It should be no surprise that if you’re a Hollywood actor who’s been offered to play a U.S. president, you don’t take the role lightly.
For Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage, however, he might need a little nudge.
According to Page Six, Cage has been offered the role to play the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan, in a film that portrays the conservative leader in a positive and flattering light.
It appears that Cage has gotten cold feet. He’s hesitating whether to take the role because of how damaging it could be for his career. Portraying a conservative icon positively would enrage Hollywood liberals and cast Cage outside from getting any roles in future projects.
Meanwhile, actors like Will Ferrell, who was originally cast to play a senile Gipper in the comedic film “Reagan” before he backed out due to conservative backlash, would have been celebrated as a hero among the Left for lampooning the late President.
Mr. Cage, if I may, you should absolutely take the role. Why? Because you’re a God d-mn national treasure!
How can we shun the man who not only stole the Declaration of Independence (in National Treasure), but also kidnapped the President of the United States (in National Treasure: Book of Secrets)? That not only speaks to the resolve and determination of the characters he plays, it speaks to who he is as a person.
Cage may have had a bad run of films in the last decade with Season of the Witch, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Knowing, but he’s making a comeback. Liberals under-appreciate him. He’s on pace of reaching Christopher Walken level. He’s almost become a parody of himself because he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He knows how to be self-deprecating, like in this SNL sketch.
Liberals would be wise to not deny him this privilege of playing a U.S. president. He’s the same actor who gave you blockbusters like Con Air, The Rock, and my personal favorite, Face/Off.
If liberals give Cage the type of flack they gave Donald Trump all throughout his presidential campaign, it will further cement their political intolerance and insularity.
Unfortunately, Cage will be vilified either way. If he takes the role, he’ll be trashed by liberal Hollywood. If he backs out, it’s because he’s a coward to the Left.
So, please, Mr. Cage. Stand tall, call your agent, and transform into Reagan.