What Happened To Nicolas Cage?

After recently watching KN0W1NG, I started to reflect on how bad the movies that Nicolas Cage has been making lately have been.  I had the hardest time in the world coming up with films that were halfway decent in the past decade.  Below is a truncated list of his career.  What do you think, Halfninjas?  The BOLD FACED titles are movies that I feel are GARBAGE, The Italics were Halfway good.  Anything left alone was good, I have removed movies that I didn’t see:

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 (TOP TEN GARBAGE)
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
The Family Man (2000) …. Jack Campbell
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) …. Memphis Raines

Bringing Out the Dead (1999) …. Frank Pierce
8MM (1999) …. Tom Welles (TOP TEN GOOD)
Snake Eyes (1998) …. Rick Santoro
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
… aka Leaving Las Vegas (France)
Kiss of Death (1995/I) …. Little Junior Brown
Trapped in Paradise (1994) …. Bill Firpo
It Could Happen to You (1994) …. Charlie Lang
Guarding Tess (1994) …. Doug Chesnic
Amos & Andrew (1993) …. Amos Odell
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) …. Jack Singer
Vampire’s Kiss (1988) …. Peter Loew
Moonstruck (1987) …. Ronny Cammareri
Raising Arizona (1987) …. H.I. McDunnough

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) …. Charlie Bodell

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) (as Nicolas Coppola) …. Brad’s Bud

~ by chrismcdevitt on July 23, 2009.

One Response to “What Happened To Nicolas Cage?”

  1. Nicholas Cage always struck me as a “hit or miss” actor. When he’s on, he’s superb; when he’s not, he’s terrible. It boggles my mind: How can someone who did so well in movies like “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Adaptation” and “Raising Arizona” make junk like “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”? I think he’s on a downward spiral, but I hope he can pull out of it. I’m trying hard to believe that he has another Ben Sanderson in him somewhere. But with the movies he’s making lately, it’s getting harder and harder to remember that….

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