Nicolas Cage is one of the great monuments of our popular culture and an inexhaustible source of memes. That is something that no one here is going to debate. His crazy performances have become part of our humorous internet repertoire and one of the most representative aspects of the actor. In fact, right now he is at a time when several directors have been taking advantage of the irrepressible memetic madness that is Cage. An example of that, without a doubt, is Mandy – 92% and the next to be released entity_embed style = “link-tomatometro” id_entity = “547993”][Pelicula] The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent[/entity_embed].
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In the latter, he will play a fictionalized version of himself who goes to the party of a Mexican millionaire fan, who turns out to be a drug dealer. It is the type of film that is sure to be a hit in this part of the world. Who wouldn’t want to see a movie where Nicolas Cage face a drug dealer? And more if we take into account that he who is going to interpret it is Pedro Pascal himself. That movie has everything to be the next big cult hit from Cage or one of the biggest disappointments in recent times.
The point is that we still have Cage for a while and the actor plans to give us more of his debauchery until death separates him from his viewers. That’s how it is. That was said in a recent interview for Entertainment Weekly. In it, he also made it clear that he loves his job and that is what motivates him to continue until his body or mind allows it. Of course, he also mentioned that he needs to take a break to recharge after having made 117 films in his entire career. Here are his words when asked about when he plans to retire:
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No no no. Nerd. That cannot happen. Doing what I do in the movies has been like a guardian angel for me and I need it. I am healthier when I am working, I need a positive place to express my life experience and making films has given me that. So I’m never going to retire. Where are we now? 117 movies. What is funny is my response to people who tell me ‘You work too much’ and I said ‘I like to work and it is healthy. I am happy when I am working and, by the way, subjects like [James] Cagney and [Humphrey] Bogart were making hundreds of movies. ‘And then I think,’ I should better check that out. ‘And I say,’ Oops. ‘
These words leave us tremendously reassured about the actor’s cinematic future, although he should definitely take a break. Overworking is not good for anyone’s health. In any case, his career is getting a new air with the good reviews that Pig has had – 95%, which is considered one of his best performances in years.
On the other hand, one role that he is not going to play in the near future is that of the unusual Joe Exotic. Amazon was going to do a series in which he was going to play that strange character, better known as “The Tiger King.” In an interview with Variety, the actor said that project was canceled, although there is a possibility that someone will revive the project.
Here his words:
I want to make something very clear. I read two excellent scripts, which I did think were great, but I think that Amazon in the end felt that it was material that had already become past tense, because it took a long time to get it ready. There was a time when they thought it was lightning in a bottle, but that moment has already faded into the distance and is no longer relevant.
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