Actor Nicolas Cage Took To Reddit To Let Fans Ask Him Anything They Wanted & It Was An Absolute Joy

"Hello, I’m Nicolas Cage... Ask Me Anything."

Actor and living legend Nicolas Cage took to Reddit and let fans ask him anything regarding his career, his life, and everything in between - and they did not hold back.

Thousands flocked to the subreddit r/movies to ask the icon questions that ranged from favorite movies to favorite pastas, and he answered as many as he could. Here are just of a few of the highlights from that AMA, which cemented Cage (AKA u/lionsgate) as a prince among men. 

Photo: u/lionsgate / Reddit

  • On Picking Three Pics To Preserve For Posterity
    Photo: Pig / Neon

    On Picking Three Pics To Preserve For Posterity

    Asked by Redditor u/ukeh41:

    If only three of your films could be preserved for posterity, which three would you choose?

    Answered by u/lionsgate:

    Bringing Out the Dead


    Leaving Las Vegas

  • On His Favorite Character
    Photo: Bringing Out the Dead / Paramount Pictures

    On His Favorite Character

    Asked by Redditor u/DeathCatforKudi:

    What is your favorite character that you've ever portrayed?

    Answered by u/lionsgate:

    Again, Pig is my favorite performance of mine, and I think that movie, along with Scorsese’s Bringing Out the Dead are arguably my two best movies as a whole.

  • On His Dream Role

    Asked by Redditor u/posTor________:

    What is your dream role that you have yet to complete?

    Answered by u/lionsgate:

    I would like to play Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo because of the character’s love of the ocean I share that with him.

  • On Movies He Can Watch Again And Again

    Asked by Redditor u/AidanCues:

    Evening sir!

    What movie can you watch over and over and still not get bored?

    Answered by u/lionsgate:

    Apocalypse Now and Spirited Away.

  • On The Masterpiece That Is The Movie 'Pig'
    Photo: Pig / Neon

    On The Masterpiece That Is The Movie 'Pig'

    Asked by Redditor u/speakerboxxed:

    Pig was an absolutely incredible film, what drew you to that project, and why do you think that it struck a cord with so many people?

    Answered by u/lionsgate:

    Thank you. I was interested in returning to a more quiet, naturalistic style of film performance, having done a series of more operatic performance styles.

    The movie feels rather like a folk song to me or a poem, and the character of Rob was contending with tremendous grief and self-imposed isolation, and I think we as a group of people experiencing a pandemic in 2020-21 [were] probably also having similar feelings of loss and isolation, and it communicated to a nerve we were all experiencing.

    It's one of my favorite movies, and it's probably my best work.

  • On Travolta
    Photo: Face/Off / Paramount Pictures

    On Travolta

    Asked by Redditor u/Ragnar_Dragonfyre:

    Dear Mr. Travolta,

    How has life changed for you since changing faces with Nicholas Cage? Do you regret the decision or would you do it again?

    Answered by u/lionsgate: