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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:
101
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie National Treasure 3 2018-06-22
Known For
Poster of Entertainment Tonight
Filmography
Movie National Treasure 3 Benjamin Franklin Gates 2018-06-22
Movie Arsenal Eddie King 2017-01-06
Movie Mom and Dad 2017-12-31
Movie The Trust Jim Stone 2016-04-29
Movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Captain McVay 2016-09-22
Movie Σνόουντεν Hank Forrester 2016-09-15
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? Himself 2015-05-01
Movie The Runner Colin Price 2015-08-07
Movie Pay the Ghost Mike 2015-09-16
Movie Joe: Μια Δυνατή Φιλία Joe Ransom 2014-04-10
Movie Tokarev Paul Maguire 2014-05-09
Movie Left Behind Rayford Steele 2014-10-03
Movie Μέχρι τέλους Evan Lake 2014-12-04
Movie Outcast Glenn 2014-09-26
Movie Οι Κρουντς Grug Crood (voice) 2013-03-20
Movie Υπό το Μηδέν Jack Halcombe 2013-07-18
Movie Απαγωγή Will Montgomery 2012-05-17
Movie Το Κυνήγι των Μαγισσών Behman 2011-01-07
Movie Drive Angry Milton 2011-02-24
Movie Ghost Rider Το Πνεύμα Της Εκδίκησης Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 2011-12-10
Movie Το Δίκιο σου το παίρνεις με Αίμα Will Gerard 2011-09-02
Movie Trespass Kyle Miller 2011-10-14
Movie Kick-Ass Damon Macready / Big Daddy 2010-03-22
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Υποψήφιος Μάγος Balthazar Blake 2010-07-13
Movie Σκοτεινός Κώδικας John Koestler 2009-03-19
Movie The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans Terence McDonagh 2009-09-11
Movie G-Force Speckles the Mole (voice) 2009-07-21
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Άστρο Μπόι Dr. Tenma (voice) 2009-10-15
Movie Bangkok Dangerous Joe 2008-08-21
Movie Werewolf Women of the SS Fu Manchu 2007-04-06
Movie Grindhouse Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) 2007-04-06
Movie Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider 2007-02-16
Movie Next Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac 2007-04-24
Movie Στα Ίχνη Του Χαμένου Θησαυρού: Το Βιβλίο Με Τα Μυστικά Benjamin Franklin Gates 2007-12-13
Movie Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone Himself 2006-04-26
Movie Μυρμηγκοϊστορίες Zoc 2006-07-27
Movie Δίδυμοι Πύργοι John McLoughlin 2006-08-09
Movie Το μυστικό του σκιάχτρου Edward Malus 2006-09-01
Movie Κυρίαρχος Του Παιχνιδιού Yuri Orlov 2005-09-16
Movie Εχει ο Καιρός Γυρίσματα David Spritz 2005-10-20
Movie Στα Ίχνη Του Χαμένου Θησαυρού Ben Gates 2004-11-19
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Επαγγελματίες Απατεώνες Roy Waller 2003-09-01
Series HypaSpace 2002-05-13
Movie Ο Κώδικας των Ναβάχο Sergeant Joe Enders 2002-06-14
Movie Sonny Acid Yellow 2002-10-26
Movie Adaptation. Charlie/Donald Kaufman 2002-12-06
Movie Το Μαντολίνο του Λοχαγού Corelli Captain Antonio Corelli 2001-08-17
Movie Christmas Carol: The Movie Jacob Marley (voice) 2001-12-07
Movie Σε 60 Δευτερόλεπτα Randall 'Memphis' Raines 2000-06-09
Movie Ονειρεμένη Ζωή Jack Campbell 2000-12-12
Movie Οκτώ χιλιοστά Tom Welles 1999-02-25
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Σταυροδρόμια της Ψυχής Frank Pierce 1999-10-22
Movie Η Πόλη των Αγγέλων Seth 1998-04-10
Movie Snake Eyes Rick Santoro 1998-08-07
Movie Απόδραση στον Αέρα Cameron Poe 1997-06-01
Movie Αδίστακτα Πρόσωπα Castor Troy 1997-06-27
Movie Ο Βράχος Dr. Stanley Goodspeed 1996-06-06
Movie Το Φιλί του Θανάτου Little Junior Brown 1995-04-21
Movie Αφήνοντας το Λας Βέγκας Ben Sanderson 1995-10-27
Movie Ο Φρουρός της Τες Doug Chesnic 1994-03-11
Series Inside the Actors Studio Himself 1994-06-01
Movie Το φιλοδώρημα των 2.000.000 $ Charlie Lang 1994-07-29
Movie Trapped in Paradise Bill Firpo 1994-12-02
Movie Red Rock West Michael Williams 1993-06-16
Movie Amos & Andrew Amos Odell 1993-03-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Deadfall Eddie 1993-10-08
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series MTV Movie Awards Unknown 1992-06-10
Movie Μήνας του Μέλιτος στο Βέγκας Jack Singer 1992-08-28
Movie Zandalee Johnny Collins 1991-05-09
Movie Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted Heartbreaker 1990-01-01
Movie Τα πουλιά της Φωτιάς Jake Preston 1990-05-25
Movie Ατίθαση καρδιά Sailor Ripley 1990-05-01
Movie Never on Tuesday Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) 1989-04-13
Movie Tempo di uccidere Enrico Silvestri 1989-09-10
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 Κάτω από τη λάμψη του φεγγαριού Ronny Cammareri 1987-12-18
Movie The Boy in Blue Ned Hanlan 1986-01-17
Movie Peggy Sue Got Married Charlie Bodell 1986-10-05
Movie Racing with the Moon Nicky / Bud 1984-03-23
Movie Μπέρντι, ο Άνθρωπος Πουλί Sergeant Al Columbato 1984-12-14
Movie Κότον Κλαμπ Vincent Dwyer 1984-12-14
Movie Valley Girl Randy 1983-04-08
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Rumble Fish Smokey 1983-10-21
Movie Πλακατζήδες και Μπουμπούκια Brad's Bud 1982-08-13
Movie The Best of Times Nicolas 1981-01-01
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-15
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
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