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February 16, 2012 6:58 PM   Subscribe

The 100 Best Nicholas Cage Quotes (NSFW-language). Makes Andy Samberg's SNL impersonation seem even more authentic.
posted by Seekerofsplendor (77 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Just tell me where "NOT THE BEES!" came in.
posted by Trurl at 7:06 PM on February 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


Nothing from Valley Girl or Raising Arizona?

Valley Girl: Well fuck you, for sure, like totally!

Raising Arizona:
* I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got
* I tried to stand up and fly straight, but it wasn't easy with that sumbitch Reagan in the White House. I dunno. They say he's a decent man, so maybe his advisors are confused.
posted by birdherder at 7:09 PM on February 16, 2012 [7 favorites]


Previously: Nicholas Cage losing his shit
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:14 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


He was especially hard on the little things...the helpless and the gentle creatures. (@0:33)
posted by googly at 7:17 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I didn't see any Arizona in there, and almost every line he utters in that film is a classic.

Nicholas Cage is to film what Sting is to popular music. Once, the shit. Now, just shit.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:18 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


The greatest actor of our time.
posted by koeselitz at 7:19 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was great Nick. Real great. But, can we try one more... but bigger?
posted by mhum at 7:19 PM on February 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


No room for "What do you faggots want?" or the following "I apologize for referring to you gentlemen as homosexuals." FAIL.
posted by ColdChef at 7:19 PM on February 16, 2012


It's spelled "nicolas".
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:20 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


I genuinely thought Cage was best choice for the character in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call.
posted by Pope Xanax IV at 7:21 PM on February 16, 2012 [12 favorites]


Just tell me where "NOT THE BEES!" came in.

7:28
posted by mhum at 7:24 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dammit. "I want to apologize to you gentlemen for referring to you as homosexuals."
posted by ColdChef at 7:25 PM on February 16, 2012


I also went out and rented Vampire's Kisses because this made me giggle so hard.
posted by Pope Xanax IV at 7:25 PM on February 16, 2012


No Raising Arizona is inexcusable. Also needs "Tartar Sauce" from The Weatherman as well as the line "Throughout marriage, BJs lacked enthusiasm. Had difference of opinion over how important that was. I thought very."
posted by sciencejock at 7:28 PM on February 16, 2012


I don't understand how or why this compares in any way to Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit. That one had panache.
posted by Nomyte at 7:31 PM on February 16, 2012


Nic Cage's Son -- "I Was Four Drinks Short of Death"
posted by Corduroy at 7:34 PM on February 16, 2012


Cage may be this century's Basil Rathbone. I was watching Captain Blood the other night and I asked myself, "Levasseur? OMG! Isn't that Nick Cage!"
posted by SPrintF at 7:36 PM on February 16, 2012


Oh dear Corduroy, what a sad link. That boy ain't right.
posted by Mamapotomus at 7:41 PM on February 16, 2012


My favourite one-word Cage quote is "Nurse!," which he shouts when he's confused at the food court at the mall with Elisabeth Shue, in the stellar Leaving Las Vegas.
posted by anothermug at 7:45 PM on February 16, 2012


I unironically love Nicholas Cage. There. I said it. Glad to see Drive Angry in there, it was one of my favorite movies of 2011. No apologies.

I'm surprised this video could just limit it to 100 quotes, frankly.
posted by HostBryan at 7:50 PM on February 16, 2012 [9 favorites]


don't understand how or why this compares in any way to Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit. That one had panache.

