Nicolas Cage

BirthDay:

07 Jan 1964

BirthPlace:

Long Beach, California, USA

BirthName:

Nicholas Kim Coppola

Bio:

Nicolas Cage was born in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and German, English, and Polish (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation, succeeding brilliantly with a host of classic, quirky roles by the late 1980s.

Initially studying theatre at Beverly Hills High (though he dropped out at 17), he secured a bit part in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) -- most of which was cut, dashing his hopes and leading to a job selling popcorn at the Fairfax Theater, thinking that would be the only route to a movie career. But a job reading lines with actors auditioning for uncle Francis' Rumble Fish (1983) landed him a role in that film, followed by the punk-rocker in Valley Girl (1983), which was released first and truly launched his career.

His one-time passion for method acting reached a personal limit when he smashed a street-vendor's remote-control car to achieve the sense of rage needed for his gangster character in The Cotton Club (1984).

In his early 20s, he dated Jenny Wright for two years and later linked to Uma Thurman. After a relationship of several years with Christina Fulton, a model, they split amicably and share custody of a son, Weston Cage (b.1992).
Filmography

Actor ( 173 credits )

The Croods 2 (2018) Grug (voice)
Mom and Dad (2017)
Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Southern Fury (2017)
Inconceivable (2017) Brian
Looking Glass (2017) Ray
Army of One (2016)
Paris Can Wait (2016)
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016) Captain McVay
Snowden (2016)
The Trust (2016) Jim Stone
Pay the Ghost (2015)
The Runner (2015) Colin Price
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015) Himself (archive footage)
Wogan: The Best Of (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Outcast (2014)
Dying of the Light (2014) Evan Lake
Left Behind (2014) Rayford Steele
Rage (2014) Paul Maguire
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Joe (2013) Joe
The Frozen Ground (2013) Jack Halcombe
The Croods (2013) Grug (voice)
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Stolen (2012) Will Montgomery
Elvis Found Alive (2012) Himself (archive footage)
Bambule - Das Magazin (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (6 episodes, 2013-2016
Leet Fighters (2012)  Edward Malus / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2012
Seeking Justice (2011) 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) Behmen von Bleibruck
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Jump Start Live (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010) Himself
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) Balthazar
Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren (2010) Himself
Kick-Ass (2010) Damon Macready / Big Daddy
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Death Battle (2010)  Dr. Tenma (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 2
Astro Boy (2009) Dr. Tenma (voice)
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Terence McDonagh
G-Force (2009) Speckles (voice)
Knowing (2009) John Koestler
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Terence McDonagh (1 episode, 2009)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Bangkok Dangerous (2008) Joe
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) Himself (archive footage)
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) Ben Gates
Next (2007) Cris Johnson
Grindhouse (2007) Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredi
Ghost Rider (2007) Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2012)
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
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
The Weather Man (2005) David Spritz
Lord of War (2005) Yuri Orlov
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
National Treasure (2004) Benjamin Franklin Gates
At the Movies (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Bully & Rick (2004)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 200
Matchstick Men (2003) Roy Waller
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Love Chain (2003)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
Adaptation. (2002) Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
Sonny (2002) Acid Yellow
Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait (2002) Himself
Windtalkers (2002) Sergeant Joe Enders
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) Marley (voice)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) Captain Antonio Corelli
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Spaghetti Requiem (2001) Himself
The Family Man (2000) Jack Campbell
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) Memphis Raines
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Frank Pierce
8MM (1999) Tom Welles
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Junket Whore (1998) Himself
Snake Eyes (1998) Rick Santoro
City of Angels (1998) Seth
City Confidential (1998)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Comedy Lab (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Welcome to Hollywood (1998) Himself
Face/Off (1997) Castor Troy / Sean Archer
Con Air (1997) Cameron Poe
Wild On... (1997)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
The Rock (1996) Stanley Goodspeed
Magacine (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) Ben Sanderson
Kiss of Death (1995) Little Junior Brown
Very Important Pennis (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
A Century of Cinema (1994) Himself
Trapped in Paradise (1994) Bill Firpo
It Could Happen to You (1994) Charlie Lang
Guarding Tess (1994) Doug Chesnic
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1996-2002)
Hi Octane (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
Deadfall (1993) Eddie
Amos & Andrew (1993) Amos Odell
Red Rock West (1993) Michael Williams
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2005-2012)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 1996-2003)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) Jack Singer
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Making of... (1992) (1 episode, 2009)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Zandalee (1991) Johnny Collins
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2006)
Wild at Heart (1990) Sailor Ripley
Fire Birds (1990) Jake Preston
The Word (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Time to Kill (1989) Enrico Silvestri
Never on Tuesday (1989) Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Vampire's Kiss (1988) Peter Loew
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 2004-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Inside Edition (1988) (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Moonstruck (1987) Ronny Cammareri
Raising Arizona (1987) H.I. McDunnough
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Charlie Bodell
The Boy in Blue (1986) Ned Hanlan
Birdy (1984) 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 (as Nicolas Coppola)
Wogan (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (16 episodes, 1990-2013)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1992-2012)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Dog Eat Dog (0)
Men with No Fear (0) (rumored)
National Treasure 3 (0) Ben Gates (rumored)
Exit 147 (0)

Producer ( 13 credits )

Vengeance: A Love Story (2017) producer
Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2012) producer
A Thousand Words (2012) producer
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) executive producer
Bangkok Dangerous (2008) producer
Next (2007) producer
The Dresden Files (2007) executive producer (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
The Wicker Man (2006) producer
Lord of War (2005) producer
The Life of David Gale (2003) producer
Sonny (2002) producer
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) producer
Bel Air (2000) producer

Director ( 2 credits )

Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Sonny (2002)

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