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  • Nicolas Cage

    Born on July 1, 1964 in Long Beach, California

awards & nominations

Adaptation (2002)

Nicolas Cage as "Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman"

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (Nicolas Cage). While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'.

Academy Award (2002) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2002) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Nicolas Cage as "Ben Sanderson"

Adapted from the novel by John O'Brien, this acclaimed drama follows alcoholic screenwriter Ben Sanderson (Nicolas Cage) as he drinks himself into oblivion in Las Vegas. When Ben meets the beautiful prostitute Sera (Elisabeth Shue), they strike up an unconventional relationship -- one where she can't ask him to curb his drinking, and he can't fault her for her job. Though they offer each other support, Ben's self-destruction threatens to eclipse their bond.

Academy Award (1995) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1995) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

Nicolas Cage as "Jack Singer"

After losing $65,000 to professional gambler and con man Tommy Korman (James Caan), penniless private investigator Jack Singer (Nicolas Cage) agrees to let Korman borrow his beautiful fiancée, Betsy (Sarah Jessica Parker), for a Hawaiian getaway to pay off his debts. But when Betsy -- who looks just like Korman's late wife -- begins to fall for her charismatic captor, the commitment-phobic Singer must race against the clock to track them down and win her back.

Golden Globe (1992) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Moonstruck (1987)

Nicolas Cage as "Ronny Cammareri"

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage). She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Golden Globe (1987) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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