Nicolas Cage Ready To Quit Acting

Academy Award winning actor Nicolas Cage is threatening to quit the movie industry because he is ‘tired of it’ and admits he has lost his passion for acting and complains his career has forced him to become antisocial.

Some movie stars look like they are having a ball, but I’m tired of it. It has made me reclusive. That is an increasingly gnawing feeling in my body. When I first started I loved it. One of my frustrations is I have no control. I haven’t worked in a while, and it will be eight months before I start my next picture. I know for the first time which direction I’m going in and what changes I want to make.”

44 year old Cage also fears his fans are tired of watching him on the big screen.  He adds,:

For some reason, I piss off the audience. People who like one type of film don’t like to see me in another. Things I did and said early on still haunt me. I started acting at 17, but I’m 44 now and have grown up. I wonder if I am still interesting to watch if I didn’t drink or raise hell, but it’s obnoxious to keep drinking.”

Well, I don’t think he’s all that serious about quitting.  He has all kinds of movies lined up for this year and next:

  1. Electric God (2009) announced
  2. The Dance (2008) announcedBilly ‘The Kid’ Roth’
  3. Amarillo Slim (2008) pre-production
  4. Knowing (2008) pre-production
  5. G-Force (2009) filming-voice
  6. Bangkok Dangerous (2008) completed