Nicolas Cage Success Story
Nicolas Cage is an American actor and producer. He is a versatile actor and has performed leading roles in various genres of movies including romantic comedies, drama, action and science fiction movies. He won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas in1995.
Nicolas Cage With Tom Cruise At An Event Of Prince of Persia
His breakthrough films were The Rock in 1996, Face/Off and Con Air in 1997 which introduced him to a wider audience. His performance in The Weather Man and Kick-Ass was critically acclaimed.
Cage was born to August Floyd Coppola and Joy on 7 January 1964 in California. His interested in acting began from an early age. He attended the ULCA School of Theatre, Film and Television. He said nothing inspired him to become an actor like James Dean in the film East of Eden. His first acting experience was in a school production of Golden Boy
Cage debuted with Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982. He has a minor role to perform opposite Sean Penn. He made his directorial debut with Sonny in 2002. Cage’s two films Lord of War and The Weather Man failed to attract the audience through his performance. His movie National Treasure was a movie filled with adventures. This movie became a huge success at the box office.
Later he worked in an action flick The Rock which proved to be another commercial success. In 2010, he starred in a period piece Season of the Witch and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Cage has acted in several movies including USS Indianapolis Men of Courage, Pay the Ghost, The Runner, The Dying of the Light, Outcast, Left Behind, Joe Rage, Seeking Justice, Stolen, The Frozen Ground, It Could Happen to You, Trapped in Paradise and Kidd of Death.
Cage’s portrayal of a suicidal alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas was critically acclaimed and appreciated by the critics and the audience alike. In 2007, his movie The Ghost Rider was a major box-office hit. Cage’s movies known to achieve success financially are basically action based or adventure based movies. Cage producing career includes Shadow of the Vampire.
Cage and Christina Fulton started dating in 1988. She later in 1990 gave birth to a son. However the relationship did not end up in marriage. He married first wife Patricia Arquette in 1995 and divorced in 2001. He later married Lisa Marie Presley briefly in 2002 and divorced in 2004. Currently he is married to Alice Kim since 2004. The couple is also blessed with a beautiful son Kal-El.
Cage has been nominated twice for the Academy Awards. He was nominated for his second Academy Award for his role in Adaptation. He has also received nominations by BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his films Adaptation, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Moonstruck.
Academy for his acting in Leaving Las Vegas
Golden Globe for his movie Leaving Las Vegas
Screen Actors Guild for his movie Leaving Las Vegas