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    In February 2011, Cage said that, at a certain point in his career, he realized that he had developed his own method of acting, which he described as "Nouveau Shamanic." He noted, "at some point I'll have to write a book" about it. Cage later explained that he drew the inspiration for the name from the book The Way of the Actor by Brian Bates, in which he read about the parallel between the ancient shamans and thespians. In other interviews Cage defined his acting style using terms such as “German expressionist” or “Western kabuki”.

    According to The Guardian film critic Luke Buckmaster, "any casual observer can see that Cage is entertaining, charismatic and wildly flamboyant". Attributing it partly to the "well-cultured" background of Cage's family, Buckmaster said the actor "is clearly attracted to grotesque characters and is celebrated for his wild and unhinged approach to them. He has the presence of a leading man, and the eccentricities of a character actor." Actor Ethan Hawke claimed in 2013 that Cage is "the only actor since Marlon Brando that's actually done anything new with the art", crediting him for taking film audiences "away from an obsession with naturalism into a kind of presentation style of acting that I imagine was popular with the old troubadours." The film director David Lynch described him as "the jazz musician of American acting". Many critics have accused Cage of overacting. Others, including Cage himself, have described his intentionally extreme performances as "mega-acting."

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    One of the finest overactors of our time.

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    Wild at Heart is up there with his most insane performances. Such a strange film.

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    Man claims 140-year-old photo proves Nicolas Cage is a vampire - https://metro.co.uk/2011/09/20/man-c...ampire-158465/

    An online entrepreneur is selling a photo from 1870 on eBay which he says proves Nicolas Cage is a vampire. Jack Mord is asking for $1million for a photo of a man, believed to have lived in Tennessee around the time of the American Civil War, who has a resemblance to the Hollywood star. Mr Mord, a dealer in antique images, believes the photo is of Nicolas Cage himself and proves the actor is a member of the ‘walking undead’.

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    https://celebritypets.net/nicolas-ca...helped-acting/

    NICOLAS CAGE ONCE OWNED A $150,000 OCTOPUS THAT HELPED HIS ACTING
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    Oh, O.K. I thought you were being metaphorical about going on a grail quest.

    Yeah, if you go to Glastonbury and go to the Chalice Well, there’s a spring that does taste like blood. I guess it’s really because there’s a lot of iron in the water. But legend had it that in that place was a grail chalice, or two cruets rather, one of blood and one of sweat. But that led to there being talk that people had come to Rhode Island, and they were looking for something as well.

    That’s why you bought property in Rhode Island?

    I don’t know if I’m going to say that’s why I bought the Rhode Island property. But I will say that is why I went to Rhode Island, and I happened to find the place beautiful. But yes, this had put me on a search around different areas, mostly in England, but also some places in the States. What I ultimately found is: What is the Grail but Earth itself?

    I find that grail quests tend to be more fulfilling when they’re metaphorical.

    Well, I knew that, and the metaphor for me is the earth. The divine object is Earth.

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    Nicolas Cage on his legacy, his philosophy of acting and his metaphorical — and literal — search for the Holy Grail. - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...interview.html

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