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Common Misspellings: Nicholas Cage; Nickolas Cage; Nicolas Coppala; Nicolas Copolla

Full Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Nicolas Kim Coppola

January 7, 1964

Long Beach, California

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NICOLAS CAGE BIOGRAPHY

  •  Nicolas Kim Copalla was born on January 7, 1964 in Long Beach, California to August Coppola and Joy Vogelsang (divorced).  His uncle is famed director Francis Ford Coppola.

  •  In 1979, his family moved to San Francisco and he began to learn to act at the American Conservatory Theater.

  •  Around 1982 he changed his name to Nicolas Cage so that he would receive no favoritism as the nephew of his famous uncle.  The new name was based on the comic book hero Luke Cage.

  •  His first professional acting job came in 1981, when he made a short appearance in the TV movie Best of Times.  He also made another quick appearance the next year in the teenage coming-of-age classic Fast Times and Ridgemont High.  Without much hope of succeeding in movies, he began working at the Fairfax movie theater selling popcorn.  However, he continued to audition for movie roles in the early to mid-1980's with varying degrees of success.

  •  His big break came in 1987 when he co-starred in Moonstruck with Cher.  It was Cher who picked him for the part of Ronny Cammareri, and the move was a box office success. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical.

  •  He was awarded the Catalonian International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role in Vampire's Kiss in 1989.

  •  A son (Weston Coppala Cage) was born to him and and Kristina Fulton in December 1990.

  •  In 1992, his then girlfriend, the model Kristina Fulton, gave birth to their son Weston Coppalla Cage. In 1992 he was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for his role in Honeymoon in Las Vegas.

  •  He married actress Particia Arquette in 1995, but they were divorced in May of 2001.

  •  His most critically acclaimed role came in Leaving Las Vegas (1996) where he won or was nominated for various award, including the Academy Award for Best Actor.

    • Awards won or nominated for his role in Leaving Las Vegas:

      • Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

      • BAFTA Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (nominated)

      • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Actor

      • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

      • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor

      • LAFCA Award for Best Actor

      • National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Actor

      • New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Actor

      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  •  During the late 1990s he took on a number of roles and won or was nominated for a number of Blockbuster awards including:

    • The Family Man (2000) - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance

    • Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action (nominated)

    • City of Angels (1998) - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Drama/Romance

    • Snake Eyes (1998) - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Suspense

    • Face/Off (1997) - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure

    • Con Air (1997) - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure

    • The Rock (1996) - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure

  •  In 1998 he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  •  In 2001, he was awarded the ShoWest Special Award for Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film and the American Cinematheque Award.

  •  He was remarried in August 2002 for a little less than two years to Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter to his idol, Elvis Presley. They divorced in May 2004.

  •  He was also nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in 2002 which his portrayal of twin brothers in the movie Adaption.

    •  Awards won or nominated for his role in Adaption:

      • Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (nominated)

      • BAFTA Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (nominated)

      • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor (nominated)

      • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (nominated)

      • Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (nominated)

      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (nominated)

      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture (nominated)

  •  In 2003 he was awarded the Chicago International Film Festival Career Achievement Award.

  •  Married Alice Kim in July 2004.

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Year

1981

1982

1983

1983

1984

 

Selection Not Available

Title

Best of Times

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Rumble Fish

Valley Girl

Birdy

Role

Cameo

Cameo

Smokey

Randy   

Al Columbato

Year

1984

1984

1986

1986

1987

 

Title

The Cotton Club

Racing with the Moon

The Boy in Blue

Peggy Sue Got Married

Moonstruck

Role

Vincent Dwyer

Nicky/Bud

Ned Hanlan

Charlie Bodell

Ronny Cammareri

Year

1987

1988

1989

1990

1990

 

Title

Raising Arizona

Never on Tuesday

Vampire's Kiss

Fire Birds

Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted (TV)

Role

H.I. McDunnough

Cameo

Peter Loew

Jake Preston

Heartbreaking Man

Year

1990

1990

1991

1992

1992

 

Title

Time to Kill/The Short Cut

Wild at Heart

Zandalee

Honeymoon in Vegas

Red Rock West

Role

Enrico Silvestri

Sailor Ripley

Johnny

Jack Singer

Michael Williams

Year

1993

1993

1994

1994

1994

 

Title

Amos & Andrew

Deadfall

Guarding Tess

It Could Happen to You

Trapped in Paradise

Role

Amos Odell

Eddie

Doug Chesnic

Charlie Lang

Bill Firpo

Year

1995

1995

1996

1997

1997

 

Title

Kiss of Death

Leaving Las Vegas

The Rock

Con Air

Face/Off

Role

Little Junior Brown

Ben Sanderson

Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

Cameron Poe

Castor Troy/Sean Archer

Year

1998

1998

1999

1999

2000

 

Title

City of Angels

Snake Eyes

8MM

Bringing Out the Dead

The Family Man

Role

Seth

Rick Santoro

Tom Welles

Frank Pierce

Jack Campbell

Year

2000

2001

2001

2002

2002

 

Title

Gone in 60 Seconds

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Christmas Carol: The Movie

Adaptation

Sonny

Role

Randall 'Memphis' Raines

Captain Corelli

Jacob Marley (voice)

Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman

Acid Yellow

Year

2002

2003

2004

2005

2005

 

Selection Not Available

Selection Not Available

Title

Windtalkers

Matchstick Men

National Treasure

Lord of War

The Weather Man

Role

Sgt. Joe Enders

Roy Waller

Ben Gates

   

Year

2007

       
 

Selection Not Available

       

Title

Ghost Rider

       

Role

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider

       
           

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