Nicolas Cage Biography
Nicholas Cage whose birth name, Nicolas Kim Coppola was born on January 7, 1964. He is a professional actor, producer and an experienced director. He is mostly seen in sci-fi, dramas, supernatural and many other movies. His movie genres are extraordinary where people find it very much interesting. His most of the movies has him as the lead role. He has acted every year since 1980 where 1980 and 1991 were the exceptions. Cage was born in Long Beach, California. His father, August Floyd Coppola was a professor of literature and his mother Joy was a dancer and a choreographer. His father was of Italian accent while his mother was of German and Polish accent. His uncle was a director, Francis Ford Coppola and his aunt was an actress Talia Shire.
His acting career started when he changed his name to Nicolas Cage, inspired by Luke Cage a comic superhero. He changed his name inorder to hide the fact being the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. He played a trivial role in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High along with Sean Penn. He appeard in other movies as well and also tried for the role of Dallas Winston in his uncle’s movie The Outsiders. The movie was based on the novel written by S,E. Hinton. The role was done by Matt Dillon. He did his uncle’s movie Rumble Fish and Peggy Sue got Married. He also acted in the romantic-comedy Moonstruck which was released in 1987. Nicholas Cage was twice nominated for the Academy Award. He won one of the award for performing as a suicidial alcoholic. The movie played by him was Leaving Las Vegas. He was also nominated for potraying the life of a real life screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and Kaufman's Adaptation where he played as twin Donald. Although his movies have high success, his other non-commercial and low profile movies has not done its best job in the Hollywood box office. Cage did a movie in 1999 which was a suspence thriller named 8mm which was measured a trendy movie. He casted as lead role in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. He cultured to play the mandolin for the part. His directorial debut was Sonny which was released in 2002. His movies like The Weather Man and Lord of War could not please the audience. And later his movie in 2007, The Ghost Rider did better. The Ghost rider earned $45 million on its opening weekend while it’s worldwide collection in the weekend was over $208 million. His other profitable commercial movies were National Treasure whe he acts as an historian looking for the hidden treasures of United States. Cage acted in Oliver Stone’s movie World Trade Center resembling the day of september 11 2001 attack. Another supernatural movie he did was The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in which he performed as the sorcerer. The sequel to Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was released in 2012. The Croods, an animated movie grossing over $585 million was one of his act where he gave his voice to a character Grug Crood.
This year Cage reached to the age of 50 and on the occasion of his birthday many of the news media and other communications held some campaign through him and for him as well. His first wife was Patricia Arquette and got divorced in 2001. Later he got married to Lisa Marie Presley. Michael Jackson also got married to Presley. And finally he got married to Alice Kim and named their son Kal-El. Cage produced a movie Next where Alice had a minor role. At one time he used to earn $40 million per year but now his total net worth value his $13 million. His tattoo resembles a lizard wearing a hat and carrying a cane.
Having a height of 6ft and 1 inches the American actor’s biography can be looked up in wiki, google and some other popular search sites. His updates can be found by following hin in twitter.