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Nicolas Cage
Born January 7, 1964





 Biography
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.

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 Movies

CASTING
The Croods 2
 2020, Grug Crood (voice)
Color Out of Space
 2019, Nathan Gardner
Primal
 2019, Frank Walsh
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
 2019,
Running with the Devil
 2019, The Cook
Love, Antosha
 2019, Narrator (voice)
A Score to Settle
 2019, Frank
Between Worlds
 2018, Joe
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
 2018, Peter Parker / Spider-Man Noir (voice)
Sitges - 51st Fantastic International Film Festival of Catalonia
 2018, Himself
Mandy
 2018, Red Miller
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
 2018, Superman (voice)
211
 2018, Mike Chandler
Looking Glass
 2018, Ray
Mom and Dad
 2018, Brent Ryan
Dark
 2017, Evan Lake
Vengeance: A Love Story
 2017, Det. John Dromoor
The Humanity Bureau
 2017, Noah Kross
Inconceivable
 2017, Brian
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
 2017, Captain McVay
Arsenal
 2017, Eddie King
Dog Eat Dog
 2016, Troy
Army of One
 2016, Gary Faulkner
Snowden
 2016, Hank Forrester
The Trust
 2016, Jim Stone
Pay the Ghost
 2015, Mike
The Runner
 2015, Colin Price
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
 2015, Himself
Outcast
 2015, Glenn
Dying of the Light
 2014, Evan Lake
Left Behind
 2014, Rayford Steele
Rage
 2014, Paul Maguire
Joe
 2014, Joe Ransom
And the Oscar Goes To...
 2014,
The Frozen Ground
 2013, Jack Halcombe
The Croods
 2013, Grug Crood (voice)
Stolen
 2012, Will Montgomery
Seeking Justice
 2012, Will Gerard
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
 2011, Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
Trespass
 2011, Kyle Miller
Drive Angry
 2011, Milton
Season of the Witch
 2011, Behman
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
 2010, Himself
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
 2010, Balthazar Blake
Kick-Ass
 2010, Damon Macready / Big Daddy
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
 2009, Terence McDonagh
Astro Boy
 2009, Dr. Tenma (voice)
G-Force
 2009, Speckles the Mole (voice)
Knowing
 2009, John Koestler
Bangkok Dangerous
 2008, Joe
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
 2007, Benjamin Franklin Gates
Next
 2007, Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac
Grindhouse
 2007, Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited)
Ghost Rider
 2007, Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
The Wicker Man
 2006, Edward Malus
World Trade Center
 2006, John McLoughlin
The Ant Bully
 2006, Zoc (voice)
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone
 2006, Himself
The Weather Man
 2005, David Spritz
Lord of War
 2005, Yuri Orlov
National Treasure
 2004, Ben Gates
John Travolta: The Inside Story
 2004, Himself
Matchstick Men
 2003, Roy Waller
Adaptation.
 2002, Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
Sonny
 2002, Acid Yellow
Windtalkers
 2002, Sergeant Joe Enders
Christmas Carol: The Movie
 2001, Jacob Marley (voice)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
 2001, Captain Antonio Corelli
The Family Man
 2000, Jack Campbell
Gone in Sixty Seconds
 2000, Randall 'Memphis' Raines
Bringing Out the Dead
 1999, Frank Pierce
8MM
 1999, Tom Welles
Snake Eyes
 1998, Rick Santoro
City of Angels
 1998, Seth
Face/Off
 1997, Castor Troy / Sean Archer
Con Air
 1997, Cameron Poe
The Rock
 1996, Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Leaving Las Vegas
 1995, Ben Sanderson
Kiss of Death
 1995, Little Junior Brown
Trapped in Paradise
 1994, Bill Firpo
It Could Happen to You
 1994, Charlie Lang
Red Rock West
 1994, Michael Williams
Guarding Tess
 1994, Doug Chesnic
Deadfall
 1993, Eddie
Amos & Andrew
 1993, Amos Odell
Honeymoon in Vegas
 1992, Jack Singer
Zandalee
 1991, Johnny Collins
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted
 1990, Heartbreaker
Wild at Heart
 1990, Sailor Ripley
Fire Birds
 1990, Jake Preston
Time to Kill
 1989, Enrico Silvestri
Never on Tuesday
 1989, Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited)
Vampire's Kiss
 1988, Peter Loew
Moonstruck
 1987, Ronny Cammareri
Raising Arizona
 1987, H.I. McDunnough
Peggy Sue Got Married
 1986, Charlie Bodell
The Boy in Blue
 1986, Ned Hanlan
Birdy
 1984, Sergeant Al Columbato
The Cotton Club
 1984, Vincent Dwyer
Racing with the Moon
 1984, Nicky / Bud
Rumble Fish
 1983, Smokey
Valley Girl
 1983, Randy
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
 1982, Brad's Bud
The Best of Times
 1981, Nicolas
Grand Isle
 Walter
Kill Chain
 
Prisoners of the Ghostland
 
Siberia
 
Jiu Jitsu
 Wylie

CREW
Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
  Producer
A Thousand Words (2012)
  Producer
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
  Producer
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
  Producer
Next (2007)
  Producer
The Wicker Man (2006)
  Producer
Lord of War (2005)
  Producer
What Is It? (2005)
  Thanks
The Life of David Gale (2003)
  Producer
Sonny (2002)
  Director
Sonny (2002)
  Producer
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  Producer

 TV

CASTING
Entertainment Tonight
 1981,
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
 1983,
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
 1993,
MTV Movie & TV Awards
 1992,
The Academy Awards
 1953,
Inside the Actors Studio
 1994, Himself
This Morning
 1988,
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
 1992,
HypaSpace
 2002, Himself
Celebrities Uncensored
 2003,
Where Are They Now?
 1999,
Live from Studio Five
 2009,
Saturday Night Live
 1975, Himself - Host
Wanna bet, that..?
 1981,
Terry Wogan's Friday Night
 1992, Himself
Goldene Kamera Verleihung
 1966, himself

CREW
The Dresden Files (2007)
  Producer



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