Nicolas Cage is the pseudonym of Nicolas Kim Coppola, an American actor, the winner of the award of the American Academy of Film (1996) for the Best Actor in a leading role ("Leaving Las Vegas"). Cage was born in Long Beach, California, on January 7, 1964. His father, August Coppola is a professor of literature, and his mother, Joy Vogelsang is a dancer and choreographer. His parents divorced in 1976. Cage has roots in Germany and Italy.
He attended Beverly Hills High School (just like Angelina Jolie, Rob Reiner and Lenny Kravitz) and hoped for a career in acting from an early age. His first acting experience was in a school production of the play "Golden Boy." He is a very good friend with Johnny Depp and helped him to get his first role. He left school when he was 17.
He was the producer of the "Shadow of the Vampire" (2000) that it has starring John Malkovich and also the producer of the sci-fi series "The Dresden Files". Cage wanted to avoid "nepotism" (being the nephew of the director Francis Ford Coppola) and, early in his career, he changed his name from Coppola to Cage. He was inspired by the choice of the character Luke Cage, from the comic collection "Marvel Comics".
In 1988 he had a relationship with Christina Fulton, the mother of his child, Weston Coppola Cage (born December 26, 1990). Weston appeared in the film "Lord of War" with his father, and played the role Vladimir, a young Ukrainian mechanic. Cage has been married for three times. Between April 8, 1995 and May 18, 2001 he was married to Patricia Arquette. He took his wife Lisa Marie Presley, on 10th August 2002, but their marriage ended after only four months and the divorce was finalized two years later. He is now married to Alice Kim, a former waitress at the restaurant Kabuki in Los Angeles. On October 3, 2005, the couple became parents of Kal-El. The couple met in Le Club Prive, and their wedding took place on an island in New Zealand.
At the end of the secondary school, he gets a role in the The Best of Times series that will last just a season and Cage will make the first steps in cinematography with a small role in Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982).
Nicolas Cage accepts a role in a film signed by his uncle: Rumble Fish (1983), the same year he will shine in Valley Girl, his first real performance. Valley Girl will be followed by Peggy Sue is getting married in 1986, also directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The performance with Kathleen Turner will make him to be noted by critics and also by the studio director. Cher, who discovers Nicolas Cage in Peggy Sue gets married, will make pressures for him to get a role with her in Moonstruck (1987).
In the same year he will pour with the Coen brothers the comedy Arizona Junior. These films will confirm his reputation as comedian. So his career begins to soar and the movies appear one after another: Firebirds (1990), Zandalee (1991), Honeymoon (1992). Since 1994, he is only able to choose roles which are important. Cage started to earn a salary of about $ 4 million per film and has the opportunity to get good scripts. In 1995 receives a script from Mike Figgis, the story relates about an alcoholic suicide who wants to end his live in Las Vegas. Nicolas Cage sees in this script a sensible movie where he could invest a lot of talent and dedication. Nicolas Cage is above all a conscientious actor who spends much time preparing his roles, gathering all the possible information from the world of his character. First of all, Cage is a precious and qualified actor who impresses through his veritable roles and surprises all the time.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The Best Actors in the World .
A really good actor is an incredible person to see in action. The gifted ones have the ability to make you forget where you are and what you’re doing and take you in a different place seeing a drama unfold before your eyes. It is absolutely amazing to admire the most fantastic actors, which enchant our eyes with spectacular movies, wonderful roles and strong characters. Delight your eyes with the best actors that we will list and vote your favorite!!!!