Full Name: Nicolas Kim Coppola
Why Famous: Nicolas Cage made his acting debut in the 1982 film "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and has gone on to have a long, successful and varied career. He has had leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films.
Known for his prolificacy, Cage has appeared in over 110 films and at least one film every year since 1982, except for 1985.
He is the recipient of one Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) for which he also won a Golden Globe. His other notable films include "Raising Arizona" (1987), "Moonstuck" (1987) opposite Cher, and David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" (1990) with Laura Dern.
- 2002-08-10 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii
- 2002-11-25 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) files for divorce from the "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage
- 2004-07-30 Actor Nicolas Cage (40) weds Alice Kim (20) at a private ranch in Northern California
- 1990-05-21 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern wins the Palme d'Or
- 1996-01-21 53rd Golden Globes: "Sense and Sensibility", Nicolas Cage, & Sharon Stone win
- 1996-03-25 68th Academy Awards: "Braveheart", Nicolas Cage & Susan Sarandon win
- 2002-12-06 "Adaptation" directed by Spike Jonze, starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep premieres