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Nicolas Cage (born Nicolas Coppola in 07.01.1964) is an American actor known for his roles in 'Leaving Las Vegas', 'Face/Off', 'Adaptation.' and 'Ghost Rider'.

Childhood: Nicolas Cage was born in Long Beach, California. His parents are literature professor August Floyd Coppola and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang but they divorced when he was twelve. His family is made up of several movie actors, directors and producers which is why he changed his surname, to avoid favouritism. He attended Beverly Hills High School as well as the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television.

Acting Career: Nicolas Cage started out his acting career with minor roles including in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' as well as making appearances in two of his uncle Francis Ford Coppola's films 'Rumble Fish' and 'Peggy Sue Got Married'. Making his big screen debut at the tender age of 18, Nicolas Coppola saw most of his work land on the cutting room floor. This taste of fame was just a stepping stone to bigger and better things. His first big movie in 1987 was 'Moonstruck' which landed him with a Golden Globe nomination. He had other smaller hits in the shape of Martin Scorsese's 'Bringing Out the Dead' in 1999 and Ridley Scott's 2003 'Matchstick Men' in 2003. His biggest movies include 'Leaving Las Vegas' in which he won an Academy Award for playing an alcoholic, 'Adaptation' in which he starred as Charlie Kaufman as well as 'Ghost Rider', 'National Treasure', 'The Rock' and 'Face/Off'. He garnered much success also from sci-fi end-of-the-world movie 'Knowing' in 2009. He had roles in 'Lord of War', 'The Weather Man' and 'The Wicker Man' which didn't fare too well among critics. In 2013, he is set to voice the character of Crug in animation movie 'The Croods'.

Other Career Ventures: Nicolas Cage made his directorial debut with the low-budget movie 'Sonny' which starred James Franco in 2002. He and his son Weston created a comic book together called 'Voodoo Child' which got published through Virgin Comics (now Liquid Comics).

Personal Life: Nicolas Cage has had relationships with Christina Fulton in 1988 with whom he had his first child, son Weston, in 1990; Patricia Arquette whom he was married to for six years from 1995 to 2001; Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley's daughter, with whom he was married for 3 months; and finally Alice Kim who he married in 2004 and now has a second son, Kal-El, with. He has owned several luxury properties including a home in Malibu, a Bahamas property and island, a Rhode Island manor and two castles. He was accused of not paying federal tax in 2009, failing to pay over $6.2 million in 2007 and $350,000 from 2002 to 2004. In response, the actor filed a $20 million lawsuit against his business manager Samuel Levin for not taking care of his tax bills correctly accusing him of negligence and fraud. Levin filed a counter-lawsuit insisting that he had previously urged Cage to curb his spending. In 2009, he was sued by former girlfriend Christina Fulton for $13 million and the house she is living in after she was asked to leave the property due to Cage's financial problems. In 2011, Cage was arrested for suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public intoxication in New Orleans when he reportedly grabbed his wife while drunk. A $11,000 bail was eventually posted by former bounty hunter Duane 'Dog' Chapman. Charges were later dropped.



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Nicolas Cage Returns Stolen Dinosaur Skull He Bought At Auction In 2007


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Hollywood star Nicolas Cage has agreed to relinquish a rare dinosaur skull he bought several years ago for $276,000 to American authorities, in order that it can be repatriated to Mongolia, from where it was stolen.

Reuters reported on Tuesday (December 22nd) that the A-lister was ordered earlier this month to turn over the skull of the tyrannosaurus bataar back to the Mongolian government, after he bought the rare artefact in a Beverly Hills auction in March 2007. Apparently, he outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for the item.

The civil forfeiture lawsuit, filed last week by the office of Preet Bharara, the US attorney in Manhattan, did not specifically name Cage as the owner, but the actor’s publicist Alex Schack confirmed in an e-mail that he had bought it.

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Nicolas Cage To Hand Back Dinosaur Skull


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The Hollywood actor bought the Tarbosaurus bataar fossil, a species thought to be similar to the Tyrannosaurus, in 2007 from a gallery in Beverly Hills, California for around $276,000 (£184,000).

U.S. authorities have been investigating the skull's origins and have asked to take possession of the item so it can be returned to Mongolia.

Cage has now agreed to hand the fossil over so it can be given back to the Mongolian government, according to Alex Schack, a representative for the actor, who confirmed the news to Reuters.

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Missing Ohio Teen Found Weeks After Nicolas Cage Got Involved With Search


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The National Treasure star joined the hunt for the missing 15 year old after Britt Ramsey stormed onto the set of the actor's new film Dog Eat Dog in Cleveland on 18 November (15) and asked Cage to help him promote the search for his stepdaughter, Alexis Boroviak.

Cage took time to listen to the desperate dad and then agreed to pose alongside Alexis' missing poster to help boost Ramsey's campaign to find her.

