Nicolas Cage, the American actor, has a long history of “eccentric” hairstyles. Who could forget the gray mop of Sorcerer’s Apprentice (still the #1 movie in America, 74 weeks running!) or the Mrs. Gene Simmons look of Bangkok Dangerous (now out on VHS!)? Well, those heady days (get it?) are over, as Mr. Cage has said in a recent interview that at the tender age of 48, he is done “experimenting” with his look. From ONTD:
The 48-year-old actor used to enjoy changing his hairstyle but insists he now plans to stay the way he is and won’t be growing out his locks in the near future.
Discussing his role as Cameron Poe in ‘Con Air’, he told Empire magazine: “The look was a little bit country, more of a Southern look from the 70s.
“I’ve always tried to experiment with different looks, but I’ve stopped doing that now. You probably won’t see me doing any different hairstyles for a long time.”
You could write a whole magazine article investigating why this magazine article was discussing Nicolas Cage’s role in Con Air. We’re gonna need a dumber Pulitzer! I love Nicolas Cage’s implication here that he has always been in charge of his looks. The costume designer worked meticulously with the director to create an atmosphere for the movie, except when it came to Nicolas Cage, who everyone agreed should be left to his own Faced Devices, because he’s a Head Genius. In any case, it’s just nice to see him settling down and being more comfortable with himself. And I’m sure whichever wig he has permanently soldered to his hamburger scalp can, with enough time and money and black market surgical procedures, be removed and replaced with a longer, uglier wig in the event that he does change his mind.