Nicolas Cage

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An American actor, producer and director. He has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Cage is known for his prolificacy, appearing in at least one film per year, nearly every year since 1980 (with the exception of 1985 and 1991).

In the early years of his career, Cage starred in critically acclaimed films such as Valley Girl (1983), Racing with the Moon (1984), Birdy (1985), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Raising Arizona (1987), Moonstruck (1987), Vampire's Kiss (1989), Wild at Heart (1990), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), and Red Rock West (1993). Cage received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as an alcoholic Hollywood writer in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) before coming to the attention of wider audiences with mainstream films such as The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), City of Angels (1998) and National Treasure (2004). He earned his second Academy Award nomination for his performance as Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation (2002). In 2002, he directed the film Sonny for which he was nominated for Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival. Cage owns a production company, Saturn Films, and produced films such as Shadow of the Vampire (2000) and The Life of David Gale (2003).

Though his performances in The Weather Man (2005), Lord of War (2005), The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Kick-Ass (2010) earned critical acclaim, and films such as Ghost Rider (2007) and Knowing (2009) were box office successes, Cage has been strongly criticized in recent years for his choice of roles, some of which have been universally panned. Most recently, he voiced the character of Grug in the animated film The Croods.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1987: H.I. McDunnough - Raising Arizona
1995: Ben Sanderson - Leaving Las Vegas
1990: Sailor Ripley - Wild at Heart
1998: Seth - City of Angels
2007: Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider - Ghost Rider
1997: Cameron Poe - Con Air
2001: Captain Antonio Corelli - Captain Corelli's Mandolin
2005: Yuri Orlov - Lord of War
2006: John McLoughlin - World Trade Center
2004: Ben Gates - National Treasure
2002: Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman - Adaptation.
1993: Michael Williams - Red Rock West
1994: Charlie Lang - It Could Happen to You
2000: Jack Campbell - The Family Man
1990: Jake Preston - Fire Birds
1994: Doug Chesnic - Guarding Tess
2011: Behman - Season of the Witch
2007: Benjamin Franklin Gates - National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2005: David Spritz - The Weather Man
1988: Peter Loew - Vampire's Kiss
1994: Bill Firpo - Trapped in Paradise
2003: Roy Waller - Matchstick Men
1999: Tom Welles - 8MM
1999: Frank Pierce - Bringing Out the Dead
1998: Rick Santoro - Snake Eyes
2002: Sergeant Joe Enders - Windtalkers
1992: Jack Singer - Honeymoon in Vegas
2000: Randall 'Memphis' Raines - Gone in Sixty Seconds
2006: Edward Malus - The Wicker Man
2010: Balthazar Blake - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
2008: Joe - Bangkok Dangerous
2009: John Koestler - Knowing
1991: Johnny Collins - Zandalee
2009: Dr. Tenma (voice) - Astro Boy
2011: Milton - Drive Angry
2013: Grug Crood (voice) - The Croods
1983: Randy - Valley Girl
2011: Kyle Miller - Trespass
1989: Enrico Silvestri - Tempo di uccidere
2011: Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider - Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
1986: Ned Hanlan - The Boy in Blue
2011: Will Gerard - Seeking Justice
2012: Will Montgomery - Stolen
2014: Joe Ransom - Joe
2013: Jack Halcombe - The Frozen Ground
2014: Rayford Steele - Left Behind
2014: Paul Maguire - Tokarev
2014: Evan Lake - Dying of the Light
2016: Captain McVay - USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
2015: Mike - Pay the Ghost
2007: Cris Johnson / Frank Cadillac - Next
2016: Gary Faulkner - Army of One
2016: Troy - Dog Eat Dog
2017: Det. John Dromoor - Vengeance: A Love Story
2017: Brent Ryan - Mom and Dad
2017: Eddie King - Arsenal
2017: Noah Kross - The Humanity Bureau
2018: Red Miller - Mandy
2019: Frank Walsh - Primal
2018: Mike Chandler - 211
2018: Joe - Between Worlds
2020: Grug Crood (voice) - The Croods 2
2019: Walter - Grand Isle
2018: Himself - Sitges - 51 Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya
2019: Nathan Gardner - Color Out of Space
1997: Castor Troy / Sean Archer - Face/Off
1986: Charlie Bodell - Peggy Sue Got Married
1987: Ronny Cammareri - Moonstruck
1984: Sergeant Al Columbato - Birdy
1993: Amos Odell - Amos & Andrew
1996: Dr. Stanley Goodspeed - The Rock
1990: Heartbreaker - Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted
1984: Nicky / Bud - Racing with the Moon
2014: Glenn - Outcast
2018: Ray - Looking Glass
2016: Jim Stone - The Trust
2015: Colin Price - The Runner
2017: Brian - Inconceivable
2019: Frank - A Score to Settle
2019: The Cook - Running with the Devil
2020: Prisoners of the Ghostland
2019: Araña - Kill Chain
Wylie - Jiu Jitsu
2007: Fu Manchu - Werewolf Women of the S.S.
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Pig
Wally's Wonderland
Nicolas Cage - The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
1995: Little Junior Brown - Kiss of Death
2009: Terence McDonagh - The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
1993: Eddie - Deadfall
2006: Zoc (voice) - The Ant Bully
2001: Jacob Marley (voice) - Christmas Carol: The Movie
1981: Nicolas - The Best of Times
2020: Siberia
2010: Damon Macready / Big Daddy - Kick-Ass
2006: Himself - Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone
2010: Himself - With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
2004: Himself - John Travolta: The Inside Story
2019: Narrator (voice) - Love, Antosha
(rumored) - The Division
2002: Acid Yellow - Sonny
2009: Speckles the Mole (voice) - G-Force
1983: Smokey - Rumble Fish
1984: Vincent Dwyer - The Cotton Club
1989: Man in Red Sports Car (uncredited) - Never on Tuesday
1994: Himself - A Century of Cinema
2016: Hank Forrester - Snowden
2018: Superman (voice) - Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
2018: Peter Parker / Spider-Man Noir (voice) - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
1980: Prisoner (uncredited) - Brubaker
2015: Himself - The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
1982: Brad's Bud - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
2007: Fu Manchu (segment "Werewolf Women of the SS") (uncredited) - Grindhouse
2014: And the Oscar Goes To...

TV CREDITS:
1981: Entertainment Tonight
1983: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1992: MTV Movie & TV Awards
1953: The Academy Awards
1994: Himself - Inside the Actors Studio
1988: This Morning
1992: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2002: Himself - HypaSpace
2003: Celebrities Uncensored
1999: Where Are They Now?
2009: Live from Studio Five
1975: Himself - Host - Saturday Night Live
1981: Wanna bet, that..?
1992: Himself - Terry Wogan's Friday Night
1966: himself - Goldene Kamera Verleihung
1975: Himself (archive footage) - Saturday Night Live