Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage (né Nicholas Kim Coppola) is an American actor, humanitarian and a member of the Coppola family. His breakout role came in 1983's Valley Girl. In 1996 Cage earned critical acclaim as an actor and won his first Oscar for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas. By the late '90s, Cage found his niche in action thrillers appearing in The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997) and Face/Off (1997).

Most notably, Cage is known for his role as Benjamin Franklin Grates — a cryptographer who stole the Declaration of Independence in National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007). Cage's other notable films include Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), World Trade Center (2006), Ghost Rider (2007), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) and the science-fiction thriller Knowing (2009).

In 2009, Cage was named Goodwill Ambassador and the Global Citizen of the Year for his humanitarian achievements by the United Nations.
Nicolas Cage
Full Name
Nicholas Kim Coppola
Long Beach, California


Who is Nicolas Cage's uncle?

Nicolas Cage is the nephew on his father's side to director Francis Ford Coppola.

How many movies has Nicolas Cage been in?

Nicolas Cage has been in over 100 movies, according to Insider. His first credited role came in 1982's 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' as Brad Hamilton's friend.

Who is Nicolas Cage married to?

In February 2021, Nicolas Cage married Riko Shibata. Cage told 'Flaunt' magazine that they met while he was in Japan filming 'Prisoners of the Ghostland'.

Why did Nicolas Cage change his name?

Nicolas Cage decided to change his name after his appearance in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High.' The actor explained to 'Wired' that he didn't want to be known solely as Francis Ford Coppola's nephew: "I was still Nicolas Coppola, and people would not stop saying things like, 'I love the smell of Nicolas in the morning,' because of 'Apocalypse Now,' and Robert Duvall saying, 'I love the smell of napalm in the morning,' and it made it hard to work and I said, 'I don't need this,' and changed it to Cage." The last name "Cage" was inspired by the Marvel superhero character Luke Cage and the avant-garde compose John Cage.

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