Yep .... plus that thread was like a Metafilter party. All well, let's see how this one goes.

cracks first beer of the evening, commences losing shit
posted by mannequito at 7:55 PM on February 16, 2012


I never realized, until now, that Nicholas Cage belonged to the Anime School of Acting.
posted by deliquescent at 7:56 PM on February 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


What's the one where he's wearing a purple shirt and a toupee that makes him look like Andy Kauffman's insult comic alter ego?
posted by Diablevert at 7:57 PM on February 16, 2012


NSFW-boobs. C'mon now.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 7:59 PM on February 16, 2012


googly - is that Nic Cage having a prophetic dream that he would become Ghost Rider?
posted by maryr at 8:02 PM on February 16, 2012


Nicholas Cage continues to publicly deny that he's a vampire. I feel like this somewhat undercuts his argument.
posted by dephlogisticated at 8:05 PM on February 16, 2012


There's more yelling than I thought there would be.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 8:14 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I really do love Cage, and am continually shocked that so few people seem to (or admit to) liking him. It's like he's made a long and lucrative career out of people not liking him.
posted by brundlefly at 8:17 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'll have a double kamikaze and a beer, please.
posted by jonmc at 8:20 PM on February 16, 2012


Who wouldn't want to scream half the things he does. I mean really.
posted by angrycat at 8:23 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


"How'd it get burned!?? How'd it get burned!?? How'd it get burned!??"
posted by zardoz at 8:32 PM on February 16, 2012


This is a compelling argument, not necessarily for Cage's greatness as an actor, but at least his greatness as a performer.

My personal favourite was missing though (granted it's in a voiceover): "Her womb was a rocky place, where my seed could find no purchase."
posted by Flashman at 8:33 PM on February 16, 2012 [6 favorites]


Flashman, I use that quote at least once a month. It's never appropriate.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:39 PM on February 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


You tend to forget about what a great movie Face Off is until you see a clip from it or think about it at all or see any of the actors who appeared in it or see any other movie or dramatic work or actor or face. And then you are like "Oh man Face Off is such a great movie!"
posted by ND¢ at 8:39 PM on February 16, 2012 [6 favorites]


The How Did This Get Made podcast (previously) are HUGE fans of Cage, here's their coverage of Wicker Man, with the BEES.

Even better than that, here's there special edition with Brian Taylor, the co-writer/director of the Crank films and also the new Ghost Rider movie, for which they asked Cage to act crazier and crazier until THERE WAS NO MORE CRAZY LEFT. That I have to see.

(Oh, and this week they have Vanilla Ice on the show for Cool as Ice. NON CAGE RELATED.)
posted by Artw at 8:40 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


ND¢ Trust me, I NEVER forget FACE / OFF.

/does face-off hand gesture between FACE and OFF in the appropriate manner.
posted by Artw at 8:41 PM on February 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


My favourite Nic Cage line, which I use all the time, is from The Weatherman:

"Why are you here? Why. Are. You. Here?!"
posted by curious nu at 8:53 PM on February 16, 2012


Heh. That's always a good way to Cage-Up a line. CAGE... UP... A LINE!!!
posted by Artw at 8:56 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


The How Did This Get Made podcast are HUGE fans of Cage

I saw Season of the Witch because of that podcast. Three people in the theater.
posted by eddydamascene at 9:08 PM on February 16, 2012


My theory is they didn't use anything from Raising Arizona because then they couldn't stop pulling clips from Raising Arizona and then it'd just be the whole movie: "Raising Arizona, preceded by a couple of minutes of random screaming and cusswords." Which, as I understand it, was the title on the shooting script.

"I'll be takin' these Huggies and, uh, whatever cash you got."
posted by gompa at 9:09 PM on February 16, 2012


Meet The Man Inside The Nicolas Cage Costume
posted by XMLicious at 9:12 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


He's a really really good actor in the right roles: "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Adaptation" come to mind. And I'd rather watch his output from the last decade than Tom Hanks'. "Wicker Man" isn't 1/100th as embarrassing as "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:12 PM on February 16, 2012


Holy crap, he really did name his son Kal-El. I thought that was a joke.
posted by XMLicious at 9:16 PM on February 16, 2012


And I thought Jim Carrey was over the top.
posted by Dodecadermaldenticles at 9:25 PM on February 16, 2012


The greatest actor of our time.

