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Date: 4:36 PM, 10/07/10
Quote from 'Nicolas Cage: Hollywood's Wild Talent'

I just read this excerpt from 'Nicolas Cage: Hollywood's Wild Talent' while looking for pictures and realized that this explains that quote from Nic so often seen about fighting to kill. I have always wondered about the context of that quote.

"Nic found, however, he wasn't as keen on the clubbing life as he'd once been. Instead of going at it full on, he found he'd rather talk than dance--and dance floor fights were certainly out of the question. During one night out Nic was challenged in a night club by one of Kristen's ex-boyfriends. Nic was out with Julian Lennon when he was suddenly struck in the face. Looking up he saw Guy Oseary--later to become the youthful president of Maverick Records, the label Madonna records for. At first he thought Oseary was playing a practical joke, but then he realized that Kristen's ex-boyfriend was challenging him to a fight. 'I started to get up,' said Nic, who automatically fell back on his reflexes, before thinking twice about it. 'He walked away,' he said of Oseary. 'He's a kid, basically. I felt bad for him actually. I know if I do fight, I fight to kill. My motto has always been: maximum violence immediately. That means pushing the nose into the face or whatever you've got to do. So, I don't want to get into a fight'"

Might be a good book to have for reference. Anyone read it?

(found the excerpt at

-- Edited by Lady Trueheart on Thursday 7th of October 2010 04:37:49 PM



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Date: 12:30 AM, 10/11/10
RE: Quote from 'Nicolas Cage: Hollywood's Wild Talent'

Cool find Lady T! flowerface I've read it, but it was many years ago now...... Maybe it's time to revisit, I can see it on my bookshelf from here!reading.gif

It was first published in 1998, so focusses on Nic's earlier career and movies leading up to and just after his Oscar win, i was particularly fond of the 'New Age Action man', or something like that, chapter, and how he reinvented himself again in the action genre.

I cannot recall if the quote you mention is original to the biography or secondary, the author did draw on a wide variety of sources for his material.

The other, later, biography I've read is 'Nicolas cage The unauthorised biography'
By Ian markham smith and Liz Hodgson. If I were to recommend one it would be this simply because it has more information!flowerface

Maybe we can do a review of his biogs in this section at some point!purplestar




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