A career spanning more than three decades has made Nicolas Cage a famous household name across the world. Professionally known as Nicholas Cage is an American entertainment artist with experience of direction, acting and producing Hollywood movies. Now let’s have a close look on Nicolas Cage’s Net Worth.
Born as Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7th, 1964, he adopted the name Nicholas Cage for his professional career. Nick Cage was born to a Literature Professor, August Coppola and a dancer-choreographer, Joy Vogelsang in Long Beach, California. He is of a mixed heritage being born to a German-Polish mother and Italian father. On his father’s side, he is the nephew of the famous director Francis Ford Coppola.
Nick completed his schooling from Beverly Hills High School. Later, his interest in acting led him to enrol into UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He had done a non-professional role in the school production of “Golden Boy” which was one of his first acting experiences. His enthusiasm towards acting and the film industry in general led him to try and convince his uncle to call him for a screen test at the age of 15.
Nicolas Cage dated actress Christina Fulton back in 1988 and they had a son together named Weston Coppola Cage in 1990. He was married to the “Boyhood” actress Patricia Arquette from April 1995 to 2001 when they finalized the divorce. He went on to marry music artist Lisa Marie Presley in 2002 and filed for divorce the same year which was finalized in 2004. His third wife was Alice Kim, a waitress whom he married in 2004. They separated in January 2016, and have a son together named Kal-El.
Nicolas Cage has had a long career and still works in the industry in pivotal roles. His type of acting has often been called “operatic” notably, by Roger Ebert. He debuted professionally in 1982 with the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” in which he had a minor role. He then went on to appear in his uncle Francis Ford Coppola’s films “Rumble Fish” and “Peggy Sue Got Married”.
In the beginning of his career, Nicolas was noted to be primarily a romantic and action hero having acted in films like “Valley Girl” (1983), “Moonstruck” (1987), “Honeymoon in Vegas” (1992) and “Red Rock West” (1993) to name a few. His breakthrough role which pushed him into the spotlight was the 1995 film, “Leaving Las Vegas” in which he played the character of an alcoholic Hollywood writer.
Nick Cage’s career took an upturn from that year and later he appeared in critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies, like “Face/Off” (1997), “City of Angels” (1998), “Adaptation” (2002) and “Sonny” (2002) among others. His recent releases include “Joe” (2013), “The Croods” (2013), “Mom and Dad” (2017) and “Looking Glass” (2018).
Awards and Achievements
His first breakthrough role in “Leaving Las Vegas” earned Nick Cage a triple crown of major acting awards in Hollywood. He was nominated and won a Golden Globe, a SAG award and an Oscar in 1996. He has been nominated for the Academy Awards once more in 2003 for his character in “Adaptation” (2002).
Nick has been nominated four times at the Golden Globes, twice at BAFTA and thrice at SAG awards. He has also been honored with a star in the Hollywood Hall of Fame in 1998. California State University conferred him with an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts in 2001.
Net Worth of Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage has an estimated net worth of about $25 million. He has produced films, like “The Life of David Gale” (2003) under his production company Saturn Films, which apart from his acting career, is responsible for his immense wealth.
Besides being one of the most popular Hollywood artistes, Nicolas Cage is also a generous philanthropist. Most notably, to ensure rehabilitation and care for conflict ridden children he donated $2 million to Amnesty International. United Nations appointed Nick Cage as UN ambassador for Global Justice and has recognized his humanitarian work.