Nicolas Cage is an American actor and filmmaker who was born and raised in Long Beach, California, United States.
- Full Names: Nicholas Kim Coppola
- Popular as : Nicolas Cage
- Gender: Male
- Occupation Profession : Actor and Filmmaker
- Nationality : American
- Race/Ethnicity : Not available
- Religion : Not known
- Sexual Orientation: Direct
- Age/How old? : 56 years old (2020)
- Zodiac sign : Aquarius
- Date of birth : January 7, 1964
- Place of birth : Long Beach, California
- Birthday : January 7
Nicolas Cage Biography
He was born as Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7, 1964 in Long Beach, California, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on January 7 every year. He is 56 years old as of 2020.
Cage is the son of August Coppola, who was a professor of literature, and Joy Vogelsang, who was a dancer and choreographer. Nicholas grew up in a Catholic family.
Also, his father was of Italian descent and his mother was of German and Polish descent. Nicholas has two brothers, Marc Coppola and Christopher Coppola. Marc is a radio personality on WAXQ and WLTW in New York City, while Christopher is a film director and producer.
Nicholas studied at the Beverly Hills school. After finishing his high school education, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater, Film and Television, where he studied acting.
He is a man of average height, he also appears to be quite tall in his photo. He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.83 m). He also weighs 196 pounds (89 kg).
Nicolas Cage Career
Since his film debut with a supporting role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), opposite Judge Reinhold and Sean Penn, Cage has appeared in a wide range of films, both mainstream and offbeat.
He auditioned for the role of Dallas Winston in his uncle’s film The Outsiders , based on the SE Hinton novel, but lost to Matt Dillon. He was also in the Coppola films Rumble Fish and Peggy Sue Got Married .
His other roles are including appearances in the acclaimed 1987 romantic comedy film Moonstruck , also starring Cher; the Coen brothers’ cult classic comedy Raising Arizona ; David Lynch’s 1990 film Wild at Heart ; Martin Scorsese’s 1999 New York City paramedic drama Bringing Out the Dead ; and Matchstick Men , a 2003 dark comedy by Ridley Scott, in which he played a con man with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Cage has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, winning once for his performance as a suicidal alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas . His other nomination was for his portrayal of real-life screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and Kaufman’s fictional twin Donald in Adaptation.
Despite these successes, most of his low-key films have performed poorly at the box office compared to his leading action-adventure roles.
The suspense thriller 8mm (1999) is considered a cult film. He took the title role in the 2001 film Captain Corelli Mandolin and learned to play the mandolin from scratch for the role. He made his directorial debut with 2002’s Sonny .
In 2005, two films he headlined, Lord of War and The Weather Man , failed to find significant audiences despite national releases and critical acclaim for their performances.
The 2006 remake of The Wicker Man has beenvery poorly reviewed and failed to make back its $40 million budget. The much-criticized Ghost Rider (2007), wich was based on the Marvel Comics character, fared better, earning more than $45 million (the main earner) during its opening weekend and more than $ 208 million worldwide for the weekend ending March 25, 2007.
Also in 2007, he was starring in Next , which shared the concept of a glimpse into an alternate timeline with Cage’s film, The Family Man (2000).
Most of Cage’s films that have achieved financial success are in the action-adventure genre. In his second highest-grossing film to date, National Treasure , he plays an eccentric historian who goes on a dangerous adventure to find the treasure hidden by America’s founding fathers.
Other action hits is including The Rock , in which Cage plays a young FBI chemical weapons expert who infiltrates Alcatraz Island in hopes of neutralizing a terrorist threat, Face/Off , a John Woo movie in which he was playing a hero and a villain, and World Trade Center, director Oliver Stone’s film about the 9/11 attacks.
He had a small but notable role as Chinese criminal mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu in Rob Zombie’s fake trailer for the Werewolf SS double B-movie Grindhouse .
In November 2007, Cage was seen backstage at a Ring of Honor wrestling show in New York City researching for the lead role in The Wrestler .
However, Cage left the production soon after because he felt that he did not have enough time to prepare for the role and director Darren Aronofsky preferred Mickey Rourke for the lead role. Rourke would receive an Academy Award nomination for his performance.
In an interview , Aronofsky said of Cage’s decision to leave the film that “Nic was a complete gentleman, and he understood that my heart was with Mickey and stepped aside. I have a lot of respect for Nic Cage as an actor.” and I think it really could have worked with Nic, but… you know, Nic was incredibly supportive of Mickey and he’s an old friend of Mickey’s and he really wanted to help out with this opportunity, so he dropped out of the race.”
Nicolas Cage Honors And Nominations
For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Cage was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998 with a motion picture star located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.
In May 2001, Cage received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton. He spoke at the graduation ceremony.
He has been also been nominated for an Academy Award twice. He was winning an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Leaving Las Vegas in 1995. He has been nominated for a second award for his role in the film Adaptation in 2002.
He was also winning a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and many more awards for Leaving Las Vegas .
He was receiving Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA nominations for her films Adaptation , Honeymoon in Vegas , and Moonstruck. He has also won and been nominated for many other awards.
Nicolas Cage Movies
During his early career, he was starring in a variety of films such as Rumble Fish (1983), Valley Girl (1983), Racing with the Moon (1984), Birdy (1984), 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). During this period, Screen World, Vol. 36 listed him as one of Twelve Promising New Actors of 1984 .
After winning his Academy Award, he start starring in more mainstream films, including The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), City of Angels (1998), National Treasure (2004), Lord of War (2005), Ghost Rider (2007), National Treasure: Book of Secrets , (2007), and Saber (2009). He also directed the film Sonny (2002), for which he was nominated for the Special Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival .
He owns the production company Saturn Films and has produced films such asShadow of the Vampire (2000) and The Life of David Gale (2003). In October 1997, Cage was ranked No. 40 on Empire magazine ‘s list of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time , while the following year, he was ranked No. 37 on Premiere ‘s 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood.
Nicolas Cage New Movie
In the 2010s, he was starring in Kick-Ass (2010), The Croods (2013), Joe (2013), Dog Eat Dog (2016), Mom and Dad (2017), Mandy (2018), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and Color Out of Space (2019). His involvement in various film genres during this time increased her popularity and earned her a cult following .
Nicolas Cage Spouse
He was in a relationship with actress Christina Fulton in 1988. The couple share a son, Weston Coppola Cage born December 26, 1990. Weston is currently a singer and has a band Arsh Anubi, formed in 2011. Weston has given Cage two grandchildren born in 2014 and 2016 consecutively.
Nicholas has been married four times. He married his first wife, actress Patricia Arquette, in 1995 and the couple later divorced in 2001.
He married his second wife, Lisa Marie Presley, a singer-songwriter, on August 10, 2002, but later on November 25, 2002, the couple filed for divorce and later separated on May 16, 2004.
On July 10, 2004, Cage married his third wife. Alicia Kim on a private ranch in Northern California. Cage and Alice have a son, Kal-El, born on October 3, 2005. However, the couple divorced in 2016.
Cage married his fourth wife Erika Koike in March 2019 in Las Vegas. However, their marriage did not last, Cage filed for divorce and in June 2019 he was granted a divorce from Koike.
He is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Riko Shibata.
Nicolas Cage Net Worth
He is an American filmmaker and actor who has a net worth of $25 million.