You know what I hate most about Nicolas Cage, koeselitz? Birdie and Raising Arizona proved to me he really is a great actor.

With worse taste in roles than Gary Oldman. By far.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:45 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


The How Did This Get Made podcast are HUGE fans of Cage

Maybe it's just because I first heard of the podcast from the The Wicker Man episode, but I always assumed they named the show after him, based on the 'How'd It Get Burned??' line.
posted by mannequito at 9:49 PM on February 16, 2012


I also unironically love Nic Cage but admittedly haven't seen most of his terrible movies. Am sticking with 'I lost my HAND!!' As his best line and maybe best film (as well as Leaving Las Vegas).
posted by bquarters at 11:28 PM on February 16, 2012


With worse taste in roles than Gary Oldman.

I think its his taste in castles that is driving Cage towards bad taste in roles.

What is the film in the clip where he has shades on throughout, he shouts Vive La France at one point, last clip was at 8,15?
posted by biffa at 1:07 AM on February 17, 2012


Best Nicholas Cage Quotes

Best Nicholas Cage quotes or a selection of things the actor Nicholas Cage has had committed to film due to the writers that created the scripts, the producers who allowed the take, and the various film editors who make Mr. Cage look his best?
posted by rough ashlar at 2:39 AM on February 17, 2012


IAmBroom: "With worse taste in roles than Gary Oldman. By far."

There is no such thing as "good taste in roles" now. You think Bad Lieutenant was a bad move, I guess? Nicolas Cage takes the only roles left that are worth taking. Every time somebody utters this nonsense about Nicolas Cage always choosing "bad roles," I wonder what exactly they're asking for. Maybe you can name some good roles in film in the past ten years; I know it sure isn't easy.
posted by koeselitz at 3:58 AM on February 17, 2012


MetaFilter: There's more yelling than I thought there would be.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 5:47 AM on February 17, 2012


I love Nic Cage (I even love "Ghost Rider", it's crap, but it's really entertaining good crap...although the second one looks...bad). When he is good, he is very, very good. And he makes even bad movies more entertaining and watchable than they might have been otherwise.
posted by biscotti at 5:51 AM on February 17, 2012


"I would love some oatmeal, Mrs. Castorini."
posted by wobh at 6:52 AM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


(I have that quote a little backwards, but that's just how it always playsback to me.)
posted by wobh at 6:54 AM on February 17, 2012


I think his work in Fast Times at Ridgemont High was his best.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:45 AM on February 17, 2012


There is no such thing as "good taste in roles" now. You think Bad Lieutenant was a bad move, I guess? Nicolas Cage takes the only roles left that are worth taking. Every time somebody utters this nonsense about Nicolas Cage always choosing "bad roles," I wonder what exactly they're asking for. Maybe you can name some good roles in film in the past ten years; I know it sure isn't easy.

koeselitz, I wasn't even near your yard.

Nice onion, BTW.
posted by IAmBroom at 8:07 AM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


With worse taste in roles than Gary Oldman.

Apparently you have never seen The Unborn.
posted by elizardbits at 8:50 AM on February 17, 2012


You know the way Sailor and Lulu dance to thrash metal? That is the exact way my five year old daughter dances.
posted by Artw at 9:44 AM on February 17, 2012


Maybe you can name some good roles in film in the past ten years; I know it sure isn't easy.

Seriously, man?
posted by Rory Marinich at 10:27 AM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe you can name some good roles in film in the past ten years; I know it sure isn't easy.

We're just talking great characters? Rooster Cogburn. Daniel Plainview. Everyone in Burn After Reading.

But seriously. What's the movie where he's pulling a voice and wearing the shades and screaming in the bar in a couple of clips near the end? I'm seriously under-versed in Nic Cage movies.
posted by cmoj at 11:07 AM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


This video has given me a greater appreciation of the Nic Cage Song from Homestuck.
posted by Katrel at 11:32 AM on February 17, 2012


Nicolas Cage is a shaman and also just like Led Zeppelin:
Describing Nicolas Cage’s acting in mere words is like trying to rope a whirlwind that is always screaming at you about America and time travel, but that didn’t prevent Nicolas Cage from taking on the job, even as he learned that it doesn’t really pay anything. Earlier this week, Cage attempted to put his recent, eclectic career choices in a perspective that we could all understand by comparing himself to the similarly press-averse and iconoclastic Led Zeppelin, saying he would "would like to find a way to embrace what Led Zeppelin did, in filmmaking," given that he’s “trying to create a kind of a cultural understanding through my muse that is part of the zeitgeist that isn't motivated by vanity or magazine covers or awards. It's more, not countercultural, but counter-critical.” Also, each of his films have had progressively more shrieking and Norse mythology, obviously.
God bless The A.V. Club for trying, but the man is beyond parody.
posted by Zozo at 11:52 AM on February 17, 2012


I'd watch a buddy movie starring Cage and Keanu. It would be a drug trip minus the drugs.
posted by The ____ of Justice at 12:59 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


And tangentially...I can't remember a recent comedy I've seen that was Raising Arizona quality.

Thanks for the link though. 'twas fabulous.
posted by The ____ of Justice at 1:05 PM on February 17, 2012


Nicolas Cage wants cake.
posted by FatherDagon at 1:38 PM on February 17, 2012


Total fail without Valley Girl and Raisin Arizona BUT bonus points for including my favorite quote from Vampire's Kiss.
posted by PuppyCat at 2:07 PM on February 17, 2012


Which movie is it where he strides purposefully forward, jumps up on the desk, points dramatically at some woman and yells, "THERE YOU ARE!"?

Because I simply must see this movie now.
posted by misha at 2:14 PM on February 17, 2012


me: “Maybe you can name some good roles in film in the past ten years; I know it sure isn't easy.”

Rory Marinich: “Seriously, man?”

Well, okay. Good roles in film in the past ten years that didn't feature Nicolas Cage.
posted by koeselitz at 2:26 PM on February 17, 2012


In honour of this thread, I finally sat down and watched Bad Lieutenant last night.

I .... yeah, I'm happy that film exists in this world.

Also - Iguanas!
posted by mannequito at 4:25 PM on February 17, 2012


Con Air is an amazing movie that I love more every time I see it. Glad that it's represented in this ridiculousness.
posted by Mavri at 9:17 PM on February 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


They missed my favourite line from "Lord of War":
Borneo Officer: We're with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Yuri Orlov: Let me guess... this isn't about the alcohol or tobacco.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 2:46 PM on February 18, 2012


The Good, the Bad, and the Cage-y
posted by Artw at 9:43 PM on February 18, 2012


How did I miss this?

Anyway no 'Shoot Him Again.... His Soul Is Still Dancing' is utter fail

And I've just realised via the magic of youtube related videos that it's the same music as the Stroszek* dancing chicken! MIND FUCKING BLOWN

*AKA The Most Depressing Film Ever Made
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:52 PM on February 19, 2012


Oh and here's his worst ever quote... this looks killer on paper but he just sleep-walks though the line reading...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:58 PM on February 19, 2012


Oh and thanks for reminding me of that Top Gun with a helicopter thing that I had totally forgotten about... I remember than being utterly ridiculous before Cage films being stupid ridiculous was a thing.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:02 PM on February 19, 2012


Fire Birds! Oh man, I remember seeing that movie on TBS (or something similar) when I was home sick from school one day. My favourite part was the fact that he couldn't fly the Apache properly because he had an eye dominance disability. Lamest. Thing. Ever.
posted by antifuse at 11:06 AM on March 15, 2012


Fire Birds is the hipster of Nic Cage movies?
posted by maryr at 4:12 PM on March 15, 2012


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