25 Celebrities With Family Ties Jan 10, 2017 by Sarah (Day Styles)

Francis Ford Coppola and Nicolas Cage

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Francis Ford Coppola is a famous American film director, producer, and screenwriter, famous for directing one of the best movies of all time, “The Godfather,” which won three Academy Awards and got him a nomination for Best Director. You’ve probably seen some of his movies, but we’re willing to bet that you didn’t know that the director is related to Nicolas Cage.

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Nicolas Cage’s real name is Nicolas Kim Coppola, making him the nephew of the famous filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. The actor didn’t want to get any roles just because of his famous uncle, so he changed his name to “Cage.” It worked! Cage became a pretty famous star in his own right. He’s been in many different films throughout his career with his first minor role being in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and achieving critical success with “Leaving Los Vegas.”

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