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JorisE73

Little tidbit on Prince from Nicolas Cage

If “Memories” by Nicolas Cage was a real memoir, what’s the one anecdote you know for sure would be in it?


CAGE: It’s no secret that I’ve been, and still am, a huge fan of Prince. I thought, like many of us, that he was a pure artist. I would and still do think about what he would do – like if I have a question about “should I do this or should I do that?” I often think about what his perception would be even though I didn’t know him. But I was a fan and I would go to his concerts and the best concert I ever saw was in England. I wrote him a letter thanking him for the wonderful music – I found out that he liked Sherry and when I was in New York making a movie, I went to a store in New York and I bought a bottle of Sherry and I sent it to him with a note. Around the time that I had been on deck with Leaving Las Vegas and whatever happened in terms of the Oscars happened. I went to Elton’s Hollywood Oscar party – at that time I was still with Patricia Arquette and I had the award with me, we walked in and there was Elton and he said “you know, Prince is here, isn’t he a genius?” and I said “Yeah, he’s a genius, he’s one of my favorites of all time!”, so I walked through the party and Stevie Wonder was there and I told him that I used to call Patricia my “Golden Girl” after the song and he took her hand and serenaded the song to her, so I put the award on the table in front of Prince and I remember asking him if he got my letter and he said yes and that he was very happy that I was there. I never ask anyone for a picture but I remember asking for one with Prince because of the monumental way that he motivated and inspired me. I asked him for a picture and he said “no, I just can’t” and I was in shock but I understood and I still love him. I had read some of his interviews and I knew that he didn’t like the idea of the photograph “taking his soul”. He was very sensitive about technology but I still find it amazing that I got to meet one of my heroes when we had that exchange.

http://collider.com/nicol...en-worlds/

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Reply #1 posted 12/19/18 3:44am

Wolfie87

If I didn't already love Nicolas Cage enough, I find out that he is a huge Prince fan! biggrin
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Reply #2 posted 12/19/18 4:15am

TheEnglishGent

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What a great story. Even Nic Cage couldn't get a photo with Prince. lol

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Reply #3 posted 12/19/18 6:18am

bsprout

Great little tidbit! I had never heard this before. Thanks for sharing. I’ve always been a fan of Nicolas Cage.
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Reply #4 posted 12/19/18 6:37am

ludwig

I don't like himat all, but that's a nice story.

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Reply #5 posted 12/19/18 6:51am

rogifan

How lovely. Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #6 posted 12/19/18 1:12pm

pinkcashmere23

Nice story! Thanks for sharing

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Reply #7 posted 12/19/18 2:28pm

jjam

I seriously hope the sub editor made a mistake as Stevie doesn't have a song called "Golden Girl" - it's "Golden Lady".

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Reply #8 posted 12/19/18 3:06pm

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Related image

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #9 posted 12/19/18 3:37pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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Cool... and I can not remember what it was but Prince and Patricia Arquette had some connection as well...

My mistake, it was Patricia's sister ROSANNA... it was mentioned in the link is this topic


http://prince.org/msg/7/457575

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Reply #10 posted 12/19/18 6:03pm

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i didn't even know he was a Prince fan!!!

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #11 posted 12/19/18 6:20pm

renfield

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I love that not only would Prince not take a picture with Nicolas Cage, he refused it ON THE NIGHT CAGE WON BEST ACTOR. At the Oscars. AT AN OSCAR PARTY. Classic.

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Reply #12 posted 12/19/18 6:22pm

ufoclub

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Cool story... but I don’t think Prince was afraid of a photograph taking his soul! I mean damn... lol. He just wanted to control the images.
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Reply #13 posted 12/19/18 7:40pm

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I dig the story but this was around early 1996, right? I'm just trying to picture what era this was from and what P looked like at that time. Less than a year from Emancipation Im guessing.

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Reply #14 posted 12/19/18 9:57pm

onlyforaminute

Nice. I know a few tidbits about Cage but I never knew he was a fan.
Year of Return 2019
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JorisE73

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JorisE73

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Reply #18 posted 12/20/18 5:35am

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“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #20 posted 12/20/18 12:13pm

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JorisE73 said:

If “Memories” by Nicolas Cage was a real memoir, what’s the one anecdote you know for sure would be in it?


CAGE: It’s no secret that I’ve been, and still am, a huge fan of Prince. I thought, like many of us, that he was a pure artist. I would and still do think about what he would do – like if I have a question about “should I do this or should I do that?” I often think about what his perception would be even though I didn’t know him. But I was a fan and I would go to his concerts and the best concert I ever saw was in England. I wrote him a letter thanking him for the wonderful music – I found out that he liked Sherry and when I was in New York making a movie, I went to a store in New York and I bought a bottle of Sherry and I sent it to him with a note. Around the time that I had been on deck with Leaving Las Vegas and whatever happened in terms of the Oscars happened. I went to Elton’s Hollywood Oscar party – at that time I was still with Patricia Arquette and I had the award with me, we walked in and there was Elton and he said “you know, Prince is here, isn’t he a genius?” and I said “Yeah, he’s a genius, he’s one of my favorites of all time!”, so I walked through the party and Stevie Wonder was there and I told him that I used to call Patricia my “Golden Girl” after the song and he took her hand and serenaded the song to her, so I put the award on the table in front of Prince and I remember asking him if he got my letter and he said yes and that he was very happy that I was there. I never ask anyone for a picture but I remember asking for one with Prince because of the monumental way that he motivated and inspired me. I asked him for a picture and he said “no, I just can’t” and I was in shock but I understood and I still love him. I had read some of his interviews and I knew that he didn’t like the idea of the photograph “taking his soul”. He was very sensitive about technology but I still find it amazing that I got to meet one of my heroes when we had that exchange.

http://collider.com/nicol...en-worlds/



i love Nicolas Cage's work. and if we really look at prince's past we can see that prince loved having his picture taken. i mean come on, maybe not at parties like that but he was clearly a total photoho who took tons of selfies and posted them online so we could see him in various ourfits and poses. prince must have been in a mood that night, or maybe didn't want the entire room of people to ask for pictures or something.

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #23 posted 12/20/18 7:21pm

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sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
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Reply #24 posted 12/20/18 7:49pm

darlingnikkkki

Loved the story! Good to know he has great taste in music.
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #26 posted 12/20/18 11:15pm

JorisE73

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Reply #27 posted 12/21/18 10:24pm

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #28 posted 12/21/18 11:32pm

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Reply #29 posted 12/23/18 5:29am

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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