LORD OF WAR
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
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
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