Stage name taken from comic book character Luke Cage. Grandson of Carmine Coppola. Proposed to Patricia Arquette on the day he met her in the early s. Arquette thought he was a bit strange but played along with his antics by creating a list of things Cage would have to fulfill to win her. When he started to work his way through the list, Arquette got scared and avoided him. They met again many years later and later went on to marry.
He lived in a fake castle on the outskirts Los Angeles. He wants to import an authentic one from overseas. Loves to improvise, ocassionally to the annoyance of other cast members. Collects comic books and sees them as being today's equivalent of mythology. Ranked 37 in Premiere's most powerful people in Hollywood in Tim Burton cast Cage in his doomed Superman project.
Cage even did fittings of the costume. On his upper back he has a tattoo of monitor lizard with a top hat. Apparently this was before he met Willem Dafoe. Luke Cage, introduced in , was also preceded by: Marvel's Falcon, introduced in ; the black western hero, Lobo, from Dell Comics in the first black character to star in his own title ; the title character of "Waku, Prince of the Bantu," an African chieftain, introduced as part of the Atlas Comics anthology title "Jungle Tales" in When asked which of the powers he would prefer to have, he said flight was his desire.
Marvin is the only one who actually won one for a double role. Former cousin, by marriage, of director Spike Jonze. Met his future wife, Alice Kim Cage , at a sushi bar where she was a waitress. When they married she was only 20 years old.
Ate a real cockroach in the film Vampire's Kiss , it reportedly took three takes. He once said about the experience, "Every muscle in my body didn't want to do it, but I did it anyway.
His is along with his cousin Sofia Coppola the third generation of Oscar winners in the Coppola family. His uncle, Francis Ford Coppola and his grandfather, Carmine Coppola , are the other two generations.
Became a father for the 2nd time at age 41 when his 3rd wife Alice Kim Cage gave birth to their son Kal-el Coppola Cage on October 3, Just as Nick was named after a comic book character, "Luke Cage", so he has named his son after the comic book character "Kal-el" aka Superman. Referred to as the "Jazz musician of acting" by David Lynch. Bought Schloss Neidstein, a mini castle in the Bavarian village of Etzelwang.
After his first film role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High , he adopted the stage name of Cage, because he wanted to assure himself that any success he had was based on his own merits, not the fame of his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola.
Was a very close friend of late Johnny Ramone. Big fan of Elvis Presley. Considered "Blue" before settling on "Cage" as his surname. Said in a Reader's Digest interview that his wife, Alice, is into designing jewelry and has no interest whatsoever in being an actress. Was originally considered for the role of Brad Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High , but after his audition the studio thought his performance was too dark and the role went, instead, to Judge Reinhold.
Additionally, Cage was 17 at the time and could not work as many hours as actors over In this film, he is credited under the name Nicolas Coppola for the first and only time. Was among the guests at the wedding of Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola. Auditioned for the role of Joel in Risky Business , which eventually went to Tom Cruise and helped launch his career.
He said he realized that all great movie stars, such as Spencer Tracy , had had recognizable voices, so he has stylized his to be distinctive. Great-grandson of Francesco Pennino. Owns a home in New Orleans.
Former son-in-law of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley. Owns the rights of the original The Courtship of Eddie's Father movie, which he bought from Ted Turner , with the intention of turning it into a movie. While making an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman for the film Knowing , he mentioned that he is fascinated with hang-gliding. When Cage was arrested in New Orleans and charged with alleged domestic violence against his wife, Alice, and disturbing the peace. They negotiated a settlement in June However, Cage dropped out of the film because he felt he didn't have time to bulk up for the part and director Darren Aronofsky 's heart was set on Mickey Rourke.
Mickey would go on to win a Golden Globe and be nominated for an Oscar for his performance. On Reddit, he has an entire community devoted to him called "One True God. Stated that the reason he owned so many pieces of property in the past--including multiple castles, mansions, and an island--was to protect his money without buying stock or relying on a bank, believing that real estate was the most trustworthy way to accomplish this.
However, after the real estate bubble collapsed, he sold most of his property at a loss and rescinded on his belief. He now owns a modest amount of property: Became a father for the 1st time at age 26 when his girlfriend Christina Fulton gave birth to their son Weston Cage on December 26, Spirit of Vengeance in Turkey. Once woke up in his house at Orange County in the middle of the night to find a naked man eating a fudgesicle in front of his bed.
The man was arrested by police but Cage pressed no charges. His birthday is one day before Elvis Presley 's, of whom he is a fan. The tour guide replies, "Correct! The actor Nicolas Cage, was a previous owner". Cage did in-fact purchase the house in The house is considered by many, to be the most Haunted House in America. Is fond of the vibrant, multicultural city of New Orleans and frequently makes films there.
Mentioned in an interview that he's a massive fan of Quentin Tarantino and expresses great interest in working with him in the future. Nicolas Cage separated from wife of 12 years, Alice Kim, on 26th June, They share 10 year-old son, Kal-El. Nicolas Cage and wife, Alice Kim, secretly separated in early January, , after 11 years of marriage. They would have celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary, in August, Personal Quotes 66 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.
There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic. 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. 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.
I'm at the point now where I know I'm doing something right when a movie gets mixed reviews, because then I'm not in the box. I don't want to make it too easy for people and I don't want to make it too easy for myself.
I want to try something unusual. I feel good about the bad reviews because I feel like I've affected them on some level. They may not know what I was trying to do but they felt something. I want to make all kinds of movies. I do want to make big movies that are a lot of fun to go to, but I also want to make movies that are going to stimulate some thought and maybe raise some awareness.
And so please don't think you're gonna go on a roller-coaster ride with those movies. It's very risky for an actor who's a bankable star to make pictures like The Weather Man or Lord of War because they inevitably promote them like big studio releases.
And they're not big studio movies, they're more edgy, thought-provoking, independent-spirited films. What happens is, it goes into the computer, and everyone says they can't open the movie because they thought it was X when it actually was Y.
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. What if you just want to tell the truth and not lie about it? It's good to make movies that are tragedies, where people can think about things in life that are undeniable, that everyone has to deal with.
But at the same time, it's also healing to make movies that are entertaining, that are a lot of fun, where you don't have to think about your problems.
When I did Vampire's Kiss , I got so wound up. It was so important to me that this vision I had of Peter Lowe's character get on film exactly the way that I wanted it, that I frankly don't think I was very easy for anyone to live with. Certainly, I was not easy for myself to live with.
I remember that I wasn't drinking or anything at the time. One night I felt so wound up that I was about to snap. I ordered a martini. And I just relaxed, and I could tell my body really needed a rest. From then on, I learned you can do good work without torturing yourself.