Nicolas Cage stars in "Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance," reprising his role as Johnny Blaze from "Ghost Rider" (2007), based upon the Marvel comic book character.

Nicolas Cage, an Academy Award-winner and one of the most versatile actors of all time, is equally well known for his poignant portrayals in both drama and comedy. Most recently, Cage starred in "Drive Angry" opposite Amber Heard; "Trespass," with Nicole Kidman; "Season of the Witch," directed by Dominic Sena; the action comedy "Kick-Ass," produced by Matthew Vaughn; and the family adventure "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," a film that marked Cage's seventh collaboration with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Cage also played the title role in the critically acclaimed Werner Herzog crime drama "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans," playing a drug and gambling-addicted detective in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Previously, Cage lent his voice to two animated features: the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced family adventure "G-Force" and the re-imagining of a manga classic, "Astro Boy." Cage also starred in Alex Proyas's sci-fi thriller "Knowing" and the Pang brothers' "Bangkok Dangerous,"an action thriller.

Cage's memorable performance as an alcoholic drinking himself to death in the MGM drama "Leaving Las Vegas," directed by Mike Figgis, earned him an Academy Award. Cage also received a Golden Globe and Best Actor awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Chicago Film Critics and the National Board of Review. Cage further solidified his leading man status when he received Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominations for his dual role as twin brothers Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Spike Jonze's quirky comedy "Adaptation," which co-starred Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. Cage's upcoming films include "Trespass," opposite Nicole Kidman, "The Hungry Rabbit Jumps," alongside January Jones, and "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," reprising his role from the first Ghost Rider movie.

In 2007, Cage starred in the worldwide box office success "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," which was a massive success holding the number one spot for three consecutive weeks at the box office in the United States. In "Ghost Rider," based on the Marvel Comics character, directed and written by Mark Steven Johnson, Cage portrayed Johnny Blaze. The film immediately set a new record as the highest-grossing opener for Presidents' Day weekend. Cage's other starring roles have been in Neil LaBute's "The Wicker Man," Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center," Gore Verbinski's "The Weather Man" and Andrew Niccol's "Lord of War." Nicolas Cage was also heard as the voice of Zoc in the animated film "The Ant Bully."

At the end of 2002, Nicolas Cage released his feature film directorial debut, "Sonny." Nicolas Cage cast an impressive group of actors, including Golden Globe winner James Franco, Mena Suvari, Brenda Blethyn and Harry Dean Stanton. The film was accepted into the 2002 Deauville Film Festival. Golden Circle Films, Vortex Pictures and Cage's Saturn Films produced the picture.

Cage's production company, Saturn Films, produced the 2002 Universal Pictures film "The Life of David Gale," and, in 2000, the critically acclaimed Lionsgate film, "Shadow of the Vampire."

His many other films include "Gone in 60 Seconds," "National Treasure," "Con Air," "The Rock," "Next," "Bangkok Dangerous," "Matchstick Men," "Windtalkers," "Captain Corelli's Mandolin," "The Family Man," "Bring Out the Dead," "Eight Millimeter," "Snake Eyes," "City of Angels," "Face Off," "Guarding Tess," "Red Rock West," "It Could Happen to You," "Kiss of Death," "Honeymoon in Vegas," "Valley Girl," "The Cotton Club," "Racing with the Moon," "Peggy Sue Got Married," "Rumble Fish," Joel and Ethan Coen's "Raising Arizona," and "Vampire's Kiss." It was Cage's portrayal of a tormented Vietnam vet in "Birdy" that first established him as a serious actor. Directed by Alan Parker, "Birdy" won the jury prize at Cannes. Cage then received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor for his role as Cher's lover in "Moonstruck." David Lynch's "Wild At Heart," starring Cage and Laura Dern, won the Palme d'Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.

Some of his other honors include a Golden Globe nomination for his role in "Honeymoon in Vegas," the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Montreal World Film Festival, and the first ever Distinguished Decade in Film Award at ShoWest.

Cage was raised in Long Beach, California, and lived there until his family moved to San Francisco when he was 12. He began acting at age 15 when he enrolled in San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre when he appeared in the school's production of Golden Boy. Cage later moved to Los Angeles, and while still a high school student landed a role in the television film "The Best of Times." Cage made his feature film debut in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High."


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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: January 7, 1964
Height: 6' 0"
Nickname: Nick
Full Name / Real Name: Nicholas Kim Coppola
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Alice Kim Cage (7/30/2004, 1 child)
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