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BWillie
06-30-2010, 02:03 AM
I can't say I really disliked or liked the guy until I thought about all the god damn movies he's in. He just seems like he's in so many movies it's unreal. So I thought about all the movies he's ever been in, and even despite his shortcomings I'd have to say I like most of his movies quite a bit.

Which Nick Cage movies have you seen? Which one is your favorite? I guess I'll start circa 1995, because I don't remember movies really much earlier than that. I'd have to say he has some shitty movies out there but I really liked 8 MM, Lord of War, Bad Lieutenant, and yeah National Treasure.

The poll is meant to be for your favorite movie.

TrickyNicky
06-30-2010, 02:16 AM
Raising Arizona is my favorite and its not even close, but of the ones you have for selection I would give Adaptation the slight edge over Bringing Out the Dead.

BWillie
06-30-2010, 02:19 AM
Raising Arizona is my favorite and its not even close, but of the ones you have for selection I would give Adaptation the slight edge over Bringing Out the Dead.

I've seen alot of Cage movies but never those. I guess I'll have to find them.

BWillie
06-30-2010, 02:19 AM
BTW, it always makes me mad when they think he's too bald for the part, and they like give him a hair piece. Like in Ghost Rider. If I was him I wouldn't sign on for that sh*t lol

Buck
06-30-2010, 03:07 AM
8 that you've listed plus Raising Arizona.

BWillie
06-30-2010, 03:17 AM
8 that you've listed plus Raising Arizona.

I've seen 21 of them. I must have been a subconscious Cage enthusiast. I don't really watch thaaat much movies.

listopencil
06-30-2010, 04:58 AM
Poll is fucked up. Should be multiple choice.

JD10367
06-30-2010, 05:51 AM
Poll is ****ed up. Should be multiple choice.

Yes. Poll fail.

Deberg_1990
06-30-2010, 07:18 AM
No Vally Girl, Racing with the Moon or Birdy?? Those were the first movies i remember seeing him in.

Oh, and dont forget Firebirds...his Top Gun knock off. ROFL

Dartgod
06-30-2010, 07:37 AM
Knowing
National Treasure
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Ghost Rider
The Wicker Man
World Trade Center
Windtalkers
Gone in Sixty Seconds
8MM
Face/Off
Con Air
The Rock
Leaving Las Vegas
It could happen to you
Guarding Tess
Honeymoon in Vegas
Valley Girl
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Peggy Sue Got Married

XXXshogunXXX
06-30-2010, 07:40 AM
a little bit off topic...but "nick cage" is my most hated actor, along with a very close 2nd kevin costner. I actually liked face/off and teh rock. But it was Windtalkers that set me off. I was literally (quietly) punching my leg in the movie theater just to sit through it.

One day I tried to watch ghost rider on HBO, or showtime, and i just couldnt do it. He's always the same character, the same misery voice... the quiet psycho, "acting" like his character doesnt care and we're supposed to believe that quality makes him a badass. Im not trying to be to cynical but...something about him just wants me to break his face.

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-30-2010, 08:22 AM
1 would have been too many, but unfortunately I've seen multiple of his "epic performances".

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 08:29 AM
Wild At Heart and Raising Arizona are probably my two favorite "Cage movies" and neither of then are on your list. Sad banana.

But I've seen 11 of the ones you've listed. The question is... how many have I actually enjoyed?

