Why do people say Nicolas Cage cannot act?

If he cannot act, how come he won an Oscar?

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  • Laredo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    People who say that Nicolas Cage cannot act, simply do not like him. I like him as an actor, the films that I have watched showed that he can act.  We cannot all like the same actors, some will like Nicolas Cage and others will not. I would not say that he would become a legend, but he will be remembered for being a good actor.

  • 1 month ago

    I mean he can act I guess act as the same character with different names and ZERO evolution as an actor. Not to mention he pick HORRIBLE roles. City of Angels and Leaving Las Vegas have been his best roles in my opinion. 

  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Well...OK, he can act.

    But is he any good?

    Rankers best actors in film history - ranked 195

    Note: the list does NOT list any actresses. If we were to include actresses you could probably place him at about 390.

    Now...about his awards for acting (I'm ignoring awards that read "favorite", because that's probably mostly popularity of a role rather than acting skill. I'm ignoring film festivals for the same reason. I'm also ignoring foreign awards. In other words: I'm sticking with awards from film critics in the U.S.)

    Academy

    - best actor: Leaving Las Vegas (note: I haven't seen that movie)

    Golden Globe

    - best actor in motion picture drama: Leaving Las Vegas

    Screen Actors Guild

    - outstanding performance, male lead: Leaving Las Vegas

    Boston Society of Film Critics:

    - best actor: Leaving Las Vegas

    Chicago Film Critic's Association

    - best actor: Leaving Las Vegas

    Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association

    - best actor: Leaving Las Vegas

    Los Angeles Film Critics Association

    - best actor: Leaving Las Vegas

    National Board of Review

    - best actor: Leaving Las Vegas

    National Society of Film Critics

    - best actor: Leaving Las Vegas

    New York Film Critics Circle

    - best actor: Leaving Las Vegas

    Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

    - most annoying fake accent: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    Women Film Critics Circle

    - most offensive male character: Lord of War

    So what we have

    from the critics

    is perceived excellence in ONE and ONLY one role.

    That

    does NOT

    a good actor make.

  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because they do not like his acting.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I don't know. I enjoy a lot of his work.

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