Happy 50th Birthday to Our National Treasure, Nicolas Cage

It’s nearly Oscar season, which means the Academy is getting ready to roll out Nicolas Cage’s annual “Performer of the Year” award. It’s always an honor, to be sure—this year more than most, as this year marks the release of Left Behind, which is destined to be his magnum opus. But for a man of Cage’s prestige, can there be any greater reward than the simple joy of another year of just being Nic Cage? Another revolution of the earth around the sun, and time in which he can contemplate what a strange thing life is, and how unique his role is in it? And there is no greater award for us than the simple joy of wishing him a very Happy Birthday. May the second half of your century be as grand as your first …

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