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31st Jan 2017

Nicolas Cage crashed a film festival that’s all about Nicolas Cage because he’s Nicolas Cage

Paul Moore

He ate cake, drank whiskey and spent twelve hours watching a bunch of his own movies with die-hard fans.

There are many facets to Nicolas Cage. For many, he’s an actor that’s capable of delivering some remarkable performances. Yep, you heard us correctly.

Take a look at his Oscar-winning turn in Leaving Las Vegas or his impressive performances in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass, Matchstick Men, Adaptation or The Rock.

Then again, the same actor also had his face smothered in bees during The Wicker Man. We’re also supremely confident that not even Nicolas Cage remembers some of the films that starred Nicolas Cage.

Hands up if you’ve seen any of the following; Rage, Outcast, Drive Angry, Left Behind, The Runner, Seeking Justice , Pay the Ghost, Dog Eat Dog, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.

Yeah, us neither.

Still, how about them bees though?

This being said, given Cage’s eclectic body of work, he remains one of the most interesting people in Hollywood and we’re delighted to see that he really does appreciate the devout love that he gets from fans that absolutely adore his cult-hero status.

Every year, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas celebrates his career with a day-long CAGED marathon of films that star Nicolas Cage.

This year, the Drafthouse pulled off the ultimate coup by convincing the Oscar winner to make an appearance. Take a look as Cage happily greets his fans and settles down to watch five films that he hand-picked: Bangkok Dangerous, Joe, Bringing Out the Dead, Army of One, and Lord of War.

Oh yeah, he also managed to find the time to do a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, The Tell-Tale Heart.

We salute you sir.

Clip via – Alamo Drafthouse