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Nicolas Cage discusses being 'an outsider' in rare interview

Nicolas Cage discusses being 'an outsider' in rare interview

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Nicolas Cage admitted to feeling like "an outsider" and "misunderstood" in a rare new interview about his film choices and career.
Annie Martin
'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson helped produce Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind' re-boot

'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson helped produce Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind' re-boot

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) --"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson served as an executive producer on Nicolas Cage's upcoming action-thriller "Left Behind."
Karen Butler
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75

Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Robert Hansen, an Anchorage baker who admitted to killing 17 women and raping 30 more, died Thursday, corrections officials said.
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Nicolas Cage stars as a warrior in first 'Outcast' trailer

Nicolas Cage stars as a warrior in first 'Outcast' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen star as former Crusades warriors who go on to fight in imperial China in the first trailer for "Outcast."
Annie Martin
Nicolas Cage is a grandfather

Nicolas Cage is a grandfather

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --Nicolas Cage's son, Weston, welcomed a baby boy with his wife, Danielle.
Kate Stanton
Nicolas Cage rocks a Nicholas Cage shirt at a Guns N' Roses show

Nicolas Cage rocks a Nicholas Cage shirt at a Guns N' Roses show

LAS VEGAS, June 9 (UPI) --Nicolas Cage sported a Nicolas Cage t-shirt at the Guns N' Roses show in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Kate Stanton
Australian man plays epic Nicolas Cage prank on brother

Australian man plays epic Nicolas Cage prank on brother

MELBOURNE, June 6 (UPI) --An Australian man played an epic Nicolas Cage prank on his brother after finding out he thinks that the actor is "a big d-bag."
Evan Bleier
Chester Nez, last survivor of the original Navajo Code Talkers, dies

Chester Nez, last survivor of the original Navajo Code Talkers, dies

ALBUQUERQUE, June 4 (UPI) --Chester Nez, the last survivor of the original group of Navajo Code Talkers assembled by the U.S. Marines during World War II, died early Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Aubrey Peeples cast as Jem in 'Jem and the Holograms'

Aubrey Peeples cast as Jem in 'Jem and the Holograms'

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- "Nashville" actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as Jem in the upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie.
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Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Forbes doesn't find Adam Sandler's big paychecks very funny.
Gabrielle Levy
Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, with his films making an average of $3.40 for every $1 he is paid, Forbes reported.
Couple arrested for allegedly stealing Charlie Sheen tape

Couple arrested for allegedly stealing Charlie Sheen tape

INGLEWOOD, Calif., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles said they arrested a man, who was to testify in a case involving a sex tape of actor Charlie Sheen, for allegedly stealing the tape.
'Croods' tops DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

'Croods' tops DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- "The Croods," an animated movie about a lovable prehistoric family, is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak announced Monday.
Emma Stone gets animated in family feature 'The Croods'

Emma Stone gets animated in family feature 'The Croods'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Emma Stone says she loved seeing how her animated movie "The Croods" came together after she and her co-stars separately recorded the lines for their characters.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Cast member Nicolas Cage attends the premiere of the film "Drive Angry" at the Arclight theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on February 22, 2011. UPI/Phil McCarten
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Nicolas Cage (born Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7, 1964) is an American actor, producer and director, having appeared in over 60 films including Raising Arizona (1987), The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Adaptation (2002), National Treasure (2004), Ghost Rider (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Kick-Ass (2010). Cage, at age 32, became the fifth youngest actor ever to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas.

Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7, 1964 in Long Beach, California. Raised by Catholic parents, his father, August Coppola, a professor of literature and his mother, Joy Vogelsang, a dancer and choreographer divorced in 1976. Cage's mother is of German descent and his father was of Italian descent (his paternal grandparents were composer Carmine Coppola and actress Italia Pennino, and his paternal great-grandparents were immigrants from Bernalda, Basilicata). Through his father, Cage is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, and the cousin of directors Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola, film producer Gian-Carlo Coppola, and actors Robert Carmine and Jason Schwartzman. Cage's two brothers are New York radio personality Marc "The Cope" Coppola and director Christopher Coppola. He attended Beverly Hills High School, which is known for its many alumni who became entertainers. He aspired to act from an early age and also attended UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. His first non-cinematic acting experience was in a school production of Golden Boy.

To avoid the appearance of nepotism as the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, he changed his name early in his career to Nicolas Cage, inspired in part by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage. Since his minor role in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, with Sean Penn, Cage has appeared in a wide range of films, both mainstream and offbeat. He tried out for the role of Dallas Winston in his uncle's film The Outsiders, based on S.E. Hinton's novel, but lost to Matt Dillon. He was also in Coppola's films Rumble Fish and Peggy Sue Got Married.

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