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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 7, 1964 In Long Beach, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
105
First Appeared:
In the movie Die Croods 2
Latest Project:
Movie Mom and Dad 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of Die Croods
Poster of Knowing - Die Zukunft endet jetzt
Poster of Stadt der Engel
Poster of Mondsüchtig
Filmography
Movie Die Croods 2 Grug (voice) 2018
Movie Mom and Dad 2017-12-31
Movie Arsenal Eddie King 2017-01-06
Movie Vengeance: A Love Story John Dromoor 2017-03-16
Movie Inconceivable Brian 2017-06-30
Movie Black Butterfly 2017-05-26
Movie The Trust: Big Trouble in Sin City Jim Stone 2016-04-29
Movie Snowden Hank Forrester 2016-09-15
Movie Dog Eat Dog Troy 2016-11-04
Movie Frank or Francis The Emcee 2016-11-18
Movie Army of One Gary Faulkner 2016-11-04
Movie USS Indianapolis - Men of Courage Captain McVay 2016-09-22
Movie The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Himself 2015-05-01
Movie Pay the Ghost Mike 2015-09-16
Movie Der Kandidat - Macht hat Ihren Preis Colin Price 2015-08-07
Movie Dying of the Light - Jede Minute zählt Evan Lake 2014-12-04
Movie Tokarev - Die Vergangenheit stirbt niemals Paul Maguire 2014-05-09
Movie Joe - Die Rache ist sein Joe Ransom 2014-04-11
Movie Left Behind Rayford Steele 2014-10-03
Movie Outcast - Die letzten Tempelritter Glenn 2014-09-26
Movie Die Croods Grug Crood (voice) 2013-03-20
Movie Frozen Ground Jack Halcombe 2013-07-18
Movie Stolen Will Montgomery 2012-05-17
Movie Der letzte Tempelritter Behman 2011-01-07
Movie Drive Angry Milton 2011-02-24
Movie Pakt der Rache Will Gerard 2011-09-02
Movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider 2011-12-10
Movie Trespass Kyle Miller 2011-10-13
Movie Kick-Ass Damon Macready / Big Daddy 2010-03-22
Movie Duell der Magier Balthazar Blake 2010-07-13
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Knowing - Die Zukunft endet jetzt John Koestler 2009-03-19
Movie G-Force - Agenten mit Biss Speckles the Mole (voice) 2009-07-21
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Astro Boy Dr. Tenma (voice) 2009-10-15
Movie Bad Lieutenant - Cop ohne Gewissen Terence McDonagh 2009-09-11
Movie Bangkok Dangerous Joe 2008-08-21
Movie Werewolf Women of the SS Fu Manchu 2007-04-06
Movie Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider 2007-02-16
Movie Grindhouse Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) 2007-04-06
Movie Das Vermächtnis des geheimen Buches Benjamin Franklin Gates 2007-12-13
Movie Next Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac 2007-04-24
Movie Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone Himself 2006-04-26
Movie Lucas, der Ameisenschreck Zoc 2006-07-27
Movie Wicker Man - Ritual des Bösen Edward Malus 2006-09-01
Movie The Weather Man David Spritz 2005-10-20
Movie Das Vermächtnis der Tempelritter Ben Gates 2004-11-19
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself 2004-04-22
Movie Tricks Roy Waller 2003-09-01
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series CrashBurn Frank Pierce 2003-08-18
Series HypaSpace 2002-05-13
Series Do Over Charlie Bodell 2002-09-19
Movie Adaption – Der Orchideen-Dieb Charlie/Donald Kaufman 2002-12-06
Movie Sonny Acid Yellow 2002-10-26
Movie Corellis Mandoline Captain Antonio Corelli 2001-04-18
Series 2DTV John McLoughlin 2001-10-14
Movie Nur noch 60 Sekunden Randall 'Memphis' Raines 2000-06-09
Movie Family Man Jack Campbell 2000-12-12
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie 8MM - Acht Millimeter Tom Welles 1999-02-26
Movie Stadt der Engel Seth 1998-04-10
Movie Spiel auf Zeit Rick Santoro 1998-08-07
Movie Con Air Cameron Poe 1997-06-01
Series Pacific Palisades Sergeant Joe Enders 1997-04-09
Movie Im Körper des Feindes Castor Troy 1997-06-27
Series Aquila Ben Sanderson 1997-12-02
Movie The Rock - Fels der Entscheidung Dr. Stanley Goodspeed 1996-06-06
Movie Tess und ihr Bodyguard Doug Chesnic 1994-03-11
Movie 2 Millionen Dollar Trinkgeld Charlie Lang 1994-07-29
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Schneesturm im Paradies Bill Firpo 1994-12-02
Movie Amos & Andrew - Zwei fast perfekte Chaoten Amos Odell 1993-03-05
Movie Deadfall Eddie 1993-10-08
Movie Red Rock West Michael Williams 1993-07-08
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie ...aber nicht mit meiner Braut - Honeymoon in Vegas Jack Singer 1992-08-28
Series African Skies Little Junior Brown 1992-10-11
Movie Zandalee – Das sechste Gebot Johnny Collins 1991-05-09
Movie Air Borne - Flügel aus Stahl Jake Preston 1990-05-25
Series Tiny Toon Abenteuer Yuri Orlov 1990-09-14
Movie Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted Heartbreaker 1990-01-01
Movie Wild at Heart Sailor Ripley 1990-05-01
Movie Never on Tuesday Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) 1989-04-13
Movie Zeit zu leben, Zeit zu sterben Enrico Silvestri 1989-09-10
Movie Vampire's Kiss Peter Loew 1988-09-17
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Mondsüchtig Ronny Cammareri 1987-12-18
Movie Arizona Junior H.I. McDunnough 1987-03-01
Movie Finish - Endspurt bis zum Sieg Ned Hanlan 1986-01-17
Movie Lanny dreht auf Unknown 1985-10-11
Movie Die Zeit Vergeht, Die Navy Ruft Nicky / Bud 1984-03-23
Movie Birdy Sergeant Al Columbato 1984-12-14
Movie Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer 1984-12-14
Movie Rumble Fish Smokey 1983-10-20
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Valley Girl Randy 1983-04-08
Movie Ich glaub’, ich steh’ im Wald Brad's Bud 1982-08-13
Movie The Best of Times Nicolas 1981-01-01
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-15
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Wickie und die starken Männer Jacob Marley (voice) 1974-04-03
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1944-01-20