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This is the reason why Nicolas Cage wants to retire from cinema

Breaking Bad has changed the way he sees his career.

This is the reason why Nicolas Cage wants to retire from cinema
Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

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Nicolas Cage is clearly one of the most important figures in our cinema. For better or for worse, the actor from Renfield and Wild at Heart has been proving for years to be a figure in popular culture. His recent roles, moreover, have helped to further grow a myth that had only been magnified (in its own way) thanks to the internet. But this could soon come to an end.

Surprisingly, Nic Cage has said that he is seriously considering the possibility of leaving the cinema for good and hanging up his boots. But what is the reason behind this decision? Nothing more and nothing less than one of the greatest series in history: Breaking Bad.

Does Nic Cage switch to TV series?

In an interview with Uproxx for the promotion of his upcoming film “Dream Scenario,” Cage has made it clear that he might leave the film industry soon. His words were as follows: “After 45 years doing this and over 100 films, I think I’ve said everything I had to say with cinema. And I would like to bid farewell on a high note and say goodbye. I think I have maybe three or four more films to do before achieving that, and then I hope to change format and move to another way of expressing my interpretation.”

And a significant part of this decision is due to Breaking Bad, a series he recently discovered, which might make him switch his favorite format: “My son told me to watch it. I watched it last year and thought there was something there, but I’m sharing my ideas with you as I shape them. Breaking Bad is magnificent, and with television, you have to find a hook for people to keep coming back. I’ve seen things that can be done now with characters and the time given to express themselves. I saw Bryan Cranston staring at a suitcase for an hour in an episode. We don’t have time to do that in a feature film, so maybe television is the next step for me.”

Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

Cultural journalist specialized in film, series, comics, video games, and everything your parents tried to keep you away from during your childhood. Also an aspiring film director, screenwriter, and professional troublemaker.

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