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Nicolas Cage
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Height
6' 1"

The son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang, Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation, succeeding brilliantly with a host of classic, quirky roles by the late 1980s. Initially studying theatre at Beverly Hills High (though he dropped out at 17), he secured a bit part in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) -- most of which was cut, dashing his hopes and leading to a job selling popcorn at the Fairfax Theater, thinking that would be the only route to a movie career. But a job reading lines with auditioners for uncle Francis's Rumble Fish (1983) landed him a role in that film, followed by the punk-rocker in Valley Girl (1983) which was released first and truly launched his career. His one-time passion for method acting reached a personal limit when he smashed a street-vendor's remote-control car to achieve the sense of rage needed for his gangster character in Cotton Club, The (1984). In his early 20s, he dated Jenny Wright for two years, later linked to Uma Thurman. After a relationship of several years with Kristina Fulton, a model, they split amicably and share custody of a son, Weston Coppola Cage (b.1992).

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Spouse
Patricia Arquette (8 April 1995 - present)
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Trivia


Half German, Half Italian

April 2000 - Withdrew his divorce papers that were filed in February.

(October 1997) Ranked #40 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Was engaged to Kristen Zang

Nephew of Francis Ford Coppola.

Nephew of Talia Shire

Got Johnny Depp his first acting job.

Close friends with Tom Waits.

Stage name taken from comic book character Luke Cage.

Owns a Lamborghini that used to belong to the Shah of Iran.

Brother of Marc Coppola and Christopher Coppola

Grandson of Carmine Coppola

Proposed to Patricia Arquette on the day he met her in the early 80s. Arquette thought he was a bit strange but played along with his antics by creating a list of things Cage would have to fulfil to win her. When he started to work his way through the list, Arquette got scared and avoided him. They met again many years later and later went on to marry.

(1997) He lives in a fake castle on the outskirts LA. He wants to import an authentic one from overseas.

Loves to improvise, ocassionally to the annoyance of other cast members.

Collects comic books and sees them as being today's equivalent of mythology.

The "Wild at Heart" movie poster lists his name as both "Nicolas Cage" and "Nicholas Cage".

Ranked #37 in Premiere's 100 most powerful people in hollywood in 1998

(1984) Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.

Cousin of Jason Schwartzman

Suffers from vertigo

Tim Burton cast Cage in his doomed Superman project. Cage even did fittings of the costume

Nicolas Cage stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Valley Girl 1983 Dont Remember Digital ****
The Cotton Club 1984 With Peter L. at Showcase Orange ***
Racing With the Moon 1984 I Don't Remember ***
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 With Jessica **
Raising Arizona 1987 With Jessica DVD *** 1/2
Moonstruck 1987 With Jessica Digital ****
Red Rock West 1992 on DVD DVD *** 1/2
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 ** 1/2
It Could Happen to You 1994 Don't Remember DVD *** 1/2
The Rock 1996 Branford Hoyts DVD ***
Con Air 1997 Branford Hoyts ** 1/2
Face/Off 1997 DVD *** 1/2
Snake Eyes 1998 Showcase North Haven w/ Adam Brusic DVD ***
City of Angels 1998 Hoyts Branford Digital **** 1/2
Bringing Out the Dead 1999 with Cheri at Branford Hoyts *** 1/2
The Family Man 2000 w/ suzy on Starz ***
Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000 suzy on HBO **
Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 w/ Suzy at Madison Art Cinemas ***
Adaptation 2002 w/ Suzy at Branford Hoyts ***
Matchstick Men 2003 w/ Suzy on DVD ***
National Treasure 2004 W/ Suzy at Showcase Berlin *** 1/2
Lord of War 2005 Suzy on DVD ** 1/2
The Weather Man 2005 Suzy on DVD **
Ghost Rider 2007 Kendra on DVD * 1/2
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 Family at Destina Middletown ** 1/2
G-Force 2009 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
Kick-Ass 2010 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 Family at Destina Middletown ** 1/2
Season of the Witch 2011 Suzy Digital * 1/2
The Croods 2013 Hanna Digital * 1/2