Nicolas Cage is a famous American actor, director, and film producer. Nicolas Cage is known for his work in films such as “Leaving Las Vegas”, “Ghost Rider”, “The Rock”, “Face/Off”, “Con Air”, “Adaptation”, “Sonny”, “National Treasure”, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, “Gone in 60 seconds”, among others.
Table of Biography
On the 7th of January 1964, Nicolas Cage was born in Long Beach, California, in the United States of America. He holds American nationality and his birth name is Nicolas Kim Coppola. As of 2023, he is 59 years old and has a zodiac sign of Capricorn. In addition, he practices Christianity religion and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Italian-German-Polish descent.
Nicolas is the son of August Coppola (father) and Joy Vogelsang (mother). Professionally, his father was a literature professor while his mother was a dancer and choreographer. He grew up with his two brothers Marc Coppola and Christopher Coppola. Both of his brothers are New York radio personalities.
Talking about his academic career, he went to Beverly Hills High School. From an early, he was interested in acting. So, he enrolled at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Nicolas Cage made his big screen debut in the 1982 coming-of-age movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” In the 1983 romantic comedy film “Valley Girl” he started opposite Deborah Foreman. From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, he appeared in films such as “Peggy Sue Got Married” (1986), “Raising Arizona” (1987), “Moonstruck” (1987), “Wild at Heart” (1990), and “It Could Happen to You” (1994).
Moreover, he rose to fame, after playing the role of Ben Sanderson in the drama film (Leaving Las Vegas.” The film is based on the semi-autobiographical 1990 novel of the same name by John O’Brien.
Nicolas Cage stars as a suicidal alcoholic in Los Angeles who, having lost his family and been recently fired, has decided to move to Las Vegas and drink himself to death.
For his role in the movie, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Similarly, he played Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman in the 2002 comedy-drama film “Adaption” directed by Spike Jonze. For his work in the movie, he was nominated for Academy Award.
Afterward, he appeared in more mainstream films, including “The Rock” (1996), “Con Air” (1997), “Face/Off” (1997), “City of Angels” (1998), “Bringing Out the Dead” (1999), “Gone in 60 Seconds” (2000), “The Family Man” (2000), “Windtalkers” (2002), “Matchstick Men” (2003), the “National Treasure film series” (2004–2007), “Lord of War” (2005), “The Wicker Man” (2006), “Ghost Rider” (2007), “Knowing” (2009), and “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans “(2009).
From the 2010s to the 2020s, he starred in films such as “Kick-Ass” (2010), “Joe” (2013), “Mandy” (2018), “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018), “Pig” (2021), and “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” (2022), roles that increased his popularity and solidified his cult following.
Production company and Direction
This actor has his own production company named “Saturn Films” which has produced films such as “Shadow of the Vampire” (2000) and “The Life of David Gale” (2003).
In addition, his production company has produced numerous films such as “Sonny,” “Lord of War,” “The Wicker Man, Next,” “Bangkok Dangerous,” “Knowing, ” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and “A Thousand Words,” among others. Similarly, he is the executive producer of the television series “The Dresden Files” for the Sci-Fi Channel. In addition, he made his directional debut in the movie “Sonny.” Besides being an actor, he is an avid comic book fan.
In the year 2002, he auctioned a collection of 400 vintage comics through Heritage Auctions for over $1.6 million. Moreover, he is also a fan and collector of painter and underground comic artist Robert Williams. For Juxtapoz magazine, he has also written introductions.
In the year 1998, Cage was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry. Similarly, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts by California State University, Fullerton in May 2001.
As a well-known actor and worked in the entertainment industry for over 3 decades, he has collected numerous awards such as Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, among others, for Best Actor for his role in Leaving Las Vegas. Moreover, this actor has been honored with the Humanitarian Award from the United Nations for his work. In 2009 and 2013, he was appointed as a UN ambassador for Global Justice.
Nicolas Cage – Net Worth 2023
As of January 2023, Cage’s net worth is estimated at around $25 million which he has collected from his acting career. In addition, his salary and incomes are still unclear at the moment.
This actor has been married five times in his life. In 1988, he began dating actress, Christina Fulton. With the relationship, the couple has a son whose name is Weston Coppola Cage. Their son Weston was the lead singer of the black metal band, Eyes of Noctum, and Cage has two grandsons from his son Weston.
In April 1995, he married actress Patricia Arquette but divorced in 2001. Afterward, he married singer and songwriter Lisa Marie Presley in August 2002. With the marriage, the couple has a daughter named Elvis Presley. However, the couple divorced in May 2004.
Later, the actor married his third wife, Alice Kim in July 2004. Kim is a former waitress who worked at the Los Angeles restaurant, Kabuki, and at the Los Angeles-based Korean nightclub, Le Prive.
With the marriage, the couple has a son named Kal-EL. Moreover, the couple divorced in 216. He married his fourth wife Erika Koike in March 2019 and married in Las Vegas. Just four days after the marriage, Cage filed for an annulment. And, Cage was granted a divorce from his wife three months later.
He married his fifth wife and current wife, Riko Shibata on the 16th of February 2021. With the marriage, the couple has a daughter named August Francesca who was born on the 7th of September 2022.
Besides being an actor, he is a philanthropist, he has donated $2 million to Amnesty International for them to use to offer rehabilitation shelter, medical services, and psychological and reintegration services to some of the 300,000 children forced to fight in conflicts across the world. Moreover, he donated about $1 million to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Christina Fulton sued Cage for $13 million and for the house in which she was living in December 2009. In June 2011, the case was settled. He was arrested in New Orleans’ French Quarter district for suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace, and public intoxication in the April of 2011.
The policeman was flagged down by onlookers after Cage allegedly grabbed his wife’s upper arm while appearing to be under the influence of alcohol. The actor was held in police custody until a bail of $11,000 was posted by Duane “Dog” Chapman.
Later, Cage was ordered to appear in court on May 31, 2011. On the 5th May 2011, The New Orleans District Attorney announced that the charges against Cage had been dropped.
This actor stands 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.83 m) and weighs around 89 kg. Moreover, he has blue eyes with dark brown hair color and his body measurement measures 45-15-35 inches. In addition, he wears a shoe size of 10.5 US.
Nicolas Cage – Social Media
Officially, this actor is not active on social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Moreover, his fans have created several accounts on social media sites and have posted videos and photos of the actor.