In November 2007, Cage was spotted backstage at a Ring of Honor wrestling show in New York City researching for the lead role for The Wrestler.
The film is shot by the Pang Brothers and has a distinct South-East Asian flavor.
In 2009, Cage starred in the science fiction thriller Knowing, directed by Alex Proyas.
Millions of fans know and love Tommy from the wildly popular Steve Harvey Morning Show, syndicated from coast to coast, and his sidesplitting phone pranks, but now he is climbing to the top of the stand-up game, where he has some hilariously honest things to say about life behind closed doors at the Obama White House, how not to get caught cheating on your spouse and who in this world most needs a whupin'!
Full of surprises, Nephew Tommy goes right to the edge and steps over.
Cage was born in Long Beach, California, to August Coppola, a professor of literature, and Joy Vogelsang, a dancer and choreographer. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of German and Polish descent.
Through his father, he is a nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and of actress Talia Shire, and the cousin of directors Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola, film producer Gian-Carlo Coppola, and actors Robert Carmine and Jason Schwartzman.He has also appeared in National Treasure (2004), Lord of War (2005), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Kick-Ass (2010).Films such as Ghost Rider (2007) and Knowing (2009) were box office successes.Most of Cage's movies that have achieved financial success were in the action/adventure genre.In his second-highest-grossing film to date, National Treasure, he plays an eccentric historian who goes on a dangerous adventure to find treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers of the United States.Cage received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as an alcoholic Hollywood writer in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) before coming to the attention of wider audiences with mainstream films, such as The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997) and City of Angels (1998).