Movie god Nicolas Cage
A little trivia for you 80s fans. You probably already know his real name is Nicolas Coppola, the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. But did you know....
-- His first movie role was a fry cook at All-American Burger (alongside John Reinhold) in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
-- He may look and sound Italian, but he's also half German.
-- He improvised many of the best scenes, including the entire breakup scene with girlfriend Julie in Valley Girl, including the classic line, "Well, f--- off for sure, like totally!"
-- He ate a live cockroach in "Vampire's Kiss" -- a scene that had to be shot three time. That's the flavor.
-- He's a cousin of Jason Schwartzman (the Nic Cage of the next generation?).
-- He's one of only 3 actors to be nominated for an Oscar for playing multiple roles in the same film ("Adaptation"). His Oscar win came for Leaving Las Vegas, which left Richard Dreyfuss devastated after his nomination the same year for Mr. Holland's Opus.
And of course, Top 5 80s movies with Nic Cage:
4) Racing with the Moon
2) Raising Arizona
1) Valley Girl