Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, Nicolas Cage!


Okay, so technically Nic Cage's birthday was yesterday on Jan. 7th. However, it just so happens that today is Elvis Presley's birthday, and I suspect that Nic would appreciate that I'm running his caricature on the anniversary of the birth of his idol!

I wouldn't say I'm a big fan of Nic Cage, but I do find him an interesting actor and have enjoyed some of his more quirky efforts including one of his first films, 1983's Valley Girl, which was sort of an updated Romeo and Juliet tale involving a rich California valley girl and a punk rocker. And who can forget Cage as the white trash serial con in the Coen Brothers' Raising Arizona! (I suspect that TV's My Name is Earl owes a lot of its success to that great little film).

But let's leave off here with a clip that celebrates both Nicolas Cage and his idol, Elvis Presley, in this memorable scene from 1992's Honeymoon in Vegas!

8 comments:

Mitch K said...

Sorry Pete, I never have the time to read what you write. I just like to look at your pretty pictures. Great caricature!! :D

Jett said...

Hey Pete,

Just saw your Nick Cage. As always I'm blown away by your incredibly perceptive and succinct lines.

Looking at his hilariously droopy face, I snicker to myself thinking that at one point he was seriously considered to be the next Superman. (Post Christopher Reeve.)

(and hey...wouldn't Chris Reeve be fun to draw? ;))

Belle Dee said...

This is so perfect!

Eric Noble said...

Awesome drawing. Nicolas Cage is pretty cool. I just could never see him as Superman. Christopher Reeve and George Reeves are the guys I look for when looking up in the sky.

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Rick Roberts said...

OMG !!!!!!!!!! That is the best Nic Cage charicature I ever saw. This seems to bit of a departure for you Pete; the charicature isn't as cute as your others.

Eric Z said...

Awesome Nick Cage. Love the hair and eyes!

.Brandon.Gilbert. said...

ahaha that's by far my favourite caricature you've done. Awesome.