Nicolas Cage Gatecrashes A Nicolas Cage Festival. Proceeds To Read Edgar Allen Poe Very Loudly

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In a totally normal and not at all weird turn of events, Nicolas Cage gatecrashed a film festival held in his honour, taking to the stage to recite some classic literature, before sitting down to watch 12 hours of his own vintage film roles.

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Now in its fourth year, the CAGED movie marathon, held in Austin, Texas, welcomed a very, very special guest to its most recent event in the form of the Oscar-winning cult hero; who kicked off proceedings with a 10 minute rendition of Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, which he said had a massive influence on his work and his childhood.

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"I used to read when I was a child and it gave me all kinds of nightmares," he explained.

"I think I was trying to make movies on some level to get to the feelings of some of the more manic performances."

Yes, it's as good as you'd expect.

After sitting through a selection of five films (all selected by the man himself), which ran as a 12-hour marathon, Cage then delivered a 47-minute long Q&A session to his enraptured public, while there was even a marriage proposal amongst the crowd.

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Not all heroes wear capes; sometimes they wear brown leather jackets.