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Not sure of the date for this interview, but some interesting and funny bits here!
I thought Nic handled it with a combination of intelligence, humour and grace!

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Nicolas Cage: 20Q


By Robert Crane

PLAYBOY: After playing twins in Adaptation, were you disappointed to play only one con artist in your new Ridley Scott film, Matchstick Men?
CAGE: Absolutely not. Adaptation was the most difficult film I've done in terms of special effects. We'd decide which twin to shoot depending on which side of the bed I got up on that day.

Q2

PLAYBOY: Neither you nor Scott is known for comedies. Did Matchstick Men feel like new territory?
CAGE: Gee, when I consider all those heavy dramas I've been in, like Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Adaptation and Honeymoon in Vegas, I kind of understand how you can ask that question.

Q3

PLAYBOY: Oh yeah, thanks for the reminder. Do you seek out films that have a Vegas theme?
CAGE: It's totally a fluke that I've made three or so movies that take place in Las Vegas. I don't know how that happened. Also, for a while, it seemed as if I was making movies that had the word moon in them�Racing With the Moon, Moonstruck. It's just one of those strange things. I'm sure there's another moon movie in my future, because things tend to happen in threes.

Q4

PLAYBOY: You changed your famous last name when you started acting. What can a Cage do that a Coppola can't?
CAGE: Be a movie star.

Q5

PLAYBOY: Do you get your uncle Francis Coppola's wines at a discount?
CAGE: For the holidays, Francis will send me a case of wine. That usually lasts a while. It's a nice gift. My new favorite is my cousin Roman's wine called RC Reserve. It's a quality syrah and a good value. We went to Venice together and had the first tasting of his wine in Europe. It was great.

Q6

PLAYBOY: Would you like to do a movie in which you don't have to torture yourself for the role?
CAGE: Those roles are just the ones that stand out. I think of Family Man as being about a guy who isn't really on the edge, or my character in Guarding Tess. It seems I gravitate toward characters who do have some sort of dark edge to them. I don't know why that is. Maybe I'm just a dark-edged kind of guy.

Q7

PLAYBOY: Is it best to work out troubling things in movies, or would it save time to go to a psychiatrist?
CAGE: The best way to work out anything is through expression and�in my case�through movies, whether it's acting, directing or producing. Take negatives and turn them into positives through creativity.

Q8

PLAYBOY: In Leaving Las Vegas, your character suffers the erectile problems characteristic of a heavy drinker. If there were a cure, would its name be Elisabeth Shue?
CAGE: The only time my character ever gets hard is at the very end of the movie, with Elisabeth's character. For the majority of the film, he is unable to do anything because of the massive amounts of alcohol he's drinking. But on the other hand, I think he breaks free just before his death.

Q9

PLAYBOY: Is there a time during the making of a movie when you think it isn't going to work out at all?
CAGE:
There's always a moment in every movie when I become possessed by self-doubt, because I never want to get comfortable in anything that I'm doing. That's part of the reason I haven't taken a straight line in my career trajectories, because I wasn't comfortable making some of the choices that I made. I thought perhaps by doing that I could learn something or grow in some way as an actor. I'm always trying to stay on the high wire.

Q10

PLAYBOY: Divorce for actors is especially hard because it's so public. One school of thought has it that to make it easier, give her everything she wants. Having been down that road twice, do you have any advice?
CAGE: My general rule is to try my best not to explore my family dynamics publicly. But I will say that I always think it's best to be generous.
PLAYBOY: What are some things you really like, and what do you just not give a **** about?
CAGE: I really like Venetian glass. I like nature. I like biology. I like Gaudí architecture. I like inspiring acting. I don't give much of a **** about watching a ball game.

Q12

PLAYBOY: You auctioned off your comic book collection. Did you hold back anything from the hammer?
CAGE: I've parted with most of my collection. I kept the old horror comics. I like those�some of the Tales of Suspense comics. By and large I was going through a streamlining process where I made a decision that everything you own owns you. I got too caught up in the collecting. Now I'm trying to find other ways to stimulate myself besides collecting other people's stuff.

Q13

PLAYBOY: Was there any role in which you were completely comfortable or found a familiar emotional center?
CAGE: I generally don't ever get totally comfortable. I'm always trying to find myself still in a state of tension. A long time ago I was making a movie called Amos and Andrew. It wasn't a very successful film. But I remember at one point I sat down on the couch in that movie and started talking about Sea-Monkeys. The character was talking about his mother buying him an aquarium with Sea-Monkeys in it. In that monolog I felt very centered and comfortable. But the character was smoking a lot of weed.

Q14

PLAYBOY: Were there any roles you were not offered in which you thought you would have done a better job?
CAGE: I can't ever say that I would have done a better job than anybody, because a movie finds the right cast for one reason or another. I do think that if I had played the Joker in Batman I would have made him madly in love with Batman. But I think Jack Nicholson was great.

Q15

PLAYBOY: What are the best thing and the worst thing a director ever told you?
CAGE: The best thing a director ever told me was on Wild at Heart. David Lynch had a very exuberant way of saying, "Nixer! Solid gold, buddy!" That was probably the best thing. The worst thing was on Moonstruck when Norman Jewison said to me on Christmas Eve, "The dailies aren't working."

