Nicolas Cage

Actor, Producer, Director
Though haunted by cries of nepotism early in his career thanks to being born the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire, actor Nicolas Cage managed to strike out on his own based on the strength of his fearless ... Read more »
Born: 01/07/1964 in Long Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (111)

Outcast 2015 (Movie)

Gallain (Actor)

Pay the Ghost 2015 (Movie)

Mike Cole (Actor)

Snowden 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Runner 2015 (Movie)

Colin Pryce (Actor)

The Trust 2015 (Movie)

Jim Stone (Actor)

Dying of the Light 2014 (Movie)

Evan Lake (Actor)

Joe 2014 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Left Behind 2014 (Movie)

Rayford Steele (Actor)

Rage 2014 (Movie)

Paul Maguire (Actor)

Red Squad 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Croods 2013 (Movie)

Grug (Voice)

The Frozen Ground 2013 (Movie)

Jack Halcombe (Actor)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D 2012 (Movie)

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider (Actor)

Scream Awards 2011 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Seeking Justice 2012 (Movie)

Will Gerard (Actor)

Stolen 2012 (Movie)

Will Montgomery (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Drive Angry 2011 (Movie)

Milton (Actor)

Season of the Witch 2011 (Movie)

Behmen (Actor)

Trespass 2011 (Movie)

Kyle Miller (Actor)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

Damon Macready/ Big Daddy (Actor)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

Balthazar (Actor)

Astro Boy 2009 (Movie)

Dr. Tenma (Voice)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 2009 (Movie)

Terence McDonagh (Actor)

G-Force 2009 (Movie)

Speckles (Voice)

Knowing 2009 (Movie)

John Koestler (Actor)

Bangkok Dangerous 2008 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Ghost Rider 2007 (Movie)

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider (Actor)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

Ben Gates (Actor)

Next 2007 (Movie)

Cris Johnson (Actor)

The Ant Bully 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Zoc (Actor)

The Wicker Man 2006 (Movie)

Edward Malus (Actor)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

Sgt. John McLoughlin (Actor)

Lord of War 2005 (Movie)

Yuri Orlov (Actor)

The Weather Man 2005 (Movie)

David Spritz (Actor)

National Treasure 2004 (Movie)

Ben Gates (Actor)

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Matchstick Men 2003 (Movie)

Roy Waller (Actor)

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (04/01/03) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Adaptation 2002 (Movie)

Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman (Actor)

Sonny 2002 (Movie)

Acid Yellow (Actor)

The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Windtalkers 2002 (Movie)

Joe Enders (Actor)

Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 (Movie)

Captain Antonio Corelli (Actor)

Christmas Carol: the Movie 2001 (Movie)

of Jacob Marley (Voice)

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

World Stunt Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Memphis Raines (Actor)

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

Jack Campbell (Actor)

8mm 1999 (Movie)

Tom Welles (Actor)

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

Frank Pierce (Actor)

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Art Mann's 10th Anniversary Winter Special 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

Seth (Actor)

Snake Eyes 1998 (Movie)

Rick Santoro (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Con Air 1997 (Movie)

Cameron Poe (Actor)

Face/Off 1997 (Movie)

Castor Troy (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome to Hollywood 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Disney's Most Unlikely Heroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Carrey: The Joker's Wild 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

Stanley Goodspeed (Actor)

American Heroes & Legends 1992 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hi-Octane 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

Little Junior (Actor)

Leaving Las Vegas 1995 (Movie)

Ben Sanderson (Actor)

Guarding Tess 1994 (Movie)

Doug Chesnic (Actor)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

Charlie Lang (Actor)

Red Rock West 1994 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped in Paradise 1994 (Movie)

Bill Firpo (Actor)

Amos and Andrew 1993 (Movie)

Amos Odell (Actor)

Deadfall 1993 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

Detective Jack Singer (Actor)

Zandalee 1991 (Movie)

Johnny Collins (Actor)

Fire Birds 1990 (Movie)

Jake Preston (Actor)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

Sailor Ripley (Actor)

Tempo Di Uccidere 1989 (Movie)

Enrico Silvestri (Actor)

Vampire's Kiss 1989 (Movie)

Peter Loew (Actor)

Never on Tuesday 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonstruck 1987 (Movie)

Ronnie Cammareri (Actor)

Raising Arizona 1987 (Movie)

H I McDonnough (Actor)

Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 (Movie)

Charlie Bodell (Actor)

The Boy in Blue 1986 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

Birdy 1984 (Movie)

Al Columbato (Actor)

Racing With the Moon 1984 (Movie)

Nicky (Actor)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

Vincent Dwyer (Actor)

Rumble Fish 1983 (Movie)

Smokey (Actor)

Valley Girl 1983 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High 1982 (Movie)

Brad's Bud (Actor)

The Best of Times 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Amicus (Movie)

Rodney Smolla (Actor)

Frank or Francis (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sadhu (Movie)

