Nicolas Cage, born January 7, 1964, is one of America’s most famous and well-paid actors. He is an Oscar-award-winning actor whose prominent role in “Leaving Las Vegas” earned him worldwide recognition, multiple nominations, and renowned awards. Cage is uniquely daring and lives life on his own terms. Join us to celebrate his greatness. We know how much you love him and his memes.
Nicolas Cage is one of America’s greatest actors. Cage’s dedication and commitment to his acting career earned him multiple awards and recognition on the global stage. He is the kind of actor who is not afraid to do anything. On January 7, 1964, Cage was born in California and named Nicolas Kim Coppola. He later changed his name to Nicolas Cage because of his liking for the Marvel superhero name, Luke Cage. He is the son of Augustus Coppola and Joy Vogelsang. Cage schooled at Beverly Hill High and furthered his education at U.C.L.A. School of Theater Arts, Film, and Television. He developed a passion for acting because he aspired to be like James Dean.
Cage is an astounding actor who has been nominated for, and received, many awards such as an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, an MTV Movie Award, a National Board of Review Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He began his career in film and movies in 1981 by acting in “The Best of Times” television pilot, which never made the film series to date. In 1982, he featured in a minor role in the comedy-drama film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High School.” Cage took a lead role in 1983 in “Valley Girl,” a teen romantic comedy film. In 1996, he won a Golden Globe Award, “Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama,” for his role in “Leaving Las Vegas.” In 2018 he did voice-overs for animations such as “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies” and “Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse.” Also, in 2018, he starred in a horror film, “Mandy.” Cage has also featured in American Science fiction movies such as “Color Out of Space” in 2019. He has starred in at least 123 films to date.
Cage’s life and career have been filled with ups and downs. He had turbulent financial problems due to his extravagant spending. The I.R.S. was on his neck for the $6.7 million federal income tax that he owed in 2007. He has two islands, a shark, a few properties in America, 22 cars, and 47 artworks and exotic items, amongst other expensive things. In 2009, he was one of the top paid actors in America as he earned $40 million that year but failed to be mentioned on “Forbes” list. He faced lawsuits with East West Bank and Red Curbs Investments because of unpaid money he borrowed from them. Cage has had four failed marriages in which his shortest was four days with Erica Koike. He was also married to the daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, on August 10, 2002, but they filed for divorce 107 days after. He is currently doing well for himself, and his fifth marriage to Riko Shibata is going strong. He is expecting his third child with her.
He lands his first movie role in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High School."
In the movie "Leaving Las Vegas," his role lands him an Oscar Award for “Best Actor.”
Cage is honored with an induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry.
Cage is assigned as the United Nations ambassador for Global Justice.
Cage gets the role to do a voiceover as Grug Croods on the animated comedy film, "The Croods."
Why We Love Nicolas Cage
No role is too much for Cage
Trust Cage to go the extra mile to connect with his character. As he prepared to take the role of a wounded man, Cage had his teeth removed so that he could feel what his character was feeling.
He is our favorite meme face
His fans are the funniest with Cage's memes that transcend across pictures, videos, and animations. We particularly love the "You Don't Say" meme. It's a classic!
He is generous
Cage is as generous with giving as he is with his extreme spending habits. In his lifetime, he has donated $1 million to victims of Hurricane Katrina and $2 million to Amnesty International, among other charities and organizations.
5 Surprising Facts
He loves comic books
Cage is a massive fan of comic books and once purchased a “Superman” debut action comic book in 1997 for $110 000, which he later sold in 2011 for $2.7 million!
Cage purchased a dinosaur skull
He spent a whopping $276 000 on a stolen Tyrannosaurus Baatar's skull, which he had to return.
He ate live cockroaches
Cage convinced his director to allow him to eat live cockroaches on set because raw eggs were not daring enough.
He has two islands
Cage lived the vacation dream by having 40 acres in the South of Nassau and a countryside estate in Rhode Island to himself.
He hates social media
Cage does not have an online presence on any social media platform as he prefers to interact with people face to face.
Nicolas Cage FAQs
Why is Nicholas Cage in “Godfather 3”?
He wanted to be on it and believed he was an excellent fit for the movie.
Does Nicolas Cage know about the memes
Cage knows a lot about his memes, and he is frustrated by them.
What is the last movie Cage made?
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” which hits the big screen on April 22, 2022.
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