Nicolas Cage Calls "Joe" Role "One of the Most Memorable" of his Career

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Playing a hard-core drinker once again, Nicolas Cage attended the premiere for his latest film, Joe at the 70th Annual Venice Film Festival Friday (August 30).

In 1995, the Oscar winner famously portrayed a suicidal alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas. Cage says he was method acting, “exploring all ways of finding the honesty of the performance. And if that meant drinking, and videotaping myself drinking, and get ideas about that, I was going to do that.”

But its different this time around. The 49-year-old actor explains, “Even though we weren”t drinking, it was all about finding our way to the truth of Joe. If I was going to spin myself in circles, that is what I was going to do.

Cage says “Joe” is “”one of the most memorable” films he has worked on in his nearly 35-year career.