Nicolas Cage on his legacy, his philosophy of acting and his metaphorical — and literal — search for the Holy Grail.

Posted on Aug 7, 2019

I really enjoyed this profile of Nicholas Cage, by David Marchese.

I wanted to know why Cage, Hollywood’s greatest surrealist, whose personal and creative unpredictability has led him to attain near-mythological status in certain corners of the internet, acts in so many movies — 20 in the last two years — and why so few of them make mainstream ripples. (His most recent release: the straightforwardly titled thriller “A Score to Settle.”) But mostly I wanted to know the method behind the seeming madness that informs so many of his performances.

It is a pretty fascinating read, even if, like me, you only have a casual familiarity with Nick Cage’s work.