We always feel that when an actor is selected by his peers as having given one of the five best performances of the year as an Oscar nominee, those movies should be at the top of our list. For Nicolas Cage that would be Leaving Las Vegas and Adaptation (where he plays two roles, brothers Charlie and Donald)
We think you should go way back to an early movie Peggy Sue Got Married Nicolas Cage is very young and funny. This is a sweet and charming movie.
You like quirky don't you? Then you'll like Moonstruck.
The most cynical among you will still succumb to the charm and romance of It Could Happen to You. It's Nicolas Cage being the most charming he can be and that's pretty charming.
Swtich gears completely (and that's been the story of Nicolas Cage's career) and go for some action and things blowing up. The Rock, Con Air and Face Off should do the trick.
We love this quote from The Weather Man, "The hard thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing." This is a movie that has its fans and its detractors but it's an interesting movie and Nicolas Cage's performance is great.
Critics hate these movies, people love them. Why because they're fun. And why not watch Nicolas Cage and have some fun - National Treasure
Nicolas Cage Academy Awards®
Best Actor Nomination --- Adaptation --- 2003 Best Actor Winner --- Leaving Las Vegas --- 1995