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Love Nic Cage? Here's a video with 100 of his greatest quotes.

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here. With GHOST RIDER: THE SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE popping into theaters tomorrow, I'm sure we'll be getting not just some cool shots with random explosions, but some real Nicolas Cage line delivery gems. The guy's got a way of acting that's all his own (Though he's slowly drifting into Walken territory...) Here's a little video that spans Nic Cages career. I first saw this guy over at, but it was uploaded by YouTuber Moviemiscellan. Is this news? No. Is it cool? I think so. If you have some time to kill and feel like feeding your eyes and ears to the lovely sounds of the Cage, here you go:


- Mike McCutchen



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  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Crazy bastard!

    by chuffsterUK

    Love him!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    What's in the bag... a shark?

    by Matt Goodman

    Fuck Nic Cage

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I like the dude, altough his filmography is meh.

    by Uopap

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I should have added "recent" in front of "filmography"

    by Uopap

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Cut the chit chat, A-hole!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    You don't treat a!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I fucking LOVE Nicolas Cage!

    by Jaster Mareel

    The best part is, that was only from like 8 movies, 2-3 of them I've never even seen! I didn't even know they existed, like the one with the moustache and the one where he's a pilot. Now I gotta track that shit down!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Yeah, what's the movie where he has a tache?

    by FreeBeer

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    What's with the complete lack of Ghost Rider 2 reviews?

    by Pvt. Duke

    Is it really that shitty? I hope not, because I'm secretly looking forward to that movie. I've even been planting subliminal messages in some of my friends' heads so they're more intrigued this weekend when I say, "Ghost Rider?"

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I'll be takin' these Huggieeeees, and uh, whatever cash ya got.

    by thelordofhell

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    He's so terrible you have to love him

    by Mel

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    You ate sand?

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Someone needs to buy this guy a copy of Raising Arizona.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    But does it have quotes from his SNL skit, "Tiny Elvis"?

    by D.Vader

    " Hey, man, I'm not cute! I'm a blackbelt in karate! I got a good mind to climb up your shirt and give your lower a lip a roundhouse kick! "

  • Raising Arizona Wild at Heart Leaving Las Vegas Adaptation

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    The Funny or Die 7 reasons we love Nic Cage was pretty good too.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Love how they point out the batshit craziness of Wicker Man.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Look at that salt shaker! Man that is huuuuggee!

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Fucking gold.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    The look on his face and line delivery....

    by Nice Marmot

    ... over a bowl of cereal saying stepping out for some tall cold ones isn't a such a good idea after all. Raising Arizona is just so friggin' good...

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST

    What's the movie @ :28 & 2:08?

    by phifty2

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST

    And what does he say in Wild at Heart . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . to the 2 guys on the street that beat his ass? Something about their sexuality, I know that much. Sorry if its in the vid. Can't view it at the moment...

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    This one's better...


  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I like being in movies Gary

    by Yamato

    Sucks for them!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    His speach about the AK-47 from Lord of War is awesome.

    by Yamato

    Love that movie.

  • amazing that this guy fooled us into thinking that he was this brilliant eccentric and not an over-acting ham. hes my hero. the "pissed blood" scene makes both my "best of" and "worst of" list.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    The parodies with Nic Cage's agent are also gold.

    by KilliK


  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    LOVE IT!!

    by MainMan2001

    Cage is the fucking man. C'mon now .

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Do you know who I am?

    by Mugato5150

    I'm a Coppola, Goddammit!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Good to see all the Nic Cage love. That is all.

    by phifty2

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    No Raising Arizona????

    by sdc10

    List is fail

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    There IS still a good actor in him.

    by HapaPapa72

    The Bruckheimer hasn't driven it from him fully. In his glory days, he was just balls to the wall, try anything. Fearless. And by the way, since it hasn't been addressed, what's the movie at :40 in? More to the point, nice tits!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    I don't want to say the guy is a douche but...

    by Mugato5150

    Right now, what I'm excited about is trying to create a [pauses] 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.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Oh I forgot this site can't handle quotes. But you get the gist

    by Mugato5150

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Cage was great in Call of Duty: Port of New Orleans

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    The clips from the movie where he's got a 'stache and big shades

    by captaincosmos

    is apparently from a movie from the early 90s called "Deadfall" -- directed by one of the Coppolas. It stars none other than the under-utilized Michael Biehn.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage has become and internet meme.

    by Sardonic

    And it's hilarious.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Actor of our generation...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    just give him an Oscar every year regardless. Oh and does anyone else think he could have played the Thompson role in Fear and Loathing just as well as Depp did? Seeing him in that similar get up in some of those clips feels totally Thompson. REBOOT!!!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Matchstick Men is an underrated gem

    by Reckoner

    And Cage was great in it

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Cage definitely has mastered *the freakout*.

    by justmyluck

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Nicolas Cage is my favorite living actor.

    by fustfick

    I'll go see any Nicolas Cage movie simply because he's in it. And he's the only actor I can say that about. They may not all be great movies, but Cage WANTS to entertain you. Pure and simple. Also he should have won a second Oscar for ADAPTATION. Long live Nicolas Cage!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST

    My eyes!!!!!!

    by Denty420

    Shamefully omitted. Apart from that, made me laugh like hell.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Loved that one bit in The Rock

    by Denty420

    when he's listening to the Beatles album and giving a tuneless guitar a rather blunt twang. The look on hid face is just fucked up.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Fuck off, for sure. Like totally!


