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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:
104
First Appeared:
In the series Oscar (The Academy Awards) 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie National Treasure 3 2018-06-22
Known For
Poster of Kick-Ass
Poster of Ghost Rider: El motorista fantasma
Poster of El hombre del tiempo
Poster of Con Air (Convictos en el aire)
Filmography
Movie National Treasure 3 Benjamin Franklin Gates 2018-06-22
Movie Black Butterfly Unknown 2017
Movie Southern Fury 2017
Movie Vengeance: A Love Story John Dromoor 2017
Movie Mom and Dad Unknown 2017-01-01
Movie The Croods 2 Grug (voice) 2017-12-06
Movie Dog Eat Dog Troy 2016-05-31
Movie Policías corruptos Jim Stone 2016-04-29
Movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Captain McVay 2016-09-22
Movie Snowden Hank Forrester 2016-09-15
Movie Army of One Gary Faulkner 2016-11-04
Movie La muerte de "Superman Lives": Que pasó? Himself 2015-05-01
Movie Presencias del más Allá Mike 2015-09-16
Movie Escándalo en el poder Colin Price 2015-08-07
Movie Tokarev Paul Maguire 2014-05-09
Movie Desterrado Glenn 2014-09-26
Movie Joe Joe Ransom 2014-04-10
Movie Caza al terrorista Evan Lake 2014-12-04
Movie Left Behind Rayford Steele 2014-10-03
Movie Los Croods Grug (voice) 2013-03-20
Movie Caza al asesino Jack Halcombe 2013-07-18
Movie Contrarreloj Will Montgomery 2012-09-14
Movie En tiempo de brujas Behman 2011-01-07
Movie El pacto Will Gerard 2011-09-02
Movie Furia ciega Milton 2011-02-24
Movie Ghost Rider: Espíritu de Venganza Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 2011-12-10
Movie Bajo amenaza Kyle Miller 2011-10-14
Movie Kick-Ass Damon Macready / Big Daddy 2010-03-22
Movie El aprendiz de brujo Balthazar Blake 2010-07-13
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Señales del futuro John Koestler 2009-03-19
Movie G-Force: Licencia para espiar Speckles the Mole (voice) 2009-07-21
Movie Astro Boy Dr. Tenma (voice) 2009-10-15
Movie Teniente corrupto Terence McDonagh 2009-09-11
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Peligro en Bangkok Joe 2008-08-21
Movie Ghost Rider: El motorista fantasma Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider 2007-02-16
Movie Werewolf Women of the SS Fu Manchu 2007-04-06
Movie La búsqueda 2: El diario secreto Benjamin Franklin Gates 2007-12-13
Movie Next Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac 2007-04-24
Movie Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone Himself 2006-04-26
Movie Ant Bully, bienvenido al hormiguero Zoc 2006-07-27
Movie World Trade Center John McLoughlin 2006-08-09
Movie Wicker Man Edward Malus 2006-09-01
Movie El señor de la guerra Yuri Orlov 2005-09-16
Movie El hombre del tiempo David Spritz 2005-10-20
Movie La búsqueda Ben Gates 2004-11-08
Movie Cómo ser John Travolta Himself 2004-04-22
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Los impostores Roy Waller 2003-09-01
Movie Windtalkers Sergeant Joe Enders 2002-06-14
Series HypaSpace 2002-05-13
Movie Sonny Acid Yellow 2002-10-26
Movie Adaptation. El ladrón de orquídeas Charlie/Donald Kaufman 2002-12-06
Movie La mandolina del capitán Corelli Captain Antonio Corelli 2001-08-17
Movie Cuento de Navidad, de Charles Dickens Jacob Marley (voice) 2001-12-07
Movie 60 segundos Randall 'Memphis' Raines 2000-06-09
Movie The Family Man Jack Campbell 2000-12-12
Movie Asesinato en 8mm. Tom Welles 1999-02-25
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Al límite Frank Pierce 1999-10-22
Movie City of Angels Seth 1998-04-10
Movie Ojos de serpiente Rick Santoro 1998-08-07
Movie Con Air (Convictos en el aire) Cameron Poe 1997-06-01
Movie Cara a cara Castor Troy 1997-06-27
Movie La roca Dr. Stanley Goodspeed 1996-06-06
Movie El sabor de la muerte Little Junior Brown 1995-04-21
Movie Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson 1995-10-27
Movie Tess y su guardaespaldas Doug Chesnic 1994-03-11
Series Inside the Actors Studio Himself 1994-06-01
Movie Cautivos en Paradise Bill Firpo 1994-12-02
Movie Te puede pasar a ti Charlie Lang 1994-07-29
Movie ¡Atrapen al ladrón! ¿Al Blanco o al Negro? Amos Odell 1993-03-05
Movie Red Rock West Michael Williams 1993-06-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie El Risgo Del Vértigo Eddie 1993-10-08
Series MTV Movie Awards Unknown 1992-06-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Luna de miel para tres Jack Singer 1992-08-28
Movie Zandalee (En el límite del deseo) Johnny Collins 1991-05-09
Movie Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted Heartbreaker 1990-01-01
Movie Pájaros de fuego Jake Preston 1990-05-25
Movie Corazón salvaje 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 Besos de Vampiro Peter Loew 1988-09-17
Movie Arizona Baby H.I. McDunnough 1987-03-01
Movie Hechizo de luna Ronny Cammareri 1987-12-18
Movie The Boy in Blue Ned Hanlan 1986-01-17
Movie Peggy Sue se casó Charlie Bodell 1986-10-05
Movie Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer 1984-01-05
Movie Adiós a la inocencia Nicky / Bud 1984-03-23
Movie Birdy Sergeant Al Columbato 1984-12-14
Movie La chica del valle Randy 1983-04-08
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie La ley de la calle Smokey 1983-10-21
Movie Aquel excitante curso 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 Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1944-01-20
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1929-05-16