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I like counterpoint. I think of acting as music. Any kind of new sound with a voice, any kind of surprise I can give you, any kind of surprise I can give you, any counterpoint I can give you to keep you guessing is what I’m going to go for.

 

Nicolas Cage, Trespass interview 2011



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 I don’t really think about it any more, it just is. I don’t really have any method.
I call my new style of acting ‘Nouveau Shamanic’,
That’s my process, I’ll probably have to write a book about it. It’s not RADA, it’s not actors studio, it’s Nouveau Shamanic.

 

~ Nicolas Cage, Sedona International Film Festival 2011 ~

http://cagealot.com/2011/03/22/nouveau-shamanic-the-revolutionary-actor-nicolas-cage/




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Picasso said art is a lie that tells the truth, but I think with acting actors get this reputation for being false because of the nature of our job, that we can act well, how can you trust these people, they could be lying, they could be acting right now. But to me to be an effective actor it’s less about lying and more about accessing some truth, even if it is artificial, I know it sounds strange but that’s sort of why I talked about Picasso’s definition of art. Getting the truth somehow, to me, whatever that may be, is a spiritual process. The truth has to go deeper than just my body, it has to go into my imagination and it’s almost like a trance, when it works, I don’t want to think about the dialogue, I don’t want to think about what the scene is at the moment of action, I have to feel it and go into a state where I’m almost out of my body and it’s just happening, it’s just flowing, that’s probably the only way I can describe it in the short amount of time that we have, but it’s a rush, you know, I don’t think it’s any different than painting or music or any other artform. But when it’s working, you go into another dimension, you bring it back and then you share it with people

 

~ Nicolas Cage, Sedona International Film Festival 2011 ~



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true words!

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" Because when you talk about the work, it's kind of stupid because the work speaks for itself. I don't want to name it, because when you name it, if you name it, then it loses its mystery. If I tell you exactly what I was thinking, or what I was up to - and I have been guilty of that - then you lose your secret connection with the work of art."

WonderCon, April 2010



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"...I went on Dick Cavett many years ago and met Miles Davis. And I was talking about things like art synthesis and Picasso and you can do with acting what he did, or with music, and Miles came out and he got it, you know, he was looking at me, he gave me this, like - he nodded and he winked at me. Miles Davis, you know. And we were sharing the trumpet. And ever since then, because he accepted whatever my philosophy was, I believe that I wanted to approach acting as jazz. And so he became like a surrealist father of sorts, along with Walt Disney."

WonderCon, April, 2010



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"I want to transform myself every time I get. I'll wear wigs. I'll wear nose pieces. I'll wear green contact lenses in my eyes. I'll do whatever I need to do to create a character. That's what it's about. That's the fun of it, you know."

WonderCon, April 2010



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NIColicious Enchantress

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Thank you, Lady T., for posting this great quotes of him from the WonderCon! bowsmileyHe is such a wise man!

@Lula: Thank you for posting this wonderful quotes! He is really such a talented and spiriruell actor! I love the one, where he explains his "nuveau shamaNIC" style! flowerface



-- Edited by Lady Arwen on Sunday 20th of November 2011 09:29:17 AM

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Indeed, thank you for these additional wonderful Nic quotes Lady Trueheart! starry

I guess this quote fits in here as well:

 

My favourite actor is Lon Chaney. It was back in the day when film stars did their own hair and make-up. So, if I
can change my hair, or the way I look, dress or talk, that’s my way of harking back to what I hope would be like a Lon Chaney experience” 

I have no recollection of the date of this, other than it being a fairly old quote!



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