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NICOLAS CAGE, one of the most versatile actors of our time, is equally renowned for his poignant portrayals in both drama and comedy. He received an Academy Award® for his performance as an alcoholic drinking himself to death in Leaving Las Vegas, directed by Mike Figgis. He also received a Golden Globe, and Best Actor awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Chicago Film Critics and the National Board of Review. Cage was honored this year at ShoWest with the first-ever Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award for his memorable. influential and multi dimensional performances in films over the past 20 years. He will be honored later this year with the American Cinematheque's Moving Picture Ball Award.

Cage can be seen this fall in Windtalkers, a World War II film that re-teamed him with director John Woo. Following that, he will be seen in Adaptation. written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. the same team who created Being John Malkovich. Adaptation is loosely based on Susan Orlean's novel, The Orchid Thief, and follows a sexually frustrated screenwriter's attempts to adapt Orlean's anecdotal novel for the screen. The film also stars Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper.

Cage made his most recent foray into romantic comedy starring opposite Tea Leoni in Universal's The Family Man directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour). Last year, he starred in Jerry Bruckheimer's remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, opposite Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi and in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed Bringing out the Dead opposite Patricia Arquette and John Goodman.

In February 1999. Cage starred in Eight Millimeter. The film, directed by Joel Schumacher, also starred Joaquin Phoenix and was screened at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1998. Cage starred in Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes and in the box—office hit City of Angels, opposite Meg Ryan. directed by Brad Silberling. City of Angels was based on Wim Wenders' highly acclaimed 1987 German film, Wings of Desire.

In 1997, Cage starred opposite John Travolta in the critically acclaimed John Woo action thriller Face/Off. The role earned him a Blockbuster Entertainment award for Favorite Actor in an Action/Adventure movie as well as three MTV Movie award nominations for Best Male Performance, Best On-Screen Duo (with John Travolta) and Best Villain. Cage starred with John Cusack and John Malkovich in Con-Air, which reunited him with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. He starred opposite Sean Connery and Ed Harris in the blockbuster action film The Rock for Simpson Bruckheimer Productions.

Cage starred opposite Shirley MacLame in the hit film Guarding Tess, and in the highly acclaimed film noir Red Rock West. He re-teamed with director Andrew Bergman in It Could Happen To You which co-starred Bridget Fonda and Rosie Perez, and starred in Barbet Schroeder's thriller Kiss of Death.

It was Cage's portrayal of a tormented Vietnam vet in Birdy that first established him as a serious actor. Directed by Alan Parker, Birdy won the jury prize at Cannes. Cage then received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor for his role as Cher's lover in Moonstruck. David Lynch's Wild at Heart, starring Cage and Laura Dern, won the Palm d'Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.

Cage received another Golden Globe nomination for his role in 1992's romantic comedy Honeymoon in Vegas directed by Andrew Bergman and also starring Sarah Jessica Parker and James Caan. In August of 1996, Cage was honored by the Montreal World Film Festival with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

His other film credits include Valley Girl, Cotton Club, Racing with the Moon, The Boy

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