Nicolas Cage, the Oscar-winning actor, may soon be leaving the acting world behind to focus on his latest venture: a brand of alcoholic beverages. As reported by foreign media, Cage has trademarked the name "Nick Cage" for his new bourbon, which could see him stepping away from acting in the coming years.
A Journey Through the World of Alcoholic BeveragesAccording to a source close to the actor, Cage is hoping to achieve the same level of success as other celebrities who have launched their own beverage brands, such as Jay-Z and Kendall Jenner.
It has also been reported that Cage is a big fan of alcoholic drinks, with director Mike Figgis confirming that the actor got into character for one of his roles by drinking a bottle of vodka beforehand.
"A Focus on Production and Directing"
In a recent statement to the media reported by Yahoo, Cage confirmed that he is getting back into production through his company, Saturn Films, and expressed a desire to focus more on directing in the future.
He stated, "In terms of producing and directing, yes, I’m getting back in production. My company, Saturn Films, is involved in all the movies I’m doing now. And directing is something I look forward to down the road because right now, I’m primarily a film performer and I’m gonna continue doing that for three or four more years and [then] I’d like to focus more on directing." Cage further explained that he keeps himself busy with work to prevent self-destructive behavior, saying, "I have multiple reasons for wanting to work.
One of them is, to be blatantly honest, I can be a little self-destructive if I’m not focused on my job...It’s the difference between maybe having one bottle of wine versus two bottles of wine." With a large portfolio of properties, including castles in Bavaria and Somerset, a haunted mansion in New Orleans, a fleet of Rolls Royces, a lavish collection of objet d’art, and a dinosaur skull, Cage has the resources to make his mark in the beverage industry.
It is rumored that he could have spent as much as $150 million, including the purchase of his own island in the Bahamas.
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