Nicolas Cage

Biography

The son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang, 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 auditionees 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).

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Birth Name

Nicholas Kim Coppola

Birth Place

Long Beach, California, USA

Birth Date

1/7/1964
Known For
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National Treasure

Benjamin Franklin Gates

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Gone in 60 Seconds

Memphis Raines

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Face/Off

Castor Troy / Sean Archer

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Lord of War

Yuri Orlov

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Con Air

Cameron Poe

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Knowing

John Koestler

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Balthazar Blake

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider

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Next

Cris Johnson

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The Rock

Stanley Goodspeed

Starring In
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Arcadian

Paul

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Dream Scenario

Paul Matthews

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The Retirement Plan

Matt

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Sympathy for the Devil

The Passenger

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The Flash

Superman (uncredited)

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Renfield

Dracula

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The Old Way

Colton Briggs

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Butcher's Crossing

Miller

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Nick Cage / Nicky (as Nicolas Kim Coppola)

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In den Augen von Johnny Depp

Self (archive footage)

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Prisoners of the Ghostland

Hero

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Pig

Rob

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Willy's Wonderland

The Janitor

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The Croods: A New Age

Grug (voice)

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Jiu Jitsu

Wylie

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Color Out of Space

Nathan

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Grand Isle

Walter

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Primal

Frank Walsh

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Kill Chain

Araña

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A Score to Settle

Frank

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Running with the Devil

The Cook

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Love, Antosha

Self

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Between Worlds

Joe

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man Noir (voice)

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Mandy

Red Miller

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Superman (voice)

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211

Mike Chandler

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Looking Glass

Ray

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Mom and Dad

Brent Ryan

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Inconceivable

Brian

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Vengeance: A Love Story

John Droomor

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Arsenal

Eddie King

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The Humanity Bureau

Noah Kross

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Dog Eat Dog

Troy

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Snowden

Hank Forrester

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Army of One

Gary Faulkner

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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Captain McVay

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The Trust

Jim Stone

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Pay the Ghost

Mike Lawford

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The Runner

Colin Price

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Outcast

Jacob

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Dying of the Light

Evan Lake

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Left Behind

Rayford Steele

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Rage

Paul Maguire

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Himself (archive footage)

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Joe

Joe

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The Frozen Ground

Sgt. Jack Halcombe

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The Croods

Grug (voice)

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Stolen

Will Montgomery

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage)

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Trespass

Kyle Miller

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Seeking Justice

Will Gerard

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Drive Angry

Milton

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Season of the Witch

Behmen

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Balthazar Blake

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Kick-Ass

Damon Macready / Big Daddy

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With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

Himself

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Astro Boy

Dr. Tenma (voice)

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Terence McDonagh

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G-Force

Speckles (voice)

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Knowing

John Koestler

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Bangkok Dangerous

Joe

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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Himself (archive footage)

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National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets

Ben Gates

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Next

Cris Johnson

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Grindhouse

Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS")

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Ghost Rider

Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider

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The Wicker Man

Edward Malus

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World Trade Center

John McLoughlin

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The Ant Bully

Zoc (voice)

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The Weather Man

David Spritz

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Lord of War

Yuri Orlov

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National Treasure

Benjamin Franklin Gates

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Matchstick Men

Roy Waller

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Sonny

Acid Yellow

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Adaptation.

Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman

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Windtalkers

Sergeant Joe Enders

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Antonio Corelli

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Oscarverleihung 2001

Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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Christmas Carol: The Movie

Jacob Marley (voice)

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The Family Man

Jack Campbell

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Gone in 60 Seconds

Memphis Raines

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Bringing Out the Dead

Frank Pierce

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8MM

Tom Welles

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Oscarverleihung 1999

Himself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Award to Norman Jewison

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Snake Eyes

Rick Santoro

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City of Angels

Seth

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Con Air

Cameron Poe

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Face/Off

Castor Troy / Sean Archer

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The Rock

Stanley Goodspeed

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Shirley MacLaine: Kicking Up Her Heels

Self

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Leaving Las Vegas

Ben Sanderson

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Kiss Of Death

Little Junior Brown

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It Could Happen to You

Charlie Lang

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Guarding Tess

Doug Chesnic

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Trapped in Paradise

Bill Firpo

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Deadfall

Eddie

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Amos & Andrew

Amos Odell

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Red Rock West

Michael Williams

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Honeymoon in Vegas

Jack Singer

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Zandalee

Johnny Collins

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Wild at Heart

Sailor Ripley

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Fire Birds

Jake Preston

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Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted

Heartbreaker

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Time to Kill

Enrico Silvestri

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Vampire's Kiss

Peter Loew

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Never on Tuesday

Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited)

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Moonstruck

Ronny Cammareri

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Raising Arizona

H.I. McDunnough

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Peggy Sue Got Married

Charlie Bodell

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The Boy in Blue

Ned Hanlan

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Birdy

Al Columbato

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The Cotton Club

Vincent Dwyer

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Racing With The Moon

Nicky / Bud

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Rumble Fish

Smokey

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Valley Girl

Randy

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Brad's Bud (as Nicolas Coppola)

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The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

Himself (archive footage)

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