Nicholas Cage is an astounding actor. He has acted in over 100 movies and is well-known for both very high quality roles, as well as some performances that are not so impressive. Trying to categorise him as a good or a bad actor is an extraordinarily difficult pursuit. In this article, we will give a few examples of his best and his worst to try and gain some perspective on the debate. 

The Best of Nicholas Cage

One of the most highly rated films of Cage’s career is actually his most recent 2021 film, ‘Pig’, where he plays a truffle hunter, who has to reclaim his prized hog. There are also some incredibly well-received films from his earlier career, including ‘Moonstruck’ (1987), ‘Raising Arizona’ (1987), ‘Red Rock West’ (1993), ‘Face/Off’ (1997), ‘Adaptation’ (2002), ‘Mandy’ (2018), and ‘Color out of Space’ (2019). This is an awesome list of critically acclaimed movies that any actor would be proud of.

The Worst of Nicholas Cage

On the other hand, Cage has also participated and even starred in some truly cringe-worthy films. Among the list of movies he was in that flopped are ‘Firebirds’ (1990), ‘Trapped in Paradise’ (1994), ‘Bangkok Dangerous’ (2008), ‘Season of the Witch’ (2011), ‘Dying of the Light’ (2014), ‘Pay the Ghost’ (2015), and ‘Arsenal’ (2017). These less-than-impressive films are sprinkled throughout Cage’s career.

The Mystery Continues

At the end of the day, we must know that no one does entirely high quality or entirely low quality work. We all have ups and downs throughout our lives and we try our best with every situation we come across. The one statement we can definitively make about Nicholas Cage is that he is an incredible actor who has given us a wealth of interesting films to discover and enjoy. He shows a level of persistence and excitement about his craft which is truly admirable.

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