Nicolas Cage is one of the greats. Some people might think he’s a bad actor, but those people are silly and you shouldn’t listen to them. Cage has been making the headlines recently for his starring role in the awesome action-horror flick Mandy, which will surely go down as one of his best roles.
And just recently, Cage teamed up with GQ to break down his most iconic roles. This video is 20 minutes long, because well, every Nicolas Cage role is iconic…so there is a lot to break down.
Cage is a great person to interview because he doesn’t give you cheap answers. He’s honest and real with his answers, and that’s one of the reasons we love him.
The dude is a f**king legend, so please watch this video during your lunch break, while you’re taking a bath, walking the dog, eating dinner, having sex, etc. Make the time to watch it.
Remember the video above? It was all over the internet two years ago. It was easy to see that Brendan Fraser was depressed. You can just look in someone’s eyes and see it. He did not want to be interviewed. He probably wanted to be alone inside his house with all the lights off and a tub of ice cream.
And now we know why, thanks to a recent profile with GQ. The 49-year-old actor revealed that just a few days before doing that interview he lost his mother.
“‘I think I was in mourning, and I didn’t know what that meant.’ He hadn’t done press in a while; suddenly he was sitting on a stool in front of an audience, promoting the third season of a show he’d barely been on. ‘I wasn’t quite sure what the format was. And I felt like: Man, I got f–king old. Damn, this is the way it’s done now?'”
In the interview, Fraser also revealed he was trying “too hard” at one point in his career. He was taking any job he could get, and that f–ked his body up.
“I believe I probably was trying too hard, in a way that’s destructive. By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China [in 2008] I was put together with tape and ice — just, like, really nerdy and fetishy about ice packs. Screw-cap ice packs and downhill-mountain-biking pads, ’cause they’re small and light and they can fit under your clothes. I was building an exoskeleton for myself daily.”
He had a partial knee replacement and several back surgeries, revealing he basically spent seven years going in and out of the hospital, which is the main reason he was out of the spotlight for so long.
The other reason? He was sexually assaulted by Philip Berk, a former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association…
“On Fraser’s way out of the hotel, he was hailed by Philip Berk, a former president of the HFPA. In the midst of a crowded room, Berk reached out to shake Fraser’s hand. Much of what happened next Berk recounted in his memoir and was also reported by Sharon Waxman in The New York Times: He pinched Fraser’s ass—in jest, according to Berk. But Fraser says what Berk did was more than a pinch: ‘His left hand reaches around, grabs my ass cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in the taint. And he starts moving it around.’ Fraser says that in this moment he was overcome with panic and fear.”
It’s safe to say Fraser’s life hasn’t been the greatest the past few years, but it’s getting better and now he’s starring in the upcoming FX series, Trust, which is scheduled to premiere March 25, 2018.
Chris Pratt landed the cover story of the recent issue of GQ, and during the lengthy interview, Pratt talked about his future with Marvel Studios. Obviously he didn’t give away too much, but his answer does make it clear his character won’t be confined to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
“I’m tied to doing three more, or five more, Guardians of the Galaxy or whatever it is, you know. Two more Guardians plus another couple…”
As you can see, he is being extremely careful with what he says. Or maybe he just doesn’t know yet. Either way, this has started a serious conversation online. Marvel fans are trying to figure out which upcoming Marvel film Pratt’s character might be in.
Right now, the only official Marvel Cinematic Universe film with Mr. Pratt is Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which is scheduled to be released in 2017.
But some fans believe the “another couple” comment is a hint the Guardians gang will make an appearance in the two part Infinity War event. And honestly, that probably makes the most sense. It’s hard to see where Peter Quill would fit in any of the other upcoming Marvel films.
We’ll see what happens. They’ll probably try to keep it a secret for as long as possible.