patteeu
06-30-2010, 08:37 AM
Kick-Ass (2010) .... Damon Macready / Big Daddy
Knowing (2009) .... John Koestler
Bangkok Dangerous (2008) .... Joe
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) .... Ben Gates
Next (2007) .... Cris Johnson
Ghost Rider (2007) .... Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
The Wicker Man (2006) .... Edward Malus
World Trade Center (2006) .... John McLoughlin
The Weather Man (2005) .... David Spritz
Lord of War (2005) .... Yuri Orlov
National Treasure (2004) .... Ben Gates
Matchstick Men (2003) .... Roy Waller
Adaptation. (2002) .... Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
Windtalkers (2002) .... Sergeant Joe Enders
The Family Man (2000) .... Jack Campbell
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) .... Memphis Raines
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) .... Frank Pierce
8MM (1999) .... Tom Welles
City of Angels (1998) .... Seth
Face/Off (1997) .... Castor Troy / Sean Archer
Con Air (1997) .... Cameron Poe
The Rock (1996) .... Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) .... Ben Sanderson
Guarding Tess (1994) .... Doug Chesnic
Amos & Andrew (1993) .... Amos Odell
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) .... Jack Singer
Wild at Heart (1990) .... Sailor Ripley
Moonstruck (1987) .... Ronny Cammareri
Raising Arizona (1987) .... H.I. McDunnough
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) .... Charlie Bodell
Racing with the Moon (1984) .... Nicky/Bud
Rumble Fish (1983) .... Smokey
Valley Girl (1983) .... Randy
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) (as Nicolas Coppola) .... Brad's Bud

34

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 08:39 AM
Kick-Ass (2010) .... Damon Macready / Big Daddy
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) (as Nicolas Coppola) .... Brad's Bud

33
:clap:

Hellz. Yes.

patteeu
06-30-2010, 08:43 AM
:clap:

Hellz. Yes.

I didn't even realize he was in that one until I saw it on Dartgod's list. I had to go to imdb to check it out for sure.

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-30-2010, 08:43 AM
:clap:

Hellz. Yes.

Surf's Up, Spicoli

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 08:47 AM
Surf's Up, Spicoli
Alright, Hamilton!

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 08:47 AM
I didn't even realize he was in that one until I saw it on Dartgod's list. I had to go to imdb to check it out for sure.

Yeah, I didn't even see it on Dartgod's list. Must be early... I should rep him.

Otter
06-30-2010, 09:01 AM
You can only vote once on your poll. Good Nick Cage movie off the top of my head:

Adaptation
Leaving Las Vegas
The Salton Sea
8mm
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

CosmicPal
06-30-2010, 09:10 AM
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (One of the best comedies ever!)

Valley Girl (Hot chicks, annoying 80's movie with few funny scenes, but hot chicks)

Birdy (Good movie about two pals returning from Vietnam and one of them is really messed up)

Raising Arizona (Another one of the best comedies ever!)

Leaving Las Vegas (The music and the cinematic mood were very good, Elizabeth Shue is hot, and Nick wasn't bad. Overall, I liked the movie.)

Bringing Out the Dead (A dark, harrowing film about paramedics working the night shift in Hell's Kitchen. Cage's character gets burned out and starts seeing visions of the people he tried to save.)

Adaptation (I really, really wanted to like this, but it just didn't do it for me. I'll have to give it another chance someday...maybe.)

The rest of the movies I've seen of him: The Family Man (Lame), Matchstick Men (Lame), National Treasure (Okay), World Trade Center (Absolute dreadful bore and terrible movie), Next (Lame), Knowing (Good story idea, Lame movie). Lastly, The Wicker Man, a good cult classic from the early 70's and I liked that movie, but the reviews of the recent Wicker Man with Cage in it were so bad I never bothered to watch it.

Frazod
06-30-2010, 09:15 AM
Poll fail.

As for Nicolas Cage, I've seen more of his movies than I wish I'd seen. He's definitely not one of my favorites. Although he has made a few movies that I like.

And according to people who live in the Black Hills (where they filmed parts of the last National Treasure movie) (which SUCKED) he's a real prima donna douche as well.

Deberg_1990
06-30-2010, 09:32 AM
Guarding Tess....thats an underrated gem.

Brock
06-30-2010, 09:34 AM
You can only vote once on your poll. Good Nick Cage movie off the top of my head:

Adaptation
Leaving Las Vegas
The Salton Sea
8mm
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Not The Salton Sea.

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 09:49 AM
And according to people who live in the Black Hills (where they filmed parts of the last National Treasure movie) (which SUCKED) he's a real prima donna douche as well.
My friend was a PA on 'Sorcerer's Apprentice.' He would tend to agree with the people in the Black Hills.

Deberg_1990
06-30-2010, 09:50 AM
My friend was a PA on 'Sorcerer's Apprentice.' He would tend to agree with the people in the Black Hills.

