Nicolas Cage, whose real name Nicholas Kim Coppola, is an American actor of Italian origin, born in Long Beach (CA) on January 7, 1964.
He is the son of small-composer Carmine Coppola, the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, and the cousin of director Sofia Coppola. Her mother is a dance choreographer and his father Auguste coppola professor of comparative literature.
In 1995, he married actress Patricia Arquette, whom he divorça in 2001. Then he was briefly married to the famous singer and heiress Lisa Marie Presley from August to December 2002.
In July 2004, he married Alice Kim and had a son with her born on October 3, 2005: Kal-El Coppola (Kal-El being the name kryptonien Superman). He also had a son with the American actress Kristina Fulton.
His impulsive nature earned him some shooting, the destruction of his trailer during the filming of Cotton Club in 1984 to trying a coquerelle alive at the camera for Vampire's Kiss in 1989.
The young Nicolas and his brothers will be assumed by their father, who will introduce his son to literature, cinema and art. During the summer, the father brings his son for long periods in San Francisco for visits with his brother, director Francis Ford Coppola. At the age of 15 years, Nicolas comes to a summer workshop drama of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where he makes his first steps on stage.
At the end of high school, he landed a role in the series The Best of Times, which will last a season, and makes its first steps on the big screen with a small role in Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982).
This determination does not preclude still not accept a role in Rumble Fish (1983), film directed by his uncle. The same year he will shine in Valley Girl, his first real notable performance. Valley Girl will be followed by Peggy Sue got married in 1986, once again directed by Francis Ford Coppola. His performance alongside Kathleen Turner will be worth it to be noticed by critics as by the direction of the studio. Cher, who finds Nicolas Cage in Peggy Sue got married, is lobbying to obtain a role alongside him in Moonstruck (1987).
The same year he toured with the Coen brothers comedy Arizona Junior. Both films will confirm his reputation as an actor to play varied. His career took off when and films followed quickly: Firebirds (1990), Zandalee (1991), Honeymoon (1992) ... Since 1994, he was able to ask for stamps important. It requires a salary of about $ 4 million per film and is starting to get good film scripts.
In 1995, he received the scenario of director Mike Figgis, which tells the story of a suicidal alcoholic who wants to end his days in Las Vegas. Nicolas Cage sees a sensitive film in which he can invest his heart and soul.
To allow the film to have and to hold the leading role, he agreed to reduce its stamp to $ 240 000. A difficult and risky choices that will earn him the best reviews of his career and the consecration since winning the Oscar for best actor for his dazzling performance along with Elisabeth Shue, beautiful and sensitive.
After this success and earned a performance worthy of the greatest actors, his career turned to action films. He continued then, in stereotypical roles: Rock (The Rock) (1996), Les Ailes de l'enfer (Con Air) (1997), Volte-face (Face / Off) (1997), and so on.
In 1998, a small detour on the side of independent films with the City of Angels, American version of the classic Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire. In 1999, he produced Shadow of the Vampire, a film about the scenes filming of the silent film Nosferatu. The same year he joined the select club of actors affecting 20 million per film with 60 seconds chrono.
Nicolas Cage is still a conscientious actor who spends a lot of time preparing their roles, collecting all possible information on the world of his character.
He always pushed its status and image starring Hollywood at its height. Thus, he spends most of his time to travel between his penthouse in downtown Los Angeles, his residence Victorian San Francisco or his faux-castle Teuton Hollywood Hills. Grand collector cars, it has a fleet of sports cars in Europe.
Despite a busy schedule, he is interested in everything and find time to exercise twice a day, write poems and conduct an intense social life.
* 1981: Best of Times, by Don Mischer (TV)
* 1982: Things are heating up at Ridgemont High School (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Amy heckerling
* 1983: Valley Girl, by Martha Coolidge
* 1983: Rusty James (Rumble Fish), Francis Ford Coppola
* 1984: Moissons spring (Racing with the Moon), Richard Benjamin
* 1984: Cotton Club (The Cotton Club), Francis Ford Coppola
* 1984: Birdy, Alan Parker
* 1986: The Boy in Blue, Charles Jarrott
* 1986: Peggy Sue got married (Peggy Sue Got Married), Francis Ford Coppola
* 1987: Arizona Junior (Raising Arizona), Joel Coen
* 1987: Moonstruck (Moonstruck), Norman Jewison
* 1988: Never on Tuesday, Adam Rifkin
* 1989: Vampire's Kiss (Vampire's Kiss), Robert Bierman
* 1990: The Shortcut (Tempo di uccidere), Giuliano Montaldo
* 1990: Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted, David Lynch (TV)
* 1990: Fire Birds, David Green
* 1990: Wild at Heart (Wild at Heart), David Lynch
* 1991: Zandalee, Sam Pillsbury
* 1992: Red Rock West, John Dahl
* 1992: Honeymoon in Las Vegas (Honeymoon in Vegas), Andrew Bergman
* 1993: Deadfall, Christopher Coppola
* 1993: Amos & Andrew, E. Max Frye
* 1994: Guarding Tess (Guarding Tess), Hugh Wilson
* 1994: It Could Happen to You (It Could Happen to You), Andrew Bergman
* 1994: Descent to Paradise (Trapped in Paradise), George Gallo
* 1994: A Century of Cinema, Caroline Thomas
* 1995: Kiss of Death, Barbet Schroeder
* 1995: Leaving Las Vegas, Mike Figgis
* 1996: Rock (The Rock), Michael Bay
* 1997: The wings of hell (Con Air), Simon West
* 1997: Volte / face (Face / Off), John Woo
* 1998: City of Angels (City of Angels), Brad Silberling
* 1998: Snake Eyes, Brian De Palma
* 1999: 8 mm (8MM), Joel Schumacher
* 1999: To open tomb (Bringing Out the Dead), Martin Scorsese
* 2000: 60 second time (Gone in Sixty Seconds), Dominic Sena
* 2000: Family Man (The Family Man), Brett Ratner
* 2001: Captain Corelli (Captain Corelli's Mandolin), John Madden
* 2001: A Christmas Song (Christmas Carol: The Movie), Jimmy T. Murakami (voice)
* 2002: Windtalkers: The Messengers wind (Windtalkers), John Woo
* 2002: Sonny, Nicolas Cage
* 2002: Adaptation, Spike Jonze
* 2003: The Associates (Matchstick Men), Ridley Scott
* 2004: Benjamin Gates and the Treasury Templar or National Treasure (National Treasure), Jon Turteltaub
* 2005: Lord of War, Andrew Niccol
* 2005: The Weather Man, Gore Verbinski
* 2006: The Wicker Man, Neil Labute
* 2006: Lucas, ant despite him (Ant Bully), John A. Davis
* 2006: World Trade Center, Oliver Stone
* 2007: Ghost Rider, Mark Steven Johnson
* 2007: Werewolf Women Of The SS, Bande announcement of Rob Zombie in Grindhouse (films)
* 2007: Next, Lee Tamahori
* 2008: Benjamin Gates and the book trade secrets (National Treasure 2), Jon Turteltaub
* 2008: Bangkok Dangerous, Oxide Pang
* 2008: Knowing, Alex Proyas
* 2009: The Vanished, Hany Abu-Assad
* 2009: Crazy Dog, by Joseph Ruben
* 2009: Time share, by Mark Steilen
* 2009: Electric god, by Mark Pellington
* 2010: G-Force, Hoyt Yeatman
* 2010: The Dance, Neil Tolkin
* 2010: Amarillo Slim, Christopher Wilkinson
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