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Nicolas Cage ACTOR




NICOLAS CAGE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Nicolas Cage was born on January 7th, 1964 in Long Beach, California with the birth name Nicholas Kim Coppola.  His parents were, August Coppola and Joy Vogemsang, who was a dancer and choreographer.  His parents divorced in 1976 and after attending Beverly Hills High School where he dropped out at the age of seventeen he had his first small role in the film, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982), he found work selling popcorn at a local movie theater.
 
He wanted to work as an actor but was having a tough time breaking into the industry.  He went on to study film at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television.  Soon, he was cast in, "Rumble Fish" (1983) followed by another small role in the film, "Valley Girl" (1983).  It was this role that first helped him gain some attention in Hollywood and he began to get more roles soon after.
 
Soon he was appearing on the big screen in such films as, "The Cotton Club" (1984), "Moonstruck" (2007), "Wild at Heart" (1990), "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995), "Adaptation" (2002), and "Matchstick Men" (2003).
 
Although he has been seen on the big screen a number of times, not all of the film roles he took on were successful.  Many were failures at the box office such as, "8mm" (1999), "Lord of War" (2005), "The Weather Man" (2005) and "The Wicker Man" (2006).  However, "Ghost Rider" (2007) earned over 45 million just during it's opening weekend and toped out at $208 million worldwide. 
 
The majority of the films that were successful were action films such as, "The Rock" (1996).  He has also been involved in the industry as a director and producer for such films as, "Sonny" (2002), "The Life of David Gale" (2002), "Next" (2007), "Bangkok Dangerous" (2007) and "A Thousand Words" scheduled to release in 2012.
 
Throughout his career he has been honored with two Academy Award nominations, for which he won one.  Also in 1995 he was awarded Best Actor for his performance in, "Leaving Las Vegas".   
 
He also has a huge interest in comic books and in 2007 he created a comic book with his son, Weston called, 'Voodoo Child'.  He is one of Hollywood's highest paid actors with earnings of 40 million in 2009.   
 
Nicolas Cage has been married three times.  His first wife was Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001.  He then married Lisa Marie Presley Lockwood in 2002 but this marriage also ended in divorce in 2004.  His third wife was Alice Kim Cage in 2004 and they have one child and remain married today. 
 
He has owned property in the Bahamas, Rhode Island, England, California, Nevada and Louisiana. 


Filmography

2012 Black Butterfly
2012 The Frozen Ground
2012 The Croods 
2012 Medallion
2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
2011 Trespass
2011 Seeking Justice 
2011 Drive Angry 
2011 Season of the Witch 
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice 
2010 Kick-Ass 
2009 Astro Boy 
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans 
2009 G-Force 
2009 Knowing
2008 Bangkok Dangerous
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2007 Next
2007 Grindhouse 
2007 Ghost Rider
2006 The Wicker Man
2006 World Trade Center
2006 The Ant Bully 
2005 The Weather Man
2005 Lord of War 
2004 National Treasure
2003 Matchstick Men 
2002 Adaptation.
2002 Sonny
2002 Windtalkers
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie 
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin 
2000 The Family Man 
2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds 
1999 Bringing Out the Dead 
1999 8MM 
1998 Snake Eyes
1998 City of Angels 
1997 Face/Off
1997 Con Air 
1996 The Rock 
1995 Leaving Las Vegas 
1995 Kiss of Death 
1994 Trapped in Paradise
1994 It Could Happen to You
1994 Guarding Tess 
1993 Deadfall
1993 Red Rock West
1993 Amos & Andrew 
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas 
1991 Zandalee 
1990 Wild at Heart 
1990 Fire Birds
1990 Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted
1989 Tempo di uccidere 
1989 Never on Tuesday 
1988 Vampire's Kiss 
1987 Moonstruck 
1987 Raising Arizona 
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married 
1986 The Boy in Blue 
1984 Birdy
1984 The Cotton Club 
1984 Racing with the Moon
1983 Rumble Fish
1983 Valley Girl
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High 
1981 Best of Times 







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