Ethan Hawke Reveals Obsession With Nicolas Cage During Reddit AMA

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Actor Ethan Hawke did a Reddit AMA Wednesday, during which he revealed a pretty strange obsession.

Don’t get us wrong. We love Ethan Hawke, and his AMA was, to be frank, sublime. He revealed that he loves Tang, he recommended local indie bands, he brainstormed ideas for a Reddit play, and he offered advice on buying your own island. You can read it for yourself here, but one particular entry really caught our eye …

Ethan Hawke’s apparent obsession with actor Nicolas Cage. This Nicolas Cage:

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This Nicolas Cage:

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Yes, this Nicolas Cage:

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Hawke admits:

“I’m kind of obsessed with Nic Cage. I just found out about /r/onetruegod too. He’s the only actor since Marlon Brando that’s actually done anything new with the art of acting; he’s successfully taken us away from an obsession with naturalism into a kind of presentation style of acting that I imagine was popular with the old troubadours. If I could erase his bottom half bad movies, and only keep his top half movies, he would blow everyone else out of the water. He’s put a little too much water in his beer, but he is still one of the great actors of our time. And working with him was an absolute pleasure. In fact, one of my favorite scenes I’ve ever done is the last scene in LORD OF WAR.”

Before we go, I’d like to take a moment to plug Hawke’s Before Midnight. Yeah, The Purge is getting all the attention right now, but Before Midnight is the final entry in a nearly 20-year trilogy, all of which are worth your time.

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What did you think of Ethan Hawke’s Reddit AMA? What stood out to you most?

[Image via: Nicolas Genin]

Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.


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