Alexis went missing on 8 November (15) when she left her home in Brooklyn to tie up her dog, Riley.

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Pay The Ghost Trailer


Charlie and his dad Mike are enjoying Halloween together in New York City. As the crowds engulf the streets, Charlie decides to buy his son an ice cream. As the father and son queue up, Charlie asks his father a curious question, 'Dad, can we pay the Ghost?' those were the last words his son spoke to him.

Charlie case is taken on by the Missing Persons team but the police are at a loss as to what happened to the boy. Committed to his child and not willing to give up on the search, Mike begins his own investigation. His research encourages Mike to looking into the disappearance of all the missing Children in the city. What the father discovers is a horrifying possibility that his son has been taken by an unknown and deadly force.

As the anniversary of Charlie's abduction draws closer, Mike must travel through a virtual labyrinth of clues in the possibility of finding his son or at least finding the truth of what happened to him.

Desperate Dad Asks Nicolas Cage To Help Him Find Missing Daughter


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Britt Ramsey stormed onto the set of the movie star's new film Dog Eat Dog in Cleveland on Wednesday (18Nov15) and asked Cage to help him publicise the search for his 15-year-old stepdaughter Alexis Boroviak, who disappeared at the beginning of November (15).

Cage took time to listen to the desperate dad and then agreed to pose alongside Alexis' missing poster to help boost Ramsey's campaign to find her.

The photo has gone viral and the story of the determined dad's film set jaunt has taken the local story national.

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Patricia Arquette's Marriage Fear


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Patricia Arquette is ''terrified'' of marriage.

The 'Boyhood' actress - who was previously wed to Nicolas Cage and Thomas Jane - is incredibly happy with partner Eric White but insists she and the artist won't be tying the knot because she wouldn't want to deal with the pain of another break-up.

She said: ''I'm terrified of the institution of marriage. The failure of a marriage is a very personal, painful thing to come to - it's not just like breaking up, it is really painful.''

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Weston Cage's Son Saved His Life


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Weston Cage's son saved his life.

The 24-year-old actor and musician - whose parents are Nicolas Cage and Christina Fulton - previously battled an alcohol addiction but credits Lucian, 14 months, with his sobriety because he stopped drinking as soon as the baby was born.

Weston explained: ''He saved my life because as soon as I saw him I didn't want to drink anymore. It's been over one year and I have not had a drop of alcohol. It's just not worth it. And I don't miss the hangovers.''

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Snowden - Teaser Trailer


In June 2013, a high-flying 29-year-old government employee named Edward Snowdon suddenly found himself the most wanted man in the world after leaking classified documents from the US government to the media. An intelligent young man, whose army career at just 20 led him to join the CIA and eventually become an NSA contractor where he was faced with what he deemed as seriously questionable ethics from his colleagues, and those above him. Disturbed by the lies spoken by those around him and with a direct concern for the welfare of the people, he sought justice. He knew what such a move would entail, and indeed he was accused of being a traitor when the government tried to suggest that his actions had a negative impact on their counterterrorism programmes, but he knew he couldn't watch the citizens of Earth be continually deceived.

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Colm Meaney: Comic Book Films Have Taken Over The World


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Colm Meaney thinks comic book movies have ''taken over the world''.

The 'Hell on Wheels' actor starred opposite action heroes like Bruce Willis in 'Die Hard 2' and Nicholas Cage in 'Con Air' in the 1990s and says the world has become more ''dumb'' due to Hollywood's obsession with superheroes.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: ''When you go back to the seventies and the great films that came out then like 'The Godfather', 'Five Easy Pieces' and Hal Ashby movies, that's what people were going to see. And now they're going to see comics? What happened, when did the world become so dumb?

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Screening Of 'The Runner'

Nicolas Cage - Screening of 'The Runner' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 5th August 2015

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Paper Street Films' Screening Of 'The Runner'

Nicolas Cage - Paper Street Films' screening of 'The Runner' - Arrivals at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 5th August 2015

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Nicolas Cage Out And About In Beverly Hills

Nicolas Cage - Nicolas Cage out and about in Beverly Hills with his film director brother, Christopher Coppola at beverly hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 5th August 2015

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Paul Walker's Brother Cody Lands Major Film Role


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Paul Walker's brother has been cast in his first major film role.

Cody Walker - who tragically lost his brother Paul in a car crash in November 2013 - has been signed on for World War II movie 'USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage'.

The film - which also stars Nicolas Cage - will follow the story of Captain Charles Butler McVay, who had his ship attacked by a Japanese submarine in 1945, Variety magazine reports.

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Nicolas Cage At LAX

Nicolas Cage - Nicolas Cage at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 5th March 2014

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70th Venice Film Festival - 'Joe' - Premiere

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim - 70th Venice Film Festival - 'Joe' - Premiere - Red Carpet - Venice, Italy - Friday 30th August 2013

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Nicolas Cage

Date of birth

7th January, 1964

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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