Nicolas Cage is…. kinda a joke. C’mon, you have to admit it. He’s done some great films (Leaving Las Vegas, Con Air) and he’s done some shitty ones (most of the rest of his career). And while he seems to get a lot of stick for being in AWFUL movies that never should have even been made, he’s having a grand old time and apparently doesn’t regret a single one of them. However, he is about to “reinvent” himself in the acting world.
“Much has been made of the fact that I made many action movies. The reason I did that was because the first time people said… ‘You are not an action hero, forget it’.
“What you saw was a dramatic actor acting like an action hero, trying to find characters that were interesting within the genre.”
“Now having done that, I want to focus on the dramatic kind of filmmaking. I am in the process of reinventing myself… I am returning to my roots, which is independently spirited, dramatic characters
“I had taken a year off to re-evaluate everything I had done, different kinds of performances… I wanted to find something where I could use my life experience, my memories and my emotions.”
Keep in mind, he was recently named the best actor in the world, apparently, so not everyone is down on his choices. Are you a Nic Cage fan?