42 Reasons Why Nicolas Cage Is The Greatest Actor Of Our Generation

Or ANY generation. CAGE IS KING.

1. He appreciates the finer things in life:

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2. He once did mushrooms with his cat:

After the experience, he told David Letterman that he “had no doubt that [the cat] was his brother.”

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3. He may or may not be a vampire from the 1870s:

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4. or Thor:

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5. or the Virgin Mary:

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6. or a British soldier during the War Of 1812:

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7. or Spongebob:

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8. or Mexican War Of Independence leader Miguel Hidalgo:

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9. or a black man from the 1970’s:

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10. His HAIR:

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11. He was once stalked by a mime:

“I was being stalked by a mime—silent, but maybe deadly. Somehow, this mime would appear on the set and start doing strange things. Finally, the producers took some action and I haven’t seen the mime since. But it was definitely unsettling.”

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12. He makes a great desktop background:

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13. This somehow happened to him:

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14. He looks suspiciously like an owl:

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15. He has a pet octopus.

It was part of a “$276,000 spending spree that included two king cobras and an octopus. He claimed that he bought the octopus because it would help him with his acting.”

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16. He has a tattoo of Woody the Woodpecker:

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17. He’ll help you wake up in the morning:

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18. And he can help get you a job:

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19. He isn’t afraid to take what he wants:

From Kathleen Turner’s biography:

“He was arrested, I think, once for stealing a dog. He’d come across a chihuahua he liked and stuck it in his jacket.”

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20. He was originally every single member of the Avengers:

But he had to drop out after being told that the movie would break “too many records.” This may not be true.

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21. He once went crazy in Romania:

After leaving a club in the country while promoting “Ghost Rider,” he got into a fight with his friend and ran through the streets yelling “I thought we were brothers, man,” and “I’ll die in the name of honor.”

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22. He can help teach you biology if you’re in Serbia:

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23. THE.

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25. MAN.

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26. And once more in spanish:

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27. He bought, and plans to be buried in this pyramid tomb:

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28. Mustache:

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29. He got Johnny Depp his first acting gig:

“I said, ‘I really think you are an actor, that you have that ability.’ That was just from playing one game of Monopoly with him.”

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30. He’s everyone’s favorite Pokemon:

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31. His middle name is Kim.

He was born Nicolas Kim Coppola.

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32. And he takes his stage name from the superhero Luke Cage:

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33. In fact, he loves comic books so much that his son’s name is “Kal-El”:

Superman’s name as a boy.

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34. He gets really into his roles:

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35. He combines to form Voltron:

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36. He played a fry cook in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”:

And I’ll be damned if he wasn’t the best fry cook to grace the Silver Screen.

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37. He once gave a chameleon a cigarette:

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38. He once ate a cockroach - three times in a row:

It was while filming the movie “Vampire’s Kiss”. The scene took three tries.

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39. This:

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40. He looks great as a cholo:

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41. Because, honestly, these movies:

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42. And because of this picture:

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