“Initially what I was attracted to was the idea that I was gonna get my eye shot out. On Season of the Witch, I wanted to get my eye shot by a bow and arrow and the producers didn’t really go for it. When Patrick Lussier handed this to me on a silver platter, I don’t know why, but I immediately said ‘Yes, I’m in!’ It’s as simple as that.”
Flip side of the Cage-exposed-in-bad-movies thing, though: His work is still fascinating to observe even when it looks like work. Some actors make their acting invisible; Cage makes you think about what acting is and how weird it must be to do it for a living.
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