Nicolas CAGE | Nicholas /Kim/ Coppola
* 07.01.1964, Long Beach, California, USA

Schauspieler * Schauspielunterricht (Sommer 1979) und Bühnendebüt (Golden Boy, Schulinszenierung) am American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco * 1980 erste Fernsehrolle (Best of Times) * 1981 Spielfilmdebüt in einer Minirolle * 1982 ändert seinen Namen in Cage (nach dem Comichelden Luke Cage) * 1982-85 spielt in drei Filmen seines Onkels Francis Ford Coppola mit * 1984 bekommt erste schauspielerische Lorbeeren für sein intensives Porträt des entstellten Vietnamveteranen Al in Birdy * (mit Jeff Levine) Gründung der Produktionsfirma Saturn Films - seit 2000 auch als Produzent tätig * 2002 Regiedebüt mit Sonny * verheiratet mit Patricia Arquette (1. Ehefrau, 1995-2001) | Bild: Nicolas Cage in Next (Ascot Elite [CH] * UIP [D], 2007)
FILMS
# Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Ich glaub', ich steh' im Wald, 1981-USA * Amy Heckerling ... bit) (Buch von Cameron Crowe) (11-12; 8208) > als Nicolas Coppola
# Rumble Fish (Rumble Fish, 1982-USA * Francis Ford Coppola ... Smokey) (Roman von S.E. Hinton) (07-09; 8310)
# Valley Girl (Valley Girl, 1982-USA; R: Martha Coolidge, B: Andrew Lane, Wayne Crawford, K: Frederick Elmes, M: Scott Wilk, Marc Levinthal, D: NC-Randy, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Cameron Dye, Michelle Meyrink) 90/5m-Liebeskomödie (10-?; 8304)
# The Cotton Club (Cotton Club, 1983-USA * Francis Ford Coppola ... Vincent Dwyer) (08-?; 8412)
# Racing with the Moon (Die Zeit verrinnt - Die Navy ruft, 1983-USA; R: Richard Benjamin, B: Steve/n Kloves, K: John Bailey, M: Dave Grusin, D: Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, NC-Nicky/Bud) 108m-Jugenddrama (8403)
# Birdy (Birdy, 1984-USA * Alan Parker ... Al Columbato) (Roman von William Wharton)
# The Boy in Blue (Finish - Endspurt bis zum Sieg, 1984-CDN; R: Charles Jarrott, B: Douglas Bowie, K: Pierre Mignot, M: Roger Webb, D: NC-Ned Hanlan, Christopher Plummer) 98m-Sportlerbiografie (08-10; 8601)
# Peggy Sue Got Married (Peggy Sue hat geheiratet, 1985-USA * Francis Ford Coppola ... Charlie Bodell) (8610)
# Raising Arizona (Arizona Junior, 1986-USA; R: Joel Coen, B: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, K: Barry Sonnenfeld, M: Carter Burwell, D: NC-H.I. McDonnough, Holly Hunter) 92/4m-Komödie (02-?; 8703)
# Moonstruck (Mondsüchtig, 1986/87-USA * Norman Jewison ... Ronny Cammareri) (11-02; 8712)
# Vampire's Kiss (Vampire's Kiss, 1987-USA; R: Robert Bierman, B: Joseph Minion, K: Stefan Czapsky, M: Colin Towns, D: NC-Peter Loew, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals & Elizabeth Ashley) 96m-Gruselkomödie (08-10; 8906)
# Tempo di uccidere / Le raccourci (1989-I/F; d: Giuliano Montaldo, B: Furio Scarpelli, Paolo Virzi, Giacomo Scarpelli, Giuliano Montaldo, K: Blasco Giurato, M: Ennio Morricone, D: NC-Enrico Silvestri, Ricky Tognazzi, Patrice Flora Praxo, Giancarlo Giannini) 110m-Drama (Roman von Ennio Flaiano) (02-07; 8911)
# Wild at Heart (Wild at Heart - Die Geschichte von Sailor und Lula, 1989-USA * David Lynch ... Sailor Ripley) (Roman von Barry Gifford) (9008)
# Fire Birds (Airborne - Flügel aus Stahl, 1989/90-USA; R: David Green, B: Nick Thiel, Paul F. Edwards, K: Tony Imi, M: David Newman, D: NC-Jake Preston, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young) 85m-Action (10-01; 9005)
# Zandalee (Zandalee - Das sechste Gebot, 1990-USA; R: Sam Pillsbury, B: Mari Kornhauser, K: Walt Lloyd, M: Pray