That actually looks like a good movie. For whatever reason, Cage has become Bruckheimers "Go To" man.

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 09:51 AM
For whatever reason, Cage has become Bruckheimers "Go To" man.
Further proof that it's all who you know. Make one friend in a high(ish) place and you're golden.

Frazod
06-30-2010, 10:00 AM
Further proof that it's all who you know. Make one friend in a high(ish) place and you're golden.

His real name is Nicolas Coppola. He's had a friend in a high place all his life.

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 10:18 AM
His real name is Nicolas Coppola. He's had a friend in a high place all his life.
:doh!:

Right. I actually knew that. Of course. Explains a lot.

Though, I do have to give the guy props for dropping the Coppola. Kinda cool that he wanted to do it without name recognition alone.

Brock
06-30-2010, 10:20 AM
:doh!:

Right. I actually knew that. Of course. Explains a lot.

Though, I do have to give the guy props for dropping the Coppola. Kinda cool that he wanted to do it without name recognition alone.

He wanted to avoid the appearance of nepotism so he changed his name so it wouldn't look like nepotism. It isn't prop-worthy.

Frazod
06-30-2010, 10:25 AM
:doh!:

Right. I actually knew that. Of course. Explains a lot.

Though, I do have to give the guy props for dropping the Coppola. Kinda cool that he wanted to do it without name recognition alone.

I'm sure he's pulled that DON'T YOU KNOW WHO MY UNCLE IS? card a time or two.

IIRC Dane knows the director of the National Treasure movies. He might have some interesting insight here.

petegz28
06-30-2010, 10:27 AM
I've watched a few. But you left off Valley Girl which was probably his best movie.

Frazod
06-30-2010, 10:29 AM
My favorite movie of his is Lord of War. That's actually one of my favorite movies of the past few years.

Reaper16
06-30-2010, 10:34 AM
I voted for Adaptation. That film is brilliant.

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 10:42 AM
I voted for Adaptation. That film is brilliant.
See. We don't completely disagree on everything. We have a few similar tastes.

Reaper16
06-30-2010, 10:54 AM
See. We don't completely disagree on everything. We have a few similar tastes.
We have a lot of similar tastes. Which is why your lack of enthusiasm for Arrested Development is baffling to me.

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 11:02 AM
We have a lot of similar tastes. Which is why your lack of enthusiasm for Arrested Development is baffling to me.
If it makes you feel any better (not that you really give 2 shits one way or the other) our brief chat about AD made we want to revisit the series. I own the whole thing and I've got some time off coming up. If I can work it in... I want to give it another shot.

Reaper16
06-30-2010, 11:18 AM
If it makes you feel any better (not that you really give 2 shits one way or the other) our brief chat about AD made we want to revisit the series. I own the whole thing and I've got some time off coming up. If I can work it in... I want to give it another shot.
I give many shits. It is a character flaw that I've had since I was a small child: I want people to enjoy the things that I enjoy. That's why I was all "SON, I AM DISAPPOINT" with respect to you and Arrested Development.

Red Brooklyn
06-30-2010, 11:48 AM
I give many shits. It is a character flaw that I've had since I was a small child: I want people to enjoy the things that I enjoy. That's why I was all "SON, I AM DISAPPOINT" with respect to you and Arrested Development.
It's all good man. There are worse flaws to have.

underEJ
06-30-2010, 12:09 PM
From the Early Years:

Rumble Fish, Birdy, and Valley Girl (Rumble Fish is one of my favorite movies ever, not because of Cage, but he is in it, so here it sits.)

From the Insanely Over the Top Years:

Vampire's Kiss and Raising Arizona

From the Post Oscar Years:

Bringing Out the Dead



I do love that he has an actual career period of trying to be insanely over the top, and I love even more that even though Peggy Sue Got Married and Vampire's Kiss are absolutely ridiculous, after that he toned down a bit and we got Raising Arizona and Wild at Heart, in which his characters are awesome and unforgettable.

ThaVirus
06-30-2010, 12:29 PM
I'm not a fan of Nicolas Cage, whatsoever. But he did adopt his last name from one of my favorite superheroes, Luke Cage, so he gets a minor plus..

