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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:
103
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie National Treasure 3 2018-06-22
Known For
Poster of Mom and Dad
Poster of Vengeance: A Love Story
Poster of Geniusze zbrodni
Poster of HypaSpace
Filmography
Movie National Treasure 3 Benjamin Franklin Gates 2018-06-22
Movie Vengeance: A Love Story John Dromoor 2017-01-01
Movie Pakt krwi Eddie King 2017-01-06
Movie Mom and Dad 2017-12-31
Movie Black Butterfly 2017-05-26
Movie Skarbiec Jim Stone 2016-04-29
Movie Snowden Hank Forrester 2016-09-15
Movie Misja niewykonalna Gary Faulkner 2016-11-04
Movie Ostatnia misja USS Indianapolis Captain McVay 2016-09-22
Movie Geniusze zbrodni Troy 2016-11-04
Movie The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Himself 2015-05-01
Movie Kongresmen Colin Price 2015-08-07
Movie Wrota zaświatów Mike 2015-09-16
Movie Tokarev .Zabójca z przeszłości Paul Maguire 2014-05-09
Movie Banita Glenn 2014-09-26
Movie Joe Joe Ransom 2014-04-11
Movie Zanim Nadejdzie Noc Evan Lake 2014-12-04
Movie Czasy ostateczne: Pozostawieni Rayford Steele 2014-10-03
Movie Krudowie Grug Crood (voice) 2013-03-20
Movie Polowanie na łowcę Jack Halcombe 2013-07-18
Movie 12 godzin Will Montgomery 2012-05-17
Movie Piekielna zemsta Milton 2011-02-24
Movie Bóg zemsty Will Gerard 2011-09-02
Movie Polowanie na czarownice Behman 2011-01-07
Movie Anatomia strachu Kyle Miller 2011-10-13
Movie Ghost Rider 2 Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 2011-12-10
Movie Kick-Ass Damon Macready / Big Daddy 2010-03-22
Movie Uczeń czarnoksiężnika Balthazar Blake 2010-07-13
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Zapowiedź John Koestler 2009-03-19
Movie Załoga G 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 Zły porucznik Terence McDonagh 2009-09-11
Movie Ostatnie zlecenie Joe 2008-08-21
Movie Werewolf Women of the SS Fu Manchu 2007-04-06
Movie Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider 2007-02-16
Movie Grindhouse Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) 2007-04-06
Movie Next Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac 2007-04-24
Movie Skarb narodów: Księga tajemnic Benjamin Franklin Gates 2007-12-13
Movie Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone Himself 2006-04-26
Movie Po rozum do mrówek Zoc 2006-07-27
Movie World Trade Center John McLoughlin 2006-08-09
Movie Kult Edward Malus 2006-09-01
Movie Pan życia i śmierci Yuri Orlov 2005-09-16
Movie The Weather Man David Spritz 2005-10-20
Movie Skarb narodów Ben Gates 2004-11-19
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Naciągacze Roy Waller 2003-09-01
Movie Szyfry wojny Sergeant Joe Enders 2002-06-14
Series HypaSpace 2002-05-13
Movie Sonny Acid Yellow 2002-10-26
Movie Adaptacja Charlie/Donald Kaufman 2002-12-06
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Antonio Corelli 2001-08-17
Movie Christmas Carol: The Movie Jacob Marley (voice) 2001-12-07
Movie 60 sekund Randall 'Memphis' Raines 2000-06-09
Movie Family Man Jack Campbell 2000-12-12
Movie Osiem milimetrów Tom Welles 1999-02-25
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Ciemna strona miasta Frank Pierce 1999-10-22
Movie Miasto aniołów Seth 1998-04-10
Movie Snake Eyes Rick Santoro 1998-08-07
Movie Lot skazańców Cameron Poe 1997-06-01
Movie Bez twarzy Castor Troy 1997-06-27
Movie Twierdza Dr. Stanley Goodspeed 1996-06-06
Movie Pocałunek śmierci Little Junior Brown 1995-04-21
Movie Zostawić Las Vegas Ben Sanderson 1995-10-27
Movie Guarding Tess Doug Chesnic 1994-03-11
Series Inside the Actors Studio Himself 1994-06-01
Movie It Could Happen to You Charlie Lang 1994-07-29
Movie Zagubieni w raju Bill Firpo 1994-12-02
Movie Red Rock West Michael Williams 1993-07-08
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 Honeymoon in Vegas 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 Fire Birds Jake Preston 1990-05-25
Movie Dzikość serca 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 Arizona Junior H.I. McDunnough 1987-03-01
Movie Moonstruck 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 The Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer 1984-12-14
Movie Ptasiek Sergeant Al Columbato 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 1983-10-20
Movie Fast Times At Ridgemont High 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