Happy Birthday to Nicolas Cage!
The famous actor turns 50 years old today.
Although he and his career have basically imploded and taken a nosedive in the last 7 years, Nicolas Cage is still one of my favorite actors of all time.
Unfortunately he has disgraced us all with the absurdity and awfulness of The Wicker Man (2006), Ghost Rider (2007), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010), Season of the Witch (2011), Drive Angry (2011), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), and The Frozen Ground (2013).
However, let us not forget the jewels that he has bestowed upon us with:
Lord of War (2005),
The Weather Man (2005),
National Treasure (2004),
Matchstick Men (2003),
The Family Man (2000),
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000),
Bringing Out the Dead (1999),
Con Air (1997),
The Rock (1996),
Leaving Las Vegas (1995),
Kiss of Death (1995),
and Raising Arizona (1987).
The man can still act. Every once in a while he gets his act together and creates something that is reminiscent of the Nicolas Cage of old. I still watch his films with a shimmer of hope because one day he could turn it all around and return to greatness. One day he just might make his comeback. He is not getting any younger, but 50 years old is something to celebrate. Happy Birthday Nic and thank you for the excellent movie watching experiences!
Click on the links below to read my Nicolas Cage movie reviews:
“Silent Night” Movie Titles Lyrics Remix
Silent Hill (2006), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
All is Lost (2013), All is Bright (2013)
Rounders (1998) Young Guns (1988) The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) Mother’s Boys (1994) Child’s Play (1988)
Holy Man (1998) Love Me Tender (1956) Mild Afternoon (2011)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) War and Peace (1956)
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003) Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Son of No One (2011) Friday Night Lights (2004)
Radiant City (2006) Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)
Dawn of the Dead (2004) The Raid: Redemption (2011) Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Lord of War (2005) Birth (2004)
Jesus of Montreal (1989), Lord of the Flies (1990) Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
Silence of the Lambs (1991), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The Good Shepherd (2006) Out of Sight (1998)
Glory (1989) Love Streams (1984) Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Oh Heavenly Dog (1980) The Host (2013) The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
The Passion of the Christ (2004) Savior (1998) Natural Born Killers (1994)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Six Gun Savior (2014) Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
My wife and I started changing the lyrics to “Silent Night” to different movie titles and it started off as a joke. I decided to see how far I could take it and this was the result. I will never think of “Silent Night” the same way again. Which version will you sing this Christmas?