London: Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage feels that people nowadays make constant effort to appear famous without achieving anything substantial in life.
Nicolas Cage. Pic/Santa Banta
The 50-year-old actor wanted to work in the movies ever since he saw Hollywood icon James Dean in Eden on the big screen, reported Daily Mirror.
"(Watching him) It blew my mind. I was like, 'That's what I want to do'. This was before everyone had a thing called a smartphone, and before the advent of being famous for famous's sake," Nicolas Cage said. "I'm not complaining, but it really feels bad to be famous right now," he added.
The 'Ghost Rider' star feels that movie reviews these days talk more about the personal lives of the casts than the film. "Now even the art of film criticism...the critic who reviewed 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' incorporated how many homes I bought or sold into the review," he said.
"What has Lindsay Lohan's personal life have to do with her performance in 'The Canyons'? It should always be about the work itself," Nicolas Cage added.