for Rain, D: NC-Johnny Collins, Judge Reinhold) 90/100m-Erotikdrama (02-03; 9105-D)
# Honeymoon in Vegas (...aber nicht mit meiner Braut - Honeymoon in Vegas, 1991-USA * Andrew Bergman ... Jack Singer) (08-11; 9208)
# Red Rock West (Red Rock West, 1991/92-USA; R: John Dahl, B: John Dahl, Rick Dahl, K: Marc Reshovsky, M: William Olvis, D: NC-Michael Williams, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle) 98m-Thrillergroteske (12-01; 9403)
# Amos & Andrew (Amos & Andrew - Zwei fast perfekte Chaoten, 1992-USA; R+B: E. Max Frye, K: Walt Lloyd, M: Richard Gibbs, D: NC-Amos Odell, Samuel L. Jackson) 94m-Komödie (04-06; 9303)
# Deadfall (Deadfall, 1992-USA; R: Christopher Coppola, B: Christopher Coppola, Nick Vallelonga, K: Maryse Alberti, M: Jim Fox, D: Michael Biehn, Sarah Trigger, NC-Eddie, James Coburn, Peter Fonda, Charlie Sheen, Talia Shire) 98m-Thrillerdrama (09-10; 9310)
# Guarding Tess (Tess und ihr Bodyguard, 1993-USA; R: Hugh Wilson, B: Hugh Wilson, Peter Torokvei, K: Brian J. Reynolds, M: Michael Convertino, D: NC-Doug Chesnic, Shirley MacLaine) 98m-Tragikomödie (02-04; 9403)
# It Could Happen to You (2 Mio. $ Trinkgeld, 1993-USA; R: Andrew Bergman, B: Jane Anderson, K: Caleb Deschanel, M: Carter Burwell, D: NC-Charlie Lang, Bridget Fonda) 101/5m-Liebeskomödie (08-10; 9407)
# Trapped in Paradise (Schneesturm im Paradies, 1994-USA; R+B: George Gallo, K: Jack N. Green, M: Robert Folk, D: NC-Bill Firpo, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey) 111m-Komödie (01-04; 9412)
# Kiss of Death (Kiss of Death, 1994-USA; R: Barbet Schroeder, B: Richard Price, K: Luciano Tovoli, M: Trevor Jones, D: David Caruso, Samuel L. Jackson, NC-Little Junior, Helen Hunt) 101m-Thriller (05-07; 9504)
# Leaving Las Vegas (Leaving Las Vegas, 1994-USA * Mike Figgis ... Ben Sanderson) (Roman von John O'Brien) (09-10; 9510)
# The Rock (The Rock - Fels der Entscheidung, 1995/96-USA; R: Michael Bay, B: David Weisberg, Douglas S. Cook, Mark Rosner, K: John Schwartzman, M: Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer, D: Sean Connery, NC-Stanley Goodspeed, Ed Harris) 136m-Actionthriller (10-02; 9606)
# Con Air (1996-USA * Simon West ... Cameron Poe) (07-10; 9706)
# Face/Off (Im Körper des Feindes, 1996/97-USA * John Woo ... Castor Troy) (10-03; 9706)
# City of Angels (Stadt der Engel, 1997-USA; R: Brad Silberling, B: Dana Stevens, K: John Seale, M: Gabriel Yared, D: NC-Seth, Meg Ryan) 114/7m-Fantasymelodram (04-07; 9804)
# Snake Eyes (Spiel auf Zeit, 1997-USA * Brian De Palma ... Rick Santoro) (07-10; 9808)
# 8MM (8MM - Acht Millimeter, 1998-USA; R: Joel Schumacher, B: Andrew Kevin Walker, K: Robert Elswit, M: Mychael Danna, D: NC-Tom Welles, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Anthony Heald) 123m-Thriller (02-05; 9902)
# Bringing Out the Dead (Bringing Out the Dead - Nächte der Erinnerung, 1998/99-USA * Martin Scorsese ... Frank Pierce) (Roman von Joe Connelly) (09-01; 9910)
# Gone in Sixty Seconds (Nur noch 60 Sekunden, 1999-USA; R: Dominic Sena, B: Scott Rosenberg, K: Paul Cameron, M: Trevor Rabin, D: NC-Randall "Memphis" Raines, Angelina Jolie) 117m-Actionthriller (05-10; 0006)
# The Family Man (Family Man, 1999/00-USA * Brett Ratner ... Jack Campbell) (11-03; 0012)
# Captain Corelli's Mandolin / Capitaine Corelli (Corellis Mandoline, 2000-USA/GB/F; R: John Madden, B: Shawn Slovo, K: John Toll, M: Stephen Warbeck, D: NC-Antonio Corelli, Penelope Cruz, John Hurt) 127m-Kriegsmelodram (Buch/Roman von Louis de Bernieres) (05-09; 0105-GB)
# Windtalkers (Windtalkers, 2000/01-USA * John Woo ... Joe Enders) (0206)
# Adaptation. (Adaption - Der Orchideen-Dieb, 2001-USA; R: Spike Jonze, B: Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman, K: Lance Acord, M: Carter Burwell, D: NC-Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper) 115m-Komödie (Buch von Susan Orlean) (03-06; 0212)
# Sonny (2002-USA; d: Nicolas Cage, B: John Carlen, K: Barry Markowitz, M: Clint Mansell, D: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Harry Dean Stanton, Mena Suvari, Seymour Cassel, Brenda Vaccaro & NC-Acid Yellow) 110m-Krimidrama (0212)
# Matchstick Men (Tricks, 2002-USA; R: Ridley Scott, B: Nick/Nicholas Griffin, Ted Griffin, K: John Mathieson, M: Hans Zimmer, D: NC-Roy Waller, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman) 116m-Gaunerkomödie (Buch von Eric Garcia) (07-08; 0309)
# National Treasure (Das Vermächtnis der Tempelritter, 2003/04-USA * Jon Turteltaub ... Benjamin Franklin Gates) (09-02; 0411)
# The Weather Man (The Weather Man, 2004-USA; R: Gore Verbinski, B: Steve Conrad, K: Phedon Papamichael, M: Hans Zimmer, James S. Levine, D: NC-Dave Spritz, Michael Caine) 102m-Tragikomödie (02-05; 0510)
# Lord of War (Lord of War - Händler des Todes, 2004-USA; R+B: Andrew Niccol, K: Amir Mokri, M: Antonio Pinto, D: NC-Yuri Orlov, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan) 120m-Politthriller (08-11; 0509)
# Ghost Rider (Ghost Rider, 2005-USA; d+B: Mark Steven Johnson, K: Russell Boyd, M: Christopher Young, D: NC-Johnny Blaze [Ghost Rider], Eva Mendes) 110m-Actionfantasy (02-06/+04; 0702)
# The Wicker Man (2005-USA/D; R+B: Neil LaBute, K: Paul Sarossy, M: Angelo Badalamenti, D: NC-Edward Malus, Ellen Burstyn) 102-Horror (07-43 Tage; 0611-D)
# World Trade Center (World Trade Center, 2005/06-USA * Oliver Stone ... John McLoughlin) (10-02; 0608)
# Grindhouse (Grindhouse, 2006-USA > Werewolf Women of the S.S. [fake trailer] * Rod Zombie ... Fu Manchu) 191m (0704)
# Next (Next, 2006-USA; d: Lee Tamahori, B: Gary Goldman, Jonathan Hensleigh, Paul Bernbaum, K: David Tattersall, M: Mark Isham, D: NC-Cris Johnson [Frank Cadillac], Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel) 96m-Actionthriller (04-?; 0704)
# Bangkok Dangerous (2006-USA; d: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang, B: Jason Richman, K: Decha Srimantra, M: Brian Tyler, D: NC-Joe, Charlie Yeung) 98m-Actionthriller (08-10; 0809)
# National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Das Vermächtnis des geheimen Buches, 2007-USA * Jon Turteltaub ... Ben/jamin Gates) (0712)
# Knowing (Knowing, 2008-USA; d: Alex Proyas, B: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, K: Simon Duggan, M: Marco Beltrami, D: NC-John Koestler, Rose Byrne) 121m-Thriller (03-07; 0903)
# The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (Bad Lieutenant - Cop ohne Gewissen, 2008-USA; d: Werner Herzog, B: William Finkelstein, K: Peter Zeitlinger, M: Mark Isham, D: NC-Terence McDonagh, Eva Mendes) 121m-Krimidrama (07-08; 0911)
# Kick-Ass (Kick-Ass, 2008-GB/USA; d: Matthew Vaughn, B: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, K: Ben Davis, M: John Murphy, Henry Jackman, Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri, D: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz & NC-Damon Macready [Big Daddy]) 117m-Actionkomödie (09-11; 1003)
# Season of the Witch (Der letzte Tempelritter, 2008/09-USA; R: Dominic Sena, B: Bragi Schut, K: Amir