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Who is Nicolas Cage?

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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Kim Coppola, better known by his stage moniker Nicolas Cage, is indeed an actor and director from the United States. Cage, who has been a member of the Coppola family, has won several awards, along with an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as a Golden Globe Award.

Rumble Fish (1983), Racing with the Moon (1984), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Raising Arizona (1987), Vampire’s Kiss (1989), Wild at Heart (1990), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), and Red Rock West (1993) were among Cage’s early cinematic roles (1993). Throughout this time, he was named one among twelve Promising New Actors of 1984 in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 36. He earned the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal in Leaving Las Vegas (1995). In Adaptation, he was nominated for his second Academy Award with his role as Charlie and Donald Kaufman (2002). Following that, he starred in movies including The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), City of Angels (1998), 8mm (1999), Windtalkers (2002), Lord of War (2005), The Wicker Man (2006), Bangkok Dangerous (2008), and Knowing (2009). (2009). He also directed the movie Sonny (2002), for which he has been nominated for such Deauville Film Festival’s Grand Special Prize.

Cage is the owner of the Saturn Films production firm, which has produced movies including Shadow of the Vampire (2000) as well as the Life of David Gale (2003). Cage was voted No. 40 in Empire magazine’s The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list in October 1997, and No. 37 in Premiere magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood the following year.

He appeared in Kick-Ass (2010), Drive Angry (2011), Joe (2013), The Runner (2015), Dog Eat Dog (2016), Mom and Dad (2017), Mandy (2018), Color Out of Space (2019), and Pig in the Sky (2020) inside the 2010s (2021). Throughout this period, his participation in many cinema genres boosted his notoriety and earned him a cult following.

Cage has starred in a broad range of movies, both popular and eccentric, following his cinematic debut in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), with Judge Reinhold and Sean Penn. He tried out for the role of Dallas Winston in his uncle’s movie The Outsiders, based on S.E. Hinton’s novel, however, Matt Dillon won the part. Rumble Fish and Peggy Sue Got Married, both directed by Coppola, featured him.

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