Fact: Plans for a sequel to hit animated movie The Croods has been shelved. The film, about a family of cavemen, had previously been delayed from Christmas, 2017 until 2018 after the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation by Universal Pictures bosses, but now studio bosses have decided to axe the project altogether, reports Variety.com. The original movie featured the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, and Emma Stone.
Fact: The sequel to animated family film The Croods has been delayed until 2018 due to the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation by Universal bosses, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Croods 2, which features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, and Emma Stone, had previously been due to hit cinemas in time for Christmas, 2017.
Fact: Willem Dafoe has joined Nicolas Cage in director Paul Schrader's adaptation of author Eddie Bunker's crime thriller Dog Eat Dog. The Grand Budapest Hotel star will join production on the film, which recently began. The Raging Bull director's movie will centre on a trio of ex-convicts hired for a kidnapping, which goes awry.
Quote: "The ocean attracts me. If I wasn't an actor, and if both my boys were grown up, I would probably enjoy a life at sea. Maybe a fisherman." Movie star Nicolas Cage dreams of life on the ocean waves.
Quote: "There used to be a mystique and romance surrounding actors, but now people are more interested in their lives than their performances. It's not about what they do on camera, but what I would describe as their dirty laundry. I've had my share of that." Nicolas Cage isn't a fan of celebrity gossip.
Fact: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone have signed on to reprise their voice roles in the sequel to animated hit The Croods, which took in $585 million (£390 million) at the global box office.
Quote: "I think it's more important to live in the world where you can create things and turn them off. I can't stand slasher films. I can't and won't watch them, but people need to be able to create." Nicolas Cage has no problem with violent films and urges those who do not to watch them to simply turn off the Tv.
Quote: "I didn't want my name to be an issue. If I had it to do over again, I might not have changed it. But I believe in going with your heart, and that's what I felt at the time." Actor Nicolas Cage, who is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola, on his decision to change his last name when he first started out in the movie business.
Quote: "I got a little weepy when I saw it for the first time. I had to stare at the ceiling because I didn't want all those people to see me in Berlin with tears in my eyes." Actor Nicolas Cage, who plays an overprotective cave man father in new animated movie The Croods, cried at the film's German premiere.
Quote: "I've got some ideas... I have something I'm working on that I think is going to be really fun... It's like Phantom of the Opera, I'll just say that much." Nicolas Cage is cagey about his plans to star in a movie musical.
Quote: "I don't drink blood and last time I looked in the mirror, I had a reflection, so I'm not going with this vampire theory. I'm just not going to do it." Actor Nicolas Cage laughs off bizarre rumours he's a real-life vampire.
Fact: Nicolas Cage's troubled son Weston is hoping to put his recent personal problems behind him by training as a Ufc (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighter.
Fact: Nicolas Cage donned a tuxedo to watch his rocker son Weston marry his fiancee on Easter Sunday (24Apr11). The couple exchanged vows in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the father of the groom was arrested and charged with domestic violence and disturbing the peace after a street argument with his wife Alice Kim earlier this month (Apr11).
Quote: "I've never had a movie open on my birthday before. We'll see what the movie gods wanna do about it." Nicolas Cage on the release of his new film SEASON OF THE WITCH on Friday (07Jan10).
Quote: "I don't wear a wig in my personal life or in my public life but I do believe that because I make so many movies I like the idea of giving the audience something else, a new look, to keep it eclectic... I'm not the only actor in Hollywood who does that but for some reason it's more fun (to talk about) with me. I enjoy it, I like to play dress up when I'm working." Nicolas Cage likes changing his hairstyles on movie sets.
Quote: "He's a natural for the biopic." Elvis Costello upon hearing Nicolas Cage is a big fan. Cage recently performed his impersonation of Costello during an appearance on U.S. TV show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Quote: "I am currently living in England, I've been there for the last three years - because my son goes to school there. But I love Los Angeles... I'm in England because of the seasons; I like to have a little rain, I like a bit of cold weather and summer time. In L.A. we have disasters - we have earthquakes, riots, fires." Nicolas Cage enjoys the weather in his adopted England.
Quote: "I'm crazy about Evel Knievel. I thought I was Evel Knievel when I was 13... I took this ring of cardboard; I cut it out and I dipped it in kerosene and I was gonna jump over six beer kegs through the hoop of fire and it was at that point my father took the bike away." Nicolas Cage was obsessed with stuntman Evel Knievel as a child.
Quote: "I'm not used to it but I know who allows me to continue to work, so, if I meet someone who's enthusiastic about movies and a fan, I'm happy to say hello. It can be frustrating for people around me but not for me. I like to meet people." Nicolas Cage is still adjusting to greeting movie fans almost three decades after his acting debut.
Fact: Nicolas Cage took his whimsical role in new Disney adventure THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE seriously - he visited Merlin's cave in Cornwall, England to research his character, a fictional protege of the legendary wizard. According to local legend, the enchanter, who served as King Arthur's mentor, resided in the rocks of the Tintagel cliffs.
Quote: "I actually choose the way I eat according to the way animals have sex. I think fish are very dignified with sex. So are birds. But pigs, not so much. So I don't eat pig meat or things like that. I eat fish and fowl." Nicolas Cage is a fussy eater.
Fact: Tom Cruise, Billy Bob Thornton and Nicolas Cage joined the stars of new action movie PRINCE OF PERSIA on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Monday evening (17May10) to toast producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who had his handprints immortalised in concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre before his big premiere. Cruise honoured his Top Gun and Days of Thunder producer, calling him "the greatest producer in modern history".
