Nicolas Cage Suffers Disrespectful Insults From His Pet Crow

A new interview gives the public many unforgettable images about the unrivaled actor's life.

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In what is perhaps the most Nicolas Cage that Nicolas Cage has ever been, the actor shared in a recent interview that off-camera he lives a "goth" lifestyle and has a pet crow who insults him. You cannot make this stuff up, and the LA Times has lots more unfiltered Cage-ness in a wide-ranging profile that also touches on his career, musical tastes, and how he finds happiness.

In the piece, Cage discusses his pet crow, Hoogan, who "lives in a geodesic dome" inside Cage's home in Las Vegas. "He has taken to calling me names," said Cage. "When I leave the room, he'll say, 'Bye,' and then go, 'A**.'"

The above factoids and quote came out in the article while discussing Cage's rationale for and interest in playing Dracula in the upcoming horror-comedy Renfield. Joined by Nicholas Hoult (X-Men, The Great) in the titular role and Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) in an undisclosed role, the movie expected to be a "modern-day adventure" and also a satire on toxic workplaces and unhealthy work relationships. Filming is expected to begin in New Orleans in 2022.

In related "Cage is perpetually on a laudable quest to be peak Cage," the actor's next film, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, is due in theaters in April 2022. Cage plays a heightened version of himself as Nick Cage--a respected though washed-up and debt-saddled actor who gets mixed up with a drug kingpin and later becomes an informant for the CIA.

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