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Nicolas Cage Appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador

Nicolas Cage appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador

Nicolas Cage is following in Angelina Jolie's footsteps.

The Oscar winning actor was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Cage also won the U.N. Correspondents Association's Global Citizen of the Year award for humanitarian endeavors.

See photos of Nicolas, Eva Mendes, George Clooney and more at the 2009 Venice Film Fest

Other celebrity U.N. Goodwill Ambassadors include Jolie, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.

Cage, 45, said his role as an ambassador will be "to shine a spotlight on the need for global justice."

Cage has been active in raising awareness about international arms control donated $2 million to establish a fund that helps former child soldiers.