Nicolas Kim Coppola , artistically known as Nicolas Cage , was born in Long Beach (California, USA) on January 7, 1964. American film director and actor.

Nicolas Cage has been nominated and honored for numerous major film awards, winning an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award for his breakthrough performance in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) .

We compiled his top 10 movies ordered from worst to best based on IMDb score.

  1. Moon spell
  2. Wild Heart
  3. Birdy
  4. Arizona Baby
  5. the impostors
  6. At the rock
  7. Leaving Las Vegas
  8. The Lord of the war
  9. Kick-Ass: Ready to Pummel
  10. Adaptation: The Orchid Thief

Moon spell

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Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, and John Mahoney . It started with a budget of 15 million dollars and managed to raise more than 91 million dollars at the box office . The film, directed by filmmaker Norman Jewison , is a romantic comedy that became the fifth most successful film of 1987. In fact, it is part of the TOP 10 of the American Film Institute (AFI) in the romantic comedy category . In the awards and recognitions section, we highlight Nicolas Cage’s nomination for best actor at the Golden Globes .

Wild Heart

Starring Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Diane Ladd and Harry Dean Stanton . It started with a budget of 9.5 million dollars and managed to raise more than 14.5 million dollars at the box office . It is an American feature film written and directed by David Lynch based on Barry Gifford ‘s novel of the same name about the story of two outlaws. During a prison leave, Sailor Ripley (played by Nicolas Cage) goes to see his girlfriend Lula Pace Fortune (played by actress Laura Dern ) and they both decide to flee to New Orleans. The problem that Sailor Ripley finds is the opposition of Lula ‘s mother to their relationship.

Birdy


Starring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage . Rounding out the cast of artists were John Harkins, Sandy Baron, Karen Young, Bruno Kirby, Nancy Fish, George Buck, Dolores Sage, Robert L. Ryan, James Santini, Maud Winchester, Marshall Bell, Elizabeth Whitcraft, and Sandra Beall . The feature film is based on the William Wharton novel of the same name . The story narrates the lives of two friends, Birdy (played by Matthew Modine) and Al(played by Nicolas Cage) who share his life from school to his military service in Vietnam. Birdy’s character has a fixation on birds and his experiences in Vietnam ended up driving him crazy and generating more than obvious mental disorders. Returning from the war, Birdy is admitted to a mental institution at the same time that his friend Al (Nicolas Cage) tries to be close to him.

Arizona Baby

Starring Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter . It started with a budget of 6 million dollars and managed to raise more than 29 million dollars at the box office . is a 1987 American film directed, written, and produced by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen . As data for the feature film, the American Film Institute (AFI) included it in position 31 on its list ” 100 years… 100 smiles “. And as curiosities, we highlight the relationship between the actor Nicolas Cageand filmmakers and Coen brothers. A respectful relationship but if possible with many turbulent moments. Actor Nicolas Cage proposed suggestions to the directors and all of them were ignored.

The impostors


Starring Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman, and Bruce McGill . It started with a budget of 62 million dollars and managed to raise more than 65 million dollars at the box office . Nicolas Cage plays the role of Roy Waller and Sam Rockwell as Frank Mercer , two petty con men. The feature film directed by filmmaker Ridley Scott is based on the novel Matchstick Men by Eric Garcia. The rights to the work were acquired by actor Nicolas Cage before it was published in order to shoot the film.

At the rock

Starring Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, William Forsythe, David Morse and John Spencer . It started with a budget of 75 million dollars and managed to raise more than 335 million dollars at the box office . In the awards and recognitions section, we highlight the nomination of the feature film for an Oscar in the category of best sound. As an anecdote and curiosity of ” The Rock “, did you know that in the original DVD release in the United Kingdom, the scene in which Sean Connery throws a knife through Scarpetti ‘s throat and says “you must never doubt” to Nicolas cageWas eliminated? Instead, the scene was shown uncensored on television.

Leaving Las Vegas


Starring Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis, Valeria Golino, Steven Weber, Kim Adams, Emily Procter, and Stuart Regen . In the awards and recognitions section, we highlight the nominations for Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue for best actor and best actress respectively at the Oscars. Although only Nicolas Cage took the Oscar for best actor. The film is based on the autobiography of screenwriter John O’Brien, who unfortunately committed suicide a few months before the start of filming on the film.

The Lord of the war

Starring Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker and Ian Holm . It started with a budget of 50 million dollars and managed to raise more than 72 million dollars at the box office . The feature film directed by filmmaker Andrew Niccol is based on true events and set in the globalized world of arms trafficking. Its plot explores a little-known consequence of the end of the Cold War .: The huge amount of weapons that became available in the former Soviet states to be sold to developing countries. And of course, because of the business that this meant for developed countries such as China, the European Union or the United States. In the end, the black market that moved among the arms dealers was enormous.

Kick-Ass: Ready to Pummel


Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Evan Peters, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Mark Strong . It started with a budget of 28 million dollars and managed to raise more than 96 million dollars at the box office. It is a superhero film based on the comic of the same name created by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. The comic was published 2 years before the release of the feature film under Icon Comics , a label belonging to Marvel Comics . Due to the success of the film, Mark Millar wrote a sequel to the comic called Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall., which introduces a new enemy of Kick-Ass, The Motherfucker , who is actually Red Mist himself .

Adaptation: The Orchid Thief

Starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox and Maggie Gyllenhaal . It started with a budget of 19 million dollars and managed to raise more than 32 million dollars at the box office . In the awards and recognitions section, we highlight Nicolas Cage ‘s candidacy for best actor at the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs . Additionally, the candidacy for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Cannes International Festival.