Nearly 40 years into his acting career, Nicolas Cage
is busier than ever, though few people can keep up with his output. Even as he juggles a lot of low-budget projects that slip into anonymity on VOD, however, Cage does have a discerning side. “As long as one or two of the scenes really gets the audience moving, then I feel like I’m doing a good job,” he said during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I won’t say yes to a movie unless I feel like I can bring that to it.”
Though Cage has worked with veteran directors ranging from Brian De Palma
to Werner Herzog
, he continues to pay attention to emerging talent behind the camera. Most recently, he said, he was impressed by the first two features from Ari Aster
, “Hereditary” and “Midsommar,” and expressed interest in working with him.
“Ari Aster, to me,