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Nicolas Cage has been a Hollywood heavyweight for years – but does his net worth really reflect his success in the film industry?
Cage, who recently faced abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend Vickie Park, has been known for both his longtime success in Hollywood as well as his lavish spending habits.
Here’s a look at who Nicolas Cage is, including his net worth, filmography and the recent abuse accusations made against him by Vickie Park.
Actor Nicolas Cage has appeared in dozens of Hollywood films over the course of his career
Who is Nicolas Cage?
Nicolas Cage is an actor and filmmaker who’s appeared in dozens of movies over the course of his career.
He was born as Nicolas Coppola in Long Beach, California on January 7, 1964.
Born into the influential Coppola family of actors and filmmakers, Cage was inspired to start acting in his own right after watching James Dean in movies like Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden and urged his uncle, famed director Francis Ford Coppola, to give him a screen test at just 15 years old.
To avoid any appearance of nepotism as the successful film director’s nephew, he changed his name early in his career to Nicolas Cage, partly inspired by Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage.
Cage began his film career with a minor role in the 1982 movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High and later starred in films like Valley Girl in 1983, Racing with the Moon in 1984, Wild at Heart in 1990 and Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992.
In 1995, he broke out in the acclaimed film Leaving Las Vegas and later had lead roles in movies like Con Air in 1997 and City of Angels in 1998. In the 2000s, Cage continued his success streak with appearances in movies like National Treasure in 2004 and Ghost Rider in 2007.
More recently, he performed voiceover work for the 2013 animated film The Croods and costarred in the 2017 horror comedy Mom and Dad alongside Selma Blair.
Over the course of his career, Cage has won or been nominated for many notable accolades, including the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, MTV Awards and many others.
How old is Nicolas Cage?
Nicolas Cage is 54 years old.
He was born on January 7, 1964.
What is Nicolas Cage’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nicolas Cage’s net worth is thought to be roughly $25 million (£19.1m).
How does Nicolas Cage make his money?
Cage draws his wealth from his longtime success in Hollywood, appearing in hit films over the years such as Face Off, The Rock, Con Air, City of Angels, National Treasure and Ghost Rider.
Notably, Cage’s wealth was once thought to be much higher, though his extravagant spending habits caused it to fall sharply over the years.
Cage is thought to have earned approximately $150 million (£114.6m) from acting alone between 1996 and 2011, spurring his spending habits to surge along with his immense wealth.
His spending spree reportedly included buying 15 personal homes, two European castles, a private island in the Bahamas, a fleet of luxury cars, four yachts, shrunken pygmy heads, a pet octopus and even outbidding fellow Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio for a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skull, though it ultimately returned to the Mongolian government after it was revealed the artifact was stolen.
Who is Nicolas Cage’s wife?
Nicolas Cage is not currently believed to be married.
Previously, Cage was married to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001, Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004 and most recently to Alice Kim from July 2004 until their separation in January 2016.
Nicolas Cage movies
Over the course of his career, Cage has amassed a large filmography that includes work on a number of Hollywood blockbusters.
He made his feature film debut in the 1982 classic movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High before starring in a number of other films in the 1980s and early 1990s, including Valley Girl in 1983, Peggy Sue Got Married in 1986, Raising Arizona in 1987, Free Birds in 1990 and Red Rock West in 1993.
Cage later earned critical acclaim for his starring role in the 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas and soon broke out to become a top Hollywood star in the latter half of the 1990s, appearing in films such as The Rock in 1996, Face/Off and Con Air in 1997 and City of Angels in 1998.
In the 2000s, Cage appeared in other films such as National Treasure in 2004, Lord of War in 2005, Ghost Rider in 2007 and Knowing in 2009.
More recently, Cage has also appeared in 2010s movies like The Croods and Joe in 2013, Mom and Dad in 2017 and Mandy in 2018.
Nicolas Cage abuse allegations
On October 5, 2018, reports surfaced alleging that Cage allegedly abused his former girlfriend, Vickie Park.
Park, who’s reportedly had an on-off relationship with Cage since around June 2017, has alleged that Cage was ‘severely intoxicated’ at the Slash Film Festival in Vienna, Austria on September 20 and became abusive towards her.
Her allegations against Cage were detailed in court documents as part of a restraining order application she’s currently seeking against Alice Kim, Cage’s now-separated wife.
Park claims that Kim repeatedly stalked her on social media and harassed her to the point that she feared leaving her house. The judge in the case has denied the restraining order request until a hearing is held later in October.
According to a representative for the actor: ‘Nicolas and Alice Cage categorically deny the absurd allegations.’