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  Nicolas KageNicolas Cage (born Nicolas Kim Coppola; January 7, 1964) is an American actor, producer and director, having appeared in over 60 films including Raising Arizona (1987), The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Gone In 60 Seconds (2000), National Treasure (2004), Ghost Rider (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Kick-Ass (2010). Cage, at age 32, became the fifth youngest actor ever to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas.

In 1988, Cage began dating Christina Fulton, who later bore their son, Weston Coppola Cage (born December 26, 1990). Weston appeared in Cage's film Lord of War as Vladimir, a young Ukrainian mechanic who quickly disarms a Mil Mi-24 helicopter and is lead singer of the black metal band Eyes of Noctum. In December 2009, Fulton sued Cage for $13 million and the house she is living in. The suit was in response to an order that she leave the house, brought about by the financial problems of Cage.

To avoid the appearance of nepotism as the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, he changed his name early in his career to Nicolas Cage, inspired in part by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage. Since his minor role in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, with Sean Penn, Cage has appeared in a wide range of films, both mainstream and offbeat. He tried out for the role of Dallas Winston in his uncle's film The Outsiders, based on S.E. Hinton's novel, but lost to Matt Dillon. He was also in Coppola's films Rumble Fish and Peggy Sue Got Married.

Other Cage roles included appearances in the acclaimed 1987 romantic-comedy Moonstruck, also starring Cher; The Coen Brothers cult-classic comedy Raising Arizona; David Lynch's 1990 offbeat film Wild at Heart; a lead role in Martin Scorsese's 1999 New York City paramedic drama Bringing Out the Dead; and Ridley Scott's 2003 quirky drama Matchstick Men, in which he played an agoraphobic, mysophobic, obsessive-compulsive con artist with a tic disorder.

Cage has been married three times. His first wife was the actress Patricia Arquette (married on April 8, 1995, divorce finalized on May 18, 2001).

Cage's second wife was singer/songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, of whom Cage is a fan and on whom he based his performance in Wild at Heart. They married on August 10, 2002 and filed for divorce on November 25, 2002, after 108 days of marriage; their divorce was finalized on May 16, 2004. The divorce proceeding was longer than the marriage.

His third and current wife Alice Kim, a former waitress who previously worked at the Los Angeles restaurant Kabuki, met Cage at the Los Angeles-based Korean nightclub, Le Prive. She is the mother of his son, Kal-El (born October 3, 2005), named after Superman's birth name.Cage was once considered for the role of Superman in a film to be directed by Tim Burton. Alice had a minor role in the 2007 film Next, which Cage produced. They were married at a private ranch in Northern California on July 30, 2004.

Cage has created a comic book with his son Weston, called Voodoo Child, which is published by Virgin Comics. Cage has a strong interest in comic books, and once auctioned a collection of 400 vintage comics through Heritage Auctions for over $1.6 million in 2002.

In 1997 Cage broke the auction record for Lamborghinis when he placed a bid on a rare Miura SVJ for US$490,000.

He is a fan and collector of painter and underground comic artist Robert Williams. He has written introductions for Juxtapoz magazine and purchased the painting Death On The Boards.


1980 Brubaker - Extra
1981 Best Of Times - Nicholas
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Brad's Bud
1983 The Outsiders - man in rumble scene
1983 Valley Girl - Randy
1983 Rumble Fish - Smokey
1984 Racing with the Moon - Nicky and Bud
1984 The Cotton Club - Vincent Dwyer
1984 Birdy - Sergeant Al Columbato
1986 The Boy in Blue - Ned Hanlan
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married - Charlie Bodell
1987 Raising Arizona - H. I. McDunnough
1987 Moonstruck - Ronny Cammareri
1988 Never on Tuesday - Man In Red Sports Car
1989 Vampire's Kiss - Peter Leow
1990 Tempo di uccidere - Enrico Silvestri
1990 Fire Birds - Jake Preston
1990 Wild at Heart - Sailor
1990 Zandalee - Johnny
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas - Jack Singer
1993 Amos & Andrew - Amos Odell
1993 Deadfall - Eddie
1994 A Century of Cinema - Himself
1994 Red Rock West - Michael Williams
1994 Guarding Tess - Doug Chesnic
1994 It Could Happen to You - Charlie Lang
1994 Trapped in Paradise - Bill Firpo
1995 Kiss of Death - Little Junior Brown
1995 Leaving Las Vegas - Ben Sanderson
1996 The Rock - Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
1997 Con Air - Cameron Poe
1997 Face/Off - Castor Troy/Sean Archer
1998 City of Angels - Seth
1998 Snake Eyes - Rick Santoro
1999 8mm - Tom Welles
1999 Bringing Out the Dead - Frank Pierce
2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds - Randall "Memphis" Raines
2000 The Family Man - Jack Campbell
2000 Welcome to Hollywood - Himself
2001 Italian Soldiers - Himself
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Captain Antonio Corelli
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie - Jacob Marley Voice
2002 Windtalkers - Sgt. Joe Enders
2002 Adaptation - Charlie and Donald Kaufman
2002 Sonny - Acid Yellow Director
2003 Matchstick Men - Roy Waller
2004 National Treasure - Benjamin Gates
2005 Lord of War - Yuri Orlov
2005 The Weather Man - David Spritz
2006 The Ant Bully - Zoc Voice
2006 The Wicker Man - Edward Malus
2006 Too Tough To Die - Himself
2006 World Trade Center - John McLoughlin
2007 Ghost Rider - Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze
2007 Grindhouse - Dr. Fu Manchu
2007 Next - Cris Johnson
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets - Benjamin Gates
2008 Bangkok Dangerous - Joe
2009 Knowing - Professor Jonathan "John" Koestler
2009 G-Force - Speckles the Mole Voice
2009 Astro Boy - Dr. Tenma Voice
2009 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - Terrence McDonagh, The bad Lieutenant
2010 Kick-Ass - Damon Macready/Big Daddy
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Balthazar Blake
2011 Season of the Witch - Behman
2011 Drive Angry - Milton
2011 Trespass - Kyle
2011 The Hungry Rabbit Jumps - Nick Gerard
2012 The Croods - Crug Voice
2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze

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