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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, producer and director. Cage has appeared in over 70 films including Moonstruck (1987), Raising Arizona (1987), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Adaptation (2002), National Treasure (2004), Lord of War (2005), Ghost Rider (2007), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), Knowing (2009), Kick-Ass (2010), and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012). In 2013, he voiced the character of Crug in the animated film The Croods.






1. I AM NOT A DEMON. I AM A LIZARD, A SHARK, A HEAT-SEEKING PANTHER. I WANT TO BE BOB DENVER ON ACID PLAYING THE ACCORDION.
2. I WANTED TO MAKE AN IMAGE FOR MYSELF AS AN OUTLAW TYPE. A KIND OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SENSIBILITY.
3. PASSION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. IF YOU STOP ENJOYING THINGS, YOU’VE GOT TO LOOK AT IT, BECAUSE IT CAN LEAD TO ALL KINDS OF DEPRESSING SCENARIOS.
4. I CAME OUT OF INDEPENDENT FILM, THAT’S MY ROOTS.
5. THERE’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN THE METHOD ACTOR AND THE SCHIZOPHRENIC.
6. HAVING BEEN A FATHER FOR 19 YEARS I REALISE FATHERHOOD HAS CHANGED ME.
7. I TRY TO DO AS MANY STUNTS AS THEY’LL LET ME DO. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR AN AUDIENCE TO FEEL THAT THE ACTOR’S REALLY DOING IT.
8. MY FATHER WAS ALWAYS GETTING EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING. IT’S GENETICALLY INSIDE ME SOMEWHERE.
9. I BOUGHT A YAMAHA-1 AND I WAS DOING 180 MILES PER HOUR HOME ON THE 405 AND THAT’S REALLY, REALLY CRAZY BUT I DID IT.
10. I DO ENJOY ANIMATED MOVIES.
11. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR ME WAS FEELING THAT AS I BECAME MORE BALANCED AND A BETTER MAN THAT I WOULDN’T HAVE THE FIRE TO CREATE FROM.
12. AS A TEENAGER I WAS MORE OF AN ANARCHIST, BUT NOW I WANT PEOPLE TO THRIVE AND BE HARMONIOUS.
13. HOLLYWOOD DIDN’T KNOW IF I WAS AN ACTOR OR A NUT OR IF I WAS THIS CRAZY CHARACTER I WAS PLAYING. I HAD DEVELOPED AN IMAGE OF BEING A LITTLE BIT UNUSUAL, DIFFERENT AND WILD.
14. I LIKE FANTASY. I LIKE HORROR, SCIENCE FICTION BECAUSE I CAN GET AVANT-GARDE WITH THOSE PERFORMANCES IN THOSE MOVIES.
15. I THINK I JUMP AROUND MORE WHEN I’M ALONE.
16. I WAS ALWAYS SHOCKED WHEN I WENT TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE AND THEY DID MY X-RAY AND DIDN’T FIND THAT I HAD EIGHT MORE RIBS THAN I SHOULD HAVE OR THAT MY BLOOD WAS THE COLOR GREEN.
17. ALL OF MY CHARACTERS HAVE A GLINT OF MADNESS.
18. TO BE A GOOD ACTOR YOU HAVE TO BE SOMETHING LIKE A CRIMINAL, TO BE WILLING TO BREAK THE RULES TO STRIVE FOR SOMETHING NEW.
19. FOR ME, ACTING WAS A WAY OF TAKING DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY AND DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE WITH IT, AND IN THAT WAY IT WAS QUITE A LIFE SAVER.
20. IF I COULD HAVE BEEN A MARINE BIOLOGIST I WOULD HAVE, BUT I DIDN’T HAVE THAT KIND OF INTELLIGENCE. NUMBERS WERE NEVER MY STRONG POINT.
21. ACTORS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE STORYTELLING AS A WAY TO SOLVE PAIN.
22. HOW DO YOU REBEL IN A FAMILY OF REBELS?
23. DISNEY HAS A GREAT TRADITION OF ENCHANTING CHILDREN AND GIVING THEM SOMETHING TO BEHOLD.
24. I CARE ABOUT THE CONNECTION WITH THE AUDIENCE. FILM IS SUCH A POWERFUL MEDIUM. MOVIES CAN CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK.
25. I DO LIKE TO MOVE AND GET PHYSICAL IN MY MOVIES.
26. I DON’T WANT A PERFECT CHARACTER, I WANT A CHARACTER WHO HAS, AS STRANGE AS IT SOUNDS, SOME HUMANITY, SOME FLAWS, SOME NEEDS.

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