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Oscar® winner NICOLAS CAGE is a versatile actor who is equally known for his poignant portrayals in both drama and comedy. He has received numerous awards for Best Actor including the Academy Award®, a Golden Globe, the New York Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics and the National Board of Review for his performance as a self-destructive alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), directed by Mike Figgis.


It was Cage’s portrayal of a tormented Vietnam vet in Birdy (1984) that first established him as a serious actor. Directed by Alan Parker, Birdy (1984) won the jury prize at Cannes. Cage then received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his role as Cher’s lover in Moonstruck (1987). He then starred opposite Laura Dern in David Lynch’s Wild at Heart (1990) which won the Palm d’Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. He received another Golden Globe nomination for the romantic comedy Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), directed by Andrew Bergman. In 1996 the Montreal World Film Festival honored Cage with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.