Nicolas Cage Is Nemo & Mandrake

"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
http://www.metalinsider.net/secret-metalhead/megadeth-rocks-nicolas-cages-face-off

Nicolas Cage catches Megadeth’s show in Vegas April 17, 2014

http://www.metalinsider.net/secret-metalhead/megadeth-rocks-nicolas-cages-face-off

Nicolas Cage with Rosie Perez at NY Premiere of Joe (April 9, 2014)

Nicolas Cage with Rosie Perez at NY Premiere of Joe (April 9, 2014)

Another Beautiful Smile!
Nicolas Cage at NY Premiere of Joe, April 9, 2014

Another Beautiful Smile!

Nicolas Cage at NY Premiere of Joe, April 9, 2014

When people say things like over-the-top, I say to them, ‘Well, you show me where the top is and I’ll tell you whether or not I’m over it,’” says Cage. “I don’t think anyone can answer where the top is.

"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."

I never want to impinge on your personal connection with a movie. There’s a secret there, and whatever you get from it is what is right. But for me, [the film is] an ode to those people that we come across in life — those angels, if you will — that really embody what a father is. It could be a coach, it could be a science teacher, it could be a big brother, it could be a cop; you know, who take someone in and then they see that potential in the young person and they say, ‘I’m going to celebrate that. I’m going to empower that.’ I want people to go to the movie and think about those people in their own personal lives…

Nicolas Cage on ‘Joe’

NPR Interview April 10, 2014