Actor Nicolas Cage says he may only have “three or four more movies” left in him and wants to leave on a high note.
The Hollywood star has appeared in a slew of movies including The Retirement Plan, Renfield, The Flash, Sympathy For The Devil and Dream Scenario.
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Speaking to US publication Vanity Fair about his future in Hollywood, Cage said he is “starting to cement” a plan.
“I may have three or four more movies left in me,” he said.
“I do feel I’ve said what I’ve had to say with cinema. I think I took film performance as far as I could.
“I want to say bye on a high note.”
Cage, who turns 60 next month, discussed his future and said he was taking stock of how much time he had left.
“I thought, OK, my dad died at 75, I’m going to be turning 60,” he said.
“If I’m lucky, I have maybe a good 15 years and hopefully more.
“What do I want to do with those 15 years, using my father as the model?
“It occurred very clearly to me that I want to spend time with my family.”
Cage’s youngest daughter, August Francesca, who he shares with wife Riko Shibata, was born last year.
The Oscar-winning actor, who has starred in films including National Treasure and Leaving Las Vegas, said he is concerned about how his image might be used when he dies.
“I’m thinking a lot about what happens to my likeness when I pass on,” he said.
“I don’t want, for example, Peter Loew (Vampire’s Kiss) or Frank Pierce (Bringing Out The Dead) or Cameron Poe (Con Air) or any of these characters that I’ve created to be put into a computer that decides what to do with them.
“I am very concerned about how they would use my likeness.”
Talking about what might be next for him, Cage said he wanted to get much more severe and stringent in his selection process.
“But I want to look ahead. I want to see what’s next,” he said.
Cage’s comments come after 90-year-old British actor Sir Michael Caine confirmed in October that he would be retiring from acting after the release of his film The Great Escaper.
Also this year, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston announced he would be taking a break from acting for a year to spend more time with his wife Robin Dearden and have “a sort of reset” on his career.
That came shortly after British actor Tom Holland told Extra TV he would be taking a year off following a difficult experience working on the psychological thriller series The Crowded Room.
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