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Long Beach, California, USA
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Leaving Las Vegas
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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The son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang, Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation, succeeding brilliantly with a host of classic, quirky roles by the late 1980s.
Initially studying theatre at Beverly Hills High (though he dropped out at 17), he secured a bit part in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) -- most of which was cut, dashing his hopes and leading to a job selling popcorn at the Fairfax Theater, thinking that would be the only route to a movie career. But a job reading lines with auditioners for uncle Francis` Rumble Fish (1983) landed him a role in that film, followed by the punk-rocker in Valley Girl (1983), which was released first and truly launched his career.
His one-time passion for method acting reached a personal limit when he smashed a street-vendor`s remote-control car to achieve the sense of rage needed for his gangster character in The Cotton Club (1984).
In his early 20s, he dated Jenny Wright for two years and later linked to Uma Thurman. After a relationship of several years with Christina Fulton, a model, they split amicably and share custody of a son, Weston Coppola Cage (b.1992).
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Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, California (dropped out)
UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
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Nicolas Kim Coppola
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Carmine Coppola (grandfather) (composer)
Actor, Producer, Director
August Coppola (academic)
Joy Vogelsang (dancer), Marie Thenevin (former step mother), Martine Chevallier (step mother) (actress)
Marc Coppola (actor), Christopher Coppola (director)
Francis Ford Coppola (uncle) (film director), Italia Pennino (grandmother) (actress), Talia Shire (aunt) (actress), Roman Coppola (cousin) (director), Sofia Coppola (cousin) (director), Jason Schwartzman (cousin) (actor/musician), Gian-Carlo Coppola (cousin) (producer), Robert Carmine (cousin) (actor), Weston Coppola Cage (son) (singer/actor), Kal-El Cage (son)
Nicolas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, producer and director. He has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies.
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Posted by brian 8 months ago
what a hot band. love all their music
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Would love to meet you before I die,
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We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
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