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Academy Award winner NICOLAS CAGE is one of the most versatile actors of our time who is equally well known for his poignant portrayals in both drama and comedy. His memorable performance as an alcoholic drinking himself to death in the MGM drama "Leaving Las Vegas," directed by Mike Figgis earned him his first Academy Award. 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 further solidified his leading man status when he received Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actor's Guild and BAFTA nominations for his dual roles of twin brothers, 'Charlie' and 'Donald Kaufman' in Spike Jonze's quirky comedy, "Adaptation," which co-starred Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. 

In 2003, Cage starred in the Warner Brothers film "Matchstick Men," where he played a phobic con artist on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when his teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly. Directed by Ridley Scott, "Matchstick Men" co-starred Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and screened at the Toronto Film Festival as well. 

Cage recently completed production on the Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney film, "National Treasure" directed by Jon Turteltaub, scheduled for a Thanksgiving release. Cage also recently completed production opposite Michael Caine on the Gore Verbinski and Paramount Studios film, "Weatherman." "Weatherman" is about a weather man who lives with his wife and children in Chicago who must deal with the problems which arise from wanting to move to New York.

At the end of 2002, Cage released his feature film directorial debut called, "Sonny." Cage assembled an impressive group of actors including Golden Globe winner James Franco in the title role of 'Sonny,' a male gigolo, and Mena Suvari, Brenda Blethyn and Harry Dean Stanton. The film was accepted into the 2002 Deauville Film Festival. Gold Circle Films, Vortex Pictures and Cage's Saturn Productions produced the picture. Also in 2002, Cage's production company, Saturn Films, produced the Universal Pictures film, "The Life of David Gale." The film starred Kevin Spacey as a convicted murderer on death row, Kate Winslet as a journalist and Laura Linney as a fellow death row activist. Saturn Films was also responsible for producing the critically acclaimed Lions Gate film, "Shadow of the Vampire," in which Willem Dafoe garnered an Academy Award nomination. In 2002, Cage appeared in the title role as 'Sgt. Joe Enders' in John Woo's 'Windtalkers," the MGM World War II film. 

Cage also appeared in Universal Pictures, "Captain Correlli's Mandolin." Directed by John Madden and written by Shawn Slovo, the film is a romantic and beautiful story that is based on the best-selling novel of the same title. The film was shot entirely on location on the remote island of Cephallonia, Greece. Cage made his return to romantic comedy by starring opposite Tea Leoni in Universal's "The Family Man," directed by Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour"). For his performance, Cage was honored with a 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award. In 2000, Cage starred in Jerry Bruckheimer's remake of "Gone in 60 Seconds," opposite Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi and in Martin Scorcese's critically-acclaimed "Bringing out the Dead" opposite Patricia Arquette and John Goodman. 

In February 1999, Cage starred in Columbia TriStar's "Eight Millimeter." The film, directed by Joel Schumacher, also starred Joaquin Phoenix and was screened at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1998, Cage was seen starring in Brian De Palma's "Snake Eyes," for Paramount Pictures as wel

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