Oh, this has really cheered me up today. Thanks Nige. It helps that I've never liked Cage. He only seems interested in playing Nicholas Cage. I can never see the attraction.
Yes, they say the Bundesbank likes to show this clip to finance ministers from Greece, Ireland, Portugal, etc. After that, they sign up for some swingeing "bail out" without a murmur.
I particularly like his rendition of the ABC. Might play that to Brit Jnr for educational purposes.
Like Uncle Stan, I fail to quite get this clown - but to borrow Schumann's remark about Chopin, 'Hats off gentlemen, a genius'. If he can persuade producers to enrich his bank account to the tune of £26 million (earnings last year), and repay them with 'acting' like that, he has my total respect
This schtick used to be fresh and quirky (Vampire's Kiss, Wild at Heart) but it became formulaic and ultimately objectionable on the way to his earning millions of dollars.
I can't decide whether this clip is proof of some strange kind of brilliance on Nic Cage's part or just his utter ridiculousness - or both. All I know conclusively is that it makes me laugh my head off...
Yes me too - it's just so brilliantly edited, like a piece of (rather hideous) music.