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Nicolas Cage Biography

Nicolas Cage Profile:
  • Name: Nicolas Cage
  • Birth Name: Nicholas Kim Coppola
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Sex: M
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: January 7, 1964
  • Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA
  • Profession: actor, producer
  • Education: Beverly Hills High School
  •   : American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California (majored in Acting)
  • Husband/Wife: Alice Kim (married on July 30, 2004), Lisa Marie Presley (born on February 1, 1968; married on August 10, 2002 in Hawaii; divorced on May 24, 2004), Patricia Arquette (actress; born on April 8, 1968; married on April 8, 1995; divorced on May 18, 2001)
  • Relationship: Kristen Zang (actress; 1992-1994), Sarah Jessica Parker (actress; had one-year relationship), Kristina Fulton (actress; relationship ended in 1991), Lori Allison
  • Father: August Coppola (writer)
  • Mother: Joy Vogelsang (dancer)
  • Brother: Christopher Coppola (director; born on January 25, 1962) and Marc Coppola (actor, disc jockey; born in 1958)
  • Grand Father: Carmine Flautist Coppola (composer, musical arranger; born on June 11, 1910; died on April 26, 1991))
  • Grand Mother: Italia Coppola (actress)
  • Uncle: Francis Ford Coppola (director, producer, screenwriter; born on April 7, 1939)
  • Aunt: Talia Shire (actress; born on April 25, 1945)
  • Son: Weston Coppola Cage (born in December 1990; mother: Kristina Fulton)
  • Claim to fame: as punk rocker Randy in Valley Girl (1983)

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Nicolas Cage Quotes:
  • After the breakup of his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley, “I'm single and I'm in the place where I can find my own spiritual self and not be weighed down.”
  • "To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new."
  • “I welcomed the idea of bad reviews because that would mean I was doing something that challenged the critics. I thought I could change acting, which isn’t really my goal anymore. But at that time I was headstrong.”
  • "As a teen-ager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious."
  • "Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios."
  • "Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it."
  • "I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green." [on feeling different from friends as a kid]
  • "My father was always getting excited about something. It's genetically inside me somewhere."
  • "It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even."
  • "I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don't want to hold anything in so it it festers and turns into pus - a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression."
  • "Classes were always a bore to me. I wanted to learn things on my own, not by presentations.I was a loudmouth and a clown. It came as a surprise to me, later, that I could be serious and still get attention."
  • "One of the first signs of being depressed is that you lose interest in things. That's why I think it is important to stay passionate."
Nicolas Cage Awards:
  • Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards: Barrymore Award (2004)
  • Chicago International Film Festival: Career Achievement Award (2003)
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Best Performance - Male, ADAPTATION (2002)
  • ShoWest Award: Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film (2001)
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival: Desert Palm Achievement Award (2001)
  • American Cinematheque Gala Tribute: American Cinematheque Award (2001)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance, THE FAMILY MAN (2001)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actor - Suspense, SNAKE EYES (1999)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Award: Best Actor, CITY OF ANGELS (1999)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure, FACE/OFF (1998)
  • MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Duo, shared with John Travolta from their appearance in FACE/OFF (1998)
  • San Francisco International Film Festival: Peter J. Owens Award (1998)
  • MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Duo, shared with Sean Connery from their appearance in THE ROCK (1997)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure, THE ROCK (1997)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1996)
  • Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1996)
  • Montréal World Film Festival: Career Exellence Award (1996)
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1996)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1996)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
  • Sundance Film Festival: Tribute to Independent Vision Award (1995)
  • National Board of Review: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role-Drama, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor, LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
  • Catalonian International Film Festival: Best Actor, VAMPIRE'S KISS (1989)

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