Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and film producer. Born into the Coppola family, he is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. In the first few years of his career, he starred in a variety of films such as Valley Girl, Peggy Sue Got Married, Raising Arizona, Moonstruck and Wild at Heart. During this period, John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36 listed him as one of 12 Promising New Actors of 1984. For his performance in Leaving Las Vegas, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He subsequently appeared in more mainstream films, including The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off, City of Angels, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Family Man, Windtalkers, the National Treasure film series, Lord of War, The Wicker Man, Ghost Rider and Knowing. He received his second Academy Award nomination for his performance as Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation.