Biography & trivia
* Nicolas Cage was born on 7th January 1964 in Long Beach, California, U.S.A.
* His birth name is Nicolas Kim Coppola but at the early stage of his career he changed his name to Nicolas Cage partly inspired by comics superhero Luke Cage.
* His mother Joy Vogelsang was a choreographer and his father August Floyd Coppola was a professor of literature, his parents got divorce in 1976.
* Nicolas Cage has two brothers namely Marc Coppola & Christopher Coppola.
* Cage attended ‘Beverly Hills High School’ California,he later joined “UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television”
* Cage made his acting debut with Brubaker in 1980 alongside Robert Redford and Yaphet Kotto, it was an uncredited role as an extra. His biggest breakthrough came through Moonstruck in 1987 alongside Cher and Olympia Dukakis for which he earned nomination for “Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy”.
* In 1990 decade Cage worked for several hits including Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992 opposite James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker, Leaving Las Vegas in 1995 with Elisabeth Shue and Julian Sands for which he won ‘Academy Award for Best Actor’, The Rock in 1996 alongside Sean Connery and Ed Harris, Con Air in 1997 with John Cusack and John Malkovich, Face/Off in 1997 with John Travolta, City of Angels inn 1998 alongside Meg Ryan and Andre Braugher, Snake Eyes in 1998.
* In 2000 decade Cage appeared in blockbusters like Gone in Sixty Seconds in 2000 opposite Angelina Jolie, Delroy Lindo and Giovanni Ribisi, The Family Man with Téa Leoni, Adaptation in 2002 alongside Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper for which he earned nomination for ‘Academy Award for Best Actor’, National Treasure in 2204 alongside Diane Kruger and Jon Voight, Ghost Rider in 2007 alongside Eva Mendes and Wes Bentley, 2007 film Next opposite Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel, Knowing in 2009 directed by Alex Proyas.
* In 2010 decade Cage worked for major films like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in 2010 opposite Jay Baruchel, Season of the Witch in 2011 with Ron Perlman and Claire Foy,Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in 2012 alongside Ciarán Hinds and Violante Placido.
* Cage started dating Christina Fulton in 1988 and the couple had a son Weston Coppola Cage born in 1990. Cage later married actress Patricia Arquette in 1995 but the divorced in 2001, after the first divorce he married singer Lisa Marie Presley in August 2002 & filed for divorce in Nov 2002, Cage married former waitress Alice Kim on 30th July 2004 and the couple have a son Kal-El born on 3rd October 2005.
* In 2009 Internal Revenue Service initiated proceedings against Cage for failing to pay federal taxes of over $6.2 million in 2007 financial year.
“Love is a very interesting emotion. It can make you crazy, it can make you happy, it can make you jealous, it can make you want to kill someone, it can make you want to cook for someone. It inspires all sorts of feelings. I’ve been drawn to romantic films which allow me to be free with the things that I do and also to purge some of the things that I feel. Love in general inspires me.”
“I’ve always had a soft spot for comic books. I learned to read from them. The words in them were so interesting.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1980||Brubaker||Stuart Rosenberg||Robert Redford,Yaphet Kotto|
|2||1981||Best of Times||Don Mischer||Crispin Glover|
|3||1982||Fast Times at Ridgemont High||Amy Heckerling||Sean Penn,Jennifer Jason Leigh|
|4||1983||The Outsiders||F F Coppola||Thomas Howell,Matt Dillon|
|5||1983||Valley Girl||Martha Coolidge||Deborah Foreman,Michelle Meyrink|
|6||1983||Rumble Fish||F F Coppola||Matt Dillon,Mickey Rourke|
|7||1984||Racing with the Moon||Richard Benjamin||Sean Penn,Elizabeth McGovern|
|8||1984||The Cotton Club||F F Coppola||Richard Gere,Gregory Hines|
