Nicolas Cage Says He Wants a Career Like Led Zeppelin’s
As he prepares for this Friday’s nationwide opening of ‘Ghost Rider: Spirt of Vengence,’ actor Nicolas Cage says he’s taking a more big-picture approach to a career that has included starring roles in films like ‘The Rock,’ ‘Raising Arizona’ and ‘Leaving Las Vegas.’
“What I’m excited about is trying to create a kind of a cultural understanding through my muse that is part of the zeitgeist that isn’t motivated by vanity or magazine covers or awards. Not countercultural, but counter-critical.”
Cage says he admires how the rockers consistently went against advice from their label and management team. It was their mystery that added to their appeal. “And I admire that. And I would like to tap into more exploration of horror films and just everything that I shouldn’t be doing, according to representation.”
Ironically, Cage talks about his admiration for how little press Led Zeppelin did during an interview with a senior writer for Moviefone about a major motion picture. His transition is more of a long term vision, it seems.