Nicolas Cage doesn’t want to be called an ‘actor’

The Oscar winner understood for efficiencies in such movies as “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Face/Off” shared throughout a discussion on Range’s Awards Circuit podcast that he’s not a fan of being called an “actor.”

“For me it always implies, ‘Oh, he’s a great actor, therefore he’s a great liar,'” Cage stated.

“Thespian” works much better for him, he stated, “because thespian means you’re going into your heart, or you’re going into your imagination, or your memories or your dreams, and you’re bringing something back to communicate with the audience.”

He presently stars in the movie “Pig” and describes the movie’s director Michael Sarnoski as “Archangel Michael.”

“I knew after a couple of flops that I had been marginalized in the studio system; and I wasn’t going to get invited by them,” Cage stated. “I always knew that it would take a young filmmaker who would come back or remember some movies I had made and know that I might be right for his script and rediscover me. And that’s why he’s not just Michael, he’s Archangel Michael.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.