Nicolas Cage is an actor from the United States with a net worth of $25 million. After earning at least $200 million from movie salaries alone, his net worth was formerly much higher, easily exceeding $100 million. Nick’s extravagant spending is well-known nowadays. Later in this piece, we’ll go into his years-long, obscenely extravagant spending spree.
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California on January 7, 1964. His father, August Coppola, was a literature professor, and his mother, Joy Vogelsang, was a choreographer and dancer. August died in 2009 from a heart attack. Cage grew up in Beverly Hills and went to UCLA’s School of Theatre. He has two brothers. Cage is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, as well as the cousin of directors Sofia and Roman Coppola and actor Jason Schwartzman, through his father. Cage altered his last name to Luke Cage, which was inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage, to avoid the appearance of nepotism.
Cage’s first film role was in 1982’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” and he continued to work steadily throughout the 1980s and early 1990s in films such as “Valley Girl,” “Raising Arizona,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” “Honeymoon in Vegas,” “Face/Off,” “Con Air,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds,” “The Rock,” and “The Family Man,” to name a few of his more than 70 film National Treasure, his second-highest-grossing picture, was released in 2004.
Despite his success in many of his big-budget action pictures, the majority of his lesser-known films have been box office disappointments when contrasted to his action/adventure mainstream films, which are usually huge hits. His 2006 version of Wicker Man failed to recoup its $40 million budget and received a slew of unfavorable reviews upon its release.
Cage was observed in 2007 at a wrestling exhibition auditioning for the lead role in Darren Aronofsky’s film The Wrestler. He eventually withdrew out of contention for the role. Mickey Rourke’s performance in the starring role earned him an Academy Award nomination. Cage featured in Werner Herzog’s film The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans in 2009. The picture garnered mostly excellent reviews, with Cage receiving praise for his leading role.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which grossed $585 million in 2012, was his biggest film office smash. Joe, his next film, was a box office dud. In 2018, he starred in Mandy, a critically acclaimed action thriller directed by Elijah Wood. Wood hoped to gain Oscar support for Cage, but the film was ultimately disqualified for a late-year release. Cage agreed to star in Richard Stanley’s 2018 film Color Out of Space as the lead. Stanley had not made a feature picture since 1996.
Financial Problems and Recovery
Nick earned more than $150 million in acting wages between 1996 and 2011. To mention a few, he made $16 million on Snake Eyes, $20 million on Gone in Sixty Seconds, $20 million on Windtalkers, and $20 million on National Treasure. Not unexpectedly, his spending habits changed as his income increased. To be honest, Nick’s spending habits skyrocketed as his salary climbed.
Nick went on a shopping binge that would make the Sultan of Brunei blush between 2000 and 2007. 15 personal residences (including TWO castles), a $7 million Bahamas private island, four luxury yachts, a fleet of exotic automobiles, a $30 million private plane, hundreds of works of art, diamonds, and a 67 million-year-old dinosaur skull were among his purchases.
The IRS placed a federal tax lien on a property held by Cage in New Orleans in 2009. Cage was accused of not paying over $6.2 million in federal income taxes. Following that, Cage sued his business manager for $20 million, accusing him of incompetence and fraud. He was apparently still paying off his debts as of May 2017.
Sonny was Cage’s first film as a filmmaker (2002). Shadow of the Vampire and The Dresden Files are two of his works.
Cage has voiced characters in both Teen Titans Go! To The Movies and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Universe. He narrated the documentary Love, Antosha, about Viktor and Irina Yelchin’s late son Anton Yelchin, which was released in 2019.
Cage, an ardent comic book collector, sold a collection of 400 vintage comics for approximately $1.6 million in 2002. In 2007, he and his son Weston collaborated on a comic book called Voodoo Child. Robert Williams, an underground comic artist, is represented by Cage.
Nicolas Cage won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the 1996 picture “Leaving Las Vegas.” In the same year, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for the part. In 2002’s Adaptation, he was nominated for his performance as screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. He’s also been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTAs, and other awards.
Cage was also awarded the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for “Adaptation” by the Toronto Film Critics’ Association. Cage received the Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Award at the Toronto International Film Festival for his work in Color Out of Space (2018). In 1998, Cage was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2001, California State University awarded him an honorary doctorate in fine arts, and he spoke at the graduation ceremony.
Cage is a philanthropic Hollywood star. He gave Amnesty International $2 million for rehabilitation shelters, medical and psychiatric care for youngsters forced to fight in conflicts around the world. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he contributed one million dollars to victims. He is a supporter of ArtWorks, an organization that increases awareness of workers’ fundamental rights. Cage was honored by the United Nations with the Humanitarian Award for his humanitarian efforts.
Cage has a son, Weston, with actress Christina Fulton, whom he dated for several years (b. 1990.) He was married four times, the first time to actress Patricia Arquette, who he married from 1995 until 2001. Cage married Lisa Marie Presley on August 10, 2002, and the couple split 107 days later. In July 2004, Cage married Alice Kim in California. Kal-El, their son, was born in 2005. In late 2016, they divorced. Cage married Erika Koike for the second time in March 2019, but the couple filed for an annulment four days later. Their divorce was completed in June 2019.