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Nicolas Cage Biography
Nicholas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), better known as Nicolas Cage, is an American film actor. He was born in Long Beach, California and is the nephew of both Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire.

Cage changed his name early in order to try to make his own way in acting without benefiting from his uncle's reputation; he chose the name Cage after Marvel comic book hero, Luke Cage, Powerman. He had a small role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), most of which ended on the cutting room floor; but his next notable roles were in the 1983 films Rumble Fish and Valley Girl, which was his breakout role.

He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Leaving Las Vegas. He has developed a reputation for alternating roles in action films with more serious character-driven dramas, and an occasional dark-hued comedy.

He has a son with model Kristina Fulton. In 1995 he married actress Patricia Arquette; they were divorced in 2001, and after that he was briefly married to Lisa Marie Presley.

Selected Filmography
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Valley Girl (1983)
The Cotton Club (1984)
Birdy (1984)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Moonstruck (1987)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Guarding Tess (1994)
It Could Happen to You (1994)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
The Rock (1996)
Con Air (1997]
Face/Off (1997)
City of Angels (1998)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
The Family Man (2000)
Windtalkers (2002)
Adaptation (2002)
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