Nicolas Cage doesn’t want to be called an ‘actor’

The Academy Award winner known for his performances in movies like “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Face/Off” shared during a conversation on Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast, where he said he’s not a fan of being called an “actor.”

“To me, that always means, ‘Oh, he’s a great actor,’ so he’s a great liar,” Cage said.

He said that “Thespian” works best for him, “because the play means you get into your heart, or you’re going into your imagination, your memories or your dreams, and you’re bringing something back to connect with an audience.”

He is currently starring in the movie “Pig” and refers to the film’s director Michael Sarnosky as “Archangel Michael.”

“I learned after several mistakes that I had been sidelined in the studio system, and I would not receive invitations from them,” Cage said. “I always knew that it would take a young director to come back or remember some of the movies I made and I knew I might fit in the script for the movie and rediscover me. That’s why he’s not just Michael, he’s Archangel Michael.”

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