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Nicolas Cage

FULL NAME Nicholas Kim Coppola
BORN 7 January 1964, Long Beach, California, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor (Director)
NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 18 (17)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 3.59

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY  (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINKED)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Brad's bud
1987 Raising Arizona H. I. McDonnough

1990 Wild at Heart

Sailor Ripley

1992 Honeymoon in Vegas Detective Jack Singer

1993 Red Rock West Michael Williams

1994 It Could Happen to You Charlie Lang

1995 Leaving Las Vegas Ben

1996 The Rock Stanley Goodspeed

1997 Con Air Cameron Poe

1997 Face/Off Castor Troy

1999 8MM Tom Welles

1999 Bringing Out the Dead Frank Pierce

2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds Memphis
2002 Adaptation. Charlie/Donald Kaufman

2003 Matchstick Men Roy Waller

2006 World Trade Center John McLoughlin

2009 Knowing John Koestler

2010 Kick-Ass Damon Macready/Big Daddy

2013 The Frozen Ground Jack Halcombe

 

PORTRAIT

Expressive, sad-eyed American lead who peaked during a fine run of performances in high-quality films during the mid-90s. Cage, nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, started out in lightweight teen-films in the early 80s, before moving on to larger productions towards the end of the decade, often in comedic and eccentric parts. He did however attract attention and praise for his work in films such as Birdy (1984) and Moonstruck (1987) before eventially receiving more and more leads in the mid 90s. Artistically and commercially, he was at his best during this period, and he garnered an Oscar in his first year as a nominee for his harrowing portrait of an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas. He followed up with a superbly flamboyant performance opposite John Travolta in John Woo's smash hit Face/Off. However, in recent years, Cage hasn't been able to sustain this high level. Struggling to renew himself, he has been under criticism for uninspired and often insipid or overdone performances.

 

TRIVIA

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AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1996

Best Actor for Leaving Las Vegas

2003

Nominated for Best Actor for Adaptation.

 

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