Mokri, M: Atli Örvarsson, D: NC-Behmen, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy) 95m-Historienabenteuer (11-02; 1101)
# The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Duell der Magier, 2009-USA * Jon Turteltaub ... Balthazar) (03-06; 1007)
# Seeking Justice (Pakt der Rache, 2009/10-USA; R: Roger Donaldson, B: Robert Tannen, K: David Tattersall, M: J. Peter Robinson, D: NC-Will Gerard * January Jones & Guy Pearce) 105m-Actionthriller (12-02; 1109-I)
# Drive Angry (Drive Angry, 2010-USA; d: Patrick Lussier, B: Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier, K: Brian Pearson, M: Michael Wandmacher, D: NC-Milton, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke) 104m-Actionthriller (03-05; 1102)
# Trespass (Trespass, 2010-USA; R: Joel Schumacher, B: Karl Gajdusek, K: Andrzej Bartkowiak, M: David Buckley, D: NC-Kyle Miller * Nicole Kidman) 91m-Psychothriller (08-10; 1110)
# Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 2010/11-USA; R: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, B: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman, David S. Goyer, K: Brandon Trost, M: David Sardy, D: NC-Johnny Blaze [Ghost Rider], Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Johnny Whitworth, Christopher Lambert & Idris Elba) 95m-Fantasyaction (11-02; 1202)
# Stolen (Stolen, 2011-USA; R: Simon West, B: David Guggenheim, K: James Whitaker, M: Mark Isham, D: Nicolas Cage: Will Montgomery, Danny Huston: Tim Harlend, Malin Akerman: Riley Simms) 96m-Action (03-06; 1209)
# The Frozen Ground (2011-USA; d+B: Scott Walker, K: Patrick Murguia, M: Lorne Balfe, D: Nicolas Cage: Jack Halcombe * John Cusack: Robert Hansen * Vanessa Hudgens: Cindy Paulson) 105m-Thrillerdrama (10-26 Tage; 1308)
# Joe (Joe - Die Rache ist sein, 2012-USA; R: David Gordon Green, B: Gary Hawkins, K: Tim Orr, M: David Wingo & Jeff McIlwain, D: Nicolas Cage: Joe, Tye Sheridan: Gary) 117m-Drama (Roman von Larry Brown, 1991) (11-12; 1404)
# Outcast (Outcast - Die letzten Tempelritter, 2013-VRC/CDN/F; R: Nicholas Powell, B: James Dormer, K: Joel Ransom, M: Guillaume Roussel, D: Hayden Christensen: Jacob * Nicolas Cage: Gallain) 98m (04-?; 1501)
# Rage / Tokarev (Tokarev - Die Vergangenheit stirbt niemals, 2013-USA; R: Paco Cabezas, B: James Agnew, Sean Keller, K: Andrzej Sekula, M: Laurent Eyquem, D: Nicolas Cage: Paul Maguire, Rachel Nichols: Vanessa) 98m-Actionthriller (06-07; 1407)
# Left Behind (Left Behind, 2013-USA; R: Vic Armstrong, B: Paul LaLonde, John Patus, K: Jack N. Green, M: Jack Lenz, D: Nicolas Cage: Rayford Steele, Chad Michael Murray: Buck Williams, Cassi Thomson: Chloe Steele, Nicky Whelan: Hattie Durham, Jordin Sparks: Shasta Carvell, Lea Thompson: Irene Steele) 110m-Thriller (Story=Roman-Reihe von Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins) (08-10; 1410)
# Dying of the Light (Dying of the Light - Jede Minute zählt, 2014-USA; R+B: Paul Schrader, K: Gabriel Kosuth, M: Frederik Wiedmann, D: Nicolas Cage: Evan Lake, Anton Yelchin: Milton Schultz, Alexander Karim: Muhammad Banir, Irène Jacob: Michelle Zuberain) 94m-Thriller (01-03; 1412 > limited release)
# The Runner (2014-USA; R+B: Austin Stark, K: Elliot Davis, M: The Newton Brothers, D: Nicolas Cage: Colin Pryce, Sarah Paulson: Kate Haber, Connie Nielsen: Deborah Pryce, Wendell Pierce: Frank Legrand, Bryan Batt: Mark Lavin & Peter Fonda: Rayne Pryce) 90m-Politdrama (06-07; 1508)
# Pay the Ghost (Pay the Ghost, 2014-USA; R: Uli Edel, B: Dan Kay, K: Sharone Meir, M: Joseph LoDuca, D: Nicolas Cage: Mike Lawford, Sarah Wayne Callies: Kristen & Veronica Ferres: Hannah) 94m-Horrorthriller (Kurzgeschichte von Tim Lebbon, 2000) (09-10; 1509)
# The Trust (The Trust, 2015-USA/GB; R: Alex Brewer, Ben Brewer, B: Ben Brewer, Adam Hirsch, K: Sean Porter, M: Reza Safinia, D: Nicolas Cage: Jim Stone * Elijah Wood: David Waters, Sky Ferreira: Frau & Jerry Lewis: Mr. Stone) 92m-Krimi (01-?; 1605)
# Snowden (2015-USA/D; R: Oliver Stone, B: Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone, K: Anthony Dod Mantle, M: Craig Armstrong, D: Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Edward Snowden * Shailene Woodley: Lindsay Mills, Melissa Leo: Laura Poitras, Zachary Quinto: Glenn Greenwald, Tom Wilkinson: Ewen MacAskill, Scott Eastwood: Trevor James, Logan Marshall-Green: Drohnenpilot, Timothy Olyphant: Matt Kovar, Ben Schnetzer: Gabriel Sol, LaKeith Lee Stanfield: Patrick Haynes & Rhys Ifans: Corbin O'Brian & Nicolas Cage: Hank Forrester) 135m-Drama (Buch Vremja spruta von Anatolij G. Kučerena /2015/ + Buch [The Snowden Files] von Luke Harding /2014/) (02-05; 1609)
# Dog Eat Dog (Dog Eat Dog, 2015-USA; R: Paul Schrader, B: Matthew Wilder, K: Alexander Dynan, M: We Are Dark Angels, D: Nicolas Cage: Troy * Willem Dafoe: Mad Dog * Christopher Matthew Cook: Diesel) 93m-Thriller (Buch von Edward Bunker, 1995) (10-11; 1611)
AWARDS
> Darstellerpreis für Vampire's Kiss [Filmfestival Sitges 1989]
> National Board of Review Award (bester Darsteller) für Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
> Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (bester Darsteller) für Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
> New York Film Critics Circle Award (bester Darsteller) für Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
> Silberne Muschel (bester Darsteller) für Leaving Las Vegas [Filmfestival San Sebastian 1995]
> Academy Award / Oscar (bester Hauptdarsteller) für Leaving Las Vegas (1996)
> Golden Globe (bester Darsteller - Kategorie Drama) für Leaving Las Vegas (1996)
> Career Exellence Award [Filmfestival Montreal 1996]
BOOKS
> Douglas Thompson: Uncaged -The Biography of Nicolas Cage. London: Boxtree, 1997 * A biography of Nicolas Cage, winner of the 1996 Oscar for Best Actor. It traces his Hollywood career and also provides an account of his relationships with a succession of actresses.
> Brian J. Robb: Nicolas Cage: Hollywood's Wild Talent. London: Plexus, 1998 * In this profile of Nicolas Cage, Robb covers everything from his troubled childhood to the behind-the-scenes stories from his films to his marriage to Patricia Arquette. 80 photos, 160 pages

Ian Markham-Smith, Liz Hodgson: Nicolas Cage: The Unauthorised Biography. London: Blake Publishing, 2001

Since his Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas, Nicholas Cage has become one of the most high-profile stars of contemporary cinema. Yet despite all the media attention, Cage remains one of Hollywood’s most inscrutable stars; in fact, his real life is as curious as some of the characters he plays. This new book follows the actor’s life and appraises his career, including his roles in cult movies like Raising Arizona and Wild at Heart, his oddball leading-man parts in films like Moonstruck, and his incarnation as action hero in Con Air and Face/Off. Complete with photos and a filmography, this is a must-read for Nicolas Cage’s many fans. > 362 pages
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