Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor.

A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards.

During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker.

Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress.


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Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress. On August 10, 2001, he married Lisa Marie Presley and filed for divorce less than four months later. He married former waitress Alice Kim at the end of July 2004 in a private ceremony in northern California. Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. They divorced in 2001. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker. On April 8, 1995, he married actress Patricia Arquette. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. He has a son, Weston Coppola Cage (born 1990), with model Kristina Fulton.

He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. He has developed a reputation for alternating roles in action movies with more serious character-driven dramas, and an occasional black comedy. During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Leaving Las Vegas (1995). A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. His next notable roles were in the 1983 movies Rumble Fish and Valley Girl, which was his breakout role. In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. He had a small role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), most of which ended on the cutting room floor.

Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. He chose the name Cage after the Marvel comic book hero Luke Cage, Power Man. A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. Cage changed his name early in order to try to make his own way in acting without benefiting from his uncle's reputation. Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor. He is the nephew of both Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire. In 1976, Cage's parents divorced and he moved to Beverly Hills with his father.

He was born Nicholas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of August and Joy Coppola. Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an American actor. National Treasure (2004). Matchstick Men (2003).

Adaptation (2002). Windtalkers (2002). Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001). The Family Man (2000).

Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000). 8MM (1999). Bringing Out the Dead (1999). City of Angels (1998).

Face/Off (1997). Con Air (1997). The Rock (1996). Leaving Las Vegas (1995).

It Could Happen to You (1994). Guarding Tess (1994). Honeymoon in Vegas (1992). Wild at Heart (1990).

Raising Arizona (1987). Moonstruck (1987). Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). Birdy (1984).

The Cotton Club (1984). Valley Girl (1983). Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).

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