|9||1984||Birdy||Alan Parker||Matthew Modine,John Harkins|
|10||1986||The Boy in Blue||Charles Jarrott||Christopher Plummer,Cynthia Dale|
|11||1986||Peggy Sue Got Married||F F Coppola||Kathleen Turner,Don Murray|
|12||1987||Raising Arizona||Joel Coen||Holly Hunter,Trey Wilson|
|13||1987||Moonstruck||Norman Jewison||Cher,Olympia Dukakis|
|14||1988||Never on Tuesday||Adam Rifkin||Claudia Christian,Andrew Lauer|
|15||1989||Vampire’s Kiss||Robert Bierman||María Conchita Alonso,Jennifer Beals|
|16||1990||Tempo di uccidere||Giuliano Montaldo||Ricky Tognazzi,Giancarlo Giannini|
|17||1990||Fire Birds||David Green||Tommy Lee Jones,Sean Young|
|18||1990||Wild at Heart||David Lynch||Laura Dern,Willem Dafoe|
|19||1990||Zandalee||Sam Pillsbury||Judge Reinhold,Erika Anderson|
|20||1992||Honeymoon in Vegas||Andrew Bergman||James Caan,Sarah Jessica Parker|
|21||1993||Amos & Andrew||Max Frye||Samuel L. Jackson,Dabney Coleman|
|22||1993||Deadfall||Christopher Coppola||Michael Biehn,Sarah Trigger|
|23||1994||A Centuryof Cinema||Caroline Thomas||Harrison Ford,Morgan Freeman|
|24||1994||Red Rock West||John Dahl||Dennis Hopper,Lara Flynn Boyle|
|25||1994||Guarding Tess||Hugh Wilson||Shirley MacLaine,Austin Pendleton|
|26||1994||It Could Happento You||Andrew Bergman||Bridget Fonda,Rosie Perez|
|27||1994||Trapped in Paradise||George Gallo||Jon Lovitz,Dana Carvey|
|28||1995||Kiss of Death||Barbet Schroeder||David Caruso,Samuel L. Jackson|
|29||1995||Leaving Las Vegas||Mike Figgis||Elisabeth Shue,Julian Sands|
|30||1996||The Rock||Michael Bay||Sean Connery,Ed Harris|
|31||1997||Con Air||Simon West||John Cusack,John Malkovich|
|32||1997||Face/Off||John Woo||John Travolta,Joan Allen|
|33||1998||City of Angels||Brad Silberling||Meg Ryan,Andre Braugher|
|34||1998||Snake Eyes||Brian De Palma||Gary Sinise,Carla Gugino|
|35||1999||8mm||Joel Schumacher||Joaquin Phoenix,James Gandolfini|
|36||1999||Bringing Out the Dead||Martin Scorsese||John Goodman,Ving Rhames|
|37||2000||Gone in Sixty Seconds||Dominic Sena||Angelina Jolie,Giovanni Ribisi|
|38||2000||The Family Man||Brett Ratner||Téa Leoni,Don Cheadle|
|39||2000||Welcome to Hollywood||Tony Markes||Tony Markes,Adam Rifkin|
|40||2001||Captain Corelli’s Mandolin||John Madden||Penélope Cruz,John Hurt|
|41||2002||Windtalkers||John Woo||Adam Beach,Mark Ruffalo|
|42||2002||Adaptation||Spike Jonze||Meryl Streep,Chris Cooper|
|43||2002||Sonny||Nicolas Cage||James Franco,Brenda Blethyn|
|44||2003||Matchstick Men||Ridley Scott||Sam Rockwell,Alison Lohman|
|45||2004||National Treasure||Jon Turteltaub||Diane Kruger,Justin Bartha|
|46||2005||Lord of War||Andrew Niccol||Jared Leto,Bridget Moynahan|
|47||2005||The Weather Man||Gore Verbinski||Michael Caine,Hope Davis|
|48||2006||The Wicker Man||Neil LaBute||Ellen Burstyn,Kate Beahan|
|49||2006||World Trade Center||Oliver Stone||Maria Bello,Michael Peña|
|50||2007||Ghost Rider||M S Johnson||Eva Mendes,Wes Bentley|
|51||2007||Grindhouse||Robert Rodriguez||Rose McGowan,Freddy Rodriguez|
|52||2007||Next||Lee Tamahori||Julianne Moore,Jessica Biel|
|53||2007||National Treasure 2||Jon Turteltaub||Diane Kruger,Justin Bartha|
|54||2008||Bangkok Dangerous||Pang Brothers||Charlie Yeung,Chakrit Yamnam|
|55||2009||Knowing||Alex Proyas||Rose Byrne,Chandler Canterbury|
|56||2009||Bad Lieutenant||Werner Herzog||Eva Mendes,Jennifer Coolidge|
|57||2010||Kick-Ass||Matthew Vaughn||Aaron Johnson,Chloë Grace Moretz|
|58||2010||The Sorcerer’s Apprentice||Jon Turteltaub||Jay Baruchel,Alfred Molina|
|59||2011||Season of the Witch||Dominic Sena||Ron Perlman,Claire Foy|
|60||2011||Drive Angry||Patrick Lussier||Amber Heard,William Fichtner|
|61||2011||Trespass||Joel Schumacher||Nicole Kidman,Liana Liberato|
|62||2011||Seeking Justice||Roger Donaldson||Guy Pearce,January Jones|
|63||2012||Ghost Rider 2||Neveldine/Taylor||Fergus Riordan,Ciarán Hinds|
|64||2012||Stolen||Simon West||Malin Åkerman,Danny Huston|
|65||2012||The Frozen Ground||Scott Walker||John Cusack,50 Cent|