Nicolas Cage is an American actor, director, and producer. The films Valley Girl (1983), ‘Racing with the Moon (1984), ‘Birdy’ (1984), ‘Vampire’s Kiss’ (1989), ‘Fire Birds’ (1990), and ‘Red Rock West feature Cage (1993).
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California on January 7, 1964. His father was a literary professor, while his mother was a dancer and choreographer.
In 2009, August died from a heart attack. Cage attended Beverly Hills High School and the UCLA School of Theatre. He has two brothers.
Cage is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, and the cousin of directors Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola, as well as actor Jason Schwartzman, through his father.
Cage altered his last name, which was inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage, to avoid the appearance of nepotism.
Cage landed his first film role in 1982’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and worked steadily throughout the ’80s and early ’90s in such popular films as “Valley Girl,” “Raising Arizona,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” “Honeymoon in Vegas,” “Face/Off,” “Con Air,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds,” “The Rock,” and “The Family Man”; to name a few of his more than In 2004, National Treasure was his second-highest grossing film to date.
Despite his success in a few of these high-budget action pictures, the majority of his lesser-known films have performed poorly at the box office in comparison to his action/adventure mainstream films, which tend to be massive hits.
The Wicker Man adaptation he directed in 2006 failed to recoup its $40 million budget and debuted to largely poor reviews.
Cage was observed at a wrestling event in 2007 while preparing for the starring role in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler.
However, he eventually pulled out of contention for the role. Mickey Rourke was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal in the starring role. In 2009, Cage starred in Werner Herzog’s The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.
The picture got widespread praise, and Cage was praised for his starring performance. His 2012 film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was a box office blockbuster, grossing $585 million.
Joe, his subsequent picture, was a box office failure. In 2018, he starred in the critically acclaimed action thriller Mandy, which was produced by Elijah Wood.
Wood wanted to garner Oscar support for Cage, but the film was ultimately disqualified due to its late-year release. Cage signed on to play the lead role in the 2018 film Color Out of Space, directed by Richard Stanley. In 1996, this was Stanley’s first feature-length picture.
Financial Troubles and Reconstruction
Between 1996 and 2011, Nick made almost $150 million in acting wages alone. Just to mention a few, he received $16 million for Snake Eyes, $20 million for Gone in Sixty Seconds, $20 million for Windtalkers, and $20 million for National Treasure.
Not unexpectedly, his spending habits changed as his income increased. In fact, when Nick’s salary climbed, his spending habits skyrocketed. Nick’s spending between 2000 and 2007 would have made the Sultan of Brunei blush.
His purchases included 15 personal residences (including TWO castles), a $7 million private island in the Bahamas, four luxury yachts, a fleet of exotic automobiles, a $30 million private plane, and hundreds of works of art, precious stones, and a 67 million-year-old dinosaur skull.
In 2009, the IRS placed a federal tax lien on a New Orleans property owned by Cage. Cage was accused of failing to pay over $6,2 million in federal income taxes.
Cage later sued his business manager for $20 million, accusing him of incompetence and fraud. As of May 2017, he was allegedly still making payments on his obligations.
Sonny marked Cage’s directing debut (2002). He is the creator of the films Shadow of the Vampire and The Dresden Files.
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Universe both feature voice work by Nicolas Cage. He narrated the 2019 documentary film Love, Antosha, which was produced by Viktor and Irina Yelchin about their late son Anton Yelchin.
Cage, an enthusiastic fan of comic books, sold a collection of 400 antique comics for approximately $1.6 million in 2002. In 2007, he and his son Weston produced the Voodoo Child comic book. Robert Williams, an underground comics artist, is collected by Cage.
What Are Nicolas Cage’s Income and Net Worth?
American actor Nicolas Cage has a net worth of $25 million.
His net worth was formerly significantly more, easily exceeding $100 million, after earning at least $200 million in film salaries alone. Today, Nick’s extravagant spending is rather famed.
In 1996, Nicolas Cage won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in “Leaving Las Vegas.” In the same year, he won the Golden Globe for his performance.
In the 2002 film Adaptation, he was nominated for his depiction of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. He has also been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTAs, and other awards.
Cage has also received the Best Actor award from the Toronto Film Critics Association for his performance in “Adaptation.” Cage was given the Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Award at the Toronto International Film Festival for his work on Color Out of Space (2018).
In 1998, Cage was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. California State University awarded him an honorary degree in fine arts in 2001, and he spoke at the commencement ceremony.
Cage dated actress Christina Fulton for a number of years, and the couple had a son named Weston (b. 1990.) His first marriage, from 1995 to 2001, was to actress Patricia Arquette. Cage and Lisa Marie Presley split 107 days after their 10 August 2002 wedding.
In July of 2004, Cage married Alice Kim in California. In 2005, they had a kid together, Kal-El.
They divorced at the end of 2016 Cage remarried Erika Koike in March of 2019, but they filed for an annulment only four days afterward. In June of 2019, they formalized their divorce.
Cage is a charitable Hollywood celebrity. He gave $2 million to Amnesty International for rehabilitation shelters, and physical and psychological care for youngsters forced to fight in conflicts around the world.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he gave a million dollars to victims. He supports ArtWorks, an organization that increases awareness of fundamental workplace rights. United Nations gave Cage the Humanitarian Award for his good deeds.