Quote: "It's true, somebody call the cops, I died my hair blond. It's actually a work-related experiment for a movie I'm doing called DRIVE ANGRY. I think I'm trying to embrace my Celtic roots... They wanted to do a much more extreme look for this movie. The producer was begging me to shave my head and tattoo my scalp with black fire." Nicolas Cage chose a more conservative look for his character in the upcoming thriller.
Quote: "I was going to shave my head and tattoo my scalp but the producer didn't want me to do that." Nicolas Cage was willing to go to great lengths to get into character for new movie DRIVE ANGRY, in which he plays a criminal.
Quote: "You know, I'm always changing the hair colour, and right now I'm doing a movie called Drive Angry and I'm trying to tap into my Celtic roots, so I dyed it blonde!" Nicolas Cage has bleached his hair blonde to play a criminal who breaks out of jail to avenge the deaths of his family in DRIVE ANGRY.
Fact: Ryan Reynolds and Nicolas Cage are getting animated for a new movie. The pair's forthcoming comedy THE CROODS, about a prehistoric genius who thinks up revolutionary inventions, is set for a 2012 release.
Quote: "I love Bath, I am happy in Bath. I do like tradition and this will be my third holiday season in Bath. It is my favourite place to celebrate Christmas." Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage is spending Christmas in the English town of Bath.
Fact: Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage brought festive cheer to the English town of Bath by switching on the Christmas lights on Thursday night (26Nov09). The star owns a mansion in the countryside close to the picturesque town.
Fact: Nicolas Cage is in line for a bizarre honour - he is set to be named as a Knight of Creativity of Camelot Castle in England, after visiting the historic venue and supporting its Icons of the Future program. If he is approved, the actor's new title would be Sir Nicholas Cage of Camelot.
Fact: Nicolas Cage is set to turn on the Christmas lights this festive season (09) in Bath, west England. The actor owns a number of properties in the area.
Fact: British actor Toby Kebbell has signed up for a spellbinding role - as a celebrity illusionist in new film THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE. KEBBELL will co-star alongside Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Teresa Palmer in the Jerry Bruckheimer production, based on a scene on animated Disney classic Fantasia.
Fact: Nicolas Cage is making further cutbacks to his property empire. After recently selling his 500-year-old Bavarian castle in Germany, the actor has put his New Orleans, Louisiana mansion on the market for $3.7 million (£2.55 million).
Fact: Nicolas Cage is selling off his 12 bedroom mansion in Newport, Rhode Island - the property's been put on the market with a price tag of $15.9 million (GBP10.1 million). It is the second home Cage has put up for sale in recent months - his luxury Bel-Air home was sold in September (08) for $30 million (GBP19.2 million).
Quote: "It reminds me of when Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee attended the same high school in Seattle. You wanted to believe they hung out together." Actor Nicolas Cage didn't befriend his famous high school classmates Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer and Slash.
Quote: "It's pretty much Family Man 101 these days. Metaphorically speaking, I've gone from driving 170 miles per hour in a '64 Ferrari with the top down and a martini in my hand to being a man on a tricycle ringing the toy bell and holding a cup of jelly beans." Actor Nicolas Cage has changed his fast-paced ways since settling down with his family.
Fact: Actor Nicolas Cage once spent $50,000 (GBP25,000) on a piece of a meteorite which U.S. space agency NASA confirmed was from the planet Mars. The rock landed in Nigeria in 1962 and is three million years old.
Quote: "I think these movies are entertaining in a positive way - my character isn't someone who has a gun and he doesn't use violence. His only super power is he's read a couple of history books." Nicolas Cage on his National Treasure films.
Quote: "I look at myself in the mirror and wondered if I could play Nic Cage's father and now we've become pals and I feel paternal with him." Jon Voight on playing Nicolas Cage's father in the National Treasure sequel.
Fact: Nicolas Cage's National Treasure sequel is using U.S. landmarks as backdrops to breathtaking scenes - Mount Rushmore, the Library of Congress and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. will all feature in the film, which follows a historical conspiracy sparked by the discovery of a journal written by President Abraham Lincoln's assassin.
Fact: Nicolas Cage's teenage son WESTON has landed legendary rock producer Jack Douglas as the brains behind his first album.
Quote: "We'd go and karaoke from time to time and sort of blow it out and be completely ridiculous. I sang some Rage Against The Machine, a bit of AC DC and some Sex Pistols." Nicolas Cage had fun on the set of GHOST RIDER.
Quote: "The character is absurd. It's an absurd situation. You can't take it too seriously." Reluctant superhero Nicolas Cage on his motorcycling character JOHNNY BLAZE in new film GHOST RIDER.
Quote: "It's an island of women and Nicolas Cage; that sounds an evenly matched game to me." Director NEIL LaBUTE describes his remake of THE WICKER MAN.
Fact: Hollywood superstars including Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone, Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johansson and director Oliver Stone will bring glamour to next month's (AUG06) Venice Film Festival in Italy. The stars will be attending the premieres of their new movies.
Fact: Wedding planner Kara Keaney has helped Lisa Marie Presley celebrate two ceremonies - her Japan nuptials to fourth husband MICHAEL LOCKWOOD and her 2002 wedding to Nicolas Cage in Hawaii. She also made arrangements for singer Pink's marriage to motocross star Carey Hart in Costa Rica.
Fact: <p>Hollywood star Nicolas Cage is hunting for a home in the English countryside. </p>
Fact: <p>Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage has no less than eight movies in the works. </p>