It’s no secret big Hollywood studios like a sure bet, and there’s no shortage of predictable movies to prove it. Which is probably why Nicolas Cage left Los Angeles for Las Vegas a long time ago. At 59, the Academy Award winner owns one of the most eclectic lists of film credits in the business. He’s been at it for more than 40 years – pivoting from leading man to action-hero to a slew of lesser features and back again. But we learned, behind that kaleidoscope of characters is a unique imagination and an encyclopedic knowledge of film… that seems to motivate everything Nicolas Cage does… his work, his life, and even this.
After more than 100 movies, Nicolas Cage tells Sharyn Alfonsi he still cares about every role and never phones it in. The work has always been his “guardian angel.”