Nicolas Cage
Known for: Leaving Las Vegas / National Treasure / Moonstruck
Also Known As: Nicolas Cage / Nicholas Cage / Nicolas Coppola
Awards: Won Oscar. Another 35 wins & 43 nominations  more »
Born: 07 January 1964, Long Beach, California, USA (age 50)
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Birth Name: Nicholas Kim Coppola
Spouse: Alice Kim Cage (30 July 2004 – present) 1 child
Lisa Marie Presley (10 August 200216 May 2004) (divorced)
Patricia Arquette (08 April 199518 May 2001) (divorced)
Nickname: Nick
Credited Years: 1981 - 2017

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)...more »

Salary

•  Valley Girl (1983): $5,000
•  Vampire's Kiss (1988): $40,000
•  Leaving Las Vegas (1995): $240,000
•  The Rock (1996): $4,000,000
•  Face/Off (1997): $6,000,000
•  Snake Eyes (1998): $16,000,000
•  Bringing Out the Dead (1999): $10,000,000
•  Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000): $20,000,000
•  Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001): $7,000,000
•  Windtalkers (2002): $20,000,000
•  Adaptation. (2002): $2,000,000
•  National Treasure (2004): $20,000,000
•  The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009): $2,000,000
•  The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010): $12,000,000
•  Drive Angry (2011): $6,000,000
•  Seeking Justice (2011): $12,000,000
•  Trespass (2011): $7,000,000
•  Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011): $7,500,000
•  The Croods (2013): $1,000,000

Trademarks

•  Often plays flamboyant and/or eccentric characters (Ronny Cammareri in Moonstruck, Sailor Ripley in Wild at Heart, Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas, Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman in Adaptation.).
•  Often plays eccentric wisecracking characters

Real Life Quotes

•  To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
•  There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
•  I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
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Trivia

•  His father was of Italian descent. His maternal grandfather was of approximately three quarters German and one quarter British Isles (English, Scottish) ancestry. His maternal grandmother was of Polish descent.
•  2000: Filed divorce papers in February, withdrew them in April.
•  October 1997: Ranked #40 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
•  Was engaged to Kristen Zang.
•  Nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire.
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Other Works:

•  Provides audio commentary on the Criterion DVD for The Rock.
•  Recorded audio commentary, along with fellow actor Christian Slater, on the Director's Edition DVD of Windtalkers.
•  Advertisements for Montblanc watches (2006)
•  TV commercials in Japan for Sankyo pachinko machines (1999)
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