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Nicolas Cage


Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 42 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson
(1995)
National Treasure
National Treasure Benjamin Franklin Gates
(2004)
Moonstruck
Moonstruck Ronny Cammareri
(1987)
Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass Damon Macready / Big Daddy
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Mandy (filming)
Red
 2017 The Humanity Bureau (post-production)
Noah Kross
 2017 #211 (post-production)
Chandler
 2017 Inconceivable
Brian
 2017 Arsenal
Eddie King
 2016 USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Captain McVay
 2016/I Dog Eat Dog
Troy
 2016 The Trust
Stone
 2015 Pay the Ghost
Mike Lawford
 2015/I The Runner
Colin Pryce
 2014/I Outcast
Gallain
 2013/I Joe
Joe
 2013 The Croods
Grug (voice)
 2009 Astro Boy
Dr. Tenma (voice)
 2009 G-Force
Speckles (voice)
 2006 The Ant Bully
Zoc (voice)
 2002 Sonny
Acid Yellow
 1999 8MM
Tom Welles
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Nicolas Cage (credit only)
 1994 It Could Happen to You
Charlie Lang
 1993 Deadfall
Eddie
 1993 Amos & Andrew
Amos Odell
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Jack Singer
 1991 Zandalee
Johnny Collins
 1990 Fire Birds
Jake Preston
 1989 Never on Tuesday
Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited)
 1986 The Boy in Blue
Ned Hanlan
 1984 Racing with the Moon
Nicky / Bud
 1983 Valley Girl
Randy
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Brad's Bud (as Nicolas Coppola)
 1981 Best of Times (TV Movie)
Nicholas (as Nicolas Coppola)
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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 34 Interviews | 43 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 42 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nicholas Cage | Nicolas Coppola

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

What happens is, you become different people in your path as an actor. When I was doing those things, I was a very new actor. I didn't have a lot of training, and I was trying to make some sort of impact, because that was what was important for me at the time - to get on the map. There were things I would do that were more shocking, or approaches I would do to try and live the character, because ... See more »

Trivia:

After his first film role (in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)), he adopted the stage name of Cage, because he wanted to assure himself that any success he had was based on his own merits, not the fame of his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays flamboyant and/or eccentric characters (Ronny Cammareri in Moonstruck (1987), Sailor Ripley in Wild at Heart (1990), Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman in Adaptation. (2002)). See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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