    No Valley Girl? C'mon!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST

    The first film of Nic Cage's that I loved

    by Fremen

    and one of the earliest I saw him in was the underrated but great little film, "Birdy". Also starred Matthew Modine.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    LOVE Nic Cage man! Swingin' for the fences

    by richardHarrisonsSteamedCrabs

    Always entertaining even if he does appear in some dross, who doesn't? Love how he became such an unlikely action star!

  • Those are three certified action hits, back when a hundred-million dollar gross meant something. All R-rated. Love or hate Bay, I don't see how you'd ignore The Rock when you're talking about the top action movies of all time. It has the car chase, slick look, great villain, the legendary Connery, Nic Cage back when a flotilla of yachts was just a twinkle in his nostril. Vanessa Marcil and Claire Forlani, great secondary villains, comedy to spare, actual tension, the poison baby. I haven't seen the movie in years, and I still remember all this crap. If I have taste worth a damn, that's gotta mean something.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Where was "Peggy Sue Got Married"?

    by Zardoz

    Did I miss it?

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Forgot Biehn.

    by Pvt. Duke

    I am not shitting you.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    If only he had gotten the chance to play Superman

    by Transhuman

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Cage is the shit

    by Ashs_Right_Hand

    No matter what batshit garbage hes in just to pay the rent, he always realizes what kinda movie it is and makes it worthwhile. Rather watch Cage have fun and go way over-the-top than watch John Travolta or De Niro or whoever phone it in for the hundredth time. His performance in The Rock is totally underrated. He knew his character was a scientist and not an action hero, so he played him like a dork who saw Die Hard 2 on TV that morning and was trying to be like Willis or whoever (to hilarious effect). "Throw down!"

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Nothing from Raising Arizona?

    by Barnald


  • Feb. 16, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit on YouTube is pretty good too

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla FUCK MEXICO!

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    That guy from Big Bang Theory does a killer Cage impression.

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage is a GENIUS

    by sonnyfern

    Yeah...that's of the most enjoyable actors in Hollywood. The dude is just FUN. He's smarter than most people give him credit for, he knows when he's being over the top, I just think a lot of the time he just doesn't care. He can be restrained when he wants to be, just look at 8mm.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Dude lives in a fucking castle....A CASTLE!

    by Jaster Mareel

    I mean come on, dude knows how to fucking live! I think it was Raising Arizona that made me say =Who the fuck is that guy cuz he's fucking AWESOME!= And as others have said, it doesn't matter how bad the movie is that he's in, when he's on screen you can't take your fucking eyes off him.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST


    by Yelsaeb

    Goddamn, I love Nic Cage.

  • Feb. 16, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    @franky 5 fingers

    by pr0g2west

    I agree, The Rock is a great action movie. 1996 was a great summer for action movies..Independence Day, Mission Impossible, Twister, and The Rock all came out within a month and a half.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Great seeing all this Cage love

    by boyalien

    Dude gets too much shit. He's always fun, he fucking does whatever movies he wants to whenever he wants to...and seriously, he can act. He's that kid who could've been a serious master but instead realized he was good enough to slide by without even really trying. The fucking American dream.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Nic Cage never, ever fails to entertain.

    by AlexDK

    Even in the bad movies he's been (and boy, he's been in a few), the guy is always the highlight. He's become the buttmonky of the internet, and not entirely without reason, but without him a crap film like the Wicker Man remake would have been quickly forgotten instead of turning into a recurring internet meme.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Cage is brilliant, a great great actor and an even greater bad actor

    by Spandau Belly

    I don't know how he does it.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:11 a.m. CST

    The Rock is not soulless

    by Volllllume3

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    nice, that was alot of fun

    by alexander

    they just needed some lines from Adaptation! He really is one of my favourite American actors.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Well, that sucked...

    by Sandy

    Good, because I...have a pocket full of quarters.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Why didn't you just put down the BUH-NY?

    by Dogmatic

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    i have seen is garbage

    by Waka_Flocka

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    If you don't think "Not the bees! Not the bees!" isn't his best line ...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... you're just odd.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Not a Single Line from 'RAISING ARIZONA' ?????

