His last name Cage was meant as a tribute to comic-book superhero Luke Cage.
Making his film debut in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982), Cage snatched the leading role as a punk rocker in "Valley Girl" (1983).
While Cage has rarely opened up about his personal life, he spoke about settling down with his Korean-born wife in a rare 2013 interview with The Guardian. Prior to Kim, Cage was married to Lisa Marie Presley, with whom he split in 2004 after two years of marriage.
“I made a very clear decision to marry out of my own zip code," he told the U. Before shacking up with Elvis’ daughter, now 48, the Oscar winner was wed to Patricia Arquette from 1995 until 2001.
He brings along a talking Donkey, who is the only fairytale creature who knows the way to Duloc.
Meanwhile, Farquaad tortures the Gingerbread Man into giving the location of the remaining fairytale creatures until his guards rush in with something he has been searching for: the Magic Mirror.
Shrek tells them that he will go ask Farquaad to send them back.
During the next years untilearly 1990s, he played minor parts in films of various genres, including in "Racing with the Moon" (1984), "Birdy" (1984), "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986), "Raising Arizona" (1987), "Moonstruck" (1987), "Vampire's Kiss" (1989), "Wild at Heart" (1990), and "Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992).
After that starring as an alcoholic Hollywood writer in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995), the role won him multiple awards, naming few were Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
He is temperamental and impatient and can be very difficult to live with.
Nicolas Cage tends to respond with a temper tantrum (overt or subtle) if his desires are frustrated.