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Nicolas Cage [6]

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Born:January 7, 1964 (55)
Filmography Rating:7.70 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.03 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.77 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:33.65%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
National Treasure [2004](40) => Ben Gates
[2007](43) => Cris Johnson
National Treasure: Book of Secrets [2007](43) => Ben Gates
Ghost Rider [2007](43) => Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
The Sorcerer's Apprentice [2010](46) => Balthazar
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance [2012](48) => Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider

Trivia that mentions this person:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [2005]
  • Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Nicolas Cage, Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Michael Keaton were all considered for the role of Willy Wonka. Marilyn Manson also badly wanted the part.
    Ghost Rider [2007]
  • Nicolas Cage had to have his Ghost Rider tattoo covered with make-up to play Johnny Blaze.
  • Nicolas Cage's hairpiece required three hours to apply every day.
  • Nicolas Cage's computer generated skull was made from a three dimensional x-ray taken of his actual skull.
  • To create the Ghost Rider's voice, sound designer Dane A. Davis recorded all of Nicolas Cage's lines as the Ghost Rider, and then filtered them through three different kinds of animal growls (played backwards, covering three separate frequencies), then played them through a mechanical volumizer, before finally giving them a fiery crackle. Director Mark Steven Johnson compared it to "a deep, demonic, mechanical lion's roar" and said "one thing is for sure, his voice will shake the theatre!"
    The Matrix [1999]
  • Nicolas Cage turned down the part of Neo because of family commitments.
    National Treasure: Book of Secrets [2007]
  • Nicolas Cage has won an Academy Award (for Leaving Las Vegas), and the actor and actress who played his parents (Jon Voight and Helen Mirren) are also Academy Award winners (for Coming Home and The Queen, respectively).
  • In The Rock, Nicolas Cage's character is given information that leads him to a hidden roll of microfilm containing government secrets, including information about the Kennedy assassination (just as the "Book of Secrets" contains). Ed Harris plays the villain in both films.
  • In the scene where Nicolas Cage is zapping through TV channels, he stops at one showing the movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, leaving it on for the FBI to listen to. The plot of "Dr. Strangelove" is about a rogue general attempting to start a nuclear holocaust with a wayward nuke. An obvious reference to the nuke in Next.
  • The "girl with necklace" at his magic show is played by Alice Kim Cage, Nicolas Cage's wife.
    Spider-Man [2002]
  • Several names that were considered for various parts (some more seriously than others) over the years in which this project was in development include:
    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, and Edward Norton as the Goblin; James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Freddie Prinze Jr., Scott Speedman, [?] Jay Rodan, [?] Scott Leva, and Charlie Sheen as Peter Parker/Spiderman; [?] Marion Ross as Aunt May; [?] Tony Scott, Jan de Bont, James Cameron, Roland Emmerich, Ang Lee, David Fincher, and Chris Columbus as Director.
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice [2010]
  • The 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom that was used in the film is a one of a kind and actually belongs to Nicolas Cage. The filmmakers were trying to find a really cool classic car and Cage offered it as an option to use.
  • The idea for the film was largely Nicolas Cage's as he wanted to explore a mystic world with a magical character.
    The Expendables 2 [2012]
  • In September 2011 Sylvester Stallone confirmed that he was in talks with Nicolas Cage and John Travolta about roles in the film and that scheduling would be the only obstacle to their involvement.
  • John Travolta and Nicolas Cage were considered to work with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in this film. Ironically 15 years previously, Travolta and Cage took the roles of Sean Archer and Castor Troy in Face/Off which was made and written for Stallone and Schwarzenegger.
    The Expendables 3 [2014]
  • Nicolas Cage was considered for the role of Bonaparte.