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Nicolas Coppola, born January 7, 1964, is commonly known as Nicolas Cage. He is an American actor and director who has been in a minimum of one movie a year every year, with two exceptions, since 1980. He did no movies in 1985 and 1991. He comes from a show business family. His mother is a dancer and choreographer; his grandfather was a composer; his grandmother was an actress. He is the nephew of the renowned director Francis Ford Coppola, and his brothers Marc and Christopher are a radio personality and a director respectively. He has said that James Dean as his inspiration. He is a huge comic book fan, and he took his stage name from Marvel Comics' superhero Luke Cage, who was also Power Man. He also named his second child Kal-El, which was Superman's name at birth. He was married to actress Patricia Arquette in 1995, and they divorced in 2001. He then married Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis's daughter on August 10, 2001, and he filed for divorce November 25 of the same year. His current wife, Alice Kim, was a waitress in Los Angeles.

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