National Treasure Star Calls It Quits

( – Beloved actor Nicolas Cage is set to retire in the not-too-distant future.

The star of “National Treasure,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” and “The Rock” said he only had “three or four” films left before calling time on his illustrious career. The comments came ahead of the release of “Dream Scenario” which came out on November 10th, 2023, when Cage sat down for an interview with Vanity Fair.

In the interview, Cage told VF that he had taken “film performance” as far as he could, adding that he had said “what I’ve had to” as a movie actor. He also said that he wanted to end his career on a “high note.”

The lead protagonist of “Gone in 60 Seconds” turns 60 in January 2024 and believed he had a “good 15 years” before he died, basing his thinking on his father’s passing at 75. He added that he wanted to spend more time with his family.

However, he has expressed interest in screentime away from the big screen to focus on a “switch” to streaming services, hinting towards Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White in the hit AMC series Breaking Bad. Cage told the magazine that he had to look for “the next step” in his career which he has yet to decide.

Cage has appeared in more than a hundred movies since his debut performance in “The Best of Times” in 1981. The actor said he wanted to be more “stringent” in selecting what films to appear in in the latter stage of his career.

The 59-year-old is set to appear in “Longlegs” and “Arcadian” in 2024, films in which he is also a producer. In 2025, Cage will appear in “The Surfer,” which is currently in post-production.

When asked about his plans for his upcoming 60th birthday in a previous interview, Cage told Entertainment Tonight that he wants to take stock of “what’s really important,” including reading and spending time with his one-year-old daughter.

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