After his last successful film, Pig, and with The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent on the horizon, Nicolas Cage is still in great shape to make films.
Nicolas Cage is probably one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, though he hasn’t always had the best of fame. His films have hit all the sticks, some being classics because of how bad they are and others classics because of their high quality.
The last time we saw the actor on screen was with Pig, directed by Michael Sarnoski, a film that has received critical acclaim. And the next time we see him is with The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, where he plays himself trying to land a role for Quentin Tarantino’s film.
Although Nicolas Cage will never see his new film because it is too autobiographical, he also has no plans to stop making films. EW recently had the opportunity to talk to the actor about his future plans, and his future continues to be in front of the camera.
“No, no, no. Nerdy. That can’t be happening,” Cage refuted when asked about his retirement, stating that making films was one of the best things in his life: “I’m healthier when I’m working, I need a positive place to be. express my life experience, and cinema has given it to me”.
“So I will never retire,” he said. “ Where are we now, 117 movies? What’s funny is my discussions with people who say, you work too hard.”
The actor responded to them in those cases: “‘I love to work and it’s healthy, I love it when I work and, by the way, people like Cagney and Bogart have made hundreds of films,’ and then I say ‘I’m more good check it out.’ and then I said ‘Oops…'”
However, like every human being, Nicolas Cage also needs a break and believes that, “God willing, after I finish the next two films, I will be taking time off, because I think it’s time to recharge. ”
Nicolas Cage has assured fans of his filmography that he never plans to retire from acting.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar-winning actor stated that he has put the thought of retirement out of his mind because he feels healthier and happier while working on a project. He also recognized the importance of cinema and the role the industry played in his life.
“That can’t be happening,” Cage said of retirement. “Doing what I do in the cinema is like a guardian angel to me, and I need it. I’m healthier when I’m working, I need a positive place to express my life experiences, and filmmaking has given me that. So I will never retire. Where are we now, 117 movies?”
“The funny thing is, my argument with people who say, ‘You’re overworked,’ is ‘I love working, and it’s healthy, I’m happy when I work, and by the way, people like Cagney and Bogart, they made hundreds of films,'” he explained. “And then I said, ‘I’d better check that,’ and I said, ‘Oops…'”
Cage has starred in a plethora of films over the course of his acting career, and there is no sign of his workload slowing down. He recently landed one of the biggest roles Hollywood has to offer when he was cast as Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, directed by Tom Gormican.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent features Nicolas Cage as its fictional main character — someone who tries to balance family life and career while simultaneously finding himself caught in the crossfire between Mexican cartel leaders and the CIA. It’s expected to pay homage to some of Cage’s former films like Leaving Las Vegas, Face-Off, and Gone in 60 Seconds.