58 years old (Born on January 07, 1964)
American actor and film producer; He is famous from Leaving Las Vegas.Attended Justin-Siena High School in Napa, CA, during the early `80s. 2001: Announced that he is dating Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late Elvis Presley. They later married. Proposed to Patricia Arquette on the day he met her in the early 1980s. Arquette thought he was a bit strange but played along with his antics by creating a list of things Cage would have to fulfill 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. Loves to improvise, ocassionally to the annoyance of other cast members. Ate a real c*ckroach in the film Vampire`s Kiss (1989), it reportedly took three takes. He once said about the experience, "Every muscle in my body didn`t want to do it, but I did it anyway."
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2006: He purchased a home on the former property of John Wayne in Newport Beach, CA, for a record-setting #24 million.
During an A&E Biography on him, the host explained that Cage was director Sam Raimi`s first choice to play Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in the movie Spider-Man (2002). Apparently this was before he met Willem Dafoe.
One of three actors (with Lee Marvin [Cat Ballou (1965)] and Peter Sellers [Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)]) with an Oscar nomination for playing multiple characters in a film (in Adaptation. (2002), he plays two characters, Donald and Charlie). Marvin is the only one who actually won one for a double role.
Close friends with Tom Waits.
Referred to as the "Jazz musician of acting" by David Lynch.
Former stepfather of Patricia Arquette's son Enzo
Owns a Lamborghini that used to belong to Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi, the former Shah of Iran.
After his first film role (in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)), he adopted the stage name of Cage, because he wanted to assure himself that any success he had was based on his own merits, not the fame of his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola.
His grandmother originates from Cochem/Mosel, Germany.
Nick and his wife, Alice, had a son, Kal-el Coppola Cage, on October 3, 2005 in New York City. Just as Nick was named after a comic book character, Luke Cage, so has he named his son after the comic book character Kal-el (aka Superman).
Grandson of Carmine Coppola.
Graduated UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Was engaged to Kristen Zang.
Devoted Elvis Presley fan that he is, in Wild at Heart (1990) he performed the Elvis classic "Love Me" with uncanny aplomb.
Father August Coppola, formerly a professor at Cal State Long Beach and Dean of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University.
Former stepfather of Patricia Arquette`s son Enzo.
Former cousin, by marriage, of director Spike Jonze.
Former stepfather of Danielle Riley Keough.
1984: Listed as one of 12 "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis` Screen World, Vol. 36.
Cousin of Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola.
Former son-in-law of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.
In 2006, he donated $2 million to Amnesty International for a fund to help child soldiers.
1997: He lived in a fake castle on the outskirts Los Angeles. He wants to import an authentic one from overseas.
Stage name taken from comic book character Luke Cage.
Tim Burton cast Cage in his doomed Superman project. Cage even did fittings of the costume.
Owns homes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and New York City.
Great-grandson of Francesco Pennino.
Got Johnny Depp his first acting job.
He said he realized that all great movie stars, such as Spencer Tracy, had had recognizable voices, so he has stylized his to be distinctive.
Brother of Marc Coppola and Christopher Coppola.
July 2006: Bought Schloss Neidstein, a mini castle in the Bavarian village of Etzelwang.
Has a son, Weston Coppola-Cage (with actress Christina Fulton), born 26 December, 1990.
On "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992), he told Jay that he took the name "Cage" from a comic book character named Luke Cage, the "first black superhero." (The REAL first black superhero is a character named "Lobo" of Dell Comics, 1965. Luke Cage appeared in Marvel, 1972.) When asked which of the powers he would prefer to have, he said flight was his desire.
Collects comic books and sees them as being today`s equivalent of mythology.
Said in a Reader`s Digest interview that his wife, Alice, is into designing jewelry and has no interest whatsoever in being an actress.
Considered "Blue" before settling on "Cage" as his surname.
Nephew of Francis Ford Coppola.
Auditioned for the role of Joel in Risky Business (1983), but the role eventually went to Tom Cruise.
Close friends with Crispin Glover.
Suffers from vertigo.
Owns a home in New Orleans.
His is (along with his cousin Sofia Coppola) the third generation of Oscar winners in the Coppola family. His uncle, Francis Ford Coppola and his grandfather, Carmine Coppola, are the other two generations. They are the second family to do so, the first family is the Hustons - Anjelica Huston, John Huston and Walter Huston.
2007: Bought Midford Castle (a big house, not a real castle) near Bath, England. Purchase price was in the region of £5 million (about $10 million).
1999: Was among the guests at the wedding of Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola. Others were George Lucas, Jason Schwartzman, Bo Barrett, Kirsten Dunst and Tom Waits.
October 1997: Ranked #40 in Empire (UK) magazine`s "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
Close friends with Rush drummer Neil Peart.
2000: Filed divorce papers in February, withdrew them in April.
Was a very close friend of late Johnny Ramone.
Trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Royce Gracie
Father August Coppola, formerly a professor at Cal State Long Beach and Dean of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University
Nephew of Talia Shire.
Ranked #37 in Premiere`s 100 most powerful people in Hollywood in 1998.
Half German, half Italian.
Big fan of Elvis Presley.
May 2001: Awarded an Honory Doctorate in Fine Arts by California State University, Fullerton. He spoke at the commencement.
Cousin of Jason Schwartzman.
The Wild at Heart (1990) movie poster lists his name as both "Nicolas Cage" and "Nicholas Cage".
Cousin of Robert Schwartzman, who changed his name to Robert Schwartzman-Cage inspired by Nicolas.
Was originally considered for the role of Brad Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), but after his audition the studio thought his performance was too dark and the role went, instead, to Judge Reinhold. Additionally, Cage was 17 at the time and could not work as many hours as actors over 18. In this film, he is credited under the name Nicolas Coppola for the first and only time.
Nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire.
2007: Bought Midford Castle (a big house, not a real castle) near Bath, England. Purchase price was in the region of u00a35 million (about $10 million).
Went to the same high school as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Gina Gershon, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Cooper, Rob Reiner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Pauly Shore, Michael Tolkin, Betty White, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Daily, Albert Brooks and Crispin Glover.
Offered the role of Green Goblin/Norman Osborn in Spider-Man (2002).
Met wife Alice Kim (I) at a sushi bar where she was a waitress. She was only 20-years-old at the time they married.
Met wife Alice Kim at a sushi bar where she was a waitress. She was only 20-years-old at the time they married.
On his upper back he has a tattoo of monitor lizard with a top hat.