- “National Treasure” actor Nicolas Cage revealed in a recent interview that he helped Johnny Depp get his start in Hollywood.
- In an interview with the New York Times, Cage said he once rented an apartment to Depp when the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor was just getting started – and even encouraged him to give acting a shot over a board game.
- “We were good friends, and we would play Monopoly, and he was winning a game, and I was watching him and I said, ‘Why don’t you just try acting?'” Cage said in the interview.
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Actor Nicolas Cage revealed in a recent interview with the New York Times that he helped Johnny Depp get his start in Hollywood when the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor was new to the industry.
When asked how he met Depp, Cage explained that he rented an apartment to the actor early in Depp’s career.
“The true story is that we were already friends. I was living in an old building in Hollywood called the Fontenoy, and I think I ultimately rented the apartment to Johnny, and he started living there,” Cage said.
“[Depp] was at the point in his career where he was selling pens or something to get by,” Cage added. “He admitted it later.”
“But anyway, we were good friends, and we would play Monopoly, and he was winning a game, and I was watching him and I said, ‘Why don’t you just try acting?'” the “National Treasure” actor said of his conversation with Depp.
Cage revealed that Depp was hesitant at first.
“He wanted to be a musician at the time, and he told me, ‘No, I can’t act,'” Cage remembered.
“I said, ‘I think you can act.’ So I sent him to meet with my agent.”
“She sent him out on his first audition, which was ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,'” Cage said, adding, “He got the part that day.”
The “Ghost Rider” actor called Depp an overnight success in the interview.
“Overnight sensations don’t happen. But it happened with him,” Cage said.
In the same interview, Cage discussed his quest for the Holy Grail as well as his purchase of an illegally obtained dinosaur skull.Head over to the New York Times to read the rest of his wild interview.
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