnny Collins 1991-05-09
Movie Wild at Heart Sailor Ripley 1990-05-01
Movie Fire Birds Jake Preston 1990-05-25
Movie Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted Heartbreaker 1990-01-01
Movie Time to Kill Enrico Silvestri 1989-09-10
Movie Never on Tuesday Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) 1989-04-13
Movie Vampire's Kiss Peter Loew 1988-09-17
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Moonstruck Ronny Cammareri 1987-12-18
Movie Raising Arizona H.I. McDunnough 1987-03-01
Movie Peggy Sue Got Married Charlie Bodell 1986-10-05
Movie The Boy in Blue Ned Hanlan 1986-01-17
Movie The Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer 1984-12-14
Movie Racing with the Moon Nicky / Bud 1984-03-23
Movie Birdy Sergeant Al Columbato 1984-12-14
Movie Rumble Fish Smokey 1983-10-20
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Valley Girl Randy 1983-04-08
Movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High Brad's Bud 1982-08-13
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-15
Movie The Best of Times Nicolas 1981-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1944-01-20
Movie Black Butterfly Unknown 0