Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage

Highest Rated: 97% Pig (2021)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 7, 1964

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

Nicolas Cage was a versatile Academy Award-winning actor whose wide-ranging body of work spanned everything from oddball comedies (1987's "Raising Arizona", 2002's "Adaptation"), to dark character dramas (1995's "Leaving Las Vegas", 1999's "Bringing out the Dead"), to effects-driven action films (1997's "Con Air", 2004's "National Treasure", 2007's "Ghost Rider"). Ever since he could remember, Nicolas Cage wanted to be an actor. He was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, and from a young age harbored dreams of being up on the 60-foot silver screen, just like his childhood idol James Dean. Of course, it helped that his famous uncle was none other than Francis Ford Coppola, the Academy Award-winning director of such modern classics as "The Godfather" (1972) and "Apocalypse Now" (1979). However, Cage viewed his famous surname as more of a nuisance than anything, which is why he changed it early in his career. Cage attended Beverly Hills High School, and it was there that he first began acting. He studied theater at the school, but long desired to be acting in movies. Feeling like high school was holding him back, Cage dropped out in his senior year to pursue acting full-time. He nabbed his first role when was 18 in the high school drama "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982). Although Cage's role in the film was minor, it gave him the confidence to charge full-steam ahead in building an acting career for himself. By the early 1980s he had changed his surname to Cage, after the Marvel superhero Luke Cage, and with the name change, saw his acting prospects rise. He was cast in his first substantial role as the lead in the 1983 comedy "Valley Girl," and over the next few years started steadily building a name for himself with parts in films like "Rumble Fish" (1983), "The Cotton Club" (1984), "Birdy" (1984), and "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986). Both "Rumble Fish" and "The Cotton Club" were directed by his Uncle Francis. With his acting career on the upswing, Cage nabbed a breakout role as a manic ex-con in the Coen Brothers' crime comedy "Raising Arizona." Although the film drew mixed reviews upon its release, it has since grown in appreciation by critics, with Cage's hilarious performance as H.I. "Hi" McDunnough being singled out as one of the film's highlights. After "Raising Arizona," Cage began displaying his versatility as an actor by appearing in a wide array of different film genres. He appeared in romantic comedies like "Moonstruck" (1987) and "Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992), horror films like "Vampire's Kiss" (1988), and crime thrillers like "Red Rock West" (1993) and "Kiss of Death" (1995). Then in 1995 Cage floored both audiences and critics with his magnetic performance as a suicidal alcoholic in the bleak drama "Leaving Las Vegas." For his performance in the film, Cage took home an Oscar for Best Actor-his first. Although he could never quite be pinned down to one specific genre of film, by the late-1990s Cage began starring in a number of big-budget genre pictures made for the masses. These films included "The Rock" (1996), "Con Air" (1997), "Face/Off" (1998), and "8 MM" (1999). He did make time to star in Martin Scorsese's dark drama "Bringing out the Dead" in 1999, and earned his second Oscar nod for his role as screenwriter Charlie Kaufman in 2002's "Adaptation," but by the mid-2000s Cage's acting output was relegated almost exclusively to effect-heavy films with huge budgets. These included "National Treasure," "Knowing" (2009), "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (2010), "Kick-Ass" (2010) and "Drive Angry" (2011). Cage would still, on occasion, make time to appear in more character driven works, among them "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" (2009), "Joe" (2013), and "Snowden" (2016). But for the most part, by the 2010s he was mostly appearing in genre films. The 2010s also saw Cage's output increase at a furious rate, with the actor appearing in multiple films a year. In 2019 alone he appeared in six films, among them "Primal," about a rare captive jaguar that escapes, and "Running with the Devil," a crime thriller which co-starred Laurence Fishburne. By 2020, Nicolas Cage had been acting professionally for nearly 40 years and had appeared in over 100 films (according to IMDB), thus making him one of the most prolific film actors of his generation.

