Nicolas Cage has been one of the best Hollywood actors for years. He has recently faced abuse allegations from an ex-girlfriend Vickie Park and is known for both his great success in Hollywood, as well as his lavish spending.
Who is Nicolas Cage?
Nicolas Cage is an actor and filmmaker who starred in dozens of movies over the course of decades. He was born on January 7, 1964, as Nicolas Coppola in Long Beach, California.
His family was influential, made up of actors and filmmakers, so naturally, he was inspired to start acting as well. After watching James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden, he asked his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, a famous director, to give him a screen test. He was only 15 at the time.
He changed his name to avoid potential nepotism, as he is the nephew of a successful film director. Nephew. Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage inspired him to pick the name Nicolas Cage.
His career started with a minor role in the 1982 movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He later appeared in Valley Girl (1983), Racing with the Moon (1984), Wild at Heart (1990), and Honeymoon in Vegas(1992).
In 1995, his big break came with the film Leaving Las Vegas. Roles in movies like Con Air in 1997 and City of Angels in 1998 followed while the biggest hits came during the 2000s with National Treasure in 2004 and Ghost Rider in 2007, as well as its sequel in 2011. Recently, he worked on the 2013 animated film The Croods and co-starred in a 2017 horror comedy Mom and Dad.
Throughout his career, he won and was nominated for many awards and honors, like the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, MTV Awards, etc.