Nicolas Cage

Biography

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.

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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Gender Male

Known Credits 107

Birthday 1964-01-07

Place of Birth Long Beach, California, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Nicolas Coppola
  • Nicholas Kim Coppola
  • Nicholas Cage
  • 尼古拉斯·凯奇

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 National Treasure 3 as Benjamin Franklin Gates
2018 The Croods 2 as Grug (voice)
2017 Mom and Dad
2016 Snowden
2016 Dog Eat Dog as Troy
2016 USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage as Captain McVay
2016 The Trust as Jim Stone
2015 Pay the Ghost as Mike
2015 The Runner as Colin Price
2015 The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? as Himself
2014 Dying of the Light as Evan Lake
2014 Left Behind as Rayford Steele
2014 Outcast as Glenn
2014 Rage as Paul Maguire
2014 Joe as Joe Ransom
2013 The Frozen Ground as Jack Halcombe
2013 The Croods as Grug (voice)
2012 Stolen as Will Montgomery
2011 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance as Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
2011 Trespass as Kyle
2011 Seeking Justice as Will Gerard
2011 Drive Angry as Milton
2011 Season of the Witch as Behman
2010 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story as Himself
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice as Balthazar Blake
2010 Kick-Ass as Damon Macready / Big Daddy
2009 Astro Boy as Dr. Tenma (voice)
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode)
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans as Terence McDonagh
2009 G-Force as Speckles the Mole (voice)
2009 Knowing as John Koestler
2008 Bangkok Dangerous as Joe
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets as Benjamin Franklin Gates
2007 Next as Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac
2007 Werewolf Women of the SS as Fu Manchu
2007 Ghost Rider as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
2006 The Wicker Man as Edward Malus
2006 World Trade Center as John McLoughlin
2006 The Ant Bully as Zoc
2006 Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone as Himself
2005 The Weather Man as David Spritz
2005 Lord of War as Yuri Orlov
2004 National Treasure as Ben Gates
2004 John Travolta: The Inside Story as Himself
2003 Matchstick Men as Roy Waller
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2002 Adaptation. as Charlie/Donald Kaufman
2002 Sonny as Acid Yellow
2002 Windtalkers as Sergeant Joe Enders
2002 HypaSpace(1 episode)
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie as Jacob Marley (voice)
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Captain Antonio Corelli
2000 The Family Man as Jack Campbell
2000 Gone In Sixty Seconds as Randall 'Memphis' Raines
1999 Bringing Out the Dead as Frank Pierce
1999 Where Are They Now?(1 episode)
1999 8MM as Tom Welles
1998 Snake Eyes as Rick Santoro
1998 City of Angels as Seth
1997 Face/Off as Castor Troy
1997 Con Air as Cameron Poe
1996 The Rock as Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
1995 Leaving Las Vegas as Ben Sanderson
1995 Kiss of Death as Little Junior Brown
1994 Trapped in Paradise as Bill Firpo
1994 It Could Happen to You as Charlie Lang
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode) as Himself
1994 Guarding Tess as Doug Chesnic
1993 Deadfall as Eddie
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Red Rock West as Michael Williams
1993 Amos & Andrew as Amos Odell
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas as Jack Singer
1992 MTV Movie Awards(2 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1991 Zandalee as Johnny Collins
1990 Fire Birds as Jake Preston
1990 Wild at Heart as Sailor Ripley
1990 Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted as Heartbreaker
1989 Time to Kill as Enrico Silvestri
1989 Never on Tuesday as Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1988 Vampire's Kiss as Peter Loew
1987 Moonstruck as Ronny Cammareri
1987 Raising Arizona as H.I. McDunnough
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married as Charlie Bodell
1986 The Boy in Blue as Ned Hanlan
1984 Birdy as Sergeant Al Columbato
1984 Racing with the Moon as Nicky / Bud
1984 The Cotton Club as Vincent Dwyer
1983 Rumble Fish as Smokey
1983 Valley Girl as Randy
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High as Brad's Bud
1981 Entertainment Tonight(89 episodes)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1981 The Best of Times as Nicolas
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(8 episodes)
1900 Black Butterfly
1900 Southern Fury
1900 Army of One as Gary Faulkner
1900 Vengeance: A Love Story as John Dromoor

Production

2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans … Producer
2008 Bangkok Dangerous … Producer
2007 Next … Producer
2007 The Dresden Files(14 episodes) … Producer
2006 The Wicker Man … Producer
2005 Lord of War … Producer
2003 The Life of David Gale … Producer
2000 Shadow of the Vampire … Producer

Directing

2002 Sonny … Director

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