Nicolas Cage

Biography: A quirky movie star who's alternately admired and criticized for his over-the-top performances, Cage has enjoyed a dramatic, hit-or-miss career. Early on he was the poster child for rebellious boys (Rumble Fish, Racing with the Moon), but a trio of '80s romantic comedies opposite comparatively mature leading ladies proved that he could play disparate adult characters. In the neoscrewball comedy Raising Arizona (with Holly Hunter), he was a goofy but kindhearted ex-con. The operatic Moonstruck (starring Cher) showcased his fiery, Italian side. And his uncle, director Francis Ford Coppola, gave him free rein to inhabit both a nasal-voiced, '60s teen and a middle-aged philanderer in the time-tripping Peggy Sue Got Married opposite Kathleen Turner. Although Cage was undeniably a star, he was an acquired taste, famous for his intense characterizations and Method-acting madness (while filming the 1989 cult film Vampire's Kiss, he ingested a live cockroach). In the '90s, Cage movedA quirky movie star who's alternately admired and criticized for his over-the-top performances, Cage has enjoyed a dramatic, hit-or-miss career. Early on he was the poster child for rebellious boys (Rumble Fish, Racing with the Moon), but a trio of '80s romantic comedies opposite comparatively mature leading ladies proved that he could play disparate adult characters. In the neoscrewball comedy Raising Arizona (with Holly Hunter), he was a goofy but kindhearted ex-con. The operatic Moonstruck (starring Cher) showcased his fiery, Italian side. And his uncle, director Francis Ford Coppola, gave him free rein to inhabit both a nasal-voiced, '60s teen and a middle-aged philanderer in the time-tripping Peggy Sue Got Married opposite Kathleen Turner. Although Cage was undeniably a star, he was an acquired taste, famous for his intense characterizations and Method-acting madness (while filming the 1989 cult film Vampire's Kiss, he ingested a live cockroach). In the '90s, Cage moved between genres, taking on comedies (Honeymoon in Vegas), art-house films (Wild at Heart) and action flicks (Fire Birds), before landing the part that finally earned him unanimous praise and myriad awards, including an Oscar: a suicidal, alcoholic writer in 1995's harrowing Leaving Las Vegas. Instead of continuing on the serious-actor track, however, Cage reinvented himself once again, this time as an action hero in a string of big-budget blockbusters (The Rock, Face/Off). With his pick of projects, he seemed sometimes to choose randomly, starring in a hodgepodge of pictures. For every box-office hit (National Treasure) or critical triumph (Adaptation, which earned him an Oscar nod) he made three flops (Windtalkers, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Sonny, which he also directed). Yet he remained in the spotlight thanks to his prolific output and tempestuous love life, which included failed marriages to Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley. In 2004, Cage married sushi waitress Alice Kim, who was some 20 years his junior. Expand

Nicolas Cage's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 87 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Lowest Metascore: 12 Left Behind
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 82
  2. Negative: 31 out of 82
82 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
67 Color Out of Space Jan 24, 2020 Nathan Gardner tbd
29 Grand Isle Dec 6, 2019 Walter / Walter tbd
32 Primal Nov 8, 2019 Frank Walsh 5.4
63 The Cotton Club Encore Oct 11, 2019 Vincent Dwyer tbd
42 Running with the Devil Sep 20, 2019 The Cook / The Cook tbd
78 Love, Antosha Aug 2, 2019 Himself 5.8
37 A Score to Settle Aug 2, 2019 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Frank / Frank tbd
24 Between Worlds Dec 21, 2018 Joe / Joe 1.5
87 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Dec 14, 2018 Spider-Man Noir / Spider-Man Noir 8.7
81 Mandy Sep 14, 2018 Red / Red Miller 7.0
69 Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Jul 27, 2018 Superman / Superman 6.4
21 211 Jun 8, 2018 Chandler / Mike Chandler 3.7
tbd The Humanity Bureau Apr 6, 2018 Noah Kross 3.9
33 Looking Glass Feb 16, 2018 Ray 5.1
59 Mom and Dad Jan 19, 2018 Principal Cast / Brent Ryan 5.9
tbd Vengeance: A Love Story Sep 15, 2017 Producer / John 6.8
tbd Inconceivable Jun 30, 2017 Brian / Brian 6.4
25 Arsenal Jan 6, 2017 Cast / Eddie King tbd
30 USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Nov 11, 2016 Captain McVay 3.4
53 Dog Eat Dog Nov 4, 2016 Troy 5.7
43 Army of One Nov 4, 2016 Gary Faulkner 5.1
58 Snowden Sep 16, 2016 Cast / Hank Forrester 7.1
58 The Trust May 13, 2016 Jim Stone / Stone 5.1
23 Pay the Ghost Sep 25, 2015 Mike Lawford 4.3
39 The Runner Aug 7, 2015 Colin Price / Colin Pryce 5.0
tbd The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? May 1, 2015 Himself 8.0
33 Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police Mar 20, 2015 Producer 5.2
33 Outcast Feb 6, 2015 Cast / Cast / Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Gallain / Gallain / Jacob / Jacob 6.7
31 Dying of the Light Dec 5, 2014 Evan Lake / Evan Lake 7.7
12 Left Behind Oct 3, 2014 Rayford Steele / Rayford Steele / Rayford Steele / Rayford Steele tbd

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