- Nicolas Cage celebrates his 60th birthday with fans sharing their love and favorite roles of the versatile actor.
- Cage is currently experiencing a career renaissance with some of his best-reviewed movies, showcasing his memorable performances.
- Despite his recent success, Cage is considering a switch to television to keep himself “fresh,” expressing a desire to leave on a high note.
Nicolas Cage celebrated his 60th birthday today, and fans were quick to share their best wishes and favorite Cage roles in honor of the actor’s milestone birthday. Having seen many highs and lows in the last four decades, the actor is currently in the midst of a renaissance that has included some of his best reviewed movies of his career.
As a hugely versatile cinematic icon, Cage’s list of credits include his movie debut in 1982’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Moonstruck, the Oscar-winning Leaving Las Vegas, Con Air and National Treasure to name but a few. However, whether playing an action hero, war veteran, or a truffle-hunter, Cage has delivered some truly memorable performances – not always in a good way – and that is why so many shared love for him today on social media.
Having seen his career surge in the last few years, Cage’s appeal doesn’t seem to have diminished among his fans. He made a huge impact playing a heightened version of himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent alongside Pedro Pascal, became the highlight turn as Dracula in Universal’s Renfield, finally made an appearance as Superman in The Flash, and gained the best reviews of his career in the black comedy Dream Scenario. These were just some of the 20 movies released by the actor in the last five years, and he has several more in various stages of production. However, that doesn’t mean that he wants to keep making movies forever.
Nicolas Cage is Planning on a Switch to Television
Although he has appeared in a few TV projects as himself, Cage is considering that it may be a good time for him to make a movie from the big screen to the small screen to keep him “fresh.” Speaking previously to Uproxx, Cage explained:
“Yeah… I mean, I like staying fresh. I mean, I like to keep mixing it up. I don’t want to get stuck in any genre or any performance style. I want to do it all. And I feel that I’ve, at this point – after 45 years of doing this; that in over 100 movies – I feel I’ve pretty much said what I’ve had to say with cinema. And I’d like to leave on a high note and say, “Adios.” I think I have to do maybe three or four more movies before I can get there, and then hopefully switch formats and go into some other way of expressing my acting.”
Cage suggested in the same interview that if he was not already contracted to appear in other movies, he would have been happy to have gone out on the high of Dream Scenario. For his fans, though, there can never be enough Nicolas Cage in the world, as can be seen once again in more birthday mentions below.