To avoid the appearance of nepotism as Coppola's nephew, he changed his name early in his career to Nicolas Cage, inspired in part by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage.Despite these successes, most of his lower-profile films have performed poorly at the box office compared to his mainstream action/adventure roles.The suspense thriller 8mm (1999) is considered a cult film.The much criticized Ghost Rider (2007), based on the Marvel Comics character, fared better, earning more than million (the top earner) during its opening weekend and over 8 million worldwide through the weekend ending on March 25, 2007.I have so much respect for Nic Cage as an actor and I think it really could have worked with Nic but ...you know, Nic was incredibly supportive of Mickey and he is old friends with Mickey and really wanted to help with this opportunity, so he pulled himself out of the race." In 2008, Cage appeared as Joe, a contract killer who undergoes a change of heart while on a work outing in Bangkok, in the film Bangkok Dangerous.He also directed the film Sonny (2002), for which he was nominated for Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival.
He aspired to act from an early age and also attended UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
He’s also recorded popular theme songs for film and television programs, including "The Love Boat.” Jones has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House and on an internationally syndicated television variety show.
Slamming back-to-back sold-out shows across the country, Nephew Tommy (Thomas Miles) brings his fresh, take-no-prisoners live comedy to Detroit for a night of laughs that brings the house down!
known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, director and producer.
During his early career, Cage starred in a variety of films such as 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).