Nicolas Cage insists he wasn’t being ‘pretentious’ over desire to identify as a thespian

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Nicolas Cage insists he wasn’t trying to be “pretentious” when he said during lockdown he would rather identify as a thespian than an actor.

The ‘Face/Off’ Oscar-winner, 59, made global headlines after he told Variety in 2021 he was fearful of the term acting being linked with an ability to lie, and admitted he sees his art as “more like shamanism” – while acknowledging his beliefs may sound “absurd and ridiculous”.

Cage opened up about his past comments in an appearance on ‘The Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert to promote his forthcoming Dracula spin-off horror comedy ‘Renfield’, when he asked …

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