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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 7th, 1964 in Long Beach, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
95
First Appeared:
The Humanity Bureau
Latest Project:
Mandy (Dec 31st, 2018)

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Filmography
MOVIES Mandy Red Miller Dec 31st, 2018
MOVIES Mom and Dad Sep 9th, 2017
MOVIES Inconceivable Brian Jun 30th, 2017
MOVIES The Croods 2 Grug Crood Jun 20th, 2017
MOVIES Vengeance: A Love Story John Dromoor Mar 16th, 2017
MOVIES Arsenal Eddie King Jan 6th, 2017
MOVIES Army of One Gary Faulkner Nov 4th, 2016
MOVIES Dog Eat Dog Troy Nov 4th, 2016
MOVIES USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Captain McVay Sep 22nd, 2016
MOVIES Snowden Hank Forrester Sep 15th, 2016
MOVIES The Trust Jim Stone Apr 29th, 2016
MOVIES Pay the Ghost Mike Sep 16th, 2015
MOVIES The Runner Colin Price Aug 7th, 2015
MOVIES The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Himself May 1st, 2015
MOVIES Dying of the Light Evan Lake Dec 4th, 2014
MOVIES Left Behind Rayford Steele Oct 3rd, 2014
MOVIES Outcast Glenn Sep 26th, 2014
MOVIES Rage Paul Maguire May 9th, 2014
MOVIES Joe Joe Ransom Apr 11th, 2014
MOVIES The Frozen Ground Jack Halcombe Jul 18th, 2013
MOVIES The Croods Grug Crood (voice) Mar 20th, 2013
MOVIES Stolen Will Montgomery May 17th, 2012
MOVIES Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider Dec 10th, 2011
MOVIES Trespass Kyle Miller Oct 13th, 2011
MOVIES Seeking Justice Will Gerard Sep 2nd, 2011
MOVIES Drive Angry Milton Feb 24th, 2011
MOVIES Season of the Witch Behman Jan 7th, 2011
MOVIES With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself Jul 24th, 2010
MOVIES The Sorcerer's Apprentice Balthazar Blake Jul 13th, 2010
MOVIES Kick-Ass Damon Macready / Big Daddy Mar 22nd, 2010
MOVIES Astro Boy Dr. Tenma (voice) Oct 15th, 2009
MOVIES The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans Terence McDonagh Sep 11th, 2009
MOVIES G-Force Speckles the Mole (voice) Jul 21st, 2009
MOVIES Knowing John Koestler Mar 19th, 2009
MOVIES Bangkok Dangerous Joe Aug 21st, 2008
MOVIES National Treasure: Book of Secrets Benjamin Franklin Gates Dec 13th, 2007
MOVIES Next Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac Apr 24th, 2007
MOVIES Grindhouse Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) Apr 6th, 2007
MOVIES Werewolf Women of the SS Fu Manchu Apr 6th, 2007
MOVIES Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider Feb 16th, 2007
MOVIES The Wicker Man Edward Malus Sep 1st, 2006
MOVIES World Trade Center John McLoughlin Aug 9th, 2006
MOVIES The Ant Bully Zoc Jul 27th, 2006
MOVIES Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone Himself Apr 26th, 2006
MOVIES The Weather Man David Spritz Oct 20th, 2005
MOVIES Lord of War Yuri Orlov Sep 16th, 2005
MOVIES National Treasure Ben Gates Nov 19th, 2004
MOVIES John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself Apr 22nd, 2004
MOVIES Matchstick Men Roy Waller Sep 1st, 2003
MOVIES Adaptation. Charlie/Donald Kaufman Dec 6th, 2002
MOVIES Sonny Acid Yellow Oct 26th, 2002
MOVIES Windtalkers Sergeant Joe Enders Jun 14th, 2002
SERIES HypaSpace May 13th, 2002
MOVIES Christmas Carol: The Movie Jacob Marley (voice) Dec 7th, 2001
MOVIES Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Antonio Corelli Aug 17th, 2001
MOVIES The Family Man Jack Campbell Dec 12th, 2000
MOVIES Gone in Sixty Seconds Randall 'Memphis' Raines Jun 9th, 2000
MOVIES Bringing Out the Dead Frank Pierce Oct 22nd, 1999
MOVIES 8MM Tom Welles Feb 26th, 1999
MOVIES Snake Eyes Rick Santoro Aug 7th, 1998
MOVIES City of Angels Seth Apr 10th, 1998
MOVIES Face/Off Castor Troy Jun 27th, 1997
MOVIES Con Air Cameron Poe Jun 1st, 1997
MOVIES The Rock Dr. Stanley Goodspeed Jun 6th, 1996
MOVIES Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson Oct 27th, 1995
MOVIES Kiss of Death Little Junior Brown Apr 21st, 1995
MOVIES Trapped in Paradise Bill Firpo Dec 2nd, 1994
MOVIES It Could Happen to You Charlie Lang Jul 29th, 1994
MOVIES Guarding Tess Doug Chesnic Mar 11th, 1994
MOVIES Deadfall Eddie Oct 8th, 1993
MOVIES Red Rock West Michael Williams Jul 8th, 1993
MOVIES Amos & Andrew Amos Odell Mar 5th, 1993
MOVIES Honeymoon in Vegas Jack Singer Aug 28th, 1992
MOVIES Zandalee Johnny Collins May 9th, 1991
MOVIES Fire Birds Jake Preston May 25th, 1990
MOVIES Wild at Heart Sailor Ripley May 1st, 1990
MOVIES Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted Heartbreaker Jan 1st, 1990
MOVIES Time to Kill Enrico Silvestri Sep 10th, 1989
MOVIES Never on Tuesday Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) Apr 13th, 1989
MOVIES Vampire's Kiss Peter Loew Sep 17th, 1988
MOVIES Moonstruck Ronny Cammareri Dec 18th, 1987
MOVIES Raising Arizona H.I. McDunnough Mar 1st, 1987
MOVIES Peggy Sue Got Married Charlie Bodell Oct 5th, 1986
MOVIES The Boy in Blue Ned Hanlan Jan 17th, 1986
MOVIES Birdy Sergeant Al Columbato Dec 14th, 1984
MOVIES The Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer Dec 14th, 1984
MOVIES Racing with the Moon Nicky / Bud Mar 23rd, 1984
MOVIES Rumble Fish Smokey Oct 20th, 1983
MOVIES Valley Girl Randy Apr 8th, 1983
MOVIES Fast Times at Ridgemont High Brad's Bud Aug 13th, 1982
MOVIES The Best of Times Nicolas Jan 1st, 1981
MOVIES Looking Glass Ray
MOVIES Siberia
MOVIES Frank or Francis Alan Modell (The Emcee)
MOVIES The Humanity Bureau Noah Kross