Nicholas Cage got Johnny Depp his first acting job.
In 2008 Nicolas sued Kathleen Turner after she claimed in her autobiography that he had been arrested twice for drink driving and had also stolen a Chihuahua. Kathleen was writing about working with Nicolas on Peggy Sue Got Married and has now apologized and paid damages to him.
Cage's first movie role was a bit part in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) that ended up on the cutting room floor.
Nicolas once spent $60,000 on trilobites at a historical auction, out bidding David Cohen of The Simpsons.
Nicolas Cage has a Ghost Rider tattoo that they they had to cover up for the movie, Ghost Rider.
Nicolas has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in movies. It is located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
Nicolas owns a Bavarian castle called Schloss Neidstein. The 500 year old castle sits on a hill In Etzelwang, Germany, with a view of 160ha of forest. It boasts 28 rooms, including 10 bedrooms and five bathrooms, and cost 2 million Euro.
Nicolas lives in a fake castle on the outskirts of Los Angeles. He wants to import an authentic one from overseas.
Nicolas is close friends with Jim Carrey since they worked on Peggy Sue Got Married together.
Nicolas owns a Lamborghini that used to belong to the Shah of Iran.
Nicolas Cage has donated $2,7 million to establish a fund for former child soldiers. Amnesty International have said the money will be used for rehabilitation shelters, medical services and psychological and reintegration services for children forced to take part in armed conflicts worldwide. While most child soldiers are in their teens, some are as young as seven years old.
2006 - (nominated) People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Movie Star
2003 - (nominated) Golden Globe for Best Performance by an actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Adaptation
2003 - (nominated) BAFTA Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Adaptation
2001 - (nominated) Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action for Gone in Sixty Seconds
2001 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance for The Family Man
1999 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Suspense for Snake Eyes
1999 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Drama/Romance for City of Angels
1999 - MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for City of Angels (with Meg Ryan)
1998 - (nominated) Saturn Award for Best Actor for Face/Off
1998 - MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for Face/Off (with John Travolta)
1998 - (nominated) MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance for Face/Off
1998 - (nominated) MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for Face/Off (with John Travolta)
1997 - MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for The Rock (with Sean Connery)
1996 - Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Leaving Las Vegas
1996 - Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for Leaving Las Vegas
1996-SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Leaving Las Vegas.
1993 - (nominated) Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Honeymoon in Vegas
1988 - (nominated) Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Moonstruck
Nicolas trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Royce Gracie.
Nicolas is an avid Elvis Presley fan, and even has a shrine to "The King" in his home.
An avid comic book collector, Nick has said that he views superheroes as the mythology of the modern age.
Nicolas took his last name from the comic book character "Luke Cage."
Nicolas inspired his cousin Robert Schwartzman to change his name to Robert Cage. Unfortunately Robert could not use the name because promotional material for his new band had already gone out, so he kept the name Robert Schwartzman.
Nicolas suffers from vertigo.
Nicolas is the grandson of Carmine Coppola.
He is the brother of Marc Coppola and Christopher Coppola.
He is very close friends with Tom Waits.
He is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire.
He was engaged to Kristen Zang.
Nicolas is half German, half Italian.
He married Lisa Marie Presley on August 10, 2002 and got divorced May 16, 2004.
Nicolas has a baby boy named Kal-el Coppola Cage.
Nicolas changed his name to avoid coasting on his famous uncle's (Francis Ford Coppola) coattails.
In 1984, he was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.
In October of 1997, he was ranked #40 in Empire (UK) Magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
Cage was ranked #37 in Premiere's 100 most powerful people in Hollywood in 1998.
Nicolas: It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even.
Nicolas: I'm sad about this, but we shouldn't have been married in the first place.
Nicolas: Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or if I was this crazy character I was playing. I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual, different and wild.
Nicolas: Classes were always a bore to me. I wanted to learn things on my own, not by presentations.I was a loudmouth and a clown. It came as a surprise to me, later, that I could be serious and still get attention.
Nicolas: As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious.
Nicolas: My father was always getting excited about something. It's genetically inside me somewhere.
Nicolas: I welcomed the idea of bad reviews because that would mean I was doing something that challenged the critics. I thought I could change acting, which isn't really my goal anymore. But at that time I was headstrong.
Nicolas: I guess a lot of people have thought of my work as odd and yet they meet me and they say, "Well, this is a normal conversation we're having, why is the work so odd?" In reality, I'm actually downright boring.
Nicolas: I've always had a fascination with the bizarre, the surreal, the Grand Guignol, the grotesque. I've always liked imperfections. I never really wanted to sell perfection.
Nicolas: We've become so glorified in the movie-star system that it's become this artificial royalty. The truth is that we're circus clowns.
Nicolas: I saw this pitch-black silhouette of a woman with big hair. I thought it was my aunt coming to say goodnight. So I said, `Good night,' and it didn't say anything. Then it moved toward me, and my body froze up and I let out this bloodcurdling scream and threw my pillow at it. Then it disappeared.
Nicolas: One of the first signs of being depressed is that you lose interest in things. That's why I think it is important to stay passionate.
Nicolas: I needed to change my name just to liberate myself and find out I could do it without walking into a Hollywood casting office with the name Coppola.
Nicolas: (giving his reasons for donating $2.7 million to Amnesty International to establish a fund for former child soldiers) Think about the nine months it took for your child to be born; think about all the care you put into teaching him how to cross the street and look both ways, or to read a book or to simply have good manners. Then imagine a warlord dropping a gun into his hand and forcing him to kill someone.
Nicolas: To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
Nicolas: There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
Nicolas: Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it.
Nicolas: Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
Nicolas: I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
Nicolas: I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do. I think it's important for an audience to feel that the actor's really doing it.
Nicolas: I get stimulated by creative people, and by meeting talented people. I like putting things together, and seeing how they work.
Nicolas: I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don't want to hold anything in so it it festers and turns into pus - a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression.
Nicolas: I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
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