    by Sluggolicious

    'Well Glen, I guess it is kinda funny' 'I'll be takin' these Huggies, and whatever cash you got' And those are just off the top of my head.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    LMMFAO @ The Wicker Man

    by Stalkeye

    Silly (unitentionally) hilarious film and the idea that he dedicated that Movie to the Late Johnny Ramone is prolly making him spin in his grave. But ya gotta love a guy who names himself after some obscure Black Superhero and/or names his Son, "Kal-El" (Superman) Yup, he's one of us alright.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    The Rock

    by Witwiki50

    is one of my favourite movies of all time, if not for the action then for the pure entertainment

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Deadfall is completely batshit...I liked it

    by Stegman84

    I mean Nicolas Cage is at his most unhinged Nicolas Cage *ever*, Charlie Sheen shows early hints that he aint quite right up top either, James Coburn plays an off kilter James Coburn - twice, Peter Fonda playing Peter Fonda yet again, only less so, very briefly, and for no clear reason. Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees, Talia Shire, Clarence Williams III, and Gigi Rice all kinda just breeze through the film at different points just to do so, oh, and did I mention Angus Scrimm and his funky claw/scissor hand? And all the while, Michael Biehn seems largely unfazed by this world of weirdness around him, and the inexplicably convoluted plot of the film at large. Maybe he was just happy to have a lead role, and to nail his leading lady (sarah Trigger) in real life...apparently a Biehn tradition back in the day. Most people who saw it hated the film, but me, I found it endlessly entertaining, it's just so weird, over the top, fucked up, and non-sensical... Guess I'm just weird like that.

  • Feb. 17, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    He was only good in Rising Arizona and Moonstruck

    by chien_sale

  • this sounds as though it is ridiculeing Cage rather than celebrateing him. He is a tremendous actor with a tremendous ability to convey inner imbalance. He can be an icon when placed with a great director, like Herzog, or the Coens or Lynch; or for very good directors, he has a gift for elevateing those projects due to the inspiration that is his dedication to performance: John Woo, Alex Proyas, Spike Jonze, Andrew Niccol and Gore Verbinski, to name a few. Cage is often the lynchpin on which his films depend. The heft and weight he lends to pictures he participates in is considerable. What is regretable is not so much the throw-away pictures he is in but the fact that it is often these that the audiences seem to dwell on. I started a list of his great pictures and realized quickly, after about five or six from the 80s, that this would be a pointless activity: for one, it would go on for far too long, ending only in a malaise due to the sheer number of great pictures. Also, there is the fact that there are many lesser pictures that he has been in that are memorable and wealthy because of his involvement. For all the masterpieces like "Wild at Heart," "Adaptation," and "Raising Arizona," he also has been an essential quality that makes much-loved films out of general entertainments like "Matchstick Men," "It Could Happen to You," "Amos and Andrew," "Honeymoon in Vegas," "Moonstruck," "the Rock," etc. My sister has an aversion to Nicholas Cage and yet among her favourite films is "Gaurding Tess," "Trapped in Paradise," and "Raising Arizona." He is that great of an actor, that despite the fact that audiences sometimes have reservations about him as a leading man they still line up, they still love and take value from his films. His oddness, his fascination with eccentricity, they are often qualities that directors use to insinuate just a small quantity of imbalance to their films - because there is no one quite like him. Despite the madness of his characters, there is also an intelligent soulfulness. He suggests not only highs and lows but a medium of need that helps to propel many a narrative. Often his characters are men in search of something. So beautifully was this captured in "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans," easily one of Herzog's best narrative features (if you can call his largely character-and-personality driven films narratives) since his days with Kinski. Awesome. What initially was a film that I stayed away from because I could not possibly imagine Herzog and Cage makeing something that was not pure spectacle from this strange choice of project, I eventually found out through DVD that it truly was a remarkable achievement of createing a powerful morality tale from the point of view of the deeply off-kilter world of a good police officer transformed by one little moment of good will and bad luck, a bad concoctiono f kismet, into a bad cop and addict perpetually on the edge. Herzog and Cage take us deep into the dark only to pull us back believeably into the light of recovery and life found anew. This century, one of my favourite movies and one of the best endings I've seen in a long time. I feel that the presence of Cage helped Herzog create one of his best films and one that stands out in its originality in Herzog's catalouge of strange, bizarre, and indelible pictures that reveal something true but tortured of the human condition. Cage has a great gift, and I hate that it is so often valued purely for its ability to entertain with its eccentricity. Mr. Cage is so much more that.

  • Feb. 21, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Watching this, either Nic Cage writes a lot of his own dialogue..

    by moonlightdrive

    or there are a lot of samey performances. Defo on the latter. I guess he played the same type of character a lot because they all explode with emotion mid-sentence.

  • Feb. 21, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't do him but...

    by Neil

    I'd go on a pub crawl with 'im!