Nicolas Cage took part in a Reddit AMA over the weekend and it turned out to be an unforgettable event for fans and Cage. While the reactions from the fans were incredibly affectionate and positive, it was Cage himself who seemed to enjoy it most of all.
In an interview, Cage said that support from fans meant a lot to him.
“I was blessed to have a very loyal group of moviegoers stuck with me and that meant a lot to me,” Cage said. “And by the way, that was the highlight of my day. We did it together and I thought it was an amazing interview. With all the people who asked me questions, they were really great questions, very thoughtful, and I was deeply moved.”
Earlier today on Reddit, many Nic Cage fans noticed that it was “one of the best AMAs I have read” and “an all timer”, with others noting how genuine Cage looked.
“I honestly did not know much about Nic Cage before AMA, but I left it thinking how insightful and genuine he seemed,” wrote Reddit user CrebTheBerc. “I respect him a lot more now (not that I didn’t do it before, I just thought he was a really honest guy). He looks like a very good guy above all else. I totally agree. He was a REALLY good AMA.”
Cage shared a lot about his life and career during the AMA. When asked which quote he hates to hear in public, Cage replied: “I have no problem with any of the excerpts, I’m glad they remember the movie.”
The actor also shared a dream role he wants to play, saying: “I would like to play Captain Nemo by Jules Verne, because of the character’s love for the ocean, I share it with him.”
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A Reddit user asked “If only 3 of your movies could be saved for the next ones, which 3 would you choose?” and Cage chose Bringing Out the Dead, Pig and Leaving Las Vegas. And, for movies he has not starred in, he says the two movies he can watch over and over again are Apocalypse Now and Spirited Away. You can find out more about your favorite actor by scrolling through the full Reddit AMA.
Cage is not slowing down any time soon. He stars as himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which is released later this month. And, we know that Cage is going to play Dracula in the upcoming Renfield movie.
For more on Nic Cage, take a look at the role Cage wants to play in Robert Pattinson’s Batman universe. Or, find out why Cage stands by every VOD movie he has ever made.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.