Nic Cage as Everyone


Above, as Gandalf. a blog "founded on the belief that everything in life would be better with a little more Nic Cage, the most unique and versatile actor of his generation." (image in this post p-shopped by Colin Bridgeman, blog via George Ruiz)


  1. Oh, Please… I might buy unique, and not in a positive way, but versatile? NOT. Sure, he’s appeared in a bunch of way bad flicks but that’s not the same as versatile. And what about that face? And those lips? And the perpetual “caught in the headlights” look? Plus, he mumbles. I don’t think so…

  2. I don’t dispute that he’s unique, but frankly, my world would be a lot better with less Nic Cage. C’mon, ‘Bankok Dangerous’…

  3. Versatile? He’s constantly critiqued for playing the same exact character in all his movies. His character may be in a slightly different situation, or need to do different things, but the characters themselves are all pretty much the same.

    1. “Knowing” was either an amazing movie or I’ve been duped. Did anyone else watch it? Most critics hated it, Ebert put it in his Top Ten for the year.

      1. I saw it. I’m not sure how I felt about it. I had that Beethoven symphony (7th? 9th? 7th, I think) stuck in my head for months afterwards though.

        The subject matter by nature is rather emotionally manipulative. I’m not sure how much of my response was just to the subject matter and not the crafting of the movie itself, so I can’t really judge clearly.

  4. This is so perfect! Dear old Nic Cage always looks so worried and earnest. Every one of these is hilarious.

    Thanks interwebs. Thanks photoshop.

    1. I think that some of the commenters still haven’t grasped the lesson behind all the “just look at it” banana posts.

    1. He had a mini-renaissance in Adaptation, Matchstick Men and Lord of War. Then straight back to the crap-a-thon.

    2. +1. Awesome in Raising Arizona. Needs to do more screwball stuff. His earnest worried look plays well there, but comes off as douchebaggery in National Treasure, et al.

      I’m gonna agree with Antinous, though, that he wasn’t TOO bad in Lord of War. He was still the same character, but it worked okay. At least there was no “OH GOD NOT BEES” scene.

  5. He’s pretty much the new millennium John Carradine, but with much more money thrown at him. Pretty sad, actually. Although if they ever get around to making a big screen version of The Andy Griffith Show, he’d be perfect as Barney Fife.

    1. Nic as Barney Fife? I think there may be a better choice for that.

      If Steve Buscemi ever needs to reinvent himself the way Eddy Murphy did by becoming the new Bill Cosby, he could re-do the entire work of Don Knotts. Hopefully he’d begin with the Incredible Mr. Limpet.

  6. Versatile? Please! This must be some parody. The guy has one expression and the acting skills of a log of wood. Wouldn’t be in the business to begin with if it wasn’t for his Coppola family.

  7. Wow, I can’t believe all the negative comments. What other leading actor has been so flexible?

    Raising Arizona
    Vampire’s Kiss
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Bringing Out the Dead
    The Weather Man
    Honeymoon in Vegas
    Wild at Heart
    Guarding Tess

    Everyone of those he plays a completely different character. Sure, he plays the same character in his action blockbusters like The Rock or National Treasure but he’s done way more outstanding and unique rolls than just about any other actor in the last 30 years.

  8. LEAVE NIC CAGE ALONE!!11!!!1!

    But in all seriousness, I like him in general, though I agree with misterfricative’s assessment that he always looks worried. :)

    These pictures are hilarious, particularly the Gandalf one. :)

    @ jtropp1 – if it makes you feel better, I don’t think you look that much like him. Just the shape of your head, mainly.

  9. And with the creation of this photoblog, the truth has finally become apparent:

    Humanity must be nuked from orbit. For our own good.

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