James Jenson (Actor)
Producer (13)

A Thousand Words 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bangkok Dangerous 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dresden Files: Storm Front 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Next 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dresden Files 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Wicker Man 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lord of War 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Life of David Gale 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sonny 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dance 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shadow of the Vampire 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bel Air 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

("Love Me" "Love Me Tender") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

Sonny 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Though haunted by cries of nepotism early in his career thanks to being born the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire, actor Nicolas Cage managed to strike out on his own based on the strength of his fearless and often over-the-top performances while becoming one of Hollywood's highest paying stars. After landing his first leading role in "Valley Girl" (1983), Cage was featured in a pair of his uncle's films, "Rumble Fish" (1983) and "The Cotton Club" (1984), before establishing his penchant for the bizarre with the offbeat indie "Birdy" (1984). He starred in Coppola's underrated "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) and delivered an hilarious turn as an ex-con turned baby kidnapper in the Coen Brothers' slapstick "Raising Arizona" (1987). Cage next earned his first serious critical praise for "Moonstruck" (1987), before again going off the rails as yuppie who becomes a vampire in "Vampire's Kiss" (1989). But it was Oscar-worthy performances in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) and "Adaptation" (2002) that elevated his status and propelled him beyond low-budget indies to become a $20 million-per-film star in blockbusters like The Rock" (1996), "Con Air" (1997), "National Treasure" (2004) and "Ghost Rider" (2007). Of course, Cage was not immune to tabloids, who publicized his marriages to Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley while documenting his tax troubles with the IRS. Regardless of how one felt about his often outlandish performances, there was no doubt that Cage was a risk-taking actor willing to do just about anything on screen.

Relationships

Lori Allison

Companion
Briefly dated; Allison later married Johnny Depp

Patricia Arquette Actor

Wife
Dated briefly c. 1987 Married April 8, 1995 Co-starred in "Bringing Out the Dead" (1999) Cage filed for divorce in February 2000 Couple briefly reconciled and Cage withdrew his suit Arquette filed for divorce in November 2000 Divorce finalized May 18, 2001

Kal-el Cage

Son
Born Oct. 3, 2005 in New York City; mother, Alice Kim

Weston Cage Actor

Son
Born Dec. 26, 1990; mother, Kristina Fulton

Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer

Uncle
Born April 7, 1939 Directed Cage in the films "Rumble Fish" (1983), "The Cotton Club" (1984) and "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986)

August Coppola Actor

Father
Born Feb. 16, 1934; pioneer in studies for the blind; divorced from Cage's mother c. 1976 Died Oct. 27, 2009 of a heart attack

Roman Coppola Producer

Cousin
Born in 1965; son of Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola

Sofia Coppola Actor

Cousin
Born May 14, 1971 to Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola; directed "Lost in Translation" (2003) and "Marie Antoinette" (2006)

Christopher Coppola Director

Brother
Born Jan. 25, 1962 Directed brother in "Deadfall" (1993)

Marc Coppola Actor

Brother
Born April 29, 1958 Acted together in "Vampire's Kiss" (1988) and "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)

Italia Coppola Actor

Grandmother
Born Dec. 12, 1912; paternal grandmother; published a cookbook called Mama Coppola's Pasta Book Died Jan. 20, 2004

Eleanor Coppola Actor

Aunt
Born May 4, 1936; married Francis Ford Coppola in 1963

Carmine Coppola Music

Grandfather
Born June 11, 1910; paternal grandfather; shared 1974 Oscar for Best Original Score for "The Godfather: Part II" Died April 26, 1991

Penélope Cruz Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated during filming of "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" (2001)

Christina Fulton Actor

Companion
Mother of Cage's son Weston Couple split in 1991

Alice Kim

Wife
Met at the restaurant where she worked as a sushi waitress Began dating February 2004 Married July 30, 2004 at a private Northern California ranch

Sarah Jessica Parker Actor

Companion
Dated for a year c. 1991

Lisa Marie Presley Actor

Wife
Began dating in spring 2001 Broke up in January 2002 Married Aug. 10, 2002 in Hawaii Filed divorce papers in Los Angeles on Nov. 26, 2002 Divorce finalized May 24, 2004

Jason Schwartzman Actor

Cousin
Born June 26, 1980; son of Talia Shire and Jack Schwartzman; starred in "Rushmore" (1998) and "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007)

Robert Schwartzman Song

Cousin
Born Dec. 24, 1982 to Talia Shire and Jack Schwartzman; member of Los Angeles-based band Rooney

Talia Shire Actor

Aunt
Born April 25, 1946 Formerly married to composer David Shire; later married to and widowed by producer Jack Schwartzman

Carrie Tivador

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2003

Joy Vogelsang

Mother
Suffered from chronic depression Divorced from Cage's father c. 1976

Kristen Zang Actor

Companion
Together from 1992-94

EDUCATION

American Conservatory Theatre

San Francisco , California

Studied acting with Peggy Feury

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California

Milestones

2013

Voiced the overprotective patriarch of a prehistoric family in DreamWorks animated comedy "The Croods"