CoMoChief
06-30-2010, 12:45 PM
Kick-Ass (2010) .... Damon Macready / Big Daddy
Knowing (2009) .... John Koestler
Bangkok Dangerous (2008) .... Joe
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) .... Ben Gates
Next (2007) .... Cris Johnson
Ghost Rider (2007) .... Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
The Wicker Man (2006) .... Edward Malus
World Trade Center (2006) .... John McLoughlin
The Weather Man (2005) .... David Spritz
Lord of War (2005) .... Yuri Orlov
National Treasure (2004) .... Ben Gates
Matchstick Men (2003) .... Roy Waller
Adaptation. (2002) .... Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
Windtalkers (2002) .... Sergeant Joe Enders
The Family Man (2000) .... Jack Campbell
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) .... Memphis Raines
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) .... Frank Pierce
8MM (1999) .... Tom Welles
City of Angels (1998) .... Seth
Face/Off (1997) .... Castor Troy / Sean Archer
Con Air (1997) .... Cameron Poe
The Rock (1996) .... Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) .... Ben Sanderson
Guarding Tess (1994) .... Doug Chesnic
Amos & Andrew (1993) .... Amos Odell
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) .... Jack Singer
Wild at Heart (1990) .... Sailor Ripley
Moonstruck (1987) .... Ronny Cammareri
Raising Arizona (1987) .... H.I. McDunnough
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) .... Charlie Bodell
Racing with the Moon (1984) .... Nicky/Bud
Rumble Fish (1983) .... Smokey
Valley Girl (1983) .... Randy
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) (as Nicolas Coppola) .... Brad's Bud

34

8MM was a fucked up movie.

irishjayhawk
06-30-2010, 01:27 PM
I would have picked The Rock or Matchstick Men

BWillie
06-30-2010, 03:56 PM
I picked Lord of War. I loved that film, but 8 MM is pretty close. I don't know much about Cage's earlier work so I didn't put it on the list, cuz I would be like 10 or 11 before 1995.

irishjayhawk
06-30-2010, 04:05 PM
I picked Lord of War. I loved that film, but 8 MM is pretty close. I don't know much about Cage's earlier work so I didn't put it on the list, cuz I would be like 10 or 11 before 1995.

I should have mentioned this one as well.

KurtCobain
06-30-2010, 04:13 PM
So many movies, and so much debt.

Pablo
06-30-2010, 06:57 PM
Not a big Nick Cage fan; but if you don't enjoy 'Raising Arizona' you fucking suck.

jiveturkey
06-30-2010, 07:03 PM
Not a big Nick Cage fan; but if you don't enjoy 'Raising Arizona' you ****ing suck.
Yep

That would be at the top of my list for Mr. Cage.

bevischief
06-30-2010, 07:09 PM
More than half the list, but will I watch them again...

morphius
06-30-2010, 09:17 PM
I'd say I've seen 10 of them, and like many other movies that everyone else seems to love I've never liked Raising Arizona.

irishjayhawk
06-30-2010, 09:18 PM
As for numbers, I've seen 14.

Bowser
06-30-2010, 09:24 PM
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(never seen it, I just laugh at that scene)

Jenson71
06-30-2010, 09:30 PM
I liked The Weather Man, but largely because of Michael Caine, who I enjoy watching.

irishjayhawk
06-30-2010, 09:32 PM
I liked The Weather Man, but largely because of Michael Caine, who I enjoy watching.

I also forgot to mention that one. I liked that movie. And ditto on Caine.

Miles
06-30-2010, 10:42 PM
Apparently I have seen 25 Nicolas Cage movies. Not sure how that happened.

BWillie
06-30-2010, 10:59 PM
Apparently I have seen 25 Nicolas Cage movies. Not sure how that happened.

They kind of sneak up on you don't they? The guy must be one hard working actor. He's in like 6 movies a year to and it always seems like he's the lead to. One has to wonder why he has no $$

Miles
06-30-2010, 11:01 PM
They kind of sneak up on you don't they? The guy must be one hard working actor. He's in like 6 movies a year to and it always seems like he's the lead to. One has to wonder why he has no $$

You must have to work hard to pay for castles and dinosaur heads.