||.||Nicolas Cage, a Best Actor Oscar winner, grew up
with a great appreciation of art, literature and theatre. Nicolas
and his two brothers were raised by their fater. His mother was hospitalized
for years when Nicolas was a child.
Nicolas and his brothers would spend vacations in San Francisco visiting their uncle, director Francis Ford Coppola. As a teen he had a growing desire to act and spent a summer at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
His love of acting and perserverance landed him a role in an 80s TV series, "The Best of Times". His first screen role came in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High". Nicolas changed his last name so he wouldn't get parts because he was a 'Coppola'. He wanted to win them on his own merit and talent.
Cage finally got the public's attention starring opposite Cher in "Moonstruck". That same year he appeared in the comedy, "Raising Arizona".
Cage can pick and choose movies these days especially after his Oscar winning performance in "Leaving Las Vegas". He can also command the big salaries.
Nicolas Lives in Los Angeles. He married actress Patricia Arquette in April 1995. They each have a son from a previous relationship and both have strong show-business family backgrounds.
Nicolas and his wife, actress Patricia Arquette divide their time in Los Angeles between their three homes. Some time is spent in their San Francisco home. They have a fleet of fancy, expensive European sports cars to get them to and fro.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999 - The Tonight Show with Jay LenoAwards
1998 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actor-Action/Adventure - "Face Off" and also for "Con Air"Past Films
1997 - Face OffBio
Angels - 10 April 1998 by Warner Bros. Starring Nicolas Cage
(as Seth), Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz.
Snake Eyes - 19 June 1998 by Paramount. Starring Nicolas Cage (as Detective Rick Santoro), Carla Gugino. John Heard, Alex Nobles, Stan Shaw, Gary Sinise, Kevin Dunn.
Tom Slick: Monster Hunter - 1998.
Defective Detective - 1999. Starring Nicolas Cage.
Superman Lives - 1999 by Warner Bros. Starring Nicolas Cage as Superman/Clark Kent. A report in 17 April 1998 Daily Variety says that the project has been delayed with the July 1998 start date moved till at least fall. Produced by Jon Peters. Directed by Tim Burton. Script and budget being reworked. A report in the 23 April 1998 issue of The Wall Street Journal says that Warner Bros. has taken the unsual step of canceling or indefinitely postponing several high-profile movies including "Superman Lives."
"Snake Eyes" - 7 August 1998 from Paramount. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Gary Senise, Kevin Dunn, Carla Gugino, Luis Guzman, John Heard, Alex Nobles, Stan Shaw.
"Bringing Out the Dead" - 1999 release with Nicolas Cage.
- Upcoming movies, release dates, and official links to their web sites.
Movies Past - Links to the
official movie web sites for past movies.