The golden age of Reddit’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ threads may well be over—the social media site’s question-and-answer sessions peaked in popularity, access, and quality during moderator Victoria Taylor’s time—but that doesn’t mean that the occasional goldmine doesn’t appear on the forum. Guillermo Del Toro, Val Kilmer, Bong Joon-ho, and of course who can forget the flaming car crash that was James Corden—these are are just a few examples of variously entertaining and worthwhile AMAs that have appeared in recent years.
To this list we can now add an AMA hosted by one of our most meme’d and oft-misunderstood actors—one who I’ve not been alone in calling one of the greatest of his generation: one Nicolas Cage. Cage’s acting is a gift to American cinema. His maximalist style and the public’s perception of him can distract from the deep craft and ocean of talent that he brings to his job. Not to mention the versatility. Cage can do broad and loud but also quiet and subtle—often in the same role. In his latest film, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, the actor takes on a role unlike any other: playing a version of himself. As part of the promotional tour for the film, Cage dropped by Reddit to answer any questions users might have had for him. Here is the lad himself announcing the event:
I’ve included some of the highlights below, but the whole thing is worth a read. Not many other people are going to bring a combination of The Brothers Karamazov, pasta, and Spirited Away into the mix. Take it away, Mr. Cage: