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A household name, Nicolas Cage is a Hollywood icon famous for his dynamic and electrifying performances. From indie films to blockbuster hits, Cage has proven time and time again that he is a force to be reckoned with in the acting world.

Born in Long Beach, California on January 7, 1964, Nicolas Cage (real name Nicholas Kim Coppola) is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and cousin of director Sofia Coppola. He began his acting career in the early 1980s and made his film debut in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982). He gained fame in the 1990s with a string of hit films including “Moonstruck” (1987), “Raising Arizona” (1987), “Vampire’s Kiss” (1989), and “Wild at Heart” (1990), and “Leaving Las Vegas” (1995) for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. He continues to act in films, and is also well known for his personal life and his many marriages.

Nicolas Cage Timeline

January 7, 1964

Nicolas Cage is born

Cage is born Nicholas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California.[1]

March 25, 1996

Academy Award for Best Actor in “Leaving Las Vegas”

Cage wins the Best Actor Academy Award for his role in “Leaving Las Vegas.”[2]


Buys and returns a dinosaur skull

Cage purchases a Tyrannosaurus bataar skull for $276,000, which he later returns after finding out it had been stolen.[3]

November 12, 2009

Buys the LaLaurie Mansion

Cage purchases the LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans, which was said to be haunted.[4]

January 24, 2020

Stars in “Color Out of Space”

Cage stars in the film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “Color Out of Space.”[5]

What makes Nicolas Cage so popular with his fans is his ability to fully embody a character and bring them to life on screen. He is known for his range, tackling a wide variety of roles and genres with ease. His performances are often described as intense and magnetic, leaving a lasting impression on audiences. His willingness to take risks and push boundaries only adds to his appeal.

Nicolas Cage FAQs

How many Academy Awards has Nicolas Cage won?

He won one Best Actor Academy Award in 1995, playing the male lead in “Leaving Las Vegas.”[1]

Who is Nicolas Cage related to in the film industry?

He is related to director Francis Ford Coppola who is his uncle, and director Sofia Coppola who is his cousin.[2]

How many times has Nicolas Cage been married?

Nicolas Cage has been married five times.[3]

What was Nicolas Cage’s first feature film?

His first film was “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” in 1982.[4]

What was Nicolas Cage’s most successful film?

It’s “National Treasure” (2004) which grossed over $330 million worldwide.[5]

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