The unashamedly original Hollywood leading man on taking risks and why he never set out to be liked — Love him or hate him, you can’t help but admire Nicolas Cage.
— past and present —
have created and are creating
new worlds for
the rest of us,
despite the fire and despite the ice…
from Sifting Through the Madness
Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in the contemporary political drama The Runner. The film marks producer Austin Stark’s writing and directorial debut. Over the past few years, Stark has produced and executive produced several indie films including this year’s Sundance hit Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, and the Sundance 2010 Audience Award winner Happythankyoumoreplease.
This picture is everything: Nic Cage hanging out with Andrew Dice Clay backstage at a Guns N’ Roses concert in Las Vegas. Guns N’ Roses blasted this out to millions on their official Facebook page and it has potential to break the Internet today.
That hat! Drinking out of a massive goblet! That shirt, obviously in self-mockery! That cane! Those sunglasses! Those cowboy pants! Wait… Actually… Are those chaps?
Nic Cage looks like a modern King Ludwig II “the Mad King” of Bavaria, only if he was a meth kingpin holed up in a remote desert outpost. Axl Rose is merely his jester.
Never change, Nic Cage.
— Brandon Wenerd
June 7, 2014