Nicolas Cage

7 Jan 1964

Actor, Producer, Director

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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Filmography (82 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···The Croods 2
Genre: Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor
(movie, 2017)
···Mom and Dad
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Brent Ryan)
(movie, 2017)
···Inconceivable
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Brian)
(movie, 2016)
···Dog Eat Dog
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Troy)
Genre: Action, War
Role: Actor (as Captain McVay)
(movie, 2016)
···Snowden
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hank Forrester)
(movie, 2016)
···The Trust
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jim Stone)
(movie, 2015)
···Pay the Ghost
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mike)
(movie, 2015)
···The Runner
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Colin Price)
(movie, 2014)
···Dying of the Light
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Evan Lake)
(movie, 2014)
4.5Left Behind
Genre: Thriller, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Rayford Steele)
(movie, 2014)
···Outcast
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Glenn)
(movie, 2014)
···Tokarev
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Paul Maguire)
(movie, 2013)
···Joe
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Joe Ransom)
(movie, 2013)
···The Frozen Ground
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jack Halcombe)
(movie, 2013)
···The Croods
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Grug Crood (voice))
(movie, 2012)
···Stolen
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Will Montgomery)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Johnny Blaze · Ghost Rider)
(movie, 2011)
···Trespass
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kyle)
(movie, 2011)
···Seeking Justice
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Will Gerard)
(movie, 2011)
5.5Drive Angry
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Milton)
(movie, 2011)
···Season of the Witch
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Behman)
(movie, 2010)
···The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Balthazar Blake)
(movie, 2010)
7.5Kick-Ass
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Damon Macready · Big Daddy)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2009)
···Astro Boy
Genre: Action, Animation, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Tenma (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···G-Force
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Speckles the Mole (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···Knowing
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Koestler)
(movie, 2008)
···Bangkok Dangerous
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Benjamin Franklin Gates)
(movie, 2007)
···Next
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2007)
···Ghost Rider
Genre: Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Johnny Blaze · Ghost Rider)
(movie, 2006)
···The Wicker Man
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2006)
···World Trade Center
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John McLoughlin)
(movie, 2006)
···The Ant Bully
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Zoc)
(movie, 2005)
···The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as David Spritz)
(movie, 2005)
···Lord of War
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2004)
···National Treasure
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Ben Gates)
(movie, 2003)
···Matchstick Men
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Roy Waller)
(movie, 2003)
···The Life of David Gale
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Role: Producer
(movie, 2002)
···Adaptation.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Charlie · Donald Kaufman)
(movie, 2002)
···Sonny
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2002)
···Windtalkers
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Sergeant Joe Enders)
(movie, 2002)
···Adaptation.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Charlie Kaufman · Donald Kaufman)
(movie, 2001)
···Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Captain Antonio Corelli)
(movie, 2001)
···Christmas Carol: The Movie
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Marley)
(movie, 2000)
···The Family Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jack Campbell)
(movie, 2000)
···Gone in Sixty Seconds
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Randall 'Memphis' Raines)
(movie, 2000)
···Shadow of the Vampire
Genre: Drama, Horror
Role: Producer
(movie, 1999)
···Bringing Out the Dead
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank Pierce)
(movie, 1999)
7.08MM
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tom Welles)
(movie, 1998)
···Snake Eyes
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Rick Santoro)
(movie, 1998)
···City of Angels
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Seth)
(movie, 1997)
···Face/Off
Genre: Action, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Castor Troy)
(movie, 1997)
···Con Air
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Cameron Poe)
(movie, 1996)
···The Rock
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Stanley Goodspeed)
(movie, 1995)
···Leaving Las Vegas
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ben Sanderson)
(movie, 1995)
···Kiss of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Little Junior Brown)
(movie, 1994)
···Trapped in Paradise
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bill Firpo)
(movie, 1994)
···It Could Happen to You
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charlie Lang)
(movie, 1994)
···Guarding Tess
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Doug Chesnic)
(movie, 1993)
···Deadfall
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eddie)
(movie, 1993)
···Red Rock West
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Michael Williams)
(movie, 1993)
···Amos & Andrew
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Amos Odell)
(movie, 1992)
···Honeymoon in Vegas
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Singer)
(movie, 1991)
···Zandalee
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Johnny Collins)
(movie, 1990)
···Wild at Heart
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sailor Ripley)
(movie, 1990)
···Fire Birds
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Jake Preston)
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Heartbreaker)
(movie, 1989)
···Tempo di uccidere
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Enrico Silvestri)
(movie, 1988)
···Vampire's Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Peter Loew)
(movie, 1987)
···Moonstruck
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ronny Cammareri)
(movie, 1987)
···Raising Arizona
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as H.I. McDunnough)
(movie, 1986)
···Peggy Sue Got Married
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charlie Bodell)
(movie, 1986)
···The Boy in Blue
Genre: Drama, Sport, Biography
Role: Actor (as Ned Hanlan)
(movie, 1984)
···Birdy
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Sergeant Al Columbato)
(movie, 1984)
···The Cotton Club
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Vincent Dwyer)
(movie, 1984)
···Racing with the Moon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nicky · Bud)
(movie, 1983)
···Rumble Fish
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Smokey)
(movie, 1983)
···Valley Girl
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Randy)
(movie, 1982)
···Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Brad's Bud)
(movie, 1981)
···Best of Times
Role: Actor (as Nicholas)