Nicolas Cage

Highest Rated: 100% Love, Antosha (2019)
Lowest Rated: 0% A Thousand Words (2012)
Birthday: Jan 7, 1964
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
Actor Nicolas Cage has always strived to make a name for himself based on his work, rather than on his lineage. As the nephew of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, Cage altered his last name to avoid accusations of nepotism. (He chose "Cage" both out of admiration for avant-garde musician John Cage and en homage to comic book hero Luke Cage). Even if he had retained the family name, it isn't likely that anyone would consider Cage holding fast to his uncle's coattails. Time and again, Cage travels to great lengths to add verisimilitude to his roles.Born January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, CA, to a literature professor father and dancer/choreographer mother, Cage first caught the acting bug while a student at Beverly Hills High School. After graduation, he debuted on film with a small part in Amy Heckerling's 1982 classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Following a lead role in Martha Coolidge's cult comedy Valley Girl (1983), Cage spent the remainder of the decade playing endearingly bizarre and disreputable men, most notably as Crazy Charlie the Appliance King in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Hi McDonough in Raising Arizona (1987), and Ronny Cammareri in the same year's Moonstruck, the last of which won him a Golden Globe nomination and a legion of female fans, ecstatic over the actor's unconventional romantic appeal.The '90s saw Cage assume a series of diverse roles, ranging from a violent ex-con in David Lynch's Wild at Heart (1990) to a sweet-natured private eye in the romantic comedy Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) to a dying alcoholic in Mike Figgis' astonishing Leaving Las Vegas (1995). For this last role, Cage won a Best Actor Oscar for his quietly devastating portrayal, and, respectability in hand, gained an official entrance into Hollywood's higher ranks. After winning his Oscar, along with a score of other honors for his performance, Cage switched gears in a way that would prove to be, with the occasional exception, largely permanent. He dove into a series of action movies like the Michael Bay thriller The Rock, the prisoners-on-a-plane movie Con Air, and the infamous John Woo flick Face/Off. Greeted with hefty paychecks and audience approval, Cage forged ahead on a career path lit largely with explosions.There would be exceptions, like 1998's City of Angels, a remake of Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire, and Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead, and the the lightly dramatic romantic comedy The Family Man, but Cage stuck mostly to thrillers and action movies. A spate of such films would fill his resume, like Gone in 60 Seconds, The Life of David Gale, 8MM, and Snake Eyes, but Cage would briefly revisit his roots in character work, teaming with Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze in 2002 for a duel role in the complex comedy Adaptation (2002). With Cage appearing as both screenwriter Charlie Kaufman as well as his fictional brother Donald, Adaptation followed Charlie's attempt to adapt author Susan Orlean's seemingly unfilmable novel The Orchid Thief as a feature film, and Donald's parallel efforts to write his own hacky yet lucrative script by following the guidance of a caustic, Syd Field-like screenwriting instructor (Brian Cox). A weighty role that demanded an actor capable of portraying characters that couldn't differ more emotionally despite their outward appearance, Adaptation brought Cage his second Oscar nomination -- and he was soon back to business as usual.2004 saw the release of the megahit adventure film National Treasure, which cast Cage as an archaeologist convinced there's a treasure map on the back of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. The outrageous film would earn a sequel in 2007, but first Cage made the ill-advised decision to star in Neil LaBute's reworking of the Robin Hardy/Anthony Shaffer collaboration The Wicker Man (2006). Though video compilations of the movie's most hilariously hackneyed moments would become popular on the internet, Cage was soon portraying a motorcycle-driving stuntman who sells

