There are bad actors and then there is Nicolas Cage. Some people say that he's the worst actor of all time. Others say that if film had a body, he'd be the cancer that is slowly killing it. I've also heard people say that the Hague is considering bringing him in for crimes against humanity for "Season of the Witch". But I disagree. I think all of these people are just naysayers too busy with their naysayery to see the subtle genius of Nic Cage's acting. Sure, on the surface it looks like he's overacting but what he's really doing is pushing the envelope. All things are circular. If he can go so far enough in the direction of total suckitude, his screeching rabid weasel acting method will loop its way around to being good, see?
I studied theater in college, (because I am collecting useless degrees), and I have learned so much about the craft of Thespis from Mr. Cage. Here are the three biggest lessons in acting Nic Cage taught me: