In an interview with a radio station, Hanks later remarked that, "In the United States if you are on a TV show that goes for four hours, everybody responsible for that show is fired the next day." Nobody at Wetten Dass was fired, or strangled for that matter, proving yet again what a nice man Tom Hanks is.
Nicolas Cage Is ... Nicolas Cage ... On A British Talk Show
Nicolas Cage has the great honor of being the de facto insane fucking dude of Hollywoodland, but to younger audiences, it might not be clear where that reputation comes from. Sure, the characters he plays can be a little unhinged, what has he done in real life to justify that?
Perhaps the clearest example is Cage's 1990 appearance on the British talk show Wogan. This was an interesting point in Cage's career. He was well-known from movies like Raising Arizona and Moonstruck, but still hadn't reached the critical success of Leaving Las Vegas or the box office draw of The Rock. He was famous enough to get invited onto talk shows, but arguably not quite famous enough to have an entire team of handlers telling him to tone it down. So here's how he came out:
Like a Power Ranger after a cocaine enema.
After executing a front handspring, Cage gives a nice high kick before deciding to make it rain on the audience, along with some more sweet karate moves:
Nicolas Cage doing his best impression of ... well, Nicolas Cage.
Eventually, Terry Wogan manages to get Cage to sit down, which is no small feat. All that karate-kicking had gotten Cage quite worked up, though, so after complaining that he's hot, he takes off his Wild At Heart promotional T-shirt and then spends the rest of the interview wearing nothing but his leather jacket and looking like a sex offender at a bowling alley.
Somewhere, a young Alex Jones finally realizes his true calling.
Finally, after a few more celebratory fist pumps, Cage carefully pops his microphone back on, leans back, and has a perfectly normal interview with Wogan. Because doing karate, throwing money around, and stripping down to a leather jacket isn't Nicolas Cage being crazy on a talk show; that's Nicolas Cage entering a room.
You could cut the raw sexual tension with the machete he had in his dressing room.
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