Nicolas Cage says he only has a few movies left in him before he retires from the big screen.
The eclectic actor sat down with Vanity Fair to discuss his new film Dream Scenario, where Cage plays a family man whose life is turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams.
The 59-year-old believes this film is beginning to ‘resonate’ with audiences on ‘another level’ as he generates critical buzz ahead of awards season.
“It’s starting to solidify—I’m starting to cement my plan,” he said.
Journalist David Canfield asked about Cage’s future in Hollywood after reaching this ‘turning point’ in his career.
He admitted he only has about ‘three or four’ movies left in him.
“I do feel I’ve said what I’ve had to say with cinema,” he continued.
“I think I took film performance as far as I could.”
Cage added that he wanted to conclude his film career on a ‘high note’.
The actor then reflected on how he wanted to spend his time with his 60th birthday looming in January.
He noted how his father died when he was 75, and if Cage is lucky, he believes he has a good 15 years left.
“I was taking stock of how much time I had left. I thought, Okay, my dad died at 75, I’m going to be turning 60. If I’m lucky, I have maybe a good 15 years and hopefully more. What do I want to do with those 15 years, using my father as the model? It occurred very clearly to me that I want to spend time with my family,” he told the outlet.
However, he wouldn’t hang the acting gloves entirely.
The star revealed he’s considered ‘switching formats’ and perhaps venturing into television.
The actor added that he’s never acted on the small screen, aside from a TV pilot he shot when he was 15.
Cage then proceeded to cite Bryan Cranston’s performance in Breaking Bad as an example of ‘great episodic acting’ he’d want to explore.
“I don’t know. I have to look for the next step and I haven’t found it yet,” Cage said.Featured Image Credit: Visual China Group via Getty Images. Robin L Marshall/Getty Images