2012

Starred as a former thief searching for his kidnapped daughter in action thriller "Stolen"

2012

Reprised titular role for the sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"

2011

Co-starred with Nicole Kidman in the crime drama "Trespass"

2011

Starred as a 14th century knight in "Season of the Witch"

2010

Cast in Matthew Vaughn's film adaption of Mark Millar's "Kick-Ass"

2010

Starred in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" as a master magician

2009

Played a crooked cop in Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans"

2009

Voiced the brilliant scientist Dr. Tenma in the animated feature "Astro Boy"

2009

Starred in the sci-fi thriller, "Knowing"; directed by Alex Proyas and co-starring Rose Byrne

2007

Played comic book character Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider in Mark Steven Johnson's "Ghost Rider"

2007

Reprised role for "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," the sequel to the 2004 hit film

2006

Cast in Neil Labute's remake of the 70s horror film, "The Wicker Man"

2006

Portrayed Sgt. John McLoughlin, a policeman who was trapped in the World Trade Center collapse of 9/11, in Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center"

2005

Cast as Chicago weatherman Dave Spirtz in "The Weather Man" opposite Michael Caine and Hope Davis

2004

Co-starred with Diane Kruger as treasure-seekers who set out to protect an ancient treasure in "National Treasure"

2003

Co-starred with Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman in Ridley Scott's "Matchstick Men"

2002

Had leading role of a WWII soldier assigned to protect Native American codebreakers in "Windtalkers"

2002

Made feature directorial debut with "Sonny" starring James Franco

2002

Co-starred with Meryl Streep in "Adaptation," a drama about making a movie based on Susan Orlean's book "The Orchid Thief"; received leading role nominations for a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a SAG and an Oscar

2001

Undertook a romantic role in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" opposite Penelope Cruz

2000

Portrayed a ruthless business executive who magically wakes up on Christmas morning with a wife and two children in the fantasy "The Family Man"

2000

Served as one of the producers on "Shadow of the Vampire"

2000

Cast as a master car thief opposite Angelina Jolie in "Gone in 60 Seconds"

1999

Cast as an ambulance driver in Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead"

1998

Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (July 31)

1998

Momentary diversion from action fare in "City of Angels," a remake of Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire" (1988)

1998

Appeared in the Brian De Palma crime thriller "Snake Eyes"

1997

Swapped identities with John Travolta in John Woo's "Face/Off"

1997

Portrayed Cameron Poe, a bad-luck good guy on his way home after serving eight years, in the action-adventure "Con Air"

1996

Played a brainy, geeky biochemist-turned-action hero in "The Rock"

1995

Offered a parody of a mad-dog bad guy in Barbet Schroeder's remake of "Kiss of Death"

1995

Won Best Actor Oscar for his wrenching portrayal of an alcoholic screenwriter bent on drinking himself to death in Mike Figgis' "Leaving Las Vegas"

1994

Protected a former First Lady (Shirley MacLaine) in "Guarding Tess"

1994

Reteamed with Bergman for "It Could Happen to You"

1993

Starred opposite Samuel L Jackson in "Amos and Andrew"

1993

Acted in brother Christopher Coppola's "Deadfall"

1993

Mistaken for a contract killer in John Dahl's rock-solid little noir thriller "Red Rock West"; film debuted on HBO before receiving a theatrical release

1992

First collaboration with director Andrew Bergman, "Honeymoon in Vegas"

1990

Ripped-off Elvis for David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"

1989

Ate a live cockroach in "Vampire's Kiss"

1987

First box-office hit, "Moonstruck"

1987

Took a comic turn for Joel and Ethan Coen in "Raising Arizona"

1986

Gave a brilliant, freakish performance in Francis Ford Coppola's "Peggy Sue Got Married"; his Donald Duck-like voice a copy of horse Pokey's from "The Gumby Show"; his bizarre performance almost got him fired

1984

Acted opposite Matthew Modine in Alan Parker's "Birdy"; knocked a tooth out in true method acting style to more closely identify with the role

1984

Second film with his uncle, "Cotton Club"

1983

Cast by his uncle Francis Ford Coppola in "Rumble Fish"; played the film's resident nerd

1983

First leading role, "Valley Girl"; credited as Nicolas Cage, the name was inspired by Luke Cage, a black comic-book superhero who suffers with depression and insecurity; director Martha Coolidge didn't know he was a Coppola when she cast him

1982

Film acting debut, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (billed as Nicolas Coppola)

1981

TV debut in the ABC variety special "The Best of Times"

1979

At age 15, enrolled in the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT); appeared there in a production of "Golden Boy"

1976

Moved to San Francisco, CA with family at age 12

Moved to Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Cage was an avid race-car driving enthusiast.

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On April 15, 2011, Cage was arrested in New Orleans' French Quarter on several charges, including domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness.

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