Nicolas Cage is Back with 'Joe': Here are 8 Cage-isms We Want to See
Nicolas Cage is back in action. The star took a small step back from movies after doing five (not so good) films in 2011 to stave off bankruptcy. But Nicolas Cage will be back in theaters this Friday with the movie Joe, a story about a "haunted, hard-living Texas ex-con." The film is earning Cage better reviews than he's received in years. For the role, Cage said it required less acting and more working from his own experiences.
"When I read Joe I understood him. I thought, 'Yeah, I don't think I'm going to have to act so much in this part. I don't think I'm going to have to try experimenting with performance style. I think I can really just be and feel these lines and resonate with these lines from my memories."
With this national treasure stepping back into the movie spotlight, here's hoping some of his traditional Cage-isms surface in the film.
1. PATENTED NICOLAS CAGE MELTDOWN
With Joe being about a haunted, hard-living guy we can probably expect him to get a little overly upset. In fact, Cage freaks out in so many of his movies that as an April Fools' prank one year, Netflix created the category "Movies Featuring an Epic Nicolas Cage Meltdown."
You can watch some of the most epic here:
2. STEALING SOMETHING IMPORTANT
3. AND ANNOUNCING IT REALLY CALMLY
(Side note: to find that clip I googled: "I'm going to kidnap the President of the United States" so do you think I'm on some NSA list now?)
4. PASSIONATE DIALOGUE
Nicolas Cage basically monotones dramatic statements about stealing government documents, but shouts lines that are silly. But he delivers them with so much drama that it kind of works.
5. MAKING THIS FACE
That one actually got him turned into a meme.
6. EPIC DANCING
7. DRAMATIC HAIR
Look at those fine, flowing locks.
It's not a Nicolas Cage movie unless everything is in flames.
Don't worry if you enjoy casually making fun of Nic Cage, he's in on the joke. He knows about his internet mockery and he's laughing with us, saying, "I'm now of the mindset that, when in Rome, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em."