November 28, 2023

Nick Cage to Step Back in Moviemaking

One of the most popular movie stars of the last two decades has announced that, while not retiring, he will be taking a step back from making so many movies.

Nick Cage, who has arguably never met a script he did not like, plans to dial back the work.

With 60 on the horizon, he has decided there are more important things for him to accomplish in life than continuing to crank out movie after movie.

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Nicholas Cage has 120 total acting credits on his resume, with four of those for movies that have not even come out yet.

I think most people could rattle off about a dozen or so movies that he has done, but those very same people would be shocked to learn that has 120 movies to his credit.

Cage has pretty much taken anything that came his way to collect that paycheck, including six movies that went to the big screen in 2023 alone.

Since 2016, in all but one year, Cage has had at least five movies go to the theaters, many of them not lasting more than a few days, if they were not sent straight to video and streaming services.

Among those, he has had some amazing performances, such as “Wild at Heart,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” the source of his only Oscar, “The Rock,” “Con Air,” and “Face/Off.”

Then, of course, there were movies like “The Boy in Blue,” “Never on Tuesday,” “Fire Birds,” “Zandalee,” “Deadfall,” “Bangkok Dangerous,” and “Left Behind” that were just complete and utter bombs.

He also has a lot of “fun” movies that you may not remember unless you saw a trailer or heard the title.

Those days are over, though, says Cage.

Cage turns 60 in January, on which he stated, “60 is coming up. I’d like to read a book a week, I wanna spend more time with my daughter.

“I’m taking more stock of what’s important. Maybe not make quite as many movies.”

Cage has two older children, both sons, ages 18 and 32, and he and his wife just had a daughter in September 2022.

The birth of his daughter has been an epiphany of sorts for Cage, who reminisced about being a dad, stating, “I miss going to the toy store. I miss singing lullabies. I miss rocking in rocking chairs.

“I was really hoping for another child. My boys are all grown up, so this will be great.”

Cage’s next movie out is scheduled to be “Dream Scenario,” which he believes is one of his best and most unique performances.

The movie opened in select theaters on November 10, and will be released nationwide on December 1.

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