One of the hardest-working actors in Hollywood is taking a little break. But just a small one, he promises. In a new interview with
While promoting his upcoming neo-noir Western,
“To do what I do in cinema has been like a guardian angel for me, and I need it. I’m healthier when I’m working,” Cage told
He added that he doesn’t think clocking in at over 100 movies is particularly novel, sharing that among his arguments for those who say he works too much is citing the lengthy resumes of Golden Era actors. Well, before admitting that maybe this particular citation needs a fact check. He said, What’s funny is, my argument with people who go, ‘You work too much,’ was ‘I like working, and it’s healthy, I’m happy when I’m working, and by the way, guys like Cagney and Bogart, they were doing hundreds of movies.’ And then I went, ‘I’d better check that,’ and I went, ‘Oops.'”
A classic Nic Cage moment. But said with his level of confidence, we’d certainly have no choice but to believe him. Well, that and the idea of counting each of James Cagney’s movies and Humphrey Bogart’s credits seems like a needless task. The truth is, they worked a lot and did their thing, and so does he! I mean, who else but Nicolas Cage could pull off
Take that well-deserved break, Mr. Cage. And we’ll be patiently awaiting your next 100 films!