Nicolas Cage is an actor, director, and producer whose remarkable versatility has led to great success across all genres for over three decades. In 2017, he starred in Brian Taylor’s critically acclaimed black comedy, Mom and Dad, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and screened at IFFAM last year. This year, Cage stars in Panos Cosmatos’ groundbreaking Mandy, which had its world premiere at the Sundance film festival in 2018.
During his early career, Cage starred in a variety of classic films including Valley Girl (1983), Racing with the Moon (1984), Birdy (1984), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Raising Arizona (1987), Moonstruck (1987), Vampire’s Kiss (1989), Wild at Heart (1990), Fire Birds (1990), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), and Red Rock West (1993).
Cage received an Academy Award among many other awards for his performance as a suicidal alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) before coming to the attention of worldwide audiences with mainstream blockbusters, such as The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), City of Angels (1998) and National Treasure 1 and 2 (2004, 2007). He earned his second Academy Award nomination for his performance in Adaptation (2002). He also directed the film, Sonny (2002) and has produced films such as Shadow of the Vampire (2000) and The Life of David Gale (2003).
More recently, Cage appeared in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), Kick-Ass (2010), Drive Angry (2011), The Croods (2013), Joe (2013) and Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog (2016).