Nicolas Cage vs Andy Kaufman

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Actor, Producer
Entertainer
$155 Million
Net worth 2018
T V & Movie Producers
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Long Beach
Residence
New York City
United States
Country
United States
07/01/1964
BirthDay
17/01/1949
Died On
May 16, 1984
1.83 m
Height
Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, CA
Education
Grahm Junior College, John L. Miller Great Neck North High School
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2011

From 2011 to 2013 he starred in a number of films including, ‘Trespass’, ‘Seeking Justice’, the sequel, ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ and the animated film, ‘The Croods’

2010

The year 2010 was a ‘magical’ year for Cage as he starred in a historical film, ‘Season of Witch’ and also appeared as the sorcerer, ‘Balthazar’ in the box-office hit, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’

2009

He also starred in ‘The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call’, released in 2009

2008

In 2008, he starred as a contract killer for the film, ‘Bangkok Dangerous’, followed by ‘Knowing’ the next year, which was panned by the critics

2007

2007 proved to be an extremely fruitful year for the actor with a series of successful releases including, ‘Ghost Rider’, ‘The Dresden Files’ and the sequel, ‘National Treasure: Book of Secrets’

2006

In 2006, he was seen in the horror film, ‘The Wicker Man’, which was a remake of the British classic of the same name

2004

He starred in the hit American-adventure film by Walt Disney, ‘National Treasure’, which released in 2004

2002

He made his directorial debut with the film ‘Sonny’ in 2002 and was also cast in ‘Adaptation’ and Ridley Scott’s drama, ‘Matchstick Men’, the latter released the following year

1995

He married his first wife, Patricia Arquette on April 8, 1995 and divorced her in 2001

1990

Through the 1990s, he appeared in a series of box-office hits including, ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’, ‘Guarding Tess’, ‘Kiss of Death’, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’, ‘The Rock, ‘Con Air’, ‘Face/Off’, ‘City of Angels’ and the paramedic production, ‘Bringing Out the Dead’

1989

In 1989, he played the role of ‘Peter Leow’ in the movie, ‘Vampire’s Kiss’ for which he agreed to eat a live cockroach for his role

1988

He dated Christina Fulton in 1988 with whom he had a child, Weston Coppola Cage

1987

‘Moonstruck’ released in 1987, was one of his first commercial, hit films

1986

In 1986, he starred in comedy-drama film opposite Kathleen Turner titled, ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’

1984

He appeared in the 1984 film, ‘Birdy’, for which he reportedly extracted two teeth in order to do justice to his role

1983

In 1983, he appeared in his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Rumble Fish’

1982

He made his debut in the big screen with the coming-of-age movie, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’, in 1982

1964

Nicolas Kim Coppola was born on January 7, 1964 to August Floyd Coppola, a literature professor and Joy Vogelsang, a dancer and choreographer, in Long Beach, California

1999

His biographies, titled ‘Andy Kaufman Revealed! Best Friend Tells All by Zmuda’ and ‘Life in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman by Bill Zehme’, were published in 1999

1992

Adopted by another couple, his daughter Maria Bellu-Colonna later found out about her biological parents, and in 1992, she started a search for them and was reunited with her mother and relatives

1983

In the 1983 parody ‘My Breakfast with Blassie’, Johnny Legend directed Kaufman and Freddie Blassie, the famous wrestling villain

1982

He even staged a brawl on the ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ show, in 1982

1981

He starred in three episodes of the 1981 ‘ABC’ channel show, ‘Fridays’

1979

In the April of 1979, at the beginning of a show, he introduced the audience to his grandmother whom he had invited for his show

1978

The act became so popular that the ‘American Broadcasting Company’ approached Andy for the role of Latka Gravas in the 1978 sitcom titled ‘Taxi’

1975

In 1975, Andy auditioned for the comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’, as per the suggestion of television executive Dick Ebersol

1971

Andy started his career as a stand-up comedian in various night clubs of Long Island, after graduating in 1971

1970

All of Kauffman’s performances were hilarious and unique, but the character of Foreign Man which later inspired the character of Latka Gravas in the 1970s sitcom ‘Taxi’, is undeniably his best act

1967

Andy attended the army recruitment camp, during the Vietnam War, after completing high school in 1967, but he was denied enlistment because of his poor performance in the psychological test

1956

He started his primary education at the ‘Saddle Rock Elementary’, but was later transferred to ‘Baker Hill Elementary school’, in 1956

1949

Andy, the first child of Janice Bernstein and Stanley Kaufman, was born on January 17th, 1949, in New York and raised in the posh locality of Great Neck, Long Island

1000

He proclaimed himself as the champion of inter-gender wrestling and offered prize money of $1000 to the woman contender who could defeat him