The Utter Enigma that is Nicholas Cage

Like any other sane person, I spend a perfectly healthy amount of time a day thinking about Nicholas Cage. To me, there’s no other actor that lives up to the man’s infamy. His filmography spans a wide range of genres, but in my view, the man never misses.


Cage was launched into Hollywood at a young age, helped along with a dash of nepotism from his famous director uncle: Francis Coppola. While many have described his acting as over the top, to me, Cage delivers just the right amount of feral in every role he takes on. There are two movies in particular that stand out to me amongst Cage’s vast repertoire: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and National Treasure

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


I could talk about the masterpiece that is this movie for decades. Jay Baruchel shines as the nerdy king he is, while Cage portrays the mysterious sorcerer Balthazar. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is my major comfort movie, and I think i watched it at least 4 times during finals week.

National Treasure

National Treasure? Iconic. Simply iconic. I watched this movie and it’s sequel 7 times during the week of AP Exams. Nothing brings me more happiness than dropping everything to say “I’m going to steal the Declaration of Independence” in a fully serious tone. I adore the bizarreness of the adventures of the National Treasure movies.


From his fashion choices to his incredible filmography, I will forever be fascinated by the enigma that is Nicholas Cage.