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Nicolas Cage is an American producer and actor. He is best known for his appearance in various genres of movies. Additionally, he is good at every type of character. Whether it’s a romantic, comedy, sci-fi or an action movie.
Nicolas Cage born with the name Nicolas Kim Coppola. He was born on January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, California. His father August Coppola was a well known academic professor of literature. Her mother was Joy Vogelsang. She was also a dancer and choreographer. His grandparents were also in the media. His grandmother was also an actress and his grandfather was a composer. Her aunt Italia Pennino was an actress also. Additionally, his uncle Francis Ford Coppola is a director. He has two brothers. One of them is Marc “The Cope” Coppola, a radio celebrity. And another Christopher Coppola is a director.
Nicolas studied at the Beverly Hills High School. After that, he attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. Before starting his career, he changed his name to Nicolas Cage, after a marvel comics character Luke Cage. He changed his name in order to avoid the criticism of being the nephew of the director Francis Ford Coppola.
At first, he started his career with a minor role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Judge Reinhold and Sean Penn was his co-stars in this movie. After that, he appeared in various ranges of movies as a leading character. He starred in both offbeat and mainstream commercial movies. Once, he auditioned for the role of Dallas Winston in his uncle’s movie The Outsider. But he didn’t get the role. After that, he appeared in many movies like Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Matchstick Men(2003), National Treasure, Next(2007) etc. He also starred in some fantasy movies like Season of the Witch(2010), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice(2010), Ghost Rider(2007) etc.
Nicolas started his directing career with the film Sonny(2002). But it was a flop one. Nicolas also got many award nominations. He also won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas(1995) in 1996.
Nicolas dated Christina Fulton back in 1988. They also had a son Weston Coppola Cage (born December 26, 1990). Then Nicolas got married three times. His first wife was actress Patricia Arquette. After that, the second wife was singer Lisa Marie Presley. She is the daughter of the Elvis Presley. And then, Cage’s third and current wife is Alice Kim.
- Name: Nicolas Cage
- Another name: Nicholas Kim Coppola
- Born: January 7, 1964
- Star Sign: Sagittarius
- Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA
- Height: 6 feet
- Education: Nicolas Cage started studying theater at Beverly Hills High.
- Profession: Actor
- Citizenship: American
- Language: English
- Father: August Coppola
- Mother: Joy Vogelsang
- Siblings: Marc “The Cope” Coppola, Christopher Coppola
- Spouse(s): Patricia Arquette (m. 1995–2001), Lisa Marie Presley (m. 2002–04),Alice Kim (m. 2004; separated 2016)
- Children: Weston Coppola Cage, Kal-El Coppola Cage
- • Rumble Fish (1983)
- • Valley Girl (1983)
- • National Treasure 1,2 (2004, 2007)
- • Lord of War(2005)
- • Ghost Rider(2007)
- • Next(2007)