Nicolas Cage wishes the world had seen James Dean’s mistakes.
The “unbearable weight of colossal talent” actor was a huge fan of the late Hollywood icon – he tragically died in a tragic car accident in 1955 at the age of 24, earning his name “East of Eden.” He only had three big-screen credits in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and ‘Giant’ – and he wonders what else Dean would have done in his career.
He told Empire magazine:
“He’s had a perfect career because he could only do three moves. If you’ve been in the game for 50 years, you’ll start making mistakes, and that’s okay. I wanted to see some
The 58-year-old star also spoke about changing careers in the mid-1990s and being seen as an action hero in blockbusters like “The Rock,” “Con Air,” and “Face/Off.” looked back.
However, Nicholas claims it was a “dream” and has other ambitions at this point in his own life and career.
“My heart right now is nowhere. My passion is in movies like the Kore-eda movies I talked about earlier, but I’m eclectic. I keep mixing it up.”
When it comes to his inspiration, Nicholas said he would look “anything” with Cagney and Bette Davis, but his more contemporary influences include Kate Blacknett.
He added: “I also watch a lot of Japanese movies. Especially [Hirokazu] Koreeda.
“His picture ‘Like Father, Like Son’ broke my heart. I think their actors are the best in the world right now.
“I feel like I’m in the same room as them, but they don’t know I’m there.”