"Joe is an actual character, and Cage hasn’t had one of those to play in quite a while. That he can inhabit an ordinary working man with precision and conviction should come as no surprise, but that degree of sturdy professionalism contradicts the “not the bees!” image, so it’s been treated as a revelation. Cage the actor is back! Truth is, he never went anywhere.
Nicolas Cage catches Megadeth’s show in Vegas April 17, 2014
In San Francisco This Weekend, Lines Stretched Around the Block for a Nicolas Cage-Themed Art Show.Almost 80 artists from four continents participated.
The exhibit next heads to Los Angeles.
"Nicolas Cage has been in almost 70 movies… he’s an icon."
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.”
"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