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Nicolas Cage Understands Why People Joke About Him

Actor Nicolas Cage attends 2012 Giffoni Film Festival press conference on July 18, 2012 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy.
Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

“There is a misperception, if you will, in critical response or even in Hollywood, that I can only do exaggerated characters,” Nicolas Cage explained to the Guardian, going so far as to outline the three other misconceptions that people often make about him: that he does movies “for pay cheques,” that he’s obsessed with comics… and there’s also that whole buying and losing three European castles thing: “For a while there, it was the three Cs; castles, comic books and cars. I just can’t get that stuff off of me.” (Is that what the three Cs stand for?) Cage goes on to say, “The internet has developed this thing about me — and I’m not even a computer guy, you know? I don’t know why it is happening. I’m trying not to … lemme say this: I’m now of the mindset that, when in Rome, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” You hear that? Your Nic Cage memes were just validated.

Nicolas Cage Understands Why You Joke About Him