American actor and film producer Nicolas Cage belongs to the renowned Coppola family of performing artists and filmmakers. He has starred in both commercially successful films and critically appreciated movies which have garnered him a number of prestigious accolades.
This article lists the most important films in which Cage has starred.
Following is the list of movies in which Nicolas Cage has been cast:
Rumble Fish (1983)-
Nicolas Cage’s uncle Francis Ford Coppola directed this film adapted from the same named novel by S. E. Hinton. He played the role of Smokey in the film. The movie was released on October 21, 1983, in the United States.
This is Alan Parker’s film, based on the same named novel by William Wharton. Cage starred as Alfonso Columbato or Al in the film.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)-
This is another film by Francis Ford Coppola in which Cage was cast in the role of Charlie Bodell or Crazy Charlie.
Raising Arizona (1987)-
Cage was cast in this crime comedy movie in the role of an ex-convict named H.I. McDunnough or Hi.
Norman Jewison has directed this romantic comedy movie starring Cage in the role of Ronny Cammareri with Cher in the lead role of Loretta Castorini.
Cage received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy for this role.
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)-
In Andrew Bergman’s romantic comedy Cage co-starred with James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker in the role of Jack Singer. Cage received another Golden Globe Award nomination in the Best Actor category for this role.
Red Rock West (1993)-
John Dahl directed this neo-noir thriller movie in which Cage was cast in the lead role of Michael Williams.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)-
Mike Figgis has directed this movie that is adapted from the same named semi-autobiographical novel by John O’Brien. Cage played the lead role of Ben Sanderson who is a suicidal alcoholic living in Los Angeles and wants to drink himself to death after losing his family and job.
Once he reaches Las Vegas with this objective, he falls in love with an s*x worker named Sera, played by Elisabeth Shue.
Cage received a number of accolades for this role which include the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and nominations for British Academy Film Award and Critics Choice Award for Best Actor.
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This is a sci-fi action thriller movie in which Cage played the leading role of Castor Troy with John Travolta as another leading role Sean Archer.
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)-
In this psychological drama by Martin Scorsese, Cage starred in a character named Frank Pierce.
In this meta-comedy drama Cage starred in the role of Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman. He starred with the ensemble cast comprising Meryl Streep, Cara Seymour, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, etc.
Cage won nominations for the Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for this role.
Matchstick Men (2003)-
In this Ridley Scott’s black comedy movie, adapted from the same named novel by Eric Garcia, Cage was cast in the role of Roy Waller.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)-
This is an American crime drama starring Cage in the role of the bad Lieutenant named Terence McDonagh.
This is David Gordon’s independent crime drama in which Cage played the lead role along with Tye Sheridan. The role Cage starred in is the titular Joe Ransom, a man who protects a fifteen years old boy Gary Jones, played by The Sheridan, from his abusive father.
Mom and Dad (2017)-
This is Brian Taylor’s comedy horror movie starring Cage and Selma Blair in the lead roles. The film had its premiere in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness section of 2017.
Cage played the role of Brent whose estranged wife Kendall is played by Selma Blair.
Starring as Red Miller, Cage was cast in this psychedelic action horror mystery arthouse film of Panos Cosmatos.
Color Out of Space (2019)-
Richard Stanley has directed this sci-fi Lovecraftian horror movie starring Cage in the role of a farmer Nathan Gardner who is the patriarch of the Gardner family.
This is Michael Sarnoski’s directorial debut in a feature film. Cage played the role of a man named Robin Feld living in the wilderness alone determined to go to the past and look for his beloved foraging pig who was kidnapped.
Cage won the Critics Choice nomination for Best Actor for this role.