Nicolas Cage felt “marginalized” by film studios after flops

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Oscar winner Nicolas Cage, who was celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998, revealed how he decided to take a different approach to his career after seeing a change in attitude towards him As an actor.

“I knew after a few flops that I had been marginalized in the studio system and was not going to be invited by them,” Cage said, speaking on an episode of Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast.

However, he praised ‘Pig’ director Michael Sarnoski, who heads a feature film, for trying his luck.

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Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern in “Wild At Heart”
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“I always knew that it would take a young filmmaker who would come back or remember certain films that I had made and know that I could be good for his screenplay and rediscover myself.

“And that’s why he’s not just Michael, he’s the Archangel Michael. That wouldn’t happen if he didn’t have an open mind to say, “Come with me,” Cage said.

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Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in Face / Off
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The actor also recalled working on the 1997 action thriller “Face / Off”, in which he starred alongside John Travolta. Cage revealed a particular moment when the lines of fact and fiction became blurry for him as he played serial killer Castor Troy.

“There was a point in that where I think I really left my body, where I just got scared. Am I acting or is it real? And I can see it when I watch the movie, that moment is in my eyes, ”the actor revealed.

Cage, who enjoyed taking on various roles throughout his career, always tried to stand out by following the advice of Russian theater practitioner Konstantin Stanislavsky.

“Stanislavsky once said that the worst thing an actor can do is imitate. Being a bit of a rebel, I wanted to break this rule. So I tried with ‘Wild at Heart’, a Warhol-style approach to Sailor Ripley’s character. In films, like “Prisoners of Phantom Country” or even “Face / Off” or “The Vampire’s Kiss”, I experienced what I would like to call Western Kabuki or a more baroque or lyrical style of cinematic performance “, Cage revealed.

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