Longtime actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1995 for his role in Leaving Las Vegas. He has also starred in such films as Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock, National Treasure, Adaptation and Kick-Ass.
He sold popcorn at a Los Angeles theater after dropping out of high school at age seventeen. He attended UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television.
His uncle is director Francis Ford Coppola. His brothers are Marc and Christopher Coppola. He was married to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001 and Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004, and he married Alice Kim in 2004. He has sons named Weston and Kal-El. He married Riko Shibata in 2021. In January 2022 it was announced that Nicolas and Riko were expecting their first child together.