The thing that makes Nic Cage awesome is the same thing that makes 85 percent of his movies terrible: he’s crazy. He was making $40 million a year and managed to blow it all buying snake venom and dinosaur skulls. He he named his child after Superman, and he says he took a part in Drive Angry because he’d always wanted to have his eye shot out with a gun. That was the reason. Perhaps no quote more perfectly sums up the genius and the major character flaw (which are one and the same) at the heart of Nic Cage’s personality like this quote from a recent interview in Empire magazine, presented here without comment:
philblakeman says: Is there any character you’d like to revisit? Do you ever wonder what happened next to Stanley Goodspeed or Cameron Poe?
I would like to hook up with one of the great Japanese filmmakers, like the master that made Ringu, and I would like to take The Wicker Man to Japan, except this time he’s a ghost.
Okay, I know I promised “without comment” but I just couldn’t resist. Maybe by ‘take the Wicker Man to Japan’ he just means he wants to punch an Asian chick without consequence. (I’m so sorry).
[Thanks to Good Grief and Farthammer for the tips]