Cage Forgives Penn For 'Not An Actor' Remark

Hollywood star NICOLAS CAGE has forgiven his FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH co-star SEAN PENN for blasting his film choices, insisting he welcomes badly received movies.

In 1999, Penn famously declared, "Nic Cage is no longer an actor. He's more like a performer", after Cage appeared in several blockbusters movies, including FACE/OFF and CON AIR, over gritty, low-budget dramas.

In reflection, Cage admits he has no hard feelings towards Penn and is open to both bad and good movies on his filmography.

Cage says, "That was his opinion and, you know, we've since left it all behind us.

"But I think at any time an actor does something unusual it's going to be met with a certain amount of criticism. I've actively searched for that.

"When I did PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED I wanted to play the character with this ridiculous voice and look, and I knew that it would be criticised, but I thought it's more interesting to take the bad critical hits and know that you've really done something."


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