Nicolas Cage, King Of Genres

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With over 100 acting credits to his name and counting, it’s little wonder that the legend that is Nicolas Cage, during his long, illustrious and Oscar-winning career, has appeared in every single genre. Well, all except one – surprisingly, no western has appeared on his CV – UNTIL NOW!

On 13th January, Altitude releases The Old Way starring Cage as an outlaw-turned-family man, forced back into his sharpshooting ways in the name of vengeance. It was about time Cage slung on a stetson and a sidearm, and he’s so good in The Old Way one wonders why he didn’t saddle up sooner.

Given the magnificent actor’s genre-filling credits, can you name a Cage film in each of the genre’s listed? Check the answers below to see if we’re all on the same Cage.


The Answers:
Western – The Old Way
Action – Con Air, The Rock, Primal, Kill Chain, Running With the Devil, 211, National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, The Lord of War, Gone in 60 Seconds
Thriller – Face/Off, A Score to Settle, Mom and Dad, Vengeance, Arsenal, Dog Eat Dog, The Trust, The Runner, Dying of the Light, Rage, Outcast, Frozen Ground, Trespass, Seeking Justice, Drive Angry, Stolen, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Bangkok Dangerous, Bringing Out The Dead, 8mm, Snake Eyes, Kiss of Death, Deadfall, Red Rock West, Time to Kill
Fantasy – Season of the Witch, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Superhero – Ghost Rider 1&2, Kick-Ass
Horror – Mandy, Prisoners of the Ghostland, Pay the Ghost, The Wicker Man, Vampire’s Kiss
Romance – It Could Happen to You, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, City of Angels
Sci-fi – Next, Color Out of Space, The Humanity Bureau, Left Behind, Knowing
War – Windtalkers, USS Indianapolis, Firebirds
Comedy – Raising Arizona, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Willie’s Wonderland, Valley Girl, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Army of One, Guarding Tess, Trapped in Paradise, Amos & Andrew, Honeymoon in Vegas
Musical – Peggy Sue Got Married, Moonstruck
Drama – Matchstick Men, Adaptation, Leaving Las Vegas, Pig, Between Worlds, Joe, World Trade Center, The Weather Man, The Family Man, Bringing Out The Dead, The Boy in Blue, Birdy, Racing With the Moon, The Cotton Club, Rumble Fish
Erotic – Zandalee
Biopic – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Snowden
Family – Christmas Carol: The Movie, The Croods, Astro Boy, G-Force, The Ant Bully

15: Let’s ride! You’re a Cage hero
11-14: That’s a good muffin.
6-10: Time to put the bunny back in the box, and concentrate on your Cage.
0-5: Not the bees! You need more Cage in your life. Start with The Old Way!

We’ll post the answers here on Friday 13th January when Altitude Films release The Old Way and Digital platforms and also in UK Cinemas.