Nicolas Cage has revealed that he plans to retire from acting in the near future. The American actor made his screen debut with his real name, Nicholas Coppola, on the 1981 “Best Of Times” TV movie, before winning a small role in the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” a year later.
Since then he has starred in more than 70 films. Speaking at The Blast, Cage said: “I am primarily a film performer and I will continue to do it for three or four more years, and then I would like to concentrate more on directing.”
According to the IMDB, Nicolas Cage, a nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola, who changed his surname to not be seen as favored in his career due to his close relationship with the great creator, is currently participating in seven projects in several stages of production.
“Directing is something I’m looking forward to do along the way,” Cage said.
His only directing attempt was the 2002 Sonny drama. In the film Cage had a guest role and starred James Franco. The film “Sonny” tells the story of a trained zigol who visits the mother of Julian who has a brothel in New Orleans.
Earlier this month, Cage revealed he was not a fan of Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider. He starred in the first film of 2007 and then in 2012 as Johnny Blaise, a stunt motorcyclist who made a deal with the devil.