Method actor. Big-budget action star. Manic weirdo. Prolific worker. Nicolas Cage has been called so many things over the years, and admittedly starred in a lot of misfires, that it's easy to forget his incredibly diverse and creative body of work.

Over 53 films, the 45-year old actor has done virtually every genre imaginable with his wholly unique stylistic mix of hyper-realism and over-the-top absurdity. With Cage's 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' just opening (in a role he already has many critics swooning over), we thought it'd be a good time to look back at the actor's 10 best performances.
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