Highest rated movies

Pig
Red Rock West
Moonstruck Face/Off Adaptation Leaving Las Vegas Raising Arizona Mandy

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Self - 2022
97% 84% Pig Rob (Character),
Producer
$3.1M 2021
65% 28% Prisoners of the Ghostland Hero (Character) - 2021
62% 69% Willy's Wonderland The Janitor (Character),
Producer
$388.7K 2021
28% 65% Jiu Jitsu Wylie (Character) - 2020
77% 94% The Croods: A New Age Grug (Voice) $58.5M 2020
86% 82% Color Out of Space Nathan Gardner (Character) $677.3K 2019
No Score Yet 31% Kill Chain Araña (Character) - 2019
0% 45% Grand Isle Walter (Character) - 2019
37% 22% Primal Frank Walsh (Character) - 2019
15% 19% A Score to Settle Frank (Character) - 2019
24% 38% Running With the Devil The Cook (Character) - 2019
21% 9% Looking Glass Ray (Character) - 2018
91% 71% Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Superman (Voice) $29.6M 2018
32% 82% Between Worlds Joe (Character) - 2018
90% 66% Mandy Red Miller (Character) $1.2M 2018
4% 10% 211 Mike Chandler (Character) - 2018
97% 93% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spider-Man Noir (Voice) $190.2M 2018
No Score Yet 99% Becoming Iconic Self - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Looking Glass Unknown (Character) - 2018
75% 39% Mom and Dad Brent Ryan (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 27% Vengeance: A Love Story John Dromoor (Character),
Producer
$4.5K 2017
31% 61% Inconceivable Brian (Character) - 2017
3% 17% Arsenal Eddie King (Character) - 2017
25% 22% The Humanity Bureau Noah Kross (Character) - 2017
49% 19% Dog Eat Dog Troy (Character) - 2016
17% 30% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Captain Charles Butler McVay III (Character) - 2016
25% 26% Army of One Gary Faulkner (Character) - 2016
61% 70% Snowden Hank Forrester (Character) $21.6M 2016
63% 29% The Trust Jim Stone (Character) - 2016
10% 25% Pay the Ghost Mike Lawford (Character) - 2015
24% 22% The Runner Colin Price (Character) - 2015
4% 22% Outcast Gallain (Character) - 2014
1% 3% Left Behind Rayford Steele (Character) $14.0M 2014
12% 28% Tokarev Paul Maguire (Character) - 2014
11% 15% Dying of the Light Evan Lake (Character) - 2014
72% 77% The Croods Grug (Voice) $187.2M 2013
86% 68% Joe Joe (Character) $371.9K 2013
61% 50% The Frozen Ground Jack Holcombe (Character) - 2013
39% 65% Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police Producer $23.2K 2012
20% 34% Stolen Will Montgomery (Character) $289.8K 2012
0% 47% A Thousand Words Producer $18.4M 2012
48% 37% Drive Angry John Milton (Character) $10.7M 2011
11% 30% Season of the Witch Behman (Character) $24.8M 2011
18% 31% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider (Character) $51.8M 2011
11% 22% Trespass Kyle Miller (Character) $16.8K 2011
28% 39% Justice Will Gerard (Character) - 2011
76% 81% Kick-Ass Damon Macready/Big Daddy (Character) $48.0M 2010
40% 53% The Sorcerer's Apprentice Balthazar Blake (Character),
Executive Producer
$63.1M 2010
86% 57% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Terence McDonaugh (Character) $1.7M 2009
34% 42% Knowing John (Character) $79.9M 2009
22% 39% G-Force Speckles (Voice) $119.4M 2009
50% 50% Astro Boy Dr. Tenma (Voice) $19.5M 2009
8% 26% Bangkok Dangerous Joe (Character),
Producer
$15.3M 2008
26% 48% Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider (Character) $115.8M 2007
28% 53% Next Cris Johnson (Character),
Producer
$18.0M 2007
36% 67% National Treasure: Book of Secrets Ben Gates (Character) $220.0M 2007
