Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Woe Is Me: Nicolas Cage

Glory Days (The mid 90's)
After reading The Angry Lurker's latest post I got to thinking about Nicolas Cage. Poor bastard. He's become one of the sickest jokes in Hollywood. The dude has (had?) the chops to be a great actor and has delivered some amazing performances over his career (Raising Arizona, Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) as well staring in huge box office blockbusters (The Rock, Con-Air, Face/Off). Unfortunately something has gone awry. I believe there is a direct correlation between the loss of Nic Cage's hair and the massive nosedive of his film career. He's seems more focused on wearing RIDICULOUS wigs/hairpieces these days than picking a decent script. This video showcases the tragedy that is Nicolas Cage. Poor bastard.

19 comments:

  1. Funny video, I always liked his hair when it was all wild. Raising Arizona was awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Couldn't agree with you more, really well done.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Comparing Raising Arizona to the Sorcerer's Apprentice / Wicker Man is crazy....

    Also, why does Hollywood keep casting him as an action hero? He clearly isn't.

    ReplyDelete
  4. clearly you didn't see bad lieutenant.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I agree to a certain extent... I mean, he still is an A list actor. But, yeah, he's sliding towards that B list. Really fast.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I expected that ending. I predicted the future with it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. probably the worst actor ever. imo

    ReplyDelete
  8. That compilation of Cage haircuts must have taken a lot of effort to splice together.

    I agree with you about his selection of roles being highly suspect. I'm tempted to blame it on his recent money troubles but Wicker Man came out well before he ran out of cash as far as I know. Maybe it is his hair.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I enjoyed this. Cage is a fine actor.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It has to be the hair, what other reason CAN there be!?!?

    ReplyDelete
  11. totally agree! i think he's in the business just for being related to francis ford copolla!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Blame the receding hairline. Good actor and agree with everything.
    Where is the wooden hand movie with Cher? That was funny with 19 year old Nicholas with aunty Cher

    ReplyDelete