Oscar-winning thesp to be feted March 8

Nicolas Cage, who most recently toplined the holiday drama “The Family Man” from Universal/Beacon, will be honored with a first-ever distinguished decade of achievement in film award at ShoWest 2001.

Cage will be feted at an awards gala March 8 in Las Vegas.

“Over the course of a decade, Nicolas Cage has delivered some of the most memorable performances ever onscreen,” said Robert Sunshine, chairman of the trade show’s organizer, Sunshine Group Worldwide.

Cage won a best actor Oscar for 1995’s “Leaving Las Vegas.” His other film credits include Martin Scorsese’s “Bringing Out the Dead” and $100 million-plus domestic grossers including “The Rock,” “Con Air,” “Face/Off” and “Gone in Sixty Seconds.”

His production company, Saturn Films, produced “Shadow of the Vampire.”

Cage will next be seen opposite Penelope Cruz in Universal/Working Title’s “Captain Correlli’s Mandolin,” a World War II love story.

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