Nicolas Cage on returning to a natural style of acting in ‘Pig’: ‘Nothing would need to be forced’

Nicolas Cage on returning to a natural style of acting in ‘Pig’: ‘Nothing would need to be forced’
Nicolas Cage won the Oscar for his harrowing performance as a suicidal alcoholic in Mike Figgis’ 1995 “Leaving Las Vegas” and earned another nomination for his dual role in the Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman 2002 comedy “Adaptation.” Though he’s worked with such A directors as the Coen brothers “(Raising Arizona”); Norman Jewison (“Moonstruck”’); David Lynch (“Wild at Heart”); Ridley Scott (“Matchstick Men”); John Woo (“Face/Off”); and Martin Scorsese (“Bringing Out the Dead”), Cage has made a lot of bad movie choices in low-budget indies that squandered his unique talents. But the past three years there has been a Cage-aissance thanks to full-tilt boogie turn in the whacked out 2018 revenge thriller “Mandy” and his haunting portrayal of a reclusive truffle hunter in year’s “Pig.”

Written and director by first-time filmmaker Michael Sarnoski, “Pig” finds Cage playing Rob, a former renowned Portland chef who lives in the woods with his beloved pig.
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