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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:
130
First Appeared:
In the movie Exit 147
Latest Project:
Movie Willy's Wonderland 2021-02-12
Known For
Poster of Arsenal
Poster of Billy Zabka Saves The Universe
Poster of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Poster of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
Filmography
Movie Exit 147 Unknown 2022
Movie Willy's Wonderland The Janitor 2021-02-12
Series History of Swear Words Self - Host 2021-01-05
Movie Prisoners of the Ghostland Hero 2021-01-31
Movie Color Out of Space Nathan Gardner 2020-01-24
Movie Jiu Jitsu Wylie 2020-11-20
Movie The Croods: A New Age Grug Crood (voice) 2020-11-25
Movie Kill Chain Araña 2020-02-20
Movie A Score to Settle Frank 2019-08-01
Movie Love, Antosha Narrator (voice) 2019-08-02
Movie Grand Isle Walter 2019-12-06
Movie Running with the Devil The Cook 2019-08-29
Movie Spies in Disguise Topper 2019-12-04
Movie 211 Mike Chandler 2018-05-30
Movie Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Superman (voice) 2018-07-27
Movie Looking Glass Ray 2018-02-16
Movie Mandy Red Miller 2018-09-13
Movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Parker / Spider-Man Noir (voice) 2018-12-06
Movie Between Worlds Joe 2018-12-21
Movie Sitges - 51st Fantastic International Film Festival of Catalonia Himself 2018-10-04
Movie Vengeance: A Love Story Det. John Dromoor 2017-03-16
Movie Black Butterfly 2017-05-26
Movie Arsenal Eddie King 2017-01-06
Movie Inconceivable Brian 2017-06-30
Movie The Humanity Bureau Noah Kross 2017-07-11
Movie Mom and Dad Brent Ryan 2017-09-09
Movie The Trust Jim Stone 2016-04-29
Movie Snowden Hank Forrester 2016-09-15
Movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Captain McVay 2016-09-22
Movie Dog Eat Dog Troy 2016-11-04
Movie Army of One Gary Faulkner 2016-11-04
Movie The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Self (archive footage) 2015-05-01
Movie The Runner Colin Price 2015-08-07
Movie Pay the Ghost Mike 2015-09-16
Movie Joe Joe Ransom 2014-04-11
Movie Dying of the Light Evan Lake 2014-12-04
Movie Rage Paul Maguire 2014-05-09
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Outcast Gallain 2014-09-26
Movie Left Behind Rayford Steele 2014-10-03
Movie Billy Zabka Saves The Universe Disembodied Voice 2014-05-14
Movie The Croods Grug Crood (voice) 2013-03-20
Movie The Frozen Ground Jack Halcombe 2013-07-11
Movie Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen 2012-02-04
Movie Stolen Will Montgomery 2012-09-06
Movie Drive Angry Milton 2011-02-24
Movie Season of the Witch Behman 2011-01-07
Movie Seeking Justice Will Gerard 2011-09-02
Movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 2011-12-11
Movie Trespass Kyle Miller 2011-10-13
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 Knowing John Koestler 2009-03-19
Movie Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans Terence McDonagh 2009-05-21
Movie G-Force Speckles the Mole (voice) 2009-07-21
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Astro Boy Dr. Tenma (voice) 2009-10-15
Movie Bangkok Dangerous Joe 2008-08-21
Movie Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 2007-02-16
Movie Next Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac 2007-04-24
Movie Grindhouse Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) 2007-04-06
Movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets Benjamin Franklin Gates 2007-12-13
Movie Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone Himself 2006-04-26
Movie The Ant Bully Zoc (voice) 2006-07-28
Movie World Trade Center John McLoughlin 2006-08-09
Movie The Wicker Man Edward Malus 2006-08-31
Movie Lord of War Yuri Orlov 2005-09-16
Movie The Weather Man David Spritz 2005-10-20
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
Movie National Treasure Ben Gates 2004-11-19
Movie Love, Death, Elvis & Oz: The Making of 'Wild at Heart' himself 2004-12-07
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Matchstick Men Roy Waller 2003-09-01
Series HypaSpace Himself 2002-05-13
Movie Adaptation. Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman 2002-12-06
Movie Sonny Acid Yellow 2002-10-26
Movie Windtalkers Sergeant Joe Enders 2002-06-14
Movie Christmas Carol: The Movie Jacob Marley (voice) 2001-12-07
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Antonio Corelli 2001-04-18
Movie The Family Man Jack Campbell 2000-12-12
Movie Gone in Sixty Seconds Memphis Raines 2000-06-09
Movie 8MM Tom Welles 1999-02-26
Movie Bringing Out the Dead Frank Pierce 1999-10-22
Movie Tato's Argentina René Favaloro 1999-04-07
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Snake Eyes Rick Santoro 1998-08-07
Movie City of Angels Seth 1998-04-10
Movie Face/Off Castor Troy / Sean Archer 1997-06-27
Movie Con Air Cameron Poe 1997-06-05
Movie Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels Self 1996-05-19
Movie The Rock Dr. Stanley Goodspeed 1996-06-07
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
Series Inside the Actors Studio Himself 1994-06-01
Movie Trapped in Paradise Bill Firpo 1994-12-02
Movie It Could Happen to You Charlie Lang 1994-07-29
Movie Amos & Andrew Amos Odell 1993-03-05
Movie Deadfall Eddie 1993-10-08
Movie Red Rock West Michael Williams 1993-05-14
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Honeymoon in Vegas Jack Singer 1992-08-28
Series MTV Movie & TV Awards Unknown 1992-06-10
Movie Zandalee Johnny Collins 1991-05-09
Movie Fire Birds Jake Preston 1990-05-25
Movie Wild at Heart Sailor Ripley 1990-08-17
Movie Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted Heartbreaker 1990-12-01
Movie Time to Kill Enrico Silvestri 1989-09-10
Movie Never on Tuesday Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) 1989-04-13
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Vampire's Kiss Peter Loew 1988-09-17
Movie Raising Arizona H.I. McDunnough 1987-03-01
Movie Moonstruck Ronny Cammareri 1987-12-16
Movie Peggy Sue Got Married Charlie Bodell 1986-10-10
Movie The Boy in Blue Ned Hanlan 1986-01-17
Movie Racing with the Moon Nicky / Bud 1984-03-23
Movie Birdy Sergeant Al Columbato 1984-12-14
Movie The Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer 1984-12-14
Movie Valley Girl Randy 1983-04-08
Movie Rumble Fish Smokey 1983-10-20
Movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High Brad's Bud 1982-08-13
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie The Best of Times Nicolas 1981-01-01
Series Entertainment Tonight 1981-09-15
Movie Brubaker Prisoner (uncredited) 1980-06-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18