Nicolas Kim Coppola, known for his stage name Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been part of many amazing projects and also received many accolades for his wonderful work.
What Is the Net Worth of Nicolas Cage?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Nicolas Cage is $25 million. There was a time when his net worth was over $100 million after he earned a minimum of $200 million only in the form of salaries from movies but due to his unlimited spending, his net worth dropped.
News About Nicolas Cage
Cage was born on January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, California. He is the child of Joy Vogelsang and August Coppola. His father was a professor of literature whereas his mother was a dancer and choreographer.
He has two siblings, his brothers, Marc “The Cope” Coppola, a New York radio personality, and Christopher Coppola who is a director. He went to attend Beverly Hills High School, which is popular for its several alumni who became entertainers.
When he was young, he wanted to act and also went to attend UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. During his school days, he did his first non-cinematic acting in a school production of Golden Boy.
He stated that he began acting as he “wanted to be James Dean. I saw him in Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden. Nothing affected me—no rock song, no classical music—the way Dean affected me in Eden. It blew my mind. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do’.”
When he was 15, he attempted to persuade his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, to provide him with a screen test, telling him “I’ll show you acting.” His outbreak was met with “silence in the car”.
By this time, he had already helmed Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, and Robert De Niro. However, during the initial time of his career, he was seen in a few of his uncle’s movies, he switched his name to Nicholas Cage in order to bypass the appearance of nepotism for being Coppola’s nephew and was partly inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage and composer John Cage.
Cage started dating actress Christina Fulton in 1988 and in late 1990, the couple welcomed their first child, a son, Weston Coppola Cage. Weston has been engaged in two black metal bands and was also seen in his father’s movie Lord of War where he portrayed a helicopter mechanic. Cage has two grandsons born in 2014 and 2016 through Weston.
Cage has tied the knot 5 times. In April 1995, he got married to actress Patricia Arquette and in 2001, their divorce was finalized.
His second marriage was to singer and songwriter Lisa Marie Presley who is the daughter of Elvis Presley. In 2002, Presley and Cage got married and the couple filed for divorce on November 25, 2002. On May 16, 2004, their divorce was finalized.
Alice Kim is Cage’s third wife and the duo got married in 2004 at a private ranch in northern California. The couple welcomed their first child together, a son, Kal-El in 2005. In 2016, after more than 11 years of marriage, the couple divorced.
Cage got married to Erika Koike in Las Vegas in March 2019 just to file for divorce after 4 days. Their divorce was finalized in June 2019.
In February 2021, he got married for the 5th time, to his girlfriend Riko Shibata and the couple is expecting their first child together.
Cage made his debut with the 1982 film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and since then, he has worked regularly over the ’80s and early 90s in many popular movies like “Raising Arizona”, “Valley Girl”, “Honeymoon in Vegas”, “Peggy Sue Got Married”, ” “Con Air”, Face/Off”, “The Rock”, “Gone in Sixty Seconds”, and “The Family Man”; these are just a few films among his over 70 film credits till date.
In 2004, National Treasure became his second-highest-grossing film to date. In spite of his achievements in several of these big-budget action projects, the majority of his lower-profile films could not succeed at the box office in comparison to his action mainstream films, which have achieved incredible success.
His 2006 remake of Wicker Man couldn’t even cover its $40 million budget and also garnered miserably negative reviews.
Cage appeared in a wrestling show in 2007, looking for the mainstream role of Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler. Although, he was subsequently removed from the project for the part.
Mickey Rourke continued to get a nomination for his performance in the lead role for an Academy Award. In 2009, Cage appeared in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, helmed by Werner Herzog.
The film performed well and got positive reviews universally, and Cage’s performance was praised for his lead role. With 2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, he achieved box office success and the film grossed $585 million.
His next film, titled Joe, became a flop at the box office. Cage appeared in 2018 Elijah Wood-produced Mandy which is an action-packed film and was critically acclaimed.
Wood planned to drum up Oscar support for Cage but eventually, the film was disqualified for a late-in-the-year release. Cage was onboarded to portray the lead role in Richard Stanley’s 2018 film Color Out of Space. It became Stanley’s first feature film after 1996.
Nicolas Cage’s Venture
With 2002’s Sonny, Cage made his directorial debut and he has also served as the producer of Shadow of the Vampire and The Dresden Files.
He has lent his voice for Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, and also Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Universe. He also narrated the 2019 film titled Love, Antosha, a biopic created by Viktor and Irina Yelchin regarding their late son Anton Yelchin.
Apart from entertaining, Cage has also been regarded as one of the most generous stars in Hollywood. He made a donation of $2 million to Amnesty International for them for using to provide rehabilitation shelters, medical services, and psychological and reintegration services to a few among the 300,000 children compelled to battle in conflicts throughout the world.
Furthermore, he also donated $1 million to Hurricane Katrina’s victims. He was the first artist who supported ArtWorks which is an artist engagement program to spread awareness about fundamental rights at work, along with freedom from slavery as well as child labor.
He has also been honored with a Humanitarian award from the United Nations for his works and in 2009, was selected as a UN ambassador for Global Justice and again in 2013.
He organized a campaign across the film Lord of War with the purpose of raising awareness regarding international arms control, supported “Heal the Bay,” the United Negro College Fund efforts, and the Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal to establish intensive care units for babies.
In 1996, Cage received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the film “Leaving Las Vegas.” In the same year, he also won the Golden Globe for the role.
He received a nomination for playing the role of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman in 2002’s Adaptation. Furthermore, he was also nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTAs, and many others.
Toronto Film Critics Association Award has also honored Cage for Best Actor for “Adaptation”. At the Toronto International Film Festival, he was awarded the Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Award for his performance in 2018’s Color Out of Space.
In 1998, Cage was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2001, he was presented with an honorary doctorate in fine arts by California State University and spoke at the graduation ceremony.
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