Q16

PLAYBOY: Some of the actresses you've worked with include Sarah Jessica Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Bridget Fonda, Cher, Penélope Cruz, Meg Ryan and Kathleen Turner. Considering the quality of the company, were there movies you would have liked to go on a little longer?
CAGE: It's funny, when I make a movie I really want to get it over with. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and when I see the palm trees swaying at the end of that tunnel, I know I'm almost done. For me, acting and being in a movie is like being on a hot grill. I just want to get off that grill.

Q17

PLAYBOY: In romantic situations, is it easier to try something for the first time when you're acting or when you're not acting?
CAGE: Probably when you're not acting. There are so many different places you can go to find an attraction. It can be a memory. It can be a picture that you saw. Or it can be the person standing right in front of you. For me, the set is never a very romantic place to meet somebody. There are all these people around, cameras and people observing you. It's not a comfortable zone for romance. For such a thing to happen, it would have to be off the set.

Q18

PLAYBOY: Have you listened to the album by your ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley?
CAGE: Well, yeah, I heard her record it before it came out. I think it's excellent.

Q19

PLAYBOY: Have you ever experienced a hunka hunka burning love?
CAGE: I have, but I've been taking antibiotics and it has cleared up.

Q20

PLAYBOY: Which son-in-law would Elvis have preferred, you or Michael Jackson?
CAGE: I can't speak for him. I just hope he would know that Lisa Marie and I tried.

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-- Edited by Lula Argante on Monday 8th of November 2010 08:03:56 PM

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I haven't read this before, thanks for posting, Lula! Fun read. Yes, he handled those questions well, I thought.

September, 2003, it was published.

He also has made a few movies with the word Man or Men in the title, Matchstick Men, The Weather Man, Family Man, and The Wicker Man.


And someday, The Karaoke Man!!! Maybe I can get Moon into the title...Karaoke Man on the Moon?

And I'll set it in Vegas!

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Lol! karaoke on the Moon ! Quick copyright it Lady True!yellowflowergrin

'Karaoke On The Moon'
(c) Lady Trueheart a.k.a Meg

Need any help with that script?!biggrin.gif

I'm a moon lover so would love if Nic did another movie with Moon in the title!

Glad you enjoyed the interview Lady True...thank you for dating it !starry

The part about the Joker falling in love with Batman batman.gif was intriguing!! I'd prefer to see Nic as Batman though, one of my lifelong secret wishes.

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Good, Lula, I like it. Gotta pick out some songs for Nic to sing.

You know, I just can't envision Nic as Batman at all. At least, not the way they do the movies, all dark and boring. But, not a big Batman fan.

Now Jack as the Joker was classic to me, and can't be beat.

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This interview made me brighten up Lula, simply struck by his judicious humour even the source of his intelligent wit. Here is one more funny interview by Robert Crane In case anyone who have a HighBeam account want to read it So much great stuff on HighBeam Research

Oh my oh my, Karaoke Man On the Moon? This has reminded me of those broom scenes from Racing With the Moon You both always has the extraordinary ability to make me ALOL, Lady T and Lula!! Thanks for the poetNIC inspiration. I too would love to see Nic star in another moon movie.

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What a great interview! Thanks Lula, for posting it! :)

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This really was interesting! Some questions that caught my atention, I would like to ask some thing about it.

About question 18, I wonder, I once saw Gina posted here some song from Lisa Marie Presley but then it seemed to be bad words about him, or am I wrong in that? 

And also, in question 14, I wonder, wasn't it Heath Ledger? Becouse I don't get where Jack Nicholoson comes from. After Nic the joker by Heath Ledger is my fav role. I actually think Heath Ledger playes that role well, and I prefer to see him playing it than imagening Nic would have, and maybe he would have done it great, but I don't know there is something about Heath Ledger that makes the role so perfect. I do agree with the thing that it is an awesome idea to make the joker ni love with batman, if that would have bin like that it would perhaps even be better! I just read what you all here said and I seem to wrong about Jack Nicholson, so could someone please explain me becouse I really don't know anything about him in batman, and also, wa sit Nic who was set up first to play Batman or the joker? Becouse he says he would make the joker madly in love with batman, but you are all talking about Nic being batman?confuse

It is sad that Amos and Andrew wasn't succesfull, becouse I am totally in love with it! It is so fun and great and awesome, and Nic is extremely hot wink



-- Edited by evalovescage on Thursday 10th of May 2012 06:21:16 PM

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Jack Nicholson played the joker in the 1989er version of "Batman", eva. That was the version, Nic was refering to.

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Oooh.. I am ashamed, I'll just go hide behind my seat hide



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No problem, eva!hug



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Great interview ! What the hell is venetian glass , I must find that on net...

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That`s a special kind of glas, made in Venice. Especially on the island of Murano. It looks really beautiful and is very colourful! :)

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nice interview thanks

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Thank you lady Roxanne. I like colour glass, maybe if it will be on the window  

And what do you say about my next " work " that i will be doing ? I do his realy cool pyramide tomb From DAS modelling material. I enjoy it  



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Wow!  Excellent interview!  I thought it was funny how he said he was taking anitbiotics for his "hunka, hunka love."  HILARIOUS!



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