If you’re a big fan of Hollywood movies then you might have heard the name of Nicolas Cage, an American actor who is known for his extensive filmography and filmmaking career. He became a household name in the ‘80s and the ‘90s when he starred in numerous action-filled projects, which showcased Cage’s acting skills and vibrant personality. Since then, he has continued to stay in the spotlight thanks to films like ‘Kick-Ass’ (2010), ‘Joe’ (2013), and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (2018).
Despite his long-standing career in the world of film-making and acting, audiences are still undecided over whether they actually enjoy his acting or not, which is why today we are talking about why Nicolas Cage is considered Hollywood’s most misunderstood star.
Getting To Know Mr. Cage
You probably don’t know that Nicolas Cage’s real name is Nicolas Kim Coppola. Yes, he belongs to the Cappola family and Cage wouldn’t have an acting career if it wasn’t for his family. It was Cage’s uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, who allowed him to join him on his various projects. Soon after, however, to avoid any claims of nepotism as Coppola’s Nephew, Nicolas opted for a stage name that was inspired by Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage and composer John Cage.
Hence, Nicolas Cage came to life.
Receiving High Praises
The surprising thing about Nicolas Cage is that despite his dedication to acting and his versatile acting skills, reviewers often find themselves surprised by his capabilities. Even his peers praise him for his work; Lynch, the director of 1990’s “Wild At Heart,” referred to Cage as the ‘the Jazz musician of American acting.’ Director and author, Guillermo del Toro, also complimented his acting skills in a tweet that read, ‘There has not been, nor will there ever be, an actor like Nicolas Cage. A master.’ Ethan Hawke, a famous American actor, spoke about Nicolas Cage, calling him the only actor after Marlon Brando that did something new with the art.
What Happened? Why Is He Misunderstood?
Oftentimes, people forget that Nicolas Cage is not your average actor! He might have had a hit-and-miss career when it comes to great movies and plotlines but today’s generation has an odd infatuation when it comes to Cage. He is often the subject of memes and the butt of modern joke which might fool you into thinking that the A-list actor has had a lackluster Hollywood career. In reality, however, nothing could be further from the truth.
Whether you like him or not, you have to admit that he’s a great actor!