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Nicolas Cage

Wins Oscar

25 Mar, 1996

Cage wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter Ben Sanderson in Mike Figgis’s Leaving Las Vegas. Jessica Lange presents the award.

Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Three and a half million dollar budget, some 16mm film stock thrown in, and I’m holding one of these.

Nicolas Cage winning Best Actor