15% 17% The Wicker Man Edward Maulis (Character),
Producer
$18.8K 2006
62% 42% The Ant Bully Zoc (Voice) $28.1M 2006
67% 60% World Trade Center Sgt. John McLoughlin (Character) $70.2M 2006
61% 84% Lord of War Yuri Orlov (Character),
Producer
$24.1M 2005
59% 56% The Weather Man Dave Spritz (Character) $12.5M 2005
46% 76% National Treasure Ben Gates (Character) $173.0M 2004
82% 74% Matchstick Men Roy (Character) $36.9M 2003
19% 81% The Life of David Gale Producer $19.6M 2003
23% 42% Sonny Acid Yellow (Character),
Director,
Producer
$17.6K 2002
91% 85% Adaptation Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman (Character) $22.2M 2002
33% 50% Windtalkers Joe Enders (Character) $40.9M 2002
28% 50% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Antonio Corelli (Character) $25.5M 2001
13% 48% Christmas Carol: The Movie Marley (Voice) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bel Air Executive Producer - 2000
25% 77% Gone in Sixty Seconds Randall "Memphis" Raines (Character) $101.6M 2000
53% 67% The Family Man Jack Campbell (Character) $75.8M 2000
82% 74% Shadow of the Vampire Producer $8.3M 2000
72% 70% Bringing Out the Dead Frank Pierce (Character) $16.6M 1999
23% 52% 8MM Tom Welles (Character) $36.3M 1999
58% 82% City of Angels Seth (Character) $78.7M 1998
No Score Yet 67% Welcome to Hollywood Self - 1998
41% 35% Snake Eyes Rick Santoro (Character) $55.6M 1998
56% 75% Con Air Cameron Poe (Character) $101.1M 1997
92% 82% Face/Off Castor Troy/Sean Archer (Character) $112.3M 1997
68% 85% The Rock Dr. Stanley Goodspeed (Character) $134.1M 1996
91% 85% Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson (Character) $29.9M 1995
68% 37% Kiss of Death Little Junior Brown (Character) $14.7M 1995
5% 41% Trapped in Paradise Bill Firpo (Character) $5.8M 1994
71% 54% It Could Happen to You Charlie Lang (Character) $37.8M 1994
57% 48% Guarding Tess Doug Chesnic (Character) $26.2M 1994
95% 75% Red Rock West Michael Williams (Character) - 1993
0% 25% Deadfall Eddie (Character) $9.2K 1993
17% 31% Amos & Andrew Amos Odell (Character) $9.5M 1993
64% 35% Honeymoon in Vegas Jack Singer (Character) $33.5M 1992
33% 29% Zandalee Johnny Collins (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted Unknown (Character) - 1990
67% 81% Wild at Heart Sailor (Character) $14.5M 1990
No Score Yet 20% Time to Kill Enrico Silvestri (Character) - 1990
10% 35% Fire Birds Jake Preston (Character) $14.8M 1990
61% 53% Vampire's Kiss Peter Loew (Character) $96.7K 1989
94% 80% Moonstruck Ronny Cammareri (Character) $80.0M 1987
91% 85% Raising Arizona H.I. McDonnough (Character) $21.1M 1987
No Score Yet 43% The Boy in Blue Ned Hanlan (Character) $235.9K 1986
86% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Charlie Bodell (Character) $37.7M 1986
77% 55% The Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer (Character) - 1984
60% 62% Racing With the Moon Nicky/Bud (Character) - 1984
83% 83% Birdy Sergeant Al Columbato (Character) - 1984
74% 80% Rumble Fish Smokey (Character) - 1983
83% 72% Valley Girl Randy (Character) - 1983
78% 80% Fast Times at Ridgemont High Brad's Bud (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
70% 57% History of Swear Words Host 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009-2011 2014
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insider Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2007-2010 2012
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
1992 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2007 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008