"For the haunted, hard-living Texas ex-con of ‘Joe,’ David Gordon Green was looking for a modern-day Robert Mitchum, someone with an old-fashioned kind of rugged masculinity with an underlying innocence. He thought of Nicolas Cage."
Nicolas Cage on ‘Joe’
NPR Interview April 10, 2014
Critics Consensus: Rich in atmosphere and anchored by a powerful performance from Nicolas Cage, Joe is a satisfying return to form for its star — as well as director David Gordon Green. 92% would like to see it.
"The always-busy actor’s work in David Gordon Green's new, Southern Gothic 'Joe' is among his most settled and centered in years, putting lie to the Andy Samberg “Big Bang Theory”-style impressions of him as nothing but a wild man. During a more-than-30-year career, he has put together some daring performances in many excellent films.”
(April 3, 2014 Interview
Nicolas Cage has been an actor to reckon with, from his off-beat roles in such films as “Raising Arizona” and “Moonstruck,” to his Academy Award-winning performance in “Leaving Las Vegas.” Lee Cowan sat down with the versatile, mysterious and sometimes controversial actor to talk about his influences, and of creating characters “outside of the box.”