|You Don't Know Nic
||[Aug. 6th, 2007|10:14 pm]
Thanks to his winning performances in blockbuster movies like The Rock, Con Air, Ghost Rider, and National Treasure, Academy Award winner Nicholas Cage has become a household name in America, one of that rare cadre of male actors capable straddling the divide between action schlock and Oscar-winning drama. But even hardcore Cageophiles would find little to love in Deadfall, a 1993 revenge/thriller that managed to waste a cast headlined by James Coburn, Charlie Sheen, and Peter Fonda through sloppy direction and a script that happily criss-crosses the line between outright ludicrous and idiotic. |
So it's saying something when Cage's acting overshadows every other rotten thing about Deadfall by a landslide -- Cage doesn't simply overact, but taps on some crazed reservoir of primal ham, some unholy crossbreed between roid rage and alcoholic stupor that simply must be seen to be believed. So, without further ado, here's Nicholas Cage -- just two scant years before winning his Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas -- as Eddie, the "lively" pill-popping crazyman you'll have to drink to forget.
Fair warning: those with squeamish dispositions may want to skip Eddie's close encounter with the deep frier at the end of the second video. Copious swearing also means this exhibit is cheerfully NSFW. Enjoy!