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Nicolas Cage

Actor, Director Date of birth 7th January 1964
Place of birth Long Beach, California, USA
Year of debut 1982
First feature film Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated2
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated4
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Biography

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Coppola. His uncle is director Francis Ford Coppola. He changed his name early in his career to build his own reputation. His first movie Fast Times At Ridgemont High did not bring him the recognition he craved. He began selling popcorn in a cinema. He studied at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television. In 1983, he launched his career with Valley Girl and his Uncle Francis' movie, Rumble Fish. He has since earned critical acclaim in movies like Adaptation.

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Packshot for the film Joe
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2013

An ex-con (Nicolas Cage) takes a troubled 15-year-old boy (Tye Sheridan) under his wing. Strong violence, sex, strong language.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Tokarev
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
94 Mins
Released
2014

A former criminal (Nicolas Cage) looks for revenge when his daughter is kidnapped by gangsters. Strong violence, infrequent strong language.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film G-Force
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
85 Mins
Released
2009

A group of highly trained guinea pigs go on a secret mission. With the voices of Sam Rockwell, Nicolas Cage, Jon Favreau and Penelope Cruz. Contains mild action violence and threat

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Kick-Ass
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
114 Mins
Released
2010

A comic book geek (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) decides to become a superhero. With Nicolas Cage. Strong language, once very strong, strong bloody comic violence and flashing images.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film Gone In Sixty Seconds
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
113 Mins
Released
2000

A car thief (Nicolas Cage) and his gang try to steal fifty cars in three days. With Angelina Jolie. Contains moderate references to sex and violence.

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Packshot for the film National Treasure
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
126 Mins
Released
2004

Treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) goes searching for a priceless gold chest. With Diane Kruger and Sean Bean. Contains mild action violence and peril.

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Packshot for the film Knowing
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
115 Mins
Released
2008

Nicolas Cage uncovers a long-buried list of numbers that may predict disaster. Contains strong threat and intense disaster scenes.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Ghost Rider
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2007

A motorcycle stuntman, Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage), gets super powers after making a pact with evil. Contains fantasy horror and moderate violence.

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Packshot for the film Astro Boy
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
91 Mins
Released
2010

Animation about a scientist (Nicolas Cage) who creates a robot boy with super powers. Co starring Bill Nighy. Contains mild fantasy violence.

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Packshot for the film Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
93 Mins
Released
2011

Cursed vigilante Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage) must protect a boy from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). With Idris Elba. Occasional strong language, mild images of horror and gun violence.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film The Ant Bully
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
86 Mins
Released
2006

Animated family comedy starring Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep. Contains mild language and scary action scenes.

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Packshot for the film Drive Angry
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
2010

A man (Nicolas Cage) escapes from hell to find the men who killed his daughter. With Amber Heard, William Fichtner and David Morse. Strong bloody violence, strong sex and language.

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Packshot for the film Season Of The Witch
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
92 Mins
Released
2010

A group of warriors must transport a witch to trial. With Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Christopher Lee. Contains fantasy violence and gore.

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Packshot for the film Trespass
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
86 Mins
Released
2011

Directed by Joel Schumacher. A gang of violent robbers break into a couple's (Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman) home. Strong violence and intense threat, strong language and drug use.

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Packshot for the film The Frozen Ground
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
105 Mins
Released
2013

Based on true events. A detective (Nicolas Cage) tracks a serial killer who has been on the loose for 13 years. Very strong language, strong sex references, nudity and drug use.

Rent for £2.50

Did you know?

  • Nicolas Cage has practised method acting. He prepared for his angry role in The Cotton Club by smashing up a street-vendor's remote-control car.
  • He is a fan of comic books. He took his stage surname from the comic book character Luke Cage, one of the first black superheroes. He later called his son Kal-El after Superman's birth name.
  • His aunt is Talia Shire. She is known for her role of Adrian Balboa in the Rocky movies.
  • He instantly fell in love with Patricia Arquette on the set of Bringing Out The Dead. However, Patricia didn't believe his intentions. To prove his love to her, she allegedly set him a mission, a scavenger hunt for items such as reclusive author J. D. Salinger's autograph. When he produced items from the list, Patricia became frightened of his intensity and called off the mission. In 1995, their paths crossed again and they got married later that year.
  • In 2004, he married Alice Kim Cage. He met her in a restaurant in LA where she was a sushi waitress.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 1996 Best Actor in a Leading Role - Leaving Las Vegas
  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2003 Best Actor in a Leading Role - Adaptation
    • 1996 Best Actor in a Leading Role - Leaving Las Vegas
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2002 Actor in a Leading Role - Adaptation
    • 1995 Actor in a Leading Role - Leaving Las Vegas
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1996 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Leaving Las Vegas
  • 4 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2003 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Adaptation
    • 1996 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Leaving Las Vegas
    • 1993 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Honeymoon in Vegas
    • 1988 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Moonstruck