- Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
- Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
- Release date: 12-26-23
How Coppola Became Cage By Zach Schonfeld AudioBook summary
In 1982, a gangly teenager named Nicolas Coppola made his film debut and changed his name to Nicolas Cage. Once he achieved stardom as the rebel hunk of 1983’s Valley Girl, Cage began a career defined by unorthodox risks and left turns. How Coppola Became Cage takes listeners behind the scenes of the beloved cult movies that transformed this unknown actor into an eccentric and uncompromising screen icon with a wild-eyed gift for portraying weirdos, outsiders, criminals-and even a romantic capable of seducing Cher.
Author Zach Schonfeld traces Cage’s rise through the world of independent cinema and chronicles the stories behind his career-making early performances. Drawing on more than 100 new interviews with Cage’s key collaborators, How Coppola Became Cage offers a revealing portrait of Cage’s wildly intense devotion to his performances behind the scenes and his creative self-discovery as he drew on influences as far-flung as silent cinema and German Expressionism.
Brimming with previously untold stories and insights, How Coppola Became Cage both revels in and demystifies Cage’s onscreen eccentricities. No other modern actor has explored such profound creative extremes while bending the boundaries of good taste. Here is the origin story of an actor who truly is wild at heart and weird on top.