Nicolas Cage, the acclaimed actor known for his unforgettable performances, is nearing the end of his acting journey. From captivating audiences in movies like “National Treasure” to his Academy Award-winning role in “Leaving Las Vegas,” Cage has left an indelible mark on diverse genres. As he prepares for his final appearances on the big screen, Cage recently shared his thoughts on retirement in an interview with Vanity Fair.
Now approaching his 60th birthday in January, Cage revealed that his plans for retirement are starting to take shape. He mentioned that he only intends to do a few more films, feeling that he has fully expressed himself through his cinematic works and pushed the boundaries of film acting to its limits. “I aim to exit on a positive note,” Cage expressed to VF. Reflecting on his age and the lifespan of his father, who passed away at 75, Cage contemplates how to make the best use of his next 15 years, if he is fortunate enough to have them.
As Cage wraps up his film career, he is focused on “not getting stuck,” as he told VF. He wants to explore the edge of screen performance and expressed interest in transitioning to the small screen. He admires Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and sees the potential in the immersive streaming experience. While he hasn’t found the next step yet, Cage is eager to uncover new opportunities.
During the selection process for his final projects, Cage aims to be more severe and stringent. With over a hundred onscreen credits since his first role in 1981, he wants to make sure his remaining choices are significant. However, he also looks ahead with curiosity, eager to see what the future holds.
As Cage prepares to celebrate his upcoming birthday, he emphasizes the importance of taking stock of what truly matters. Spending time with his family, including his recently welcomed daughter August, and engaging in personal pursuits, such as reading a book a week, are now priorities for him. Cage also hints at reducing the number of movies he makes, seeking a balance between his passion for acting and his personal life.
Nicolas Cage, whose birth name is Nicolas Kim Coppola, has made an indelible impact on the film industry. With his versatility and talent, he has garnered numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. His captivating performances across various genres have cultivated a devoted following.
As Nicolas Cage embarks on the final stretch of his acting career, it is a bittersweet moment for both him and his fans. The mark he has left on cinema will be treasured, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of actors.