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NICOLAS CAGE (Joe Enders) received an Academy Award® for his performance as an alcoholic drinking himself to death in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. 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. Recently Cage was presented with the first Distinguished Decade in Film Award from ShoWest, and he received the American Cinematheque Award at the annual Moving Picture Ball. He also had his hand and footprints added to the famous collection at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Cage most recently appeared in John Madden's Captain Correlli's Mandolin and in Brett Ratner's romantic comedy The Family Man opposite Tea Leoni. He also recently starred in Jerry Bruckheimer's box-office hit Gone in Sixty Seconds opposite Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi, and in Martin Scorsese's drama Bringing Out The Dead. Upcoming projects include Spike Jones' Adaptation opposite Meryl Streep.

In 1999 Cage starred in Joel Schumacher's Eight Millimeter, Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes, and Brad Siberling's City of Angels, which was based on Wim Wenders' highly acclaimed German film Wings of Desire. In 1997 Cage was seen in John Woo's critically-acclaimed action-thriller Face/Off opposite John Travolta, in Con-Air opposite John Cusack and John Malkovich, and in The Rock opposite Sean Connery and Ed Harris.

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 the Cannes Film Festival. He 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, which also starred Sarah Jessica Parker and James Caan. In 1996 Cage was honored by the Montreal World Film Festival with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Among the actor's many additional feature film credits are Guarding Tess, Red Rock West, It Could Happen To You, Kiss of Death, Valley Girl, Cotton Club, Racing with the Moon, The Boy in Blue, Peggy Sue Got Married, Joel and Ethan Coen's Raising Arizona, Vampire's Kiss and Fire Birds. He also served as producer of the films Shadow of the Vampire starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe and the upcoming The Life of David Gale starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, and Laura Linney. He recently wrapped production on his directorial debut, Sonny, starring James Franco and Mena Suvari. Cage made his feature film debut in Rumble Fish.

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