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THE nephew of Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola, Cage chose his stage name based on Mar­vel Comics’ su­per­hero­for-hire Luke Cage. A part in his un­cle’s

in 1983 launched his movie ca­reer and in 1987 he took a lead role op­po­site Cher in He later took roles in The Coen Broth­ers’ David Lynch’s 1990

a lead role in Martin Scors­ese’s 1999 New York drama

and Ri­d­ley Scott’s 2003 quirky drama

He won an Os­car for his per­for­mance as a sui­ci­dal al­co­holic in

and was

nom­i­nated for

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