About Nicolas Cage
Nicolas cage, real name Nicolas Kim Coppola, is a famous American actor, movie producer and director. During his lengthy and intensive career Cage has appeared in more than sixty movies, most notably Rising Arizona, The Rock, Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, National Treasure, Adaptation, Ghost Rider, Lord of War, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. He is currently voicing one of the characters in the animated family movie The Croods. Nicolas Cage net worth is currently estimated at $18 million.
Nicolas was born in California, in a family of August Floyd Coppola and Joy Vogelsang. His father was a professor of literature in the local university, while his mother Joy was a former dancer and choreographer. His father was of Italian decent and came from a family of two great artists, an actress Italia Pennino and a composer Carmine Coppola. A legendary movie director Francis Ford Coppola was Nicolas’ uncle from his father’s family side. He is also a cousin of two great award winning film directors Sofia and Roman Coppola, actors Jason Schwatzman and Robert Carmine, producer Gian-Carlo Coppola and a nephew of an actress Talia Shire.
Nicolas also has two widely recognized brothers. Marc Coppola, professionally known as The Cope, is a famous radio personality and Christopher Coppola is a film director, like so many men in his family. Nicolas Cage net worth does not allow him to call himself neither the richest nor the most influential member of the family. For example his uncle Francis’ has a fortune of $25 million and his daughter Sofia Coppola owns assets worth at least $20 million.
Nicolas knew his future will be connected with movie industry since he was a child. In his formative years he attended Beverly Hills High School, famous for nurturing an impressive number of current Hollywood stars. Although his famous last name Coppola could have allowed for the faster Nicolas Cage net worth growth, he decided to rely on his own talent and changed his last name into Cage early in his career. Of course, this did not prevent some magazines from spreading the rumor that his famous relatives have taken care of his professional career.
One of the first roles that Cage managed to get was in a rom-com Moonstruck, where he acted along with Cher. For those who did not know, Cher is a legendary actress and singer, whose fortunes currently exceed Nicolas Cage net worth by nearly $300 million. A breakthrough in Cage’s career came in the early 1990s. During this decade Nicolas received two Academy Awards nominations, one for the portrayal of Charlie Kaufman in a movie Adaptation and one for his role in a romantic drama Leaving Las Vegas.