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Croods 2 Grug 2020
No Score Yet Running With The Devil The Cook 2019
17% A Score to Settle Frankie Carver 2019
100% Love, Antosha Actor 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spider-Man Noir 2018
91% Mandy Red 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Superman 2018
5% 211 Mike Chandler 2018
25% The Humanity Bureau Noah Kross 2018
17% Looking Glass Ray 2018
75% Mom and Dad Brent Ryan 2018
No Score Yet Becoming Iconic Actor 2018
No Score Yet Vengeance: A Love Story Producer John $5K 2017
31% Inconceivable Brian 2017
3% Arsenal Eddie 2017
17% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Captain McVay 2016
25% Army of One Gary Faulkner 2016
50% Dog Eat Dog Troy 2016
60% Snowden Hank Forrester $21.6M 2016
63% The Trust Jim Stone 2016
10% Pay the Ghost Mike Lawford 2015
24% The Runner Colin Price 2015
5% Outcast Gallain 2015
No Score Yet Frank or Francis Actor 2015
9% Dying of the Light Evan Lake 2014
1% Left Behind Rayford Steele $10.7M 2014
12% Rage Paul Maguire 2014
85% Joe Joe Ransom $0.3M 2014
No Score Yet Amicus Rodney Smolla 2014
60% The Frozen Ground Sgt. Jack Halcombe $90K 2013
71% The Croods Grug $187.2M 2013
20% Stolen Will Montgomery $0.3M 2012
27% Seeking Justice Will Gerard $0.5M 2012
0% A Thousand Words Producer $18.5M 2012
18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider $51.8M 2012
10% Trespass Kyle Miller $17.3K 2011
46% Drive Angry Milton $10.8M 2011
11% Season of the Witch Behmen $24.9M 2011
40% The Sorcerer's Apprentice Balthazar Blake Executive Producer $63.2M 2010
76% Kick-Ass Damon Macready/Big Daddy $20.1M 2010
No Score Yet With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Actor 2010
85% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Terence McDonagh $1.7M 2009
50% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) Dr. Tenma $19.6M 2009
22% G-Force Speckles $119.5M 2009
33% Knowing John Koestler $80M 2009
No Score Yet Riot (John Carpenter's Riot) (Scared Straight) Actor Producer 2009
8% Bangkok Dangerous Producer Joe $15.2M 2008
36% National Treasure: Book of Secrets Ben Gates $220M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Actor 2007
28% Next Cris Johnson Producer $18M 2007
84% Grindhouse Fu Manchu $25M 2007
26% Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider $115.9M 2007
No Score Yet Amarillo Slim Actor 2006
15% The Wicker Man Producer Edward Malus $23.7M 2006
67% World Trade Center John McLoughlin $70.3M 2006
62% The Ant Bully Zoc $28.2M 2006
59% The Weather Man David Spritz $12.5M 2005
62% Lord of War Yuri Orlov Producer $24.1M 2005
46% National Treasure Ben Gates $173M 2004
82% Matchstick Men Roy Waller $36.9M 2003
19% The Life of David Gale Producer $19.6M 2003
91% Adaptation Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman $22.2M 2002
23% Sonny Director Acid Yellow Producer 2002
32% Windtalkers Joe Enders $40.6M 2002
28% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Capt. Antonio Corelli $25.3M 2001
17% Christmas Carol - The Movie Jacob Marley 2001
82% Shadow of the Vampire Producer $7.6M 2000
53% The Family Man Jack 2000
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Actor 2000
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) Randall `Memphis' Raines $101M 2000
72% Bringing Out the Dead Frank 1999
22% 8MM Tom Welles 1999
40% Snake Eyes Det. Rick Santoro 1998
58% City of Angels Seth 1998
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Himself 1998
92% Face/Off Castor Troy 1997
55% Con Air Cameron Poe 1997
66% The Rock Stanley Goodspeed 1996
90% Leaving Las Vegas Ben Sanderson 1995
68% Kiss of Death Little Junior 1995
71% It Could Happen to You Charlie Lang 1994
56% Guarding Tess Doug Chesnic 1994
10% Trapped in Paradise Bill 1994
0% Deadfall Eddie 1993
20% Amos & Andrew Amos Odell 1993
95% Red Rock West Michael Williams 1993
63% Honeymoon in Vegas Jack Singer 1992
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: Davy Crockett Actor 1992
33% Zandalee Johnny Collins 1991
65% Wild At Heart Sailor Ripley 1990
No Score Yet Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted Actor 1990
10% Fire Birds Jake Preston 1990
No Score Yet Time To Kill Enrico Silvestri 1989
61% Vampire's Kiss Peter Loew 1989
No Score Yet Never on Tuesday Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) 1988
93% Moonstruck Ronny Cammareri 1987
91% Raising Arizona H.I. McDonnough 1987
85% Peggy Sue Got Married Charlie Bodell 1986
No Score Yet The Boy in Blue Ned Hanlan 1986
85% Birdy Al Columbato 1984
75% The Cotton Club Vincent Dwyer 1984
60% Racing With the Moon Nicky / Bud 1984
70% Rumble Fish Smokey 1983
82% Valley Girl Randy 1983
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